JTG 5-A-Day

Throwers hate Bieber,All Things Steeple, How Nike lured Farah, Middle Distance Tactics, Steeple Swan Dive; Your JTG 5 A DAY

Javelin Throwers don’t mind the lack of Attention, just don’t play Justin Bieber

Two top American Javelin throwers discuss the lack of coverage their event gets ” the stadium’s mostly contains the parents of 11-year-olds running relay races”, when you know you have thrown well  “My best throw today, it just shot out, easy, like I never even threw it,” he said. “It was just gone.” and what to do with Diamond League prize money “I don’t know, Probably buy a new javelin.”

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A Guide to Middle Distance Tactics
You’re in great shape, you feel unbeatable and then on the day you get your tactics wrong and it all seems for nothing. What are the different middle distance tactics? Are you the front Runner? The Even Split Runner? The Kicker? The winder? or the incremental pace-builder?

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What happens when you nose dive into the water jump?
So this is why everyone crowds around the water barrier, someone usually falls at schools level, normally a stumble or at best a tumble into the cold waters of embarrassment but what happens when you are a top class collegiate? Read Mason Ferlic’s account of his nose dive into the water jump. Amazingly he still ran 8:57 for 3000m Steeple after the fall in the photo above.

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Steeplechase Table Quiz Revision Booklet
Elizabeth Egan gives us an insight into one of the most competitive events on the Irish women’s scene as well an overall history of this relatively modern event. She takes us through the leading Irish contenders, the best Irish chasers in history as well as the young brigade on the rise. Read the article here

How did Mo Farah end working Alberto Salazar?

We get the full low-down on back story to Salazar’s courting of Mo Farah, how Ian Stewart was heavily influential in moving Farah on from Alan Storey, how Nike and their sponsorship of British Athletics was partly responsible for the change and finally how Alan Storey had warned him of the Slaney-Salazar link.

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Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan is an athlete, coach, athletics fan and, most importantly, was once named Bandon AFC's under-12 Player of the Year. He was once a promising athlete but is now a promising coach, teacher and part-time athletics writer/broadcaster. While an 800m runner himself, Ronan has coached everything from pole vault to 10km with varying levels of bluffing. He has regularly been threatening to do something for years but is yet to deliver. He is regarded as our expert on the American running scene, though has yet, to prove his knowledge in this realm.

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