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10 Jan 2015

Gemma looking to Steel the show as stars descend at Great Edinburgh Cross Country

Gemma Steel will be looking to defend her title today at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country in Holyrood Park today with Fionnuala Britton one of her most likeliest challengers. Steel goes in as favourite having won the European Cross Country title last month. Emelia Gorecka and Fionnuala Britton will be

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Dathan Ritzenhein winning the 58th Campaccio Cross Country. Image: PhotoRun
06 Jan 2015

Ritzenhein triumphs in 58th Campaccio Cross Country

Former American 5,000m record holder Dathan Ritzenhein triumphed at the Campaccio Cross Country in San Giorgio Su Legnano today. Ritzenhein got the better of local favourites  Andrea Lalli and Daniele Meucci over 10km in 29:08. Lalli, the European Cross Country champion in 2012), was only a second adrift in 29:09

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Kevin Mulcaire leads the Junior race at the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov. Photo credit: Brendan Ahearne.
28 Dec 2014

Raising the Banner: Mulcaire on a mission in 2015

It’s been a big year for one of our most promising underage distance-running prospects, Kevin Mulcaire. The Ennis Track athlete took a memorable schools double on the track in June and went on to take victory at the National Junior Intercounties Cross Country in November. At the European Cross Country

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Photo by Brendan Ahearne
27 Dec 2014

Junior Interview: Hope on the horizon

Hope Saunders was the surprise package of the Irish cross country season when she won the GloHealth Inter Counties junior women’s race and booked her place on the Irish team for the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov. She backed up her early season form as first Irish junior home

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Kate Avery and Gemma Steel battling for the lead in the 2014 Euro Cross
16 Dec 2014

Avery rues tentative tactics

Kate Avery came agonisingly close to completing an NCAA and European Cross Country double in Borovets last weekend. The Iona Gael dominated the NCAA Division I Cross Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana three weeks ago. In an interview with Jumping The Gun, Avery felt if she had a bit more

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15 Dec 2014

The Euro Cross Conundrum; lots of questions, few answers

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

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Thumbs up from Rhona Auckland after victory in the women's U23 race
14 Dec 2014

Flowers of Scotland Flourish In Samokov

Samokov proved a happy hunting ground for the Scottish female contingent at the 2014 European Cross Country Championships. Rhona Auckland claimed individual gold in the women’s U23 race as well as picking up a silver for her team’s performance. Women’s senior team captain Steph twell put in a brave performance

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Fionnuala Britton
14 Dec 2014

Mixed emotions for Britton: Video Interview

Fionnuala Britton spoke to our own Feidhlim Kelly after her 6th place finish in this morning’s European Cross Country Championships. Mixed emotions for Fionnuala who says it was “a bit of a disaster” from an individual standpoint but takes some solace in securing Bronze for the Irish senior women’s team.

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14 Dec 2014

Women of Bronze to the Rescue in Samokov

  It wasn’t the medal everyone expected for the Irish in Samokov this morning – with Fionnuala Britton’s individual aspirations of a medal put on ice over the final lap as she faded to sixth – but it was, crucially, a medal nonetheless as the Irish took a surprise team

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13 Dec 2014

European Cross course update: stiff challenge awaits

The European Cross Country course in Borovets for Samokov 2014 changed quite substantially overnight with a cold snap freezing over much of the course. Two visits to the course 24 hours before the race saw it thaw out but still it will prove very trying for Europe’s best distance athletes.

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