Mark English

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2014 European Athletics Championships, Ireland’s Mark English is congratulated by friends after winning Bronze in the Men’s 800m Final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After delivering on the country’s expectations as much as his own Mark English has been named athlete of the year for 2014, perfectly rounding off (...)

The Ireland 4x400m relay team of Richard Morrissey, Mark English, Brian Gregan and Thomas Barr celebrate after setting a new Irish record in Zurich yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Judging by the way Mo Farah won another European 5,000m title he might well have earned a spot on Britain’s 400m relay team, or at least given someon(...)

Paul Robinson of Ireland  after finishing fourth in the Men’s 1500m final at the  22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund   in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph:   Ian Walton/Getty Images

It began with Paul Robinson feeling desperately gutted at finishing fourth in his European Championship 1,500 metres final, and was soon followed by (...)

Ireland’s Richard Morrissey, Thomas Barr, Brian Murphy and Brian Gregan  celebrate setting a 4x4oom relay national record and  qualifying for Sunday’s final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Thomas Barr may have missed a place in his hurdles final but he delivered a terrific run over the 400 metres flat to anchor Ireland’s place in the Eur(...)

Ireland’s Mark English savours the moment as he crosses the line to take bronze in the 800m final in Zurich.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Not long before Mark English toed the line for his 800 metres final a perfect rainbow broke out over the Letzigrund Stadium. English always said he n(...)

Ireland’s Mark English finishes fourth in the Men’s 800m semi-finals behind winner Pierre-Ambroise Bosse of France and second placed Artur Kuciapski of Poland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

He pumped his fist in the air after just 300 metres, which might seem like a dangerously premature celebration for an 800 metres race. Except this was(...)

 Ireland’s Mark English came fourth in his 800m semi-final but qualified as a fastest loser.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Donegal’s Mark English qualified for the 800m final at the European Championships in Zurich, with a fourth place finish in the first semi-final this (...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton didn’t feel competitive over the 10,000m distance. Photograph: Inpho

He said it was better than he ever felt. And the trick for Mark English now is to keep feeling that way. Because in this sort of form his 800m final (...)

Ireland’s Thomas Barr on his way to qualifying from his heat of the men’s 400m hurdles during day one of the  European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As an exercise in clearing the first hurdle – or 10 of them, to be exact – Thomas Barr got it perfectly right inside the Letzigrund Stadium this morni(...)

ark English, who is ranked fourth best in Europe heading into next weeks’s 800m championship. He clocked the time running second to world champion David Rudisha in June. Photograph Ian MacNicol/Inpho

There is a scene in the recent BBC documentary about David Rudisha – 100 Seconds to Beat the World – where Seb Coe talks about running the 800 metres (...)

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