Meet middle distance runner Sean Tobin who will share his journey throughout 2019 on Fast Running.

After an athletic scholarship at the University of Mississippi, Sean Tobin returned home to Ireland in 2018. The Irish miler teamed up with the newly formed Dublin Track Club and concluded the year with a top 10 finish at the European Cross Country Championships.

Tobin is a firm believer in the importance of the group, and along with his own personal goals in 2019, he hopes to help raise the standards at the Dublin-based training group.


Name: Sean Tobin
Age (Jan 2019): 24
Hometown: Clonmel
Club: Clonmel AC
Main discipline: 1500m/mile
Other disciplines: cross country
Full-time athlete/work/studying: Full-time athlete

Goals or targets for 2019

1) Learn and adapt to the full-time athlete lifestyle
2) Continue to help build and raise the standard of the Dublin Track Club
3) Make the most of the opportunity I’ve been given
4) Give back and help our sport grow

Running highlights

1) 2017 – NCAA DMR (distance medley relay)
2) 2016 – SEC mile & 3000m sweep
3) 2014 – First time running under four minutes for the mile

Personal bests

1) 800m: 1:47.99
2) 1500m: 3:41.78
3. Mile: 3:57.00
4. 3000m: 7:55.05

Interesting or fun facts

I have the goal of visiting 100 countries in my lifetime.

I run because…

Running has become a big part of my life which continues to challenge me. It also allows me to travel, meet people and help others.

Favourite training session

Definitely threshold runs.

Least favourite training session

Spending time in the gym, but I am learning to enjoy it.

Favourite pre-race food

It is usually pasta and mince.

Favourite post-race food

Post-race, I like to treat myself with some ice cream.

Brands or organisations that support me

Global Running Adventures.

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Sean Tobin features in the ‘Fast 10: class of 2019’ and over the course of the year will share his running journey. You can follow Sean on Twitter and Instagram, while further information about the ‘class of 2019’ can be found here.

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