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Scullion’s ‘biggest achievement’

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Scullion’s ‘biggest achievement’ thumbnailGlen Scullion (right) pictured with his Irish teammates that claimed a bronze medal at the European Masters Indoor Championships in Madrid.

Brockagh runner Glen Scullion says his bronze medal for Ireland in the 4x200m relay at the European Masters Indoor Championships was his "biggest achievement to date."

Not only did Glen pick up the bronze medal, he helped his team set a new Irish Masters record time of 1:37:01.

"It is by far my biggest achievement. But, it didn't really kick in until I got home," he said.

The 39-year-old man was one of the older racers, particularly in his individual events as he's only a few weeks off his 40th birthday.

Scullion only took up running four years ago after watching a TV show called 'Run Grandad Run' which documented Ardboe's Patsy Forbes' chase for a gold medal at the World Masters Athletic Championships in Turin.

"I watched this tv show and went to see Patsy to talk about a photo. It was then that he actually talked me into joining up, and I ended up joining his club, Mid-Ulster Athletics Club."

"I train everyday and in the lead up to the Masters I was training twice a day, morning and evening.

"On average, I would alternate between training around 11 times one week, 9 times the next.

"On top of the three or four track sessions with my club, I would do other specific stuff, such as weight training."

Moving forward, Scullion is not resting on his laurels and has already set his aims out for the upcoming outdoor season, which includes the NI, Irish and World Championships.

"I've won the NI Championships 100m's the last couple of years and I want to keep that up this year, but I also want to improve and go for gold in the 200m's.

"I believe I can get a medal in the same events at the All-Ireland Championships and finally, I am realistically aiming for the semi finals of the 100/200m's in the World's in Malaga, and of course go as far as I can again in the relays."

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