Name: John ‘Big Devine’ Devlin

DOB: 08/03/80

Age you started running: 13

Coached by: Davy Wilson


Personal best performances

Distance Time

800m 1.57

1500m 3.57

3000m 8.32

5k (rd) 14.45

10k (rd) 31.23


Best positions/performances in races

NI U20 1500m Champion 1999

NI U17 1500m Champion 1996

Ulster Schools Senior XC 1999 2nd

NI Junior XC 2003 2nd

Ulster Schools Senior 1500m 1999 2nd

McConnell Shield XC 2002 2nd


Most pleasing athletic performance

Finsihing 2nd in NI Junior 2003 with an injury

Breaking Dermot Donnolly’s 2 mile tow-path world record (to be ratified by the IAAF or anyone else who would like to)


Most disappointing performance

All Ireland Schools Senior 1999 when I lost my spike during the race