07 May 2015

Vlog: On Camp with Ross in Park City

Colourful miler Ross Murray is on a British Athletics camp in Utah and has been documenting the training camp with an entertaining vlog to give an insight into life on camp. Athletes on the camp alongside the 2012 Olympian include Jake Wightman, Charlie Grice, Nathan Woodward, Michael Rimmer, Emelia Gorecka,

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01 May 2015

Gold-digging sharks, Police escorts, public dances; Bahamas diary, day one

“The sharks leave you be,” says Michael, “if you leave them be.” As I stare out into crystal clear waters in the Bahamas, my toes burrowing down into impossibly white sand, I’m feeling slightly less than assured about my plans to go swimming, something that’s accentuated by Michael’s next statement. “Unless you got

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David Campbell with Leonard Komon
28 Apr 2015

Physio corner: the price of gold

by David Campbell Injury is part and parcel of pushing the physiological limits. Nowhere is this more evident than in the gritty documentary ‘Price of Gold’, and if you haven’t watched it, I urge you to take an hour away from the escapism of Greys Anatomy or Game of Thrones

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Lizzie Lee at the National road relays. Image via Brendan Ahearne
23 Apr 2015

Blog: Cross Country can learn from the National Road Relays

Louise Caraher, aka Swift Girl, has kindly written this blog for JTG on the national road relays and what we can learn from it to benefit cross country. By Louise Caraher I am a huge cross country fan. I always have been and I always will be. I think I

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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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Big Mac meal as good for recovery according to study – image via
16 Apr 2015

Could McDonald’s be key to recovery? The theory of a fast-food athlete

So it looks like McDonald’s isn’t so bad after all. The Golden Arches has been a favourite haunt of mine for post-training (well admittedly pre-training too on occasion!) and sporting activities. It’s definitely a favourite post-event treat for kids and at the upcoming schools championships you will see a slew

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The gamble paid off: Sonia winning the world cross
10 Apr 2015

Mentality of a champion: the story of Sonia’s greatest gamble

Sonia O’Sullivan was at a crossroads at the end of the 1997 season. Her lucrative contract with Reebok was up. The years following 1995 hadn’t been all we had foreseen or indeed hoped for the darling of Irish sport. No Olympic gold or global title, her star seemed to be

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04 Apr 2015

How doping stole my innocence

Joe Rafferty is a former junior international athlete who has worked within the athletics industry for over 14 years. Nike’s re-signing of Justin Gatlin has left this athletics aficionado in a spin and he wrote us a blog to chart the process. Drugs and athletics, athletics and drugs. Like death

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Suntan's favourite place: the beach at Monte Gordo
01 Apr 2015

Inside the mind of the warm-weather trainer

Fighting back the urge to un-clench his abs as they glistened beneath a stream of carrot oil in the burning sun, Irish athlete Tommy Suntan explained why he came to Monte Gordo to begin his preparations for the outdoor track season. “It’s mandatory,” he said, taking the lid off his bottle

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Elizabeth Egan running in the Inter Clubs. Picture by Kieran Carlin
13 Mar 2015

Cross in crisis, but what’s the solution?

Elizabeth Egan finished in the top ten in the senior women’s race at the Irish Inter Clubs Cross Country Championships on March 1st. What should have been cause for great celebration, led to more of a sense of deflation. She competed in the English national the week before with 865

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