Photo by Dan Vernon at European Cross Country Championships
22 Dec 2014

Britton, Bekele and a World Youth pole vault best – JTG 5-A Day

1. Bekele to rise again An excellent piece on Running Times on Bekele’s post Chicago marathon performance and where he needs to go from here Read more here 2. Zatopek Programme A 30 minute piece on distance legend Emil Zatopek on BBC Radio 4 Listen in here 3. Britton third

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Gemma Steel all smiles after taking gold in the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov
19 Dec 2014

Sub-2 Marathon, Farah for Edinburgh, Athlone Baseline; Your JTG 5-a-Day

1. Letsrun ask “Was Tyson Gay on HGH before Jon Drummond?” Letsrun give their four thoughts on the Jon Drummond/Tyson Gay doping case. Read more here 2. Geb reckons Sub 2 will do Haile Gebrselassie reckons a Sub 2 Marathon is possible in the next 5 years. He puts the

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Podcast 16-12-2014
16 Dec 2014

Women bag bronze, but have Europeans given up?

It was all about the European Cross Country in Samokov this week, and we have news, views, reflections, results, opinions and analysis to offer in the post-mortem. We hear from Fionnuala Britton, who led the women’s team to bronze, after her sixth-place finish, and also the National Endurance Coach Chris

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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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The starting pens for the 2014 European Cross Country Championships
13 Dec 2014

Treacherous course conditions to challenge Europe’s best in Samokov

There’s no getting around it. This will be one of the toughest championship cross country courses on record. The European Cross Country Championships in the mountain ski resort of Borovets, in the municipality of Samokov, is proving more questionable by the hour. The snow top mountains are thawing out and

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25 Nov 2014

Dundalk Delivers; Pollock and Britton prevail

This week, it was all about the Intercounties Cross Country Championships, and we were treated to a superb day of competition as Fionnuala Britton destroyed the women’s race for her fifth title and Paul Pollock edged a thriller in the men’s race to take his second. The course in Dundalk

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23 Nov 2014

Pollock pips thriller as Britton dominates in Dundalk

Fionnuala Britton swept all before her at the GloHealth National Inter County Cross Country Championships in Dundalk IT sports grounds as Paul Pollock won a thrilling three-way sprint finish yesterday (November 23rd). Britton booked her spot for the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria on the 14th of December

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18 Nov 2014

D Day in Dundalk; Maynooth Madness; Worlds bite the dust

It’s the final countdown to the big race of the cross country season: this Sunday’s Intercounties in Dundalk. With national titles on the line, along with places at next month’s European Cross Country, some thrilling races should be in store. We run the rule over the junior, under-23, and senior

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