Name: Sam Doherty

DOB: 10/11/59

Age you started running: 15

Age you retired: 40

Coached by: Hugh Campbell – Tom Clarke


Personal best performances

Distance Time

Marathon 2hr 19.20

1/2 Marathon 66.37

Ten Miles rd 48.47

10km road 29.27

5km road 14.11


Best positions/ performances in races

3rd Dublin Marathon

3rd Belfast Marathon

1st N.I 1/2 Marathon Championship (twice)

1st N.I 10 Mile Chamionship

3rd Portrush 1/2 Marathon

1st Shankill 4 1/2 Mile Road Race

1st Anderson Ten

1st Portadown Ten


Most pleasing athletic performance

Finishing in 3rd place in the 1983 Dublin Marathon in under 2hrs 20mins.

Winning the Portadown Ten Mile Road Race in under 49mins


Most disappointing performance

Losing a two minute in the 1988 Belfast Marathon and finsihing in 5th place


Any other comments

The minds willing but the body is weak