Name: Richard Girvan

Age: 27

Age you started running: 14

Coached by: David Wilson


Personal best performances

Distance Time

400m 49.5

800m 1.49.13

1500m 3.46.44

800m indoor 1.50.55


Best positions/performances in races

Position 10 Northern Ireland titles at 400m/800m and 4x400m


Most pleasing athletic performance

1998 commonwealth games

NCAA indoor championships 1999

GB under 20 international

GB under 23 international indoor and out


Most disappointing athletic performance

Falling in AAA semi final 2001

Injury before 2002 commonwealth games


Other comments

Spent 3 years competing for University of Oregon on the US collegiate circuit

Have had 5 separate stress fractures