Member Profile : John Dunphy

Eagle AC Member Profile…

Name: John Dunphy

Member of Eagle AC since: May 2014

How long have you been running what made you take it up: Started running in April 2007

Favourite thing about running: Enjoying been out and about, meeting new people and of course the buzz of getting that new pb.

Favourite race distance to run: 5k and this will never change, it’s the distance I’m most comfortable with, I never have to worry about pacing myself I just go mad and hang on for dear life 🙂

What is your main goal for this year: I never set goals I don’t like pressure,if I pick a time for a race I never get it,my best times have come when I least expected them because in my head it’s getting from A-B and enjoy it.

Your best race/most memorable racing moment to date: 5k feet first race series in Killarney 2014, ran my fastest ever 5k time and was over the moon. I even doubled checked with the famous John Walshe of East Cork was the course measured right and he confirmed it was… well I had to be sure 🙂

Tell us something most people might not know about you: I’m OCD about everything 😀

Biggest heroes (sporting or non-sporting): Roy Keane, Mo Farrah

One bit of advice you would give to someone thinking of taking up running: Go for it and stick with it and you will get many years of happiness, and many new friends.

3 things you would take with you onto a desert island: Suncream, fishing rod and a boat 🚣‍♀️