Jim Browne is recently new to Sportsworld but has plenty of solid PB’s in his first running streak 25 years ago. One of the best age group runners in the club Jim is good craic and always giving it his all for the club.
When did you join Sportsworld?
What is your favourite club session?
Probably the hills and sprints session or cross country training on Saturday morning.
What is your favorite race distance?
5k/6k Cross Country.
What is your favorite meal before a big race?
Brown Bread and Banana (hardly a meal)
My Favourite place to train/compete is?
For training the Kiltipper cross country sessions. It’s brutally hard but at the same time exhilarating.. For racing the Lanzarote Running Challenge is brilliant and especially the Ridge Race
What is your target for the next year?
A sub 39 min 10k would be great and a good run in the Dublin Cross Country Masters and the All Ireland Cross Country Masters .
What is your best Sportsworld memory?
The trips to Lanzarote have been great and really enjoyed the trip to the All Ireland Masters Cross Country last year.
What international events have you ran?
The Berlin Half Marathon and the Lanzarote Running Challenge
What do you like doing when you don’t run?
Spending time with the family and friends . Supporting the greatest rugby team in the world and trash talking Leinster rugby. Supporting Limerick hurlers . Eating out.
How/When did you start your adventure with running?
I actually started as a track runner in Boston 25 years ago. My first race was a glorious success and I finished last by 50m in an indoor 800m. Ran track for two years but when I came back to Ireland I ran on my own sporadically for 15 years whilst training and competing in Tae Kwon Do .
Tell us about your PB’s / What is your biggest achievement?
My favourite PB’s are from the track but they are from a long time ago . 2 min 4sec for 800m and 4min 48 sec for the mile. My most recent favourite is a 1hr 26 min for the Half Marathon last year.
How often do you run / What is your typical weekly mileage?
5 times a week and about 35 miles
What would you say is the best thing about being in a Running Club?
The camaraderie and your training partners bringing the best out of you..
What made you join a Running Club?
I wanted to give the running a good lash after years of dipping in and out of it
What was your first day at the Club like?
Grand. I stuck to Breda like a little boy to his mother at his first day at school.
Why is running important to you?
It’s a stress buster,and boy do I love the endorphins. .
Is there anything you would like to see more of or less of at the Club?
It would be great if more members would run in team events.
Who is the person in the club who inspires/drives to run better?
All those members that train really hard and try to maximize their ability but at the same time don’t take themselves too seriously
Do you do any cross training / other sports on a regular basis?
I have started weight training again and used to train and compete in Tae Kwon Do.