Courtesy of Sonia O'Sullivan
04 Jan 2015

Sonia’s junior training secrets

Sonia O’Sullivan kindly gave us a few weeks of her schedule as junior when she was growing up in Cobh in Cork in 1986 aged 16. Sonia was coached by Sean Kennedy before going to Villanova. She would return from her scholarship under his guidance to finish fourth in the

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29 Dec 2014

Dina’s picture perfect; AW give their ratings; Kenyans go MIA – your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Dina Asher-Smith aims high in juggling sprinting and academic ambition Around the time of the 2004 Athens Olympics Dina Asher-Smith drew a picture of herself and wrote she wanted to be Olympic champion. Ten years on and the GB sprinter is World junior 100m champion and well on her

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26 Dec 2014

Hall looks to LA; Kawauchi’s unconventional approach; 4 fast workouts – JTG 5-A-Day

It doesn’t matter whether it’s St Stephen’s Day or Boxing day, these five stories pack a punch. Your JTG 5-A-Day. Now read on. 1. Hall looks to LA to get on the road again Ryan Hall will look to get his marathon career back on track in LA at the

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Meb, Coach Larsen with the Track&Field News, 
photo courtesy of UCLA newsroom
19 Dec 2014

Inside the mind of a master Coach; Bob Larsen Interview (Part 2)

This is the second part of Cathal Dennehy’s discussion with coach Bob Larsen. Part one can be found here.   Cathal Dennehy: How much do you utilise physiological testing or monitor heart rate and lactates in Meb’s training? Bob Larsen: It’s been proven that if you know what you’re looking

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Bob Larsen pictured with his star athlete Meb Keflezighi at the 2004 US Olympic marathon trials. Image by:
18 Dec 2014

Inside the mind of a master Coach; Bob Larsen Interview

As the man who has guided Meb Keflezighi for the duration of his senior career – and one of the  most instrumental figureheads in the renaissance of American distance running – Bob Larsen is a man with an enviable wealth of wisdom when it comes to coaching.  Currently, Larsen coaches just

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Podcast 16-12-2014
16 Dec 2014

Women bag bronze, but have Europeans given up?

It was all about the European Cross Country in Samokov this week, and we have news, views, reflections, results, opinions and analysis to offer in the post-mortem. We hear from Fionnuala Britton, who led the women’s team to bronze, after her sixth-place finish, and also the National Endurance Coach Chris

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John Treacy en route to victory in the 1979 World Cross Country. Photo courtesy of: Athletics Ireland
16 Dec 2014

Treacy: “Europeans, to a large degree, have given up”

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

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Paul Robinson
26 Jun 2014

JTG workout video: Battman and Robin(son)

Paul Robinson and Kevin Batt did the famous corkscrew hill in Sutton in Dublin on Tuesday (June 24) after running in the European Team Championships in Tallin, Estonia. The 3 minute effort gradually gets steeper and tests both the lungs and the legs on an energy sapping hill. Tune into

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Sligo A.C.
04 Dec 2013

Sligo AC’s champion workout

We have a session this week from Sligo AC which sees a combination of  athletes all training together from a 3:57 miler to a 12 year old sprinter. This format  creates the atmosphere for learning and breeding champions. We hope other clubs and groups can send in their training videos.

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