23 Jul 2013

Reynolds Hurdling High

As we build up to the national championships this weekend, Jamie Davis profiles one of the unsung heroes of the track and field season Ben Reynolds.  The 110m Hurdler has been in excellent form this season and is set to run in Loughborough this evening and the national championships  this

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19 Jul 2013

Friday’s Food For Thought

Jumping the Gun has been struggling to reload the gun with sufficient regularity the last eleven days as I have been up in Font Romeu with the Ballarat Project (see training video below) as a running caddy. Also Thomas Chamney has gone on his own adventure to San Francisco –

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16 Jul 2013

Clock Ticking for Change

The following was originally posted on Facebook by physiotherapist and former Irish 800m international David Campbell. We have published it below with his permission. When news broke of some big athletic names testing positive this week I celebrated with a victory dance and a pint. Athletics is the sport closest

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12 Jul 2013

The Mighty Quinn leads day 1

Jamie Davis  reports for Jumping The Gun on day one of the European U23 Track and  Field Championships in Tampere, Finland where the Irish got off to a good start with Shane Quinn finishing fourth in the 10,000m. Also don’t forget to listen to Thomas Chamney’s  excellent interview with Derval

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11 Jul 2013

Thursday Talk – O’Rourke reveals all

It was a solo show for Thomas Chamney this week but nonetheless he got a great interview with Derval O’Rourke, Ireland’s most consistent performer for the past ten years, as she reveals here thoughts on the indoor season, the Turkish doping scandal and  what her current state of fitness is.

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10 Jul 2013

Gregan and Barr find Russia without love

Thomas Chamney reflects on Brian Gregan and Jessie Barr’s – two of Ireland’s main medal hopes – performances at the World Student Games in Kazan, Russia where they finished 5th and 6th respectively and looks ahead to their next challenges.  Medals hard to come by Medals proved tough to come

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08 Jul 2013

Monday Review – Double Diamond and Star Treatment

Star Treatment featured in Irish Runner magazine Intro: Many of the world’s best athletes continue to make the journey to Carlow to see the physical therapist who is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the world’s finest. Cathal Dennehy sat down with Anthony ‘Star’ Geoghegan and found a man

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04 Jul 2013

Thursday Talk – Cork City Sports Special

Jumping the gun went down to  Cork to get watch the action at the Sports in Bishopstown and we got some exclusive interviews with Robert Heffernan, Ailis McSweeney, Marcus  Lawler, Cameron Page, Sarah Lavin and Kristi Castlin.  We relived the best action of  the meet and preview the teams for

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02 Jul 2013

Hickey’s Hammer Time

Thomas Chamney caught up with Aoife Hickey after the announcement of the European U23 team for Tampere, Finland from July 11-14 and he discovered a determined woman who has dealt major setbacks and could follow in the footsteps of hammer heroine Eileen O’Keeffe. Hickey’s Hammer Heroics Aoife Hickey’s story is

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01 Jul 2013

Who can stop the Mo Show?

There was another action packed weekend of athletics with the Birmingham Diamond League being the fulcrum. On BBC2 it really provided a jolt to the season with some proper match ups and Mo Farah bringing the curtain down in the 5,000m in what must rank as the race of the

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28 Jun 2013

Funny Friday – The good, the bad and the ugly

Today Cathal Dennehy rounds out the aftermath of the European Team Championships and takes a whimsical look at the overall proceedings. In athletics action last night Brian Gregan ran 45.55 for 4th in Ostrava while Derval O’Rourke hurt her achilles going over the first hurdle in the 100m Hurdles. In

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27 Jun 2013

Thursday Talk – Euro Teams Special

We literally  jumped the gun this week with our podcast and as a result we have a  slightly rushed production. My editorial eyes will have to tighten up in general to have  more eagle eyed precision but bear with me and the rest of  the team.   This week we

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26 Jun 2013

Downes responds to Jumping the Gun

Jumping The Gun received this email today from John Downes. John is a coach in Donore Harriers and has been involved in the sport for 33 years and was a good athlete in his day winning national titles on the track and cross country and ran internationally. He wrote this

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25 Jun 2013

TC Tuesdays – Mo Show and Rollins Rolls On

While all Irish eyes were on Santry for the 1st league this past weekend, the US Championships and the European Superleague also took place, with some interesting performances of note.             In Gateshead, Mo Farah showed that his slight slip up in Eugene where he was defeated by Edwin Soi

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24 Jun 2013

Monday review – A qualified success

Below is my unedited piece that appeared in the Irish Examiner today and a few extra talking points. The athletes performed well to finish seventh and generally performed at or above their level. Ultimately we are ranked 19th best in Europe in this overall League format. Gregan leads Ireland to

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