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The Journey – From Letterkenny to Rio

I’m not sure any of us could have predicted that the three Irish steeplechasers would all go inside the Olympic QT in the same race and on Irish soil, but we did and I guess we made a little bit of Irish Athletics history in July 2015.

We owe a lot to Darragh McDaid for bringing us all together for this race, it really was a magic night that resulted in Myself, Michelle and Sara being selected for the World Championships in Beijing and firmly on the road to Rio. read more


McGrady Downpatrick



McGrady Downpatrick are helping fund my training camps this year on the Road to Rio which has been a valuable part of my preparation. A great bunch of guys who give back to the community and sport

X-Bionic  – Ardblair Sports Importers 



Ardblair Sports Importers have been supplying me with X-Socks Compression socks & X-Bionic clothing which has come in really handy for training at altitude when the weather can change at any moment. The X-Socks compression socks have been a lifesaver for my calf muscles and shins which tend to get very tight and sore with the amount of miles and also training in spikes on the track. The socks have provided protection and recovery to my legs along with the many other X-bionic garments such as compression shorts and spikers (calf guards). read more

About Me

I first starting running when I was 13 and developed into quite a good junior 800/1500 and x-c athlete. I also ran a few road races and finished well up with many of the senior ladies at that time and tried a bit of mountain running too as my club Newcastle AC mainly raced and trained in the Mournes where the club is situated.

As I progressed onto University my running took a back step so I could concentrate on my studies and travelling from Newcastle to Jordanstown to Uni was a real strain on time too. read more