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Dave Brady

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

In 1986 and Bob Geldof’s sport aid 10km in aid of Ethiopia’s famine relief first got me interested in running

Q2. How many marathons have you run?


Q3. What’s your favorite event?

10 miles and then the half marathon

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

– 70 miles

Q5.  What’s your best ever running performance?

– When I broke 3 hours in Belfast, it came after 4 days racing in one weekend

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

Asics and yes i do wear racing flats

Q7.What was your worst marathon experience

– There have been many bad ones but id probably say when I ran Connemara in gale force winds

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

– I don’t like track running but about 7 minutes

Q9. What’s your marathon PB?

– 2.52

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


Q11.Have you ever had a seious running injury

– No, I have been very lucky in that regard

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

400 meter intervals on track

The 1 minute “indian file” with at least 3 people up the sea front in clontarf

Q12.What is the longest race you’ve ever completed?

– 39.3 mile ultra marathon

Q14.  Do you have a Favorite quote running or otherwise?

“Someday,but just not yet”

Q15. What’s the weirdest food you have eaten during a marathon?

I never eat during a race

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

– Peter Ferris and Conor Flanagan peeing on the run in Isle of Mann and the strange water pattern it left on the tarmac

Q17.What usually goes through your head when you finish a marathon?

Thank god it’s over

Q18.Do you get narky when you dont get a run in?

Sometimes but that rarely happens

Q19.Have you ever considered how you would handle it if you couldn’t run anymore?

I would just have to find something else to do

Q20.What even have you not completed that you would like to do in the future

Marathon Des Sables

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