Name: John McLaughlin

DOB: 06/09/53

Age you started running:14

Age you retired:35

Coached by: Tom Clarke


Personal best performances

Distance Time

1500m 3.54

3000m 8.09

5000m 13.57

10000m 28.40

10k rd 29.05

10miles 47.10

1/2 Marathon 63.24

Marathon 2hr15.43


Best positions/performances in races

1. 3xN.Ire cross-country championships(74,82,83)

2. N.Ire junior cross-country champion

3. Winner of N.Ire 5000 and 10000 athletic track championships

4. 2nd Scottish 10000m

5. Northern Ireland marathon champion

6. 1st International marathon Helsinki, Finland

7. 1st Half-marathon Lyon, France

8. 1st 25k Monceau, France

9. 1st 10k Height, Inwood, New York, USA

10. 1st 5mile Rockville, USA

11. 1st 5miles York, Pennsylvania, USA


Most pleasing athletic performance

The two Northern Ireland records at 10k and marathon. The first person in Northern Ireland under 29minutes for 10k.

Winning the Northern Ireland Junior and Senior cross-country championship


Most disappointing performance

My performances in the two commonwealth games that I competed in, I feel I didn’t do myself justice