11 Jun 2013

TC Tuesday’s – Return of the Mac

It’s the return of Thomas Chamney on Tuesday again. Today he writes about the talented David McCarthy and his struggle for consistency. He’s set to run the 3,000m at the European Team Championships – the team will be officially announced tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 11am. McCarthy looks to reboot at

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10 Jun 2013

Bolt and AAI have work to do

This week’s action wasn’t as exciting as the previous one but it still left us with plenty  of talking points. Bolt was beaten in Rome and the AAI empire have plenty of work to do if the European Team Championships are going to be a success judging by the AAI

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07 Jun 2013

Breaking Barriers on Road to Rieti

Cathal Dennehy’s feature this week is on in-form hurlder Sarah Lavin who broke Derval’ORourke’s national junior outdoor 100m Hurdles record twice last weekend. Cathal gives us a good insight into her character and her training to date. There’s a long way  to go before she can come close to matching

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06 Jun 2013

Thursday Talk – Cullen’s Comeback Trail

Welcome to round two of Thursday Talk with myself and Thomas Chamney. In the second podcast  we  talk to Mary Cullen about her rollercoaster career to date. The Irish indoor 3,000m record holder (8:43.74) from Sligo has suffered 14 stress fractures in her running career and also suffered personal tragedy

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05 Jun 2013

Crowe in dream land for Oslo

Laura Crowe has been confirmed for the ExxonMobil Bislett Games in the Oslo Diamond League in the 800m on Thursday the 13th of June and she believes it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. “When I got the message through that I  was in Oslo I didn’t  believe it,” said

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31 May 2013

Robinson set for Marseille in action packed weekend

It promises to be an exciting weekend of  athletics with Paul Robinson kicking it off  today looking for an A standard in a 1500m race in Marseille. Here is a link to the startlist: http://scomarseille.athle.com/asp.net/espaces.html/html.aspx?id=24754 Steven Colvert races over 200m in Geneva tomorrow and he has a target time of

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30 May 2013

Robinson ready for gold

Paul Robinson, Kildare’s new distance sensation, spoke to jumpingthegun.ie in the first podcast with co-anchors Feidhlim Kelly and Thomas Chamney. Robinson talks about his coaching and training as he eyes up a  World ‘A’ standard in Marseille tomorrow. We also discuss the recent goings on in Irish and World athletics.

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Kenenisa Bekele
15 Apr 2013

Brilliant Bekele batters field

Kenenisa Bekele’s star quality was able to pierce through a blustery crosswind at the Spar Great Ireland Run 10km in the Phoenix Park yesterday. The Ethiopian retained his title in 28:51 and now has his sights set on qualifying for the World Track and Field Championships in Moscow in August. 

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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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Sean Tobin
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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