The current 4 x 1 Mile indoor world record was set by a team from the USA exactly one month ago, 17th February, in New York. That time of 16:12.81
seconds is now the time to beat! This means the Irish athletes must run an average of 4:03 seconds to break the record. It’s not an easy task as indoor running is slower than outdoor running, but the average time of this Irish team is 3:57.3.
Eoin Everard (Kilkenny) is a five-time national champion and has run a 3:58 outdoor mile.
John Travers (Dublin) is the reigning national indoor 1500m champion, two-time European Indoor finalist, and holds a PB of 3:55 for the mile.
Paul Robinson (Kildare) has an amazing PB of 3:54 for the mile. He was 4th in the European 1500m championships and has numerous race victories
to his credit.
Sean Tobin (Tipperary) is on fire in the USA this season, helping Ole Miss university to the NCAA distance medley relay title just last
weekend, and winning several prestigious races. Sean will anchor the relay team.
Paul Donovan is a two-time Olympian, world indoor medalist, multiple NCAA (American collegiate) champion, and a specialist at relay events ,
anchoring his team to major championships and records during the 80s. He posted the fastest time in the world for indoor 3,000m in 1987, running 7 minutes 47 seconds, and ran his first sub 4-minute mile at age 20.
International Select Team
Tom Lancashire is a British Olympian at 1500m and Commonwealth and European finalist. His PB for the mile is 3:53!
Kieran Kelly is the reigning irish national indoor 800m champion and ran a 4:03 indoor mile just last month.
Kevin Kelly is only 21 years old and posting his best times for 1500m and Mile this indoor season.
Robbie Harper runs the final leg for the team.
Sponsor & Co-Organiser
Global Running Adventures is operated by Richard Donovan and organises the most extreme running events on the planet, including the North Pole Marathon, the Antarctic Ice Marathon, the Volcano Marathon and the World Marathon Challenge, where participants run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Richard ran across the entire continent of North America in 2015 and then Europe in 2016, and plans to cross Antarctica later this year.
Believe & Achieve is operated by Dermot McDermott , which provides the best athletics coaching and training camps in the country. His mission is to help athletes of all levels fulfil their potential and reach their goals. His initiative of the ‘Ireland’s Fastest Feet’ competition for kids has been a major success.
Thanks also to the Kings Head Pub, Galway for their support.