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.
<img src="http://goodcowebprojects.com/aspire/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/94182875_10157443425830292_7745575812954324992_n.jpg" alt="94182875_10157443425830292_7745575812954324992_n.jpg" /> 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