Run A Mile With Ray Flynn

Run a mile with Ireland fastest ever miler.

That’s what’s on offer on Monday night as Ray Flynn returns to Longford as part of the Irish Runner/Athletics Ireland paced mile.

Longford miler Flynn became the fastest Irish man to run the magic distance at the Bislett Games in Norway way back in 1982.


25-years later Flynn’s time of three minutes 49.77 seconds remains the fastest mile time ever posted by an Irish person.

In 1985 Flynn was part of the Irish team including Eamonn Coghlan, Frank O’Mara and Marcus O’Sullivan which set a World record for the 4 x one mile relay.

The Irish Runner / Athletics Ireland paced miles arrive in Longford for the first time on Monday (October 2nd) evening.

The event gets underway at 7pm starting at Ballyalee roundabout and finishing in St.Mels Cathedral Car Park and offer you a chance to run with Ray Flynn.

Entry to the event is free and there will be pacers for runners and walkers of all standards to help you run a mile with Ray Flynn.

“I think this concept of paced miles, which they have all over the country is something to get everyone out and active” explained Ray Flynn.

“It’s special for me to be coming to Longford and I’m happy to be part of any running event in Longford and participate with everyone.”

Watch out for our interview with Ray Flynn ahead of the “Run A Mile With Ray” on Shannonside FM over the weekend.