Article I wrote for The Irish Runner on club running, cross country, grass-roots sport and legacy: Running For Your Clubs … Counts! Advertisements
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?
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
At the age of 19, Louis Zamperini competes in his first Olympics. He comes 8th in the 5000m, with a firey 56 second final lap. The world is his oyster and he dreams of the Tokyo Olympics where he will be a seasoned athlete and have a real chance of medalling. Cue the war. Cue … More Review: Unbroken