Ultra Runner of the Year

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We heard John O’Regan was up for an Athletics Ireland award. So we headed along with a camera to see what it was all about.  I am not sure what I was expecting to see but when I entered the room i was blow away by the esteemed event. The large room was full, everyone sitting at large round tables, very fancy indeed.

The show was hosted by Greg Allen. John was up for Ultra runner of the year. I had a quick chat to him when I went in and he said he was a little nervous.   Looking around the room it was who’s who of Athletics in Ireland . I spotted John Tracey, Pat Hickey and Michael Ring TD – Minister of State for Tourism and Sport  and many more. John won and he happily received his award on stage. He is a quite, humble gentleman who is a phenomenal  athlete . I spoke to him afterwards and came out with a classic quote .

“I don’t run to win awards but it nice when you get them”

Kipper Maguire

 

Kipper & John