Mark English is expected to make it through Friday’s 800m heat where he may attempt to run from the front. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There is a tactical element to 800m running which doubles its value indoors. No one knows this better than Mark English, which is a good thing, becau(...)

Katie Taylor at the OCI promotion  ‘100 Days to Go’ marking a countdown the European Games. “It’s a huge occasion and I think that in years to come it will be massive for European athletes.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) years. While boxing is strong, athletics, one of the anchor tenants of any event purporting to be a mini(...)

Highlanders (8.40) Brumbies v Western Force ATHLETICS Eurosport 2, 7.30am-1.15pm, 2.45pm-6pm BBC 2, 8.30am(...)

Kilkenny’s Dara Kervick has a decent chance of making the final at the European indoor athletics championships in Prague next weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) forward to next weekend’s European indoor athletics championships. It’s no warmer in Prague, although all(...)

Mark English has been combining his athletics preparations with his third year of medical studies at UCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Not many Irish athletes can talk up their medal prospects in such realistic terms as Mark English. At 21, he may still be a student of 800 metre runn(...)

Mark English leads Irish squad of 12 named for European indoors 2:45

Announcement of the Irish Team for the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Prague - Ciara(...)

Announcement of the Irish Team for the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Prague - Ciara Everard, Declan Murray, Mark English and Dara Kevrick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho 2:45

Twelve Irish athletes, led by 800 metres medal contender Mark English, will contest the European Indoor Championships, which get underway in Prague on(...)

George Ford during an England training session - 13 years ago he was learning his trade with Ronan O’Gara and Ian Humphreys at Ireland sessions. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images)

(...)st place in the Hero Indian Open at Delhi Golf Club. Athletics: English prepares for Prague(...)

Kelly Proper on her way to winning the women’s 200m final at the National Senior Indoor Championships at the Athlone International Arena. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

IAN O’RIORDAN Only a medical student could talk about recruiting as many fast twitch muscle fibres as possible in such exact terms. For Mark English (...)

Free Tennis Championships TENNIS BT Sport 2, 12.30pm-8pm WTA Qatar Open ATHLETICS Eurosport, 7pm-9(...)