Dual stars: David Campbell (left) winning the national senior 800m title in 2007 and Ciarán Ó Lionáird (right) taking victory at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix in 2012. Images: Kieran Carlin & PhotoRun
20 Apr 2017

State of the Nation podcast (part one): what Irish athletics is missing

Irish athletics is changing, but is it for the better? That’s one of many questions posed in this two-part podcast, recently recorded with Irish elites David Campbell and Ciarán Ó Lionáird and edited by Ronan Duggan.  In the first part, Campbell and Ó Lionáird discuss what they feel Irish athletics is missing,

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29 Apr 2015

Bahamas bound; Bolt set for film – your JTG 5-A-Day

Bahamas bound: The five best races at the World Relays The sun lotion is packed, the crash course in local culture has been taken – The Bahamas, Denners has learned, comprises 700 islands, with a grand total of just 319,000 residents – and all that’s left is to turn our

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David Campbell with Leonard Komon
28 Apr 2015

Physio corner: the price of gold

by David Campbell Injury is part and parcel of pushing the physiological limits. Nowhere is this more evident than in the gritty documentary ‘Price of Gold’, and if you haven’t watched it, I urge you to take an hour away from the escapism of Greys Anatomy or Game of Thrones

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Moses Kipsiro with Gerard Hartmann. Courtesy of Hartmann International
04 Mar 2015

Hartmann: A Blueprint For Success

A hot topic lately on the Jumping The Gun podcasts is the need for athletes to improve and the pathways to success to compete on the international stage. I had a good conversation recently with Irish Runner editor Frank Greally about the current state of affairs and the athletes in

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Gerard Hartmann assisting Paul Robinson with his stretch
01 Dec 2014

Potential & Possibilities: The Master’s Workshop

The Master’s Workshop We’re sitting, having lunch in the Westgrove hotel in Clane – halfway through Gerard Hartmann and David Campbell’s flexibility workshop – and Paul Robinson feels he’s seen enough to offer his opinion. “Mind-blowing,” he says, having just listened to Hartmann deliver a three-hour lecture to a riveted

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20 May 2014

The Story of David: Campbell’s new calling as Purcell cleans up

This week we’re joined by former international middle distance athlete David Campbell, who is now physio to the stars. David talks about what it’s like to work with some of the best athletes in the world, and what their daily routines are like. He also explains why he believes more

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