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'I've always trained here on my own so nothing has changed' - Molly Scott on hurdling life's obstacles in lockdown

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Irish athlete Molly Scott during a training session at her home in Carlow on Tuesday May 19 while adhering to the guidelines of social distancing set down by the Health Service Executive. Photo: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Irish athlete Molly Scott during a training session at her home in Carlow on Tuesday May 19 while adhering to the guidelines of social distancing set down by the Health Service Executive. Photo: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

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Irish athlete Molly Scott during a training session at her home in Carlow on Tuesday May 19 while adhering to the guidelines of social distancing set down by the Health Service Executive. Photo: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

The blonde-mopped vision in pink and white ascends the hill, panting and wheezing. Eyes and hands and legs pointing resolutely forward as if in a rush to beat the snaking queues at the hardware shop.

The farmer rubs his eyes in faint disbelief. It is not so unusual to see somebody running on a rural road in these times of self-isolation but Molly Scott is not alone.

Trailing behind her is a car tyre attached to her waist which she pulls like a sled. It is this sight which prompts our friend's blinking bafflement.