1. Period pain and performance There has been a couple of stories on BBC today regarding the menstrual cycle and whether it affects performance. It is an under researched area. You can read the first piece here and Paula Radcliffe’s take here 2. Jack is back on track Jack Green
1. Paula Radcliffe defiant on doping doubts and ready for London Marathon. The female marathon world record holder is pleased to be running again, albeit not at an elite level, and says doubts of her achievements are ‘horrible.’ Read Sean Ingle’s story for the Guardian here 2. Olive Loughnane set
1. 100 Days ’til World Relays The world relay championships in the Bahamas proved to be a massive success last year and this years version is now just 100 days away. Hopefully there’ll be a few Irish teams involved in this years action, i doubt many athletes would turn down
1. Olympic champion Schwazer avoids prison term. Retired Italian racewalker Alex Schwazer avoided a stint in prison after he was handed down an 8 month suspended sentence under a plea bargain. Schwazer claimed gold in the 50km walk in Beijing before failing a test for EPO prior to the London
Something needs to change, or this event will soon become irrelevant The European Cross Country Championships is 20 years old this year, and the question on many people’s minds as they watched three athletes born and bred in East Africa dominate the senior men’s race on Sunday was this: will
This week we look back on all the action at the New York marathon from the tight finishes to the latest drug revelations that have affected the World Marathon Majors final result. Cathal Dennehy caught up with Paula Radcliffe and asked for her take on the Rita Jeptoo positive test
Our man Cathal Dennehy caught up with Paula Radcliffe at the New York marathon to discuss the latest drugs fallout with Rita Jeptoo’s positive test. Radcliffe tackles the issues head on and is keen for a role to stand up for the rights of clean athletes.