Ciara Mageean: will have learnt a lot from competing at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The difficulty with true championship running is that nothing can replicate it except for true championship running. And no one is more aware of that (...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the 1500m  at the European Athletics Championship in Amsterdam. Photograph:  Karel Delvoije/Inpho

You know what they say about talent and the face of adversity, and Ciara Mageean is now smiling right back at it, a European Championship bronze medal(...)

Rose-Anne Galligan runs in the heats of the 1,500m at the World Indoor Athletic Championships in Portland, Oregon on Friday. Photograph:  Adam Jastrzebowski/Inpho

Not many people willingly left Cheltenham at the start of this week, especially those with any interest in horses, although Rose-Anne Galligan had a p(...)