In the Spotlight – John O’Brien

Where are you from?


Are you a member of a running or Athletic’s Club?

Yes, Ballymore Cobh A.C.

How many times have you entered the Cork City 10 Miler?

3 times.

What do you enjoy most about training?

Being in the present and the buzz it gives.

What do you find most challenging about training?

It’s tough when you’re tired or after work but once you get the gear on you’re running!

What is your preferred training location?

Tay Road Cobh or around the 10 Mile race route.

Do you have a race day strategy (run solo, with a pacer or with a friend)?

Run solo

Do you have any pre-race rituals?

Check the gear bag about 20 times!

What will you eat the morning before the race?

Porridge and of course coffee.

Any tips for others entering a 10 Mile race for the first time?

Don’t go out too quick and if you have a plan try to stick to it. You have to respect the distance.


Thank you John! See you on Race Day August 20th 2023.

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