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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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25 Mar 2015

Podcast: Mo Headlines for Farah; Kids Kick ass on Track ‘and’ Field

Mo Farah was the main story of the week and was in the news for all sorts of reasons. For starters he ran a European record for the half marathon in Lisbon with a super swift 59:32 becoming the first Britain to dip under 60 mins. Previous record holder Fabiano

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19 Mar 2015

Podcast:Elites and Masters Fighting for an Audience

We look at two main talking points in this week’s podcast: do Masters athletes deserve more respect and why are elite runners not getting the limelight in favour of human interest stories. The Irish National Masters Championships were on last weekend and many felt like second class citizens despite it

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13 Mar 2015

Podcast Part Two: Students Shine at School’s Cross

Our usual podcast seemed a tad long so we took it upon ourselves to divide it in two. Part two deals with Non European ( read faster) Athletes at the European Championships and also the schools championships. We then delve into the nationality debate and discuss the way forward on

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13 Mar 2015

PODCAST PART ONE: ENGLISH UPGRADES TO SILVER

Our usual podcast seemed a tad long so we took it upon ourselves to divide it in two. Part One deals with the European Championships and has interviews with Mark English and Ciara Everard. For the Irish it was always about Mark English and he moved from man of bronze

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