On this week’s podcast we get stuck into the rebirth of the vintage Diamond League meetings in Oslo and Stockholm. Steeped in history, the meets have flagged in recent years but have come back to prominence with some impressive marketing, great local athletes and top class competition. This was proved
In the second of a multi part series, we attempt to provide prospective student-athletes with an insight into the american scholarship system. Instead of speaking to athletes who have only been on scholarship in either America or Ireland, we will speak to athletes and coaches who have experience of both systems.
Kate Avery came agonisingly close to completing an NCAA and European Cross Country double in Borovets last weekend. The Iona Gael dominated the NCAA Division I Cross Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana three weeks ago. In an interview with Jumping The Gun, Avery felt if she had a bit more
Former World Cross Country champion John Treacy believes the majority of European distance runners have simply given up trying to compete with East Africans, and the Waterford man says that in order to arrest the decline in standards, European athletes need to follow the approach of Americans and return to the
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
This week, we had the full team back in the studio to cast our ever-critical, occasionally cynical eyes on a range of subjects, from last weekend’s Remembrance Run, where Brendan O’Neill and Fionnuala Britton took the titles, to the upcoming Intervarsity Road Relay Championships. We preview one of the most
Welcome to round two of Thursday Talk with myself and Thomas Chamney. In the second podcast we talk to Mary Cullen about her rollercoaster career to date. The Irish indoor 3,000m record holder (8:43.74) from Sligo has suffered 14 stress fractures in her running career and also suffered personal tragedy