Who Am I?

I am an avid runner and have been running since I was 15 years old. I began running low to medium distances while on my high school track team, running the 800 meter and 1600 meter races (I was a sub 5 miler and a 2 minute 800 runner). In addition to the track team, I also joined the cross country team. After high school I still wanted to run and decided to start doing road races. I have probably ran a couple hundred 5k races (16.29 PR)along with many 10k's as well. In 2009 I decided to step up my game and try to tackle my first marathon. I will be honest; the only reason I did this was because my father ran a few and I wanted to show him that I could do what he did. I trained poorly for my first one and regret it. If you are going to run a race, train like you want to win. I still continue to run marathons and other distances as well, and every race is a chance for me to better myself.
I started this blog to hopefully communicate with other runners and to shed any knowledge I may have about the sport that can help other runners. I believe running is the best sport and can be a great stress reliever. I encourage all runners to spread the word of our sport and show people why running is so good and why the community of runners has such great people. You can follow me on twitter @byrne1324 or find me on facebook- Shaun Byrne

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gladiator Run Pittsburgh

Former American Gladiator Dan "Nitro" Clark has organized an obstacle course race fit for only the most daring competitors- The Gladiator Rock' N Run. This extreme, 15-obstacle challenge will be returning to the Steel City Raceway, 290 Story Road In Export, Pa, on September 20.
The course challenges all participants to conquer extreme obstacles and harsh terrain, then to celebrate their conquests with the post race party filled with music, beer, and food.  Entry fee is $65 until Sep. 12th. Late entry is $75 until Sep. 19th and Late Late Entry is $90 the day of the event, if spots are available.


During the 3.5 mile course, participants will race through flames in the Gladiator BBQ, blast through a waist-deep icy pool of water in the Polar Bear Plunge and slither along on the bellies through a trough of mud in the Mud Madness Challenge.  There are also two nightmare mystery obstacles, and many other thrilling feats.  Those too skeptical to participate are still invited to come check it out.
-the course was built to accommodate spectators.

Gladiator Rock' N Run organizer, Dan "Nitro" Clark, says the while the course might sound intimidating, he created the run to keep people healthy and fit, and encourages people with varying fitness levels to come out and give it a try.

A Portion of this year's proceeds from the Gladiator Rock' N Run with benefit Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)

for more information and registration, please visit www.GladiatorRocknRun.com.

I have already registered and I hope a few of you will take this course on with me.  Even if we have a bad race at least we can cheers a beer after it.


  1. That sounds so cool. If I lived there I would totally do it!

    1. Damn it!!! Can you move here then so I have someone to do races with 😬