John Frazer on his way to the Dublin novice title
05 Oct 2014

Weekend wrap: US, county novice championships and road round-up

The main talking point over the weekend was Robert Harting’s request to be taken off the list of nominations for the IAAF athlete of the year. The German discus thrower was not happy to be on the list alongside convicted drug offenders Justin Gatlin and LeShawn Merritt. You can check

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Andrew Coscoran
09 Mar 2014


Here’s one from the archives from September when Cormac Costello wrote a piece on Andrew Coscoran who won the senior boys 6,500m race at the Aviva All Ireland Schools Cross Country championships in CIT on Saturday. He won an exciting duel with St Mary’s, Drogheda class mate Aaron Hanlon. Andrew

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03 Mar 2014

Clohisey shades it at Irish National Inter Club Cross Country

Who cares about the National Inter Club Cross Country Championships? If that has risen your heart rate slightly then good. Plenty of people do care but what Sunday proved is that it has come to an end in its current format. A think tank is needed and a Brains Trust

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12 Jan 2014

Bekele lacks bite as Britton battles in Edinburgh

The Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country delivered its expected host of stars and slick production but what wasn’t expected was Kenenisa Bekele in fifth place in the men’s 4km race nor Fionnuala Britton beating the European champion, France’s Sophie Duarte, yet still finishing second to a rejuvenated Gemma Steel in

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Cross country
10 Dec 2013

European Cross Conundrum

We discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of the Euro Cross in Belgrade: the African infiltration, whether its ruining the event and what should be done; how the Irish matched up and whether their preparations were up to scratch; questions from the listeners and interviews from international stars

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05 Dec 2013

Sonia set for cross country conference in Serbia

We caught up with Sonia O’Sullivan over email this morning before she boarded her flight from Melbourne to Belgrade. She is going over to Serbia for an IAAF cross country conference on Monday to discuss the decline and create a rejuvenation over the natural terrain. Speaking to Jumping The Gun,

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03 Dec 2013

European Cross Preview, Predictions and fun

In our latest podcast, we run the rule over the leading contenders and make our predictions for the Irish athletes at this weekend’s European Cross Country in Belgrade. We also have a competition to win a top signed by Fionnuala Britton. We also answer questions from our listeners, and round

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26 Nov 2013

Euro Cross selection debate

This week we get straight down to the nitty gritty of the team selection and the winners and losers at the hands of the selectors. We also recap on the University Road Relays, the NCAA championships and Derval O’Rourke’s latest column. Another highlight is Homer Simpson’s cameo role.  

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24 Nov 2013

UCD and DCU share spoils as Britton falters in France

It was a weekend of mixed emotions  in Irish athletics, and Irish sport in general with agonising  defeat in the rugby, with a fantastic University Road Relays in Maynooth punctured by Fionnuala Britton’s  7th place finish at the Cross de L’Acier in Northern France in Sunday. We’ll take a further look at Britton on

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22 Nov 2013

Euro Cross to take shape this weekend

The European Cross Country Championships is set to take shape this weekend with Fionnuala Britton taking on former world cross country champion Linet Masai in France and her leading rivals competing in Tilburg at the Dutch nationals. Britton is set to compete in the Cross de L’Acier in Leffrincoucke in

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