Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates after victory and a world record in the men’s one-hour event at The Diamond League AG Memorial Van Damme athletics meeting at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.  Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Billed as the fastest half marathon field ever assembled in Northern Ireland, the only worry for the race organisers is whether or not it will be fast(...)

Phil Healy winning the women’s 200m final at the national track & field championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The problem with being Ireland’s fastest woman is that every time you race against Irish opposition you are expected to win. It’s not easy, and Phil H(...)

Morocco’s Othmane El Goumri wins the 2019 KBC Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

He ran and won but he couldn’t hide from his shadowy past. Othmane El Goumri from Morocco was the first man home in the 2019 Dublin Marathon, just nin(...)

Stephen Scullion celebrates his second place finish in the Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

He ran and won but he couldn’t hide - Othmane El Gourmi from Morocco the first man home in the 2019 Dublin Marathon, just nine months after returning (...)

Fionnuala McCormack came 12th in the European Cross Country in Slovakia. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Not quite déjà vu all over again - Fionnuala McCormack this time not so much run off the European Cross Country medal podium by the still conspicuous (...)

Shona Heaslip of An Riocht AC on her way to winning the women’s senior cross-country championships  at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph:  David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Properly testing cross-country conditions seem like a rare thing these days, and yet Shona Heaslip still made light of them in defending her national (...)