Savage challenge lies ahead

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleMid West can become sports tourism centre of EuropeNext articleExtra suicide patrols to deal with rag week incidents Alan Jacques Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Twitter TAGSBarrington’s Hospital Great Limerick RunChicago MarathonMelissa SavageMusic LimerickPatrick Savage Linkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy center_img Email NewsLocal NewsSavage challenge lies aheadBy Alan Jacques – March 6, 2014 1337 Melissa and Patrick Savage from Chicago look forward to their visit to the city for the Great Limerick RunAMERICAN husband and wife running coaches Patrick and Melissa Savage are all set for their visit to the Mid-West region this May for the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run.Patrick has been involved with the Chicago Marathon, one of the top five marathon events in the world, since its inception as a head coach and referee. While, his wife Melissa is a personal trainer and coach offering multi-sport and triathlon programs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Patrick told the Limerick Post this week that the pair were excited about their visit to Ireland for the Great Limerick Run and has even convinced some Irish relatives, renowned in their own sporting fields, to take part in the event.“We always look forward to our trips home to Ireland but we are especially looking forward to this trip as I know I have recruited 12 to 20 cousins and friends to run,” Patrick enthused.Patrick’s grandmother Katherine Mary nee Loughnane was born in Feakle and the running coach is organising a big family reunion to coincide with his Limerick visit.“I have a number of Loughnane cousins that live in and around Limerick. Olive Loughnane, four time Irish Olympian, will be at the reunion and, although I have not seen him in years, there is hope that my second cousin, Ger Loughnane, will be there,” he revealed.Savage has an extensive coaching background in the Chicagoland area and also remains active in the Illinois running community. He served as the head race referee for the 2006 and 2007 Chicago Marathon, and head men’s referee in 2008.Asked if he had any tips for runners taking part in the Great Limerick Run on May 4, he commented, “They need to do the training for whichever race they choose to run. Running hills in practice is very good preparation for any race as is getting in the long runs. Another important factor is dressing for the weather and taking liquids during the race.”For more details log onto Print Advertisement WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

Theo Epstein: Cubs taking Addison Russell’s return from suspension ‘day to day’

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNIn preparation for Russell being activated from MLB’s restricted list May 3, the Cubs assigned the infielder to Chicago’s Triple-A Iowa affiliate Wednesday to play at least seven games. However, Epstein indicated his Triple-A stint could last longer because the Cubs want to ensure he’s ready both physically and mentally before making his return.When asked whether keeping Russell in the minors after those seven games is an option, Epstein replied: “Of course it is. I told him seven days does not necessarily get someone ready for the season.” He added, “Nothing is promised.”Russell has gone through counseling mandated by the league after abuse allegations from his ex-wife surfaced last season. Epstein said the Cubs have been pleased with the 25-year-old’s progress and gave credit to the shortstop for making appropriate changes.”If you ask the people in Addison’s life, you would see there have been some positives that have come out of this thus far,” Epstein said, “and his behavior to this point has lived up to the standards we’re requiring of him.” The Cubs are taking a measured approach to Addison Russell’s return as he works his way back from a 40-game suspension that began Sept. 21, 2018, for violating baseball’s policy against domestic abuse.”We’re taking this day to day,” Cubs president Theo Epstein said before Thursday’s game against the Dodgers (via “This is one situation where it is not appropriate to get ahead of the story. Addison has a lot of work to do going forward. There is no finish line here.” Russell addressed the work he’s done off the field, and said he’s doing everything he can to become a better person.”It’s been a lot of hard work, a lot of self-reflecting and a lot of self-growth,” Russell said Thursday. “They have a high standard for me, and as we are right now, I think I’ve hit all those standards. I’m just working on myself.'”Everyone is entitled to their opinion,” he added. “… I’m just excited to get a second chance.”last_img read more