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.
1. Dina Asher-Smith aims high in juggling sprinting and academic ambition Around the time of the 2004 Athens Olympics Dina Asher-Smith drew a picture of herself and wrote she wanted to be Olympic champion. Ten years on and the GB sprinter is World junior 100m champion and well on her
Hope Saunders was the surprise package of the Irish cross country season when she won the GloHealth Inter Counties junior women’s race and booked her place on the Irish team for the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov. She backed up her early season form as first Irish junior home
It wasn’t the medal everyone expected for the Irish in Samokov this morning – with Fionnuala Britton’s individual aspirations of a medal put on ice over the final lap as she faded to sixth – but it was, crucially, a medal nonetheless as the Irish took a surprise team