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Andrew Dowey

Q1.When did you start running and what got you interested in it?

I started running in November 2008 because a work colleague/friend said I could run a marathon.

Q2. How many marathons have you run?

I have ran 4 marathons and 2 ultras

Q3. What’s your favourite event?

Would have to be Dublin

Q4. How many miles do you run in a typical week?

If all is going well about 40 plus miles

Q5.  What’s your best ever running performance?

Would have to be my second time at Dublin when I knocked an hour off my time


Q6. What running shoes do you wear and do you wear racing flats?        

Iwear nike pegasus for training and racing

Q7. What was your worst marathon experience?

Dublin 2011 everything just went wrong

Q8. How fast could you run a mile on a track?                           

About 6 minutes

Q9. What’s your marathon PB?

3hours 27 minutes

Q10. What’s the best piece of training advice you were ever given?

Get time on your feet

Q11. Have you ever had a serious running injury?

No but dislocated my toe 5 weeks before dublin 2010 and went out and did a p.b.

Q12. What training session do you find the hardest/dislike the most and what’s your favourite session?

Doing the shorter miles hardest. Favourite would be 10miles as a tempo run

Q13. What is the longest race you have completed?                          

Connemara ultra (39miles)

Q14.  Do you have a Favourite quote [running or otherwise?]                

Any idiot can run a marathon but it takes a special kind of idiot to run an ultra marathon.
Q15. Weirdest food you’ve ever eaten during a marathon                    

Don’t eat much when running

Q16.  Strangest thing you’ve ever seen during a marathon?                                                         

At dublin 2011 there was a man wearing a man-kini, rather him than me

Q17. What usually goes through your head as you cross the finish line of a marathon?

Thank God that is over

Q18. Do you get narky if you don’t get a run in?


Q19. Have you ever considered how you’d handle it if you couldn’t run again?

Yes would like to think I would continue doing marathons in a wheel-chair.  Much respect to them guys

Q20.  What event have you not yet completed that you would like to do the most in the future?

Maybe do the west highland way, was a pacer for a friend in 2011 and did 35 miles with him and would like a go at the whole thing.(95miles of pleasure not)

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    Marathon Club Ireland was formed to encourage all aspects of marathon running in Ireland, from participation to organisation. Formed in November 2010 the club is a non-profit body run by a committee of elected volunteers.


    Club membership is open to those who have completed one or more marathons and achievement awards can be purchased to mark the completion of 25 , 50, 75 & 100 marathons.


    Achievement medals/awards for 20, 50 or 75 marathons can be purchased by members, following verification of their marathon list, for presentation by a selected member at a convenient race.


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