19 Nov 2015

Irish women battle for cross glory in Santry and Kentucky

Elizabeth Egan previews the GloHealth Inter Clubs Cross Country Championships this Sunday and the NCAA Championships the day before in Kentucky with a focus on the women. Success Breeds Success The battle for the Euro Cross selection is always intense, but the competition to get into the senior women’s team

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Lizzie Lee at the National road relays. Image via Brendan Ahearne
23 Apr 2015

Blog: Cross Country can learn from the National Road Relays

Louise Caraher, aka Swift Girl, has kindly written this blog for JTG on the national road relays and what we can learn from it to benefit cross country. By Louise Caraher I am a huge cross country fan. I always have been and I always will be. I think I

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Jack O Leary wins National Title- Photo Credit Kieran Carlin
25 Mar 2015

Podcast: Mo Headlines for Farah; Kids Kick ass on Track ‘and’ Field

Mo Farah was the main story of the week and was in the news for all sorts of reasons. For starters he ran a European record for the half marathon in Lisbon with a super swift 59:32 becoming the first Britain to dip under 60 mins. Previous record holder Fabiano

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Elizabeth Egan running in the Inter Clubs. Picture by Kieran Carlin
13 Mar 2015

Cross in crisis, but what’s the solution?

Elizabeth Egan finished in the top ten in the senior women’s race at the Irish Inter Clubs Cross Country Championships on March 1st. What should have been cause for great celebration, led to more of a sense of deflation. She competed in the English national the week before with 865

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01 Mar 2015

Clohisey looks to retain Inter Club crown

Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock) returns from a warm weather training camp in Portugal to defend his GloHealth Inter Club Cross Country Championships in Kilbroney Park, Co. Down today. Clohisey is building up for a marathon debut in Rotterdam in April and will be looking for a good performance over 12,000m.

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Derrick winning the USA XC. Image: PhotoRun
09 Feb 2015

Derrick lives childhood dream as Thweatt wins in home town at USAXC

Chris Derrick and Laura Thweatt were triumphant at the USATF Cross Country Championships at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colorado on Saturday with dominant displays. Derrick won his third straight tit;e and ran alone for the second half of the race. It was his third consecutive title and he crossed

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Matt Centrowitz winning the 1,000m at NBIGP. Image PhotoRun
08 Feb 2015

Running to the Max; Centro nation; Denners’ Dispatch – JTG 5-A-Day

1. Irish highlights and lowlights in Boston The Team New Balance Ireland women’s team came third in the dmr behind a new world record, Ciarán Ó Lionáird dropped out of a classy mile and Declan Murray hit a European 800m standard at a small meeting in the same city. Read

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Avril Deegan leading the Leinster junior and Celtic Games. Image: Loughlin Campion
22 Jan 2015

Deegan delivers promising performance as Scots dominate Leinster & Celtic XC Champs

Avril Deegan was the surprise performer at the Leinster Cross Country and Celtic Games in Dunboyne last Sunday. The 16-year old Ballyroan Abbeyleix athlete wasn’t selected for the Irish team but put in a gutsy performance to finish fourth behind Scottish trio Gillian Black, Katherine Gillespie and Catriona Graves. She

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13 Dec 2014

European Cross course update: stiff challenge awaits

The European Cross Country course in Borovets for Samokov 2014 changed quite substantially overnight with a cold snap freezing over much of the course. Two visits to the course 24 hours before the race saw it thaw out but still it will prove very trying for Europe’s best distance athletes.

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The starting pens for the 2014 European Cross Country Championships
13 Dec 2014

Treacherous course conditions to challenge Europe’s best in Samokov

There’s no getting around it. This will be one of the toughest championship cross country courses on record. The European Cross Country Championships in the mountain ski resort of Borovets, in the municipality of Samokov, is proving more questionable by the hour. The snow top mountains are thawing out and

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