Greetings everyone and welcome to my new website. This is the first entry of what will become a regular blog over the next year. It’s a warm Tallahassee afternoon here as I write this. The date is October 14. Most athletes are returning from their post-season break and getting back into the routine of regular training. Some are likely eying a big autumn of cross country and some are beginning to build base for a long 2014 track season, no doubt fueled by the successes, failures and memories of the 2013 season. Read more
Ciaran O’Lionaird showed more flashes of brilliance in the indoor season with a 3:52.10 mile and a bronze medal over 3,000m at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg in March but his outdoor season was scuppered by injury. Read more
Do you ever wonder what it takes to run a fast mile indoors? Well wonder no more. We came across a training log by Steve Magness from 2011-2012 before Ciaran O’Lionaird ran a 3:54 mile in Arkansas. Read more
It wasn’t the colour he wanted but Cork runner Ciaran O’Lionaird finally got his first major championship medal when he took bronze in the 3000m at the European Indoor Championships.
The US-based Leevale star had come to Gothenburg with his heart set on gold and was in silver medal position for most of the home straight but Spain’s Juan Carlos Hiquero overtook him just before the finish-line and he had to settle for bronze. Read moreImages supplied by Ireland’s leading sports photography agency based in Dublin city.