29 Sep 2015

NIKE Apologises, Gardener takes UKA Presidency; Travers On Top; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Nike Says Sorry About Marathon Shoe Dysfunction You’ve probably seen images (like above) of Berlin Marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge striding to victory with insoles hanging out of his shoes. Well now Nike have apologised for the malfunctioning footwear. “Nike have offered an apology to Eliud Kipchoge for their malfunctioning shoe

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John Travers winning the Rathfarnham 5k. Photo Credit: Brendan Ahearne
28 Sep 2015

Travers trounces field at Rathfarnham 5k

James Sullivan for There was success for John Travers at yesterday morning’s Rathfarnham 5K. The Donore Harriers athlete claimed a convincing victory in a time of 14:21 around the streets of Rathfarnham and Terenure in Dublin, defeating DSD’s Brandon Hargreaves (14:37) and Kilkenny City Harriers’ Brian Maher (14:51) into

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John Travers
13 Jun 2015

4 Reasons to get together at Le Cheile

The Le Cheile International takes place today in Leixlip. The biggest draw was set to be Thomas Barr but he has withdrawn from the meet. The Irish record holder who raced in Rome only just last week is in scintillating form but the Irish crowds will have to wait a

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Picture via Great Ireland Run
02 May 2015

Sonia set for Super Saturday in Ballymote; young stars to kick off IMC season

Sonia O’Sullivan is set to be a special guest at the Ballymote 5km inter firms challenge today in Ballymote and she will be looking on to see can a relay attempt break her still-standing 2,000m world record. Before the fun and games will be the sub 4 mile challenge which

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Brian Gregan and John Travers above at Penn Relays will compete in the NB Games alongside Mark English and Ciarán Ó Lionáird
08 Jan 2015

Irish DMR team set for New Balance Indoor Games

An Irish Distance Medley Relay team is set for the New Balance Indoor Games on the 31st of January in the Armory. It has been in the planning for the last number of months but the athletes have received confirmation today of their entrance into the 1200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m

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Cullen winning the Jingle Bells 5k in December
07 Dec 2014

Cullen’s comeback has the right Jingle as Travers breaks record

Mary Cullen put 10 months of injury behind her to take a classy win at the Donore Harriers Jingle Bells 5km road race in 15:38 in the Phoenix Park yesterday. Cullen came out trumps in a quality field and finished ten seconds ahead of Ciara Mageean who also ran a

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18 Nov 2014

D Day in Dundalk; Maynooth Madness; Worlds bite the dust

It’s the final countdown to the big race of the cross country season: this Sunday’s Intercounties in Dundalk. With national titles on the line, along with places at next month’s European Cross Country, some thrilling races should be in store. We run the rule over the junior, under-23, and senior

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Thomas Barr at Morton Games 2014
15 Jul 2014

Morton Magic as Nationals loom

  It was a hectic week on the athletics front in Ireland with the Cork City Sports, Morton Games and the Letterkenny Sub 4 Mile Challenge. Highlights in the Sports were the mile, 3,000m and women’s 800m and of course Thomas Barr in the 400 Hurdles. He wasn’t able to

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26 Apr 2014

The fighting Irish set for world relay in Penn

Ireland’s men are competing again in the distance medley relay (1200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m) today at the Penn Relays in a match billed as the “USA vs. the World Men Distance Medley.” You can watch the action on Here is a brief introduction and lowdown on the Irish team.

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Thomas Barr with the clock showing his IUAA indoor 400m record
14 Feb 2014

Super Sunday: five races not to miss at Nationals

Super Sunday: five races not to miss at Nationals By Cathal Dennehy  Travers trying to run the legs off everyone: 15 laps of complete carnage. 1:20pm You’re John Travers. You go to college in Athlone IT. You run laps of the car park under the stadium for morning runs, and

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