Name: Dermot Donnelly

DOB: 23/09/1970

Age you started running: 16

Age you retired: Not ready to retire yet!!!

Coached by: Malcom Brown


Personal Best Performances

Distance Time

1500m 3.44.1

3000m 7.58.03

5000m 13.27.63 (NI record)

10000m 28.32.15 (NI record)


Best positions/performances in races

UK (AAA) 10000m Champion 1998

UK (AAA) 5000m Chamion 1994

5th place Commonwealth Games

10000m 1998

NI Senior Cross Country Championships 1998

Seeley 10km Champion 9 times

10th place Euro Clubs Cros Country Championships 1998

Northern Ireland 5000m record – 13:27:63 (1998)

Northern Ireland 10000m record – 28:32:15 (1999)

Tow-path 2 mile record holder (to be ratified)!!


Most pleasing athletic performance

5th place in Commonweatlth Games 10000m – in 30 degree heat and 90% humidity!!


Most disappointing performance

Having to watch the 1998 European Championships on TV after being controversially overlooked by the British selectors.


Any other comments

I’m not finished yet