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?
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