Connor Craig-Jackson

Connor Craig-Jackson

Mhairi MacLennan on finding her “calling” in life

07/01/2020 by Connor Craig-Jackson

In a loud, busy lecture theatre at the end of a Spanish lesson at Edinburgh University, lecturer Mhairi MacLennan rushes out of the room with her hands stacked full of paper as she prepares to sit down for a chat about the many big changes that have happened over the past year. Throughout 2019, the … Read more

Jenny Nesbitt “never takes a day for granted” after mental health struggles

22/11/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

At a small school assembly in Worcester, pupil Jenny Nesbitt heard her name being called to go up and collect an award for being “the most happy and smiley child” in the school. She shook the teacher’s hand, turned to her classmates to show her familiar smile and then wandered back over to her chair … Read more

James Ellington taking legal action against Nigel Levine for 2017 motorbike accident

01/11/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

A new twist in the comeback of former British international James Ellington has seen him take legal action against his Olympic team-mate Nigel Levine over a motorbike crash in early 2017 that left Ellington out of action until 2019. Levine was driving the motorcycle with both athletes on during a tr … Read more

Eilish McColgan and Michael Rimmer escape “horrible” car crash unharmed

26/10/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

European silver medallist Eilish McColgan has been involved in a sudden car crash during a holiday in India with her boyfriend and fellow athlete Michael Rimmer. The Great South Run winner described in an Instagram post how she and her partner had been on a four hour taxi journey to their hotel in A … Read more

Edinburgh Hare and Hounds aim for four in a row at Scottish National Relays

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24/10/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Cumbernauld has been our regular venue for the Lindsays National XC Relay for all but the first year of the current century. And why not? The undulating grounds of Cumbernauld House deliver the required hills and mud for competitive cross country against a stunning autumn backdrop. The North Lanarks … Read more

Women’s marathon world record falls in Chicago

16/10/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

An unbelievable run from Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei saw her win the Chicago marathon in 2:14:04 to smash Paula Radcliffe’s long-standing marathon record of 2:15:25. After more than 16 years of efforts from the top female marathon runners in the world, the day that many thought would never come has arrive … Read more

Stock track. AtletiCAGeneve in Geneva 2018. Photo: Alex Seftel

IAAF deems ‘fastest loser’ inappropriate for World Championships

27/09/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The term “fastest loser” has been deemed to be inappropriate by the IAAF, who are looking to move the phrase out of athletics to avoid the risk of devaluing athletes’ performances. Reporters have normally used the term to refer to athletes who have run the fastest times out of all those who did not … Read more

Genzebe Dibaba drops out of the World Athletics Championships

19/09/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Former world champion and current 1500m world record holder Genzebe Dibaba will not be competing at the World Championships this year, pulling out due to a foot injury. The Ethiopian has had a strong season so far, sitting 2nd in the 1500m world lists and winning two Diamond League meetings in Rome … Read more

#ThrowThursday: Seven stories from British throwing this season

12/09/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

New talent, strong comebacks and a few moments of controversy have been the stories of the season from a British throwing point of view, with some getting a fair amount of attention both internationally and from outside the throwing community. Here are some of the bigger developments to have happene … Read more

Iraitz Arrospide: Steel City Spaniard wins world 50km title

02/09/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Four years ago, a Spanish student living in Sheffield decided that while he was there, he wanted to try out a new sport and made the switch from swimming to athletics. In 2018, under coach John Wood, Spain international Iraitz Arrospide grabbed a team silver medal in the marathon at the European Ath … Read more