Sporting Achievements

Career Highlights

Olympian: Represented Ireland in the 2012 London Olympic Games in the marathon
IAU World Championship 50km 4th place 2015; 7th place 2019
Comrades Marathon 3rd place 2019
Marathon PB 2:36:11 (Rotterdam Marathon April 2011)                                      
Current Irish Record Holder 50km 3:19:49 (IAU World Championships 2019)
Current Irish Record Holder 100km 7:43:01
2019 Athletics Ireland Ultra Athlete of the Year
 
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Senior Athletic Achievements 

Represented Ireland on several occasions at international competitions, including:

  • Olympic Games London 2012

  • IAAF World Championships 50km 2015

  • IAAF World Championships 50km 2019

  • Anglo Celtic Plate 100km 2021

 

Irish National Titles include:

  • Irish 100km Championships 2021

  • Irish Half Marathon Champion 2018

  • Irish 50km Champion 2018

  • Irish 10 Mile Champion 2018

  • 2nd place Irish Marathon Championships 2018

  • 2nd place Irish Marathon Championships 2017

  • 2nd place Irish Marathon Championships 2016

  • Irish 10km Champion 2011

  • Irish Half Marathon Champion 2010

 

Junior Athletic Achievements 

  • National Junior Triathlon Champion 1996 & 1997

  • National Junior Cycling Champion 1994 & 1995

  • National cross country bronze medalist

  • Ulster Bronze medalist swimming

 

Public Speaking Experience 

  • Interviewed on Irish TV and Radio and participated in a number of podcasts

  • Panellist on Off the Ball on Newstalk and “iTalksport” on Setanta Ireland

  • Guest speaker at Institute of Chartered Accountants networking events on two occasions

  • Guest speaker at Institute of Tax Recently Qualified Chartered Tax Advisers Conference

 

Personal Best Performances 

5 kilometers - 16:42 - Dublin - 31 May 2010

10 kilometers - 35:28 Dublin - 6 Jun 2011

Half marathon - 1:15:29 Newry - 3 Jun 2012

Marathon - 2:36:11 - Rotterdam - 15 Apr 2012

50 kilometers - 3:19:49 - Brasov - 1 Sept 2019

100 kilometers - 7:43:01 - Ireland - 22 Aug 2021

Comrades Marathon - 6:24:12 - Durban - 9 Jun 2019

Personal Performances 2021

Anglo Celtic Plate incorporating 100km Irish Championships - 7:43:01 - 1st Place (IRISH NATIONAL RECORD)

 

Personal Performances 2020

China Coast Half Marathon - 1:22:39 - 1st Place (NEW COURSE RECORD)

Personal Performances 2019

Comrades Marathon - 6:24:12 - 3rd Place

IAU 50km World Championships - 3:19:49 - 7th Place (IRISH NATIONAL RECORD)

Rotterdam Marathon - 2:38:42 - 16th Place

Dublin City Marathon - 2:37:56 - 14th Place

Bohermeen Half Marathon - 1:18:18 - 1st Place

43rd Mount Butler (Heritage) Race (HK) - 1:01:07 - 1st Place

AVOHK 5km Race Wan Chai (HK) - 20:34 - 1st Place

HKAAA Hong Kong Island 10km - 36:23 - 1st Place (NEW COURSE RECORD)

20th Cum Shek Kong 30km - 2:04:31 - 1st Place (NEW COURSE RECORD)

 

Personal Performances 2018

Irish 50km Championships - 2:24:29 - 1st Place
Dublin City Marathon - 2:41:17 - 6th Place
Irish Half Marathon Championships - 1:22:25 - 1st Place
Irish 10 Mile Championships - 1:01:22 - 1st Place
Indoor Marathon New York - 2:53:11 - 2nd Place
Seeley Cup 10km - 35:41 - 3rd Place