Athlete of the Year Thomas Barr, Mark English and Robert Heffernan are set to contest the National Athlete of the Year award at the GloHealth National Athletics Awards on Wednesday 25th of November from 12.00-3.30pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood. The nominations have been announced for the awards ceremony
Heffernan a fine 5th in brave title defence Robert Heffernan finished a fighting fifth place in the men’s 50km race walk in 3:44:17 in a brave bid to defend his world title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing while the men’s 4x400m relay team set a new national record.
The 2015 GloHealth National Championships take place this weekend, August 8/9 at Morton Stadium, Santry (location on google maps here). While we highly reccomend getting yourselves track-side to watch all the action live, we’ve got you covered if you can’t quite make it. You can keep up to speed with
The walkers were the winners on today’s (March 26th) Athletics Ireland announcement of €906k in cash grants and support. Of the €188,000 marked for Irish Sports Council Direct Support for top three tier (podium, world class, international) carded athletes, €76,000 goes to the race walkers (Robert Heffernan, Laura Reynolds, Brendan
Bolt pumps iron Usain Bolt was busy pumping iron in training today. Check it out here Mo Farah’s post-race Lisbon interview Alberto Stretti recorded Mo Farah’s post-race interview in the mixed zone at the Lisbon half marathon where he broke the European record with 59:32. Find out his thoughts here
The IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting in Dudince, Slovakia is live at the link below from 7:30am Irish time on Saturday (20th). Ireland’s world champion Rob Heffernan is one of the headline entrants in the men’s 50km, with countrymen Brendan Boyce, Luke Hickey, and Alex Wright also toeing the line.
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
1. 100 Days ’til World Relays The world relay championships in the Bahamas proved to be a massive success last year and this years version is now just 100 days away. Hopefully there’ll be a few Irish teams involved in this years action, i doubt many athletes would turn down
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