19 Nov 2013

Intercounties Emergency Review

We had a medical focus on our podcast special reviewing the Woodie’s DIY National Inter County Cross Country Championships in Santry Demesne on Sunday.  Of course Paul Pollock, the doctor on leave as he focuses full-time on athletics, dominated the men’s race and Fionnuala Britton cruised to victory. We review

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17 Nov 2013

Britton and Pollock eye Euro gold

Fionnuala Britton was easily the draw card at the  Woodie’s DIY National Inter County Cross Country Championships  in Santry Demesne today after she was swarmed by autograph hunters post procession run. Paul Pollock may not have been swarmed by the autograph hunters but he was equally impressive and he now

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14 Nov 2013

Thursday Talk: Golden girl Treacy set for Santry

We met Sara Treacy fresh off the plane as she gears up for the National Inter Counties in Santry Demesne on Sunday. Based in Birmingham as a doctor, Treacy is preparing for the European Cross Country Championships in Serbia where she is keen to help the women defend their team title. 

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12 Nov 2013

Britton headlines fields for Santry Demesne

Fionnuala Britton will be the headline act at the Woodie’s DIY National Intercounties Cross Country Championships in Santry Demesne this Sunday. With comfortable victories in the Gerry Farnan Festival and the Lotto Cross Cup in Antwerp, Britton is odds on favourite for her third straight win of the season. She

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04 Nov 2013

Jones reflects on Britton’s facile win in Antwerp

Fionnuala Britton ensured her selection for the European Cross Country Championships yesterday with a comfortable victory at the Lotto Cross Cup in Antwerp, Belgium. National endurance coach Chris Jones, and personal coach to Britton, described her run as a “solid performance.” A team of Irish athletes travelled to Antwerp with

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01 Nov 2013

Britton ready for the ‘pressure’ in Euro Cross build-up

Double European Cross Country Champion Fionnuala Britton hasn’t even considered her rivals to her throne after a five week altitude training stint in Font Romeu as she heads into her first major test of the season at the Lotto Cross Cup in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday.  “To be honest I

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Fionnuala Britton
23 Mar 2013

Britton braced to spur Irish

The Irish women’s European Cross-Country winning team will be amongst the medal favourites in the 40th edition of the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships in snow-swept Bydgoszcz, Poland tomorrow. With Fionnuala Britton merging the gap to world-class level by the month, as evidenced by her fine European indoor bronze medal over

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11 Mar 2013

Champion Tobin finishes on a high

“I couldn’t leave that one go,” admitted senior boy’s winner Sean Tobin of his last chance at glory in Saturday’s Aviva All-Ireland Schools’ and Universities’ Cross Country Championships at University of Ulster, Jordanstown. Finishing second last year in an exciting duel with CBC Monkstown’s Kevin Dooney, the High School Clonmel

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08 Mar 2013

McKiernan: Fun-running key

Four-time world cross country silver medallist Catherina McKiernan has urged the future distance running stars “to enjoy” the Aviva Irish Schools’ Cross Country Championships that take place tomorrow in the University of Ulster, Jordanstown if they are to succeed. McKiernan, who famously won the senior girls schools’ title in 1988

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25 Feb 2013

Cullen needs no key to unlock Tullamore course

Not even a missing spike key could deter Mary Cullen from dominating the Woodie’s DIY Inter Club Cross Country Championships in Charleville Estate in Tullamore yesterday. “I must have texted half the country,” smiled Cullen (North Sligo) before the race as she was looking for a key to tighten the

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