Fionnuala Britton, Kilcoole AC, Co. Wicklow, on her way to winning the Senior Women’s 8000m race at the GloHealth Inter County  Cross Country Championships at Dundalk Institute of Technology,  Co. Louth. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy / Sportsfile

Only the untouchables of cross country running make it look this easy, and in defending her National Inter-counties title Fionnuala Britton sent out (...)

“Rory’s got that real athlete’s body now,” said Greg Allen of RTÉ of the world’s number one golfer, Rory McIlroy, “not totally ripped, in the Tiger Woods sense; he’s just superbly conditioned, especially when you watch him from behind”. Photograph: Hunter Martin/Getty Images

I was having a beer with Greg Allen in Zurich last weekend and he was telling me about Rory McIlroy’s arse. It was early and the beer was light and it(...)

 Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton finished in 10th position in the marathon in Zurich. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

As debut marathons gme o Fionnuala Britton had good reason to be satisfied with her 10th place finish at the European Championships in Zurich earlier(...)

Martin Fagan of Mullingar Harriers AC crosses the finishing line to win the Terenure five-mile road race. Photograph: Tomás Greally

A welcome returns go Martin Fagan got it all perfectly right when winning the Terenure 5-Mile Road Race in Dublin yesterday - his first major outing s(...)

A dejected Fionnula Britton had to settle for fourth place in the Great Ireland Run over 10km in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

IAN O’RIORDAN: Road racing was never her forte and yet Fionnuala Britton found herself surprisingly off the pace at yesterday’s(...)

The start of the Junior Great Ireland Run, during the Spar Great Ireland Run 2014. Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Tomás Greally/Sportsfile

The daughters of Sonia O’Sullivan and Catherina McKiernan ran in their mother’s footsteps yesterday when they came first and third in(...)

Teena Gates: competing in the Killarney Adventure Race, which is one of her greatest achievements.

When did you start running and why?I always thought that only “fit” people ran, until I joined a couch to 5k programme at LeChéile AC in Leixlip and g(...)