Craig Murphy (left) representing Iona in Cross Country
09 Jun 2015

US Scholarship Series: Should I stay or Should I go? Part One

The first in 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 been on scholarship in America or Ireland, we will be speaking to athletes who have experience of both systems. Craig Murphy

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Derrick winning the USA XC. Image: PhotoRun
20 Mar 2015

Sex before a big race?; 10 athletes to watch at WXC – JTG 5-A-Day

Is It OK to Have Sex the Night Before a Big Race? They say sex weakens the knees and the performance before a big race but is it true. Find out here Podcast: Elites and masters fighting for an audience Our latest podcast is online and we look at the

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Sonia O'Sullivan winning the world cross in 1998
30 Jan 2015

Sonia stands up for cross country

Double world cross country champion Sonia O’Sullivan is passionate about the values of cross country for distance running success. She was taken aback that Ireland have decided not to send a women’s team to the World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China. She sent us in this piece. Sonia O’Sullivan

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Photo courtesy of
14 Jan 2015

#BanChegin, Paula’s Farewell and Running injuries you are too embarrassed to mention- Your JTG 5-A-Day

#BanChegin Russian Doping Walking Coach Victor Chegin gets caught out again. Brilliant article that shows a Russian athlete competing during a Doping Ban. Read more here Dibaba targets 5k Record Genzebe Dibaba is focused on breaking the current world indoor record of 14:24 set by Meserat Defar in Stockholm on

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Photo by Dan Vernon at European Cross Country Championships
22 Dec 2014

Britton, Bekele and a World Youth pole vault best – JTG 5-A Day

1. Bekele to rise again An excellent piece on Running Times on Bekele’s post Chicago marathon performance and where he needs to go from here Read more here 2. Zatopek Programme A 30 minute piece on distance legend Emil Zatopek on BBC Radio 4 Listen in here 3. Britton third

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Fionnuala Britton
14 Dec 2014

Mixed emotions for Britton: Video Interview

Fionnuala Britton spoke to our own Feidhlim Kelly after her 6th place finish in this morning’s European Cross Country Championships. Mixed emotions for Fionnuala who says it was “a bit of a disaster” from an individual standpoint but takes some solace in securing Bronze for the Irish senior women’s team.

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Athlone indoors
16 Feb 2013

New arena revitalises indoor championships

The Woodie’s DIY National Senior Indoor Championships are set for a major facelift this weekend in Athlone with some of Ireland’s top class athletes set to compete alongside the country’s leading club athletes. The championships had gone somewhat stale in the last couple of years in the Odyssey Arena in

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