Caitriona Jennings is the Irish National 50K Record Holder with a time of 3:19.50. Caitriona has represented Ireland in the Marathon at the 2012 London Olympics and has also represented Ireland in the 50K World Championships with a 4th place finish in Qatar 2015 and a 7th place finish in Brasov 2019. Caitriona also finished 3rd in the 2019 Comrades Marathon with a time of 6:24.12. Instagram: @jenningscaitriona
Quarantining with Caitriona Jennings, Ultra Runner.
No Finish Line
At the time of recording, Caitriona Jennings was quarantining in a Hong Kong hotel in line with travel restrictions imposed because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Caitriona had just returned from taking part in the Hoka One One 'Project Carbon X2' event in Arizona. In this episode we talk about Quarantine and the coping strategies Caitriona is using during this time. We also talk about the PCX2 event and competing as an elite female athlete who is also pregnant at this time. We mention a medical journal article and you can access it with the attached link: https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/5/1/e000652 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/johnoregan777/message
Caitriona Jennings from Letterkenny, County Donegal is an Irish long distance runner who competed in the marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.A former triathlete who represented Ireland at youth level. Since moving to Dublin she has trained with Rathfarnham WSAF and has been coached by Terry McConnon since 2007. In December 2009 became involved with the Marathon Mission squad and in 2010 she won the Dublin Mini-Marathon. She ran her first marathon in Dublin in October 2011.Caitriona achieved the 'A' qualifying standard for the 2012 Olympics with a personal best time of two hours, 36 minutes and 14 seconds at the 2012 Rotterdam Marathon. Jennings was selected to represent Ireland at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's marathon along with Linda Byrne and Ava Hutchinson. It was the first time that three Irish women have competed in the Olympic marathon. In 2019 she finished 3rd in the Comrades with an incredible time of 6:24.12.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/johnoregan777/message
Caitriona Jennings - Grit, Determination and Humble
Caitriona Jennings holds a Marathon Personal best of 2:36 which qualified her to represent Ireland at the 2012 Olympics. Her most recent achievement is placing Third Female in the Comrades Marathon which is the world’s oldest Ultra Marathon in a time of 6:24:12. During this Episode I speak to Caitriona about how ecstasy quickly turned to agony during her Olympic marathon due to injuries. Caitriona speaks about her decision to take up rowing in the aim of partnering her sister to an Olympic games. Caitriona speaks about her professional career and how she balances it with running. We touch on Comrades with Caitriona providing some insight into life of an elite Comrades runner. At the end of the interview we are joined by somebody Caitriona met in the closing stages of Comrades during a time she had a real fear of not making it. Wayne Spies was on hand to provide Caitriona with extra motivation to push through to claim her gold medal. The two of them haven’t spoken since that moment on race day so I was glad I could facilitate the reunion which encapsulates the true Comrades Spirit.
Tom speaks to this year’s Comrades 3rd female and 2012 Olympian Caitriona Jennings, Kipchoge confirms Vienna as his 1:59 venue, Jim Walmsley and Clare Gallagher light up the Western States 100, and the CWG in Birmingham is costing top dollar! Plus, you guys rock your Kit Around the World, climb aboard the Launch Pad, stand atop the Podium, and Rate Your Run.
Podcast #69 Caitriona Jennings London Olympics Disappointment followed by a Podium in the Iconic Comrades Ultra Marathon
The Inspirational Runner Podcast
We have an amazing athlete for you this week London Olympian and quite possibly one of Ireland's greatest female Ultra Runners Caitriona Jennings. She graces a marathon time of 2:36:14 and just two weeks ago she came third in the world most iconic Ultra Marathon The Comrades on the up course in an incredible time of 6:24:12 on the 87Km course. Caitriona has had her knock backs like every great runner, but her determination and self belief to succeed is what sets her apart from most.