07 Jun 2015

Birmingham Diamond League – Live Stream

The Birmingham diamond league is underway on BBC 2 (BBC 2 HD in Ireland) with the women’s discus starting the day’s proceedings. The main track events will get going shortly after 2pm. If you don’t have access to BBC 2 there is a live stream available below. Of course Mo

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17 Mar 2015

Paddy’s day JTG 5-A-Day: Ireland’s greats; craic and field

The Five Greatest Irish Runners in Villanova History The Villanova running blog has ranked their 5 best Irish runners. Check out the order and see if you agree or if there is someone missing here Ten Great Irish Runners Keeping on the St Patrick’s Day theme, Running Times have a

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Kevin Batt
16 Mar 2015

Batt Bags NCAA Brace

Ireland’s Kevin Batt claimed an NCAA Division II double at the weekend taking the 3000m in 8:01.42 on Saturday after anchoring his Adams State DMR team to victory on Friday evening. Batt received the baton in the DMR with a heavy deficit to make up, but did so with a

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15 Dec 2014

The Euro Cross Conundrum; lots of questions, few answers

Something needs to change, or this event will soon become irrelevant The European Cross Country Championships is 20 years old this year, and the question on many people’s minds as they watched three athletes born and bred in East Africa dominate the senior men’s race on Sunday was this: will

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14 Dec 2014

Women of Bronze to the Rescue in Samokov

  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

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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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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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John Frazer on his way to the Dublin novice title
05 Oct 2014

Weekend wrap: US, county novice championships and road round-up

The main talking point over the weekend was Robert Harting’s request to be taken off the list of nominations for the IAAF athlete of the year. The German discus thrower was not happy to be on the list alongside convicted drug offenders Justin Gatlin and LeShawn Merritt. You can check

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Kelly Proper
19 Jul 2014

Proper double for Kelly as 1500 set to sizzle

Ferrybank’s Kelly Proper was the star performer on day 1 of the GloHealth National Senior Track and Field championships winning the long jump in 6.27m and the 200m in an impressive 23.23 into a -1.6 headwind. You can watch our video interview below. Eanna Madden got up on the line

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