24 May 2018

PODCAST – Kevin Dooney: Running with Depression

On this week’s podcast we’re joined by one of Ireland’s leading distance runners Kevin Dooney. Starting with a recap of his running career to date, we then get into an in-depth discussion around mental health, and Dooney’s own battle with depression. In an open and honest interview, Dooney talks about the

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14 May 2018

Social Media: Scourge or Saviour?; Cash for Coaching; The Truth and Shanghai

It’s round three of the latest Jumping The Gun podcast reincarnation and we cut our teeth straight into the social media debate sparked by Sonia O’Sullivan’s article in The Irish Times last week. Are athletes losing their way on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook instead of getting the ultimate like… performances

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28 Apr 2015

Podcast: Paula Penns Farewell; no holds barred to Bahamas

We’ve split this week’s podcast into two parts as we look to streamline the bumper news package from London leading to the Bahamas. Part One In part one we look at all the road action with a brief recap of the Boston marathon and then move on to the blockbuster

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01 Apr 2015

Podcast: Guiyang to Gatlin; Funding and the Future

There was no shortage of things to talk about this week from action at the world cross in Guiyang, China to Justin Gatlin signing for Nike. Geoffrey Kamworor kept up his perfect championship record in the men’s race adding the senior title to the junior crown he won four years

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25 Mar 2015

Podcast: Mo Headlines for Farah; Kids Kick ass on Track ‘and’ Field

Mo Farah was the main story of the week and was in the news for all sorts of reasons. For starters he ran a European record for the half marathon in Lisbon with a super swift 59:32 becoming the first Britain to dip under 60 mins. Previous record holder Fabiano

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04 Feb 2015

Olympic Champ Jenner goes trans-gender; Brother Colm wants the truth, the whole truth; Your JTG 5-a-day

Dude, a former Olympic Champ, now looks like a lady Bruce Jenner, the American who was Olympic champion in the decathlon, is now a woman, and his mother says he is more proud of him now than when he bagged his famous gold medal. The revolution, the trans-gender revolution that is, will

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07 Jan 2015

The good, the bad and the recovery – Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Kiprotich struggled in New York due to sick daughter Olympic and World marathon champion, Stpehen Kiprotich, struggled for form in the New York marathon due to his daughter being gravely ill. At his daughter’s bedside he struggled to get in the training required. Read the full story here 2.

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23 Dec 2014

Podcast: Belated bronze for Rob; Heffernan has his say

For our final podcast of 2014, we talk to Rob Heffernan as he receives his belated European bronze medal from Barcelona 2010. Heffernan talks about losing out on medals due to dopers, gives his views on the Russian scandal, and explains why the Irish anti-doping system is one of the

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20 Dec 2014

Bronze Rob, ‘High’ Jumper, Jeptoo ‘B’ Result; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Barcelona bronze at last for Rob Rob Heffernan recieved his belated bronze at a medal ceremony in Cork city. Rob finally got his reward for his exceptional performance in the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona, after the initial winner was retrospectively disqualified for a doping violation. Videos from the

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25 Nov 2014

Dundalk Delivers; Pollock and Britton prevail

This week, it was all about the Intercounties Cross Country Championships, and we were treated to a superb day of competition as Fionnuala Britton destroyed the women’s race for her fifth title and Paul Pollock edged a thriller in the men’s race to take his second. The course in Dundalk

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