In this article Seamus O'Donnell provides some insight into his distinguished career as an endurance athlete.
What got you interested in running?
I started running in 1971 at the age of eleven with St. Johnston AC. The local club had just been founded and everybody else was joining.
What kind of running did you do as a Juvenile?
I ran both track and cross-country events. Sports days were big in Donegal at that time and during the summer there would usually be a sports somewhere in the county every Sunday. I was mostly mid-pack in competition but I got a few podium finishes later on including a silver in the Ulster U-17 3000m. I also qualified to represent Ulster in the O'Duffy cup in 1978.