Gerard O'Donnell winning in Athlone last week. Image by Liam Behan
07 Feb 2015

JTG’s O’Donnell blazes to 60m hurdles Euro indoor standard in Gent

Normally Jumping The Gun just reports the news but this evening at the IFAM Indoor International Flanders Athletics meeting in Gent, our very own Gerard O’Donnell made the news with the Irish result of the day to win the 60m Hurdles in 7.73 seconds and qualify for the European Indoor

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04 Feb 2015

The Oregon Project: how they rated on their first assignment of 2015

The Nike Oregon Project sent a battalion of their best athletes to the Armory Track Invitational in New York on Saturday and, with it being their first major assignment of 2015, we put their performances under the microscope and played some guesswork with what grade they will have got from

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Image courtesy of PhotoRun
13 Jan 2015

The JTG athletics Ballon d’Or XI, coping with pain and Track Tuesday – JTG 5-A-Day

1. The JTG dream team XI Forget the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA world XI. Gerard O’Donnell has picked a dream team athletics XI that is bound to create talking points and a few giggles. Check out his squad on the site here 2. How do runners cope with pain

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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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Ciara Mageean winning the national 1500m title last summer is set to take on Mary Cullen and Maria McCambridge in the Jingle Bells 5km
05 Dec 2014

Jingle Bells 5km set for cracking competition

The Donore Harriers Jingle Bells 5km road race (December 6th, 11am) is set to be a classic in the Phoenix Park with Ciara Mageean, Mary Cullen and Maria McCambridge set to do battle. It will be a comeback of sorts for all three. Mary Cullen should be the favourite in

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16 Jul 2014

Nationals Prediction Contest

Click here>> Download our Nationals Prediction Contest to Win a Signed JTG Technical Top and while you do so, have a listen to our latest podcast below!  

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26 Jun 2014

JTG workout video: Battman and Robin(son)

Paul Robinson and Kevin Batt did the famous corkscrew hill in Sutton in Dublin on Tuesday (June 24) after running in the European Team Championships in Tallin, Estonia. The 3 minute effort gradually gets steeper and tests both the lungs and the legs on an energy sapping hill. Tune into

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14 Jan 2014

Britton moves forward, Bekele backwards as Mo shirks Mooathon for the Mall

This week we relive the action from the Bupa Great Edinburgh cross country last weekend where Fionnuala Britton was encouraging in second in the women’s 6km while Kenenisa Bekele floundered to 5th in the men’s 4km race. We predict whether Mo Farah will win the London marathon in April, what

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11 Nov 2013

Drugs: the excuse bucket list

The recent disclosure of Tomas Rauktys’s failed drugs test was another classic  example of the excuses tossed out when caught with the proverbial hand in the cookie jar – or the PEDs in the bloodstream. The Lithuanian shot put and discus thrower said that his wife accidentally mixed the stanozolol

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06 Nov 2013

Workout Wednesday: Leaping to the top with Colm Bourke

Sligo AC’s Colm Bourke made us a training video as he aspires to become the best long jumper in Ireland. He won the senior boys long jump at  the All Ireland schools last year and is currently taking a gap year having recently completed his leaving certificate.  Zak Irwin, another

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