Gold Machine Sean

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Year 12 running sensation Sean Corry has amassed an amazing seventeen Ulster Titles at school and club level. Seven of these titles are for cross country with the remaining ten coming on the track.

Sean Corry

All 17 Ulster titles on display

Sean recently collected gold in the Intermediate boys Ulster schools cross country final at Mallusk Playing Fields, Belfast.  This victory means that Sean has now won Ulster Cross Country titles in the Mini, Minor, Junior and Intermediate boy’s races.  To come out top in Ulster each year is a remarkable feat of consistency and illustrates Sean’s dominance of his age category.

Sean proudly displays his 6 Ulster Schools titles

This week I interviewed Sean to find out what keeps him ahead of the field.

20 Questions with Sean Corry

1.Track or Cross Country?


2.Preferred distance?


3.What has been the highlight of your running career so far?

Winning All-Ireland u16 1500m in 2015

4.Favourite venue:

Mary Peters Track, Belfast

5.Biggest influence on your career?

My coaches, including my current coach Teresa McDaid, my previous coach Conor Moore and my school coach Conor McFlynn.

6.Best piece of advice you have been given?

Kick from 300m out in the Irish u16 1500m.

7.How often do you train?

6 days a week

8.Least favourite training drill?


9.Biggest disappointment?

Came 11th in boys u14 All-Ireland in 2013

10.Toughest opponent/biggest threat?

I don’t really have one specific opponent which is tougher to beat than the others.

11.How do you relax before a race?

When I start warming up for the race I get more relaxed, like going for a jog.

12.Who are your sporting heroes?

Fionnuala McCormack, Usain Bolt and David Rudisha.

13.What are your hobbies outside of running?

Surfing and most watersports

14.Favourite Film:


15.Favourite Book:

I am Pilgrim

16.Favourite Song:

Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans (RAC remix) or MGMT – Electric Feel

17.What do you normally eat for breakfast?


18.Favourite Food:


19.What’s next for Sean Corry?

I’m heading over to London to run for NI at the London Mini Marathon in April. Then track season 2017, and hopefully I will qualify to compete internationally on the track later this year.

20.Ultimate Goal/ambition

Compete for Ireland at the Olympics.

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