08 Aug 2013

Morton hors d’oeuvres for Moscow

The eighth and final Dublin Graded Track and Field meeting provided some interesting match ups and some quips about limp flags and Roger Bannister’s sub four minute mile. There was no mile on the race programme but the 200m, 800m and 3,000m on the track did provide some good entertainment

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06 Aug 2013

Candid Kiernan

Jerry Kiernan joined up with Jumping the Gun to review the National Championships and preview the World  Championships starting in Moscow on Saturday. RTE won’t  be reporting from Russia with love so he joined forces with the dllletantes in Jumping  the Gun to talk about his biggest passion apart from

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31 Jul 2013

Nic Bideau Straight Talking

Nic Bideau has been at the forefront of elite athletics for over 20 years spanning back to going on the road with John Walker. Now a leading agent and coach with the Melbourne Track Club, Bideau talks about the current state of the sport and where it can be improved.   

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30 Jul 2013

Late late show

We’ve had some technical difficulties but below are some interviews from day 2 of the nationals and my report in the Irish Examiner. Thought will have to be given about many of the athletes not doing their main events. Jumping the Gun certainly thinks it  devalues the championships. That is

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27 Jul 2013

Proper Springs to Golden Treble on Quiet Day 1

Ferrybank’s Kelly Proper was laden with gold after a quiet day one of the Woodie’s DIY National Track and Field championships after winning the 200m (23.64), long jump (6.25m) and 4 by 100m relay.  In truth it was a low key day with a sparce attendance and some of the

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24 Jul 2013

Teddington Talk

There has been plenty of action on the circuit and one of the hotbeds for athletes to base themselves is Teddington. Jumping The Gun caught up with Paul Robinson, Australians Ryan Gregson (Australian 1500m record holder), Genevieve LaCaze (2012 Olympic steeplechase) – all in Teddington – and Brett Robinson (13:18

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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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