Matt Doyle

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

Started running when I was a child, got sick of walking everywhere.

Q2. How many marathons have you run?


Q3. What’s your favourite event?

Carlow Kilkenny Marathon because I organised it.. 🙂

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

10 – 15 miles but do alot of gym work.

Q5.  What’s your best ever running performance?

Finishing my first marathon, Dublin city marathon 2000 – had a hangover that day 🙂 (was drinking until 2am, tough day at the office)

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

Vibram five fingers KSO up to half marathon and cross country.

Asics Nimbus for marathons (too chicken to wear VFF for the longer distance but hopefully do it this year 🙂

Q7. What was your worst marathon experience?

Dublin City Marathon 2011 – DNF – had nothing left after 10 miles and pulled up at 16.

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

Never tried it.

Q9. What’s your marathon PB?

4hrs 55 mins

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

Listen to your body. Push it hard but remember to rest when needed

Q11. Have you ever had a serious running injury?

Had knee problems but they’re grand since I started wearing VFF’s

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

All of them ha ha.. I love cross country hill running.

Q13. What is the longest race you have completed?


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

Never eat yellow snow!!

Q15. Weirdest food you’ve ever eaten during a marathon?


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

Nothing because marathon runners are so sensible 😉

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

Thank Christ that’s over, when and where is the next one?

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

Na, I just work harder next time

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

I’d be fairly narky – I’d have to find some other way of exercising

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

Marathon de Sable

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