Athletes Selected for European Cross Country

Selections have been made for the European Cross Country Championships, following Sunday’s National Inter Clubs Cross Country in Santry. This year’s women’s race was one of the most competitive in years with international talent spread right across the top twenty finishers. Double European Champion Fionnuala McCormack (née Britton) shone on the day, opening up an … More Athletes Selected for European Cross Country

Gold for Loughnane, Russians Suspended

A proud day for Olive Loughnane as she looks become World Champion. Five Russian Race Walkers were banned today by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. Among them, Olga Kaniskina who stole the gold from Loughnane at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. If confirmed, Loughnane will become Ireland’s second race-walk World Champion and the fourth Irish … More Gold for Loughnane, Russians Suspended


In running (athletics), as a rule, we only notice the people who are ahead of us. We spend our lives staring at their backs, trying to cling onto them, becoming all too well acquainted with the swing of their ponytail, the label sticking out of their singlet, or the spark of their spikes as they kick … More Heroes