Dual stars: David Campbell (left) winning the national senior 800m title in 2007 and Ciarán Ó Lionáird (right) taking victory at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix in 2012. Images: Kieran Carlin & PhotoRun
20 Apr 2017

State of the Nation podcast (part one): what Irish athletics is missing

Irish athletics is changing, but is it for the better? That’s one of many questions posed in this two-part podcast, recently recorded with Irish elites David Campbell and Ciarán Ó Lionáird and edited by Ronan Duggan.  In the first part, Campbell and Ó Lionáird discuss what they feel Irish athletics is missing,

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20 May 2015

Podcast: Ghost town at AAI Games; Highgate hits the right note; Foster flies in Clermont

Part two of this week’s podcast reflects on the underwhelming AAI Games, where the atmosphere was distinctly lacking. In London, the atmosphere proved superb at the Highgate night of the 10,000m PBs as several Irish athletes took to the track. We hear from Liam Brady’s coach Rob Denmead and get

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Thomas Barr qualifies for Final as fastest Qualifer
20 May 2015

Podcast:Thomas Tanks It; Mulcaire magnificent, and is Gatlin good for the sport?

Thomas Tanks It; Mulcaire magnificent, and is Gatlin good for the sport? This week, we reflect and celebrate two breakout performances from a pair of young Irish stars and enter into a dark discussion about an ageing villain of the sport who continues to defy logic. Kevin Mulcaire broke John

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Master and commander: Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele at the IAAF World Championships in 2003. Image: PhotoRun
13 May 2015

Jones leaves endurance role; Haile gone for good

Athletics Ireland unexpectedly announced that National Endurance Coach Chris Jones will be leaving his role due to family commitments. We discuss the impact he has had on endurance running in the country and where do we go to next. Is it a poisoned chalice and do we have enough cash

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07 May 2015

Bahama Drama: World Relays Round-Up

The latest JumpingTheGun podcast looks at all the drama at the World Relays in the Bahamas from Ryan Bailey’s slaying Bolt pose and his twitter spat with Warren Weir to some crazy splits by the Kenyan men’s DMR team. There was plenty to talk about and debate both internationally and

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28 Apr 2015

Podcast: Paula Penns Farewell; no holds barred to Bahamas

We’ve split this week’s podcast into two parts as we look to streamline the bumper news package from London leading to the Bahamas. Part One In part one we look at all the road action with a brief recap of the Boston marathon and then move on to the blockbuster

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20 Apr 2015

Midlands Podcast: The Fagan dilemma

Martin Fagan is proving contentious amongst the running fraternity. I spoke to Midlands Sport on Sunday about Fagan’s Olympic qualifying run in the Zurich marathon (2:16:09) and how is situation sits in the running community.

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15 Apr 2015

Podcast: Great Britton, coaching and camps

This week’s podcast recaps the SPAR Great Ireland Run with interviews from Fionnuala Britton, Gemma Steel and Mark English. Fionnuala Britton reflects on her race and new coaching set-up with Joe Doonan who guided Catherina McKiernan to four world cross country silver medals and multiple major marathon victories. She feels

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09 Apr 2015

Podcast: The Great Running Obsession

In the latest podcast we tell you why the Spar Great Ireland Run this weekend is literally “great.” The IAAF silver label road race will see the best runners on show from Japhet Korir and Leonard Komon to Fionnula Britton and Valeria Straneo in the main 10km in the Phoenix

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01 Apr 2015

Podcast: Guiyang to Gatlin; Funding and the Future

There was no shortage of things to talk about this week from action at the world cross in Guiyang, China to Justin Gatlin signing for Nike. Geoffrey Kamworor kept up his perfect championship record in the men’s race adding the senior title to the junior crown he won four years

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