5th Avenue mile
13 Sep 2014

Irish descend on 5th Avenue mile as English goes Continental

The 5th Avenue mile gets underway shortly with Ciara Mageean, Paul Robinson and Ciarán Ó Lionáird set to compete in the elite races. Mageean will be looking to continue her fine form after finishing second in the Great North mile last weekend.  Mark English competes over 800m in Marrakech at

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Sarah Lavin
23 Jul 2014

Nationals negotiated as Europeans beckon

  It was an action packed weekend as the National Track and Field Championships provided all the thrills and spills we have come to expect. Highlights were the 1500m Men and Women, dead heats and close finishes in the sprints, a battle royale for relay places in the 400m and

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20 Jul 2014

Ó Lionáird pips Robinson in classic as Mageean’s star still shines

The 1500m lived up to its billing at the GloHealth National Track and Field Championships and Ciarán Ó Lionáird took the spoils in a classic sprint finish from long time leader Paul Robinson in 3:43.85. Robinson led throughout and was just foiled at the finish but will return stronger for

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Ciarán Ó Lionáird and Paul Robinson
18 Jul 2014

Irish nationals: Sunday’s 1500m Super Showdown

Sunday’s Super Showdown by Cathal Dennehy National seniors needed this; needed it badly, if truth be told. Back in 2003, we had the Turnbull/Nolan showdown to make the flight to Paris for the World Championships. In 2008: the Campbell/Chamney head-to-head for a place at the Beijing Olympics. Everything on the

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Ciaran OLionard
16 Jul 2014

Ó Lionáird qualifies right on time for Europeans

Ciarán Ó Lionáird qualified for the 1500m at the 2014 European championships right in the nick of time before the Irish national championships this weekend to win with a classy display at the Watford Gold Standard BMC in 3:37.72 – the standard is 3:39.3. Eoin Everard narrowly missed out on

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31 Mar 2014

Triple crown Thie-peat and mission complete!

James Thie’s blog couldn’t have worked out better – well perhaps some world M35 records but three world titles is not to be sniffed at. Jumping the Gun would like to give James a special thanks for blogging daily since last Tuesday. We hope our Eoin Callaghan’s, marathon blogger, adventure

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30 Mar 2014

Thie for Three?

Here’s James Thie’s blog on qualifying for the 1500m final to set up the triple crown at the World Masters Indoor Championships in the M35 category in Budapes.  James Thie World masters Indoor Championships Final day of the finals…Thie for Three?????? 30th March Yesterday was a much more chilled out day

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29 Mar 2014

Two down, one to go for Thie’s world masters triple crown

Wales may be lagging behind Ireland in the rugby this season but there is no stopping Welsh dynamo James Thie on the track in Budapest. He’s well on his way to a triple crown having won the 3,000m and 800m – he goes into Sunday’s 1500m as the fastest qualifier

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28 Mar 2014

Thie conquers the world part one

We’re delighted that we have a world champion blogger on our team. In fact he is two-times over having won the M35 800m today in 1:53. James will now be targeting the 1500m to make it a hat-trick. Let’s find out how he won his first title – the 3,000m. 

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27 Mar 2014

Thie’s World Masters tales: Race day and still on track

Blog 3, James Thie, World Masters Indoor Championships, Thursday 27th March, Race day & still on track! Race day! Long time in the waiting and was just grateful to be on the start line healthy and ready! In the morning I went out for an easy 10 minute jog and found

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