Q1.When did you start running and what got you interested in it?
2003, just wanted to do something and stop being so lazy
Q2. How many marathons have you run?
Only 3 so far, but the ultra bug seems to have bitten
Q3. What’s your favourite event?
Don’t have one yet but enjoyed the Connemara ultra and am looking forward to the2012 event (enjoy ? look forward to an ultra ? that can’t be right)
Q4. How many miles do you run in a typical week?
50+ depends on work
Q5. What’s your best ever running performance?
I think the 2010 Ballycotton 10 , not a huge performance but at the time I really had to dig deep
Q6. What running shoes do you wear and do you wear racing flats?
I wear brooks adrenaline , training and racing
Q7. What was your worst marathon experience?
Lausanne 2011 ,due to work commitments I didnt train nearly enough , I ran 3hrs 39 , I know I’m capable of more so when I was handed a medal at the finish line it didn’t really mean that much to me , great scenery though, might do better next year if I can stop looking at the Alps.
Q8. How fast could you run a mile on a track?
Never really put it to the test
Q9. What’s your marathon PB?
3hrs 31 , but that will be improved upon in 2012
Q10. What’s the best piece of training advice you were ever given?
Same piece I give to anyone starting out, when youre starting out and you want to walk, don’t , just run so slowly that you’d be faster walking, do this until you’re ready to go again, in your head this means you didn’t stop, you kept running. When you’re only starting out this really means a lot to you
Q11. Have you ever had a serious running injury?
Q12. What training session do you find the hardest/dislike the most and what’s your favourite session?
Same answer for both parts of this question, hill sprints, love them/hate them
Q13. What is the longest race you have completed?
Q14. Favourite running quote?
Why couldn’t Pheidippides have died at mile 20
Q15. Weirdest food you’ve ever eaten during a marathon?
Nothing yet, but planning on running a few ultras in 2012 so ask me again this time next year
Q16. Strangest thing you’ve ever seen during a marathon?
Lausanne marathon in Switzerland ,were at the base of the Alps people are struggling and I keep catching up with this guy every couple of miles, the only reason I catch him is because he keeps stopping to take photos, every time he took a pic he had the biggest smile I saw on any face that day
Q17. What usually goes through your head as you cross the finish line of a marathon?
Is that it ? , I guess that means I’m not trying hard enough
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?
Theres always a way around any obstacle, I guess I haven’t realised my limits yet, running or othewise
Q20. What event have you not yet completed that you would like to do the most in the future?
2013 Spartathlon, hoping to run 2012 Portumna 100k as a qualifier