The race is on: Irish 800m runners and the two-minute barrier There is only one time that matters in the women’s 800m, and that is 1:59.99. More challenging than the 4 minute mile for men, the two-minute barrier is what every female half miler worth her salt aims to break.
The Diamond League season starts today (9 May) in Doha and Rose-Anne Galligan has an excellent opportunity for a quick opener. Fionnuala Britton is running at the Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000m PB’s tomorrow night as she targets the European qualifying time of 32:15.00. The Irish Milers Club kick off
There was a feast of athletics action over the weekend with top road races and indoor action in Ireland and around the globe. Rose-Anne Galligan kicked things off by pacing Mary Cain of the Oregon Project on Friday night in Boston to near world junior record – pretty much as
Rose-Anne Galligan ran her fastest ever season opener over 800m at the Rejkavik International in Iceland last Sunday in 2:03.69 finishing second behind local junior sensation Anita Hinriksdottir who ran a world leading, and European Indoor junior record, 2:01.81. Galligan will be keeping youth as her theme by pacing US
There is plenty of action this weekend with Paul Robinson, Mark Hanrahan (both 3,000m) and Laura Crowe (1500m) taking on the heat in Australia at the Hunter Track Classic in Newcastle on Saturday morning while Rose-Anne Galligan takes on Iceland’s 800m sensation Aníta Hinriksdóttir on Sunday and domestically there will be
In this week’s edition of Jumping The Gun’s podcast we talk to national 400m champion Brian Murphy of Crusaders. The 30 year old who hails from Cork talks about how his love of running and competing keeps him chasing his dream despite some less than favourable treatment by Athletics Ireland.