Mark Milner
10 Jun 2015

These 14 year olds are faster than you and one of the them is Irish

Saturday was spent breaking many speed limits on the way to Tullamore Harriers Stadium. The Bertie Quinn Memorial was on and I was particularly heartened by the fact the IMC had in their wisdom decided to separate the u16 boys and the rest of the fields.Mark Milner was running and

Ronan Duggan 0
03 Sep 2014

Brussels Sprouts Diamond Dust-up

This week, as the Jumping The Gun crew set sail on more adventures to follow the world’s best athletes, we discuss all the recent and upcoming Diamond League action, from Americans falling over to the Masai man who carries himself like a champion. We put our necks on the line

Feidhlim Kelly 0
30 Jul 2014

Murray mints up for Zurich in Salzburg

We caught up with Ireland’s latest 800m runner Declan Murray along with messers Mark English and Paul Robinson and put Murray under the microscope and see what makes him tick.  

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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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Mark English after Morton Games 800m victory
07 Jul 2014

English ready to make European Mark

We tracked down Mark English in Lignano this week as he was preparing to take a cut off the Irish 800m record (1:44.82) for an exclusive interview. The Donegal athlete talked us through his tentative first steps into athletics, the influence of his athletic family and what his future targets

Feidhlim Kelly 0
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

Feidhlim Kelly 1
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

Feidhlim Kelly 0
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

Feidhlim Kelly 0
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. 

Feidhlim Kelly 0
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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