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
Article I wrote for The Irish Runner on club running, cross country, grass-roots sport and legacy: Running For Your Clubs … Counts!
An ARD documentary outing systemic doping in Russia, a WADA report to back it up, a BBC documentary investigating micro-dosing. Just what is going on in the world of athletics? … More Doping Culture: What’s really going on in athletics?
Cross Country is a beautiful sport, too often forgotten about. Here I write about the Irish Cross Country scene, the recent Dublin Championships and a touching piece by Jolyon Attwooll. … More Cross Country: A Unique and Unusual Monster
My article for Pure M Zine on Women in Sport … More Women in Sport: Why should we need to defy anything?
I review the much awaited Lance Armstrong movie, The Program, starring Ben Foster and Chris O’Dowd and directed by Stephen Frears. … More Review: The Program
In the first of my Weekend Podcasts, I discuss the weekend of sport with in-house sport expert Ken. The topic is Super Sunday, where Ireland play France in the Rugby World Cup and Ireland play Poland in the European Cup Qualifiers. … More Weekend Podcast: Super Sunday
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
When I was younger I called myself a ‘tomboy’, though I’m not quite sure I like that word any more. I used to play four-square with the boys on the road and I had a skateboard with Bart Simpson on it. I wore skirts and dresses, but only on Sundays when I had to go … More A Girl Can Dream…
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