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Grace O’Rourke – the Virtual Interview

Next up we have high jumper Grace O’Rourke. Grace has been an incredible team member in our National League and cross teams over the years.



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1. When and why did you join DSD AC?

I joined in 2001 because I entered the High Jump for the Schools and I won so I thought I should get some coaching!

2. What was your best event and what event did you like best

High Jump. I did also enjoy a bit of XC

3. What is your favourite training workout?

I love a session that gets the lactic going! split 400’s maybe and Hills

4. And your least favourite?

I hate doing core.

5. What is your most cherished or proudest moment in your athletics career?

ah when i jumped my pb 1.75 🙂 in Athlone

6. What is your most loved athletics sporting moment of all time ?

When we can 3rd in the European Club Champs in Portugal. That was lovely!

7. What is your favourite race / athletics meet to take part in?

The league final was always good craic in Tullamore

8. What was your worst injury – and how did you get over it?

I had none – thank god!!

9. What do you eat before a race and how long before do you eat?

I usually ate porridge or eggs and toast

10. If you could have dinner with 3 sporting personalities past or present who would you pick ?

Shane Lowry seems like good craic & Serena Williams because she is some woman

11. What is your next running / athletics goal?

None I’m retired

12. How are you motivating yourself to continue training at these difficult times?

I eat too much chocolate not to be motivated!

13. What piece of advice would you give an aspiring athlete?

Run your own race – I cheated this is Mr Kids advice but its the best!

14. Do you have any memorable or funny story from DSD that you could share?

No I was a very serious athlete

15. Can you share an old picture from your running days

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