CARL O'CALLAGHAN - PROFILE

Joined Royton Road Runners in January 2015.

THE SPORTSMAN...
History: Been running since 2010, most active since 2014. RRR is my first club. Previously only ever did the Manchester 10K but completed my 1st half marathon at Blackpool in February 2015 (not an experience I would like to repeat, due to the weather!)
Proudest achievement: Finishing the half marathon in Blackpool & finally breaking 50 minutes for 10K.
Ambition: Complete a 10K in 45 minutes, half marathon in 1:45, a marathon in 2016. 
Current training: Usually three runs a week, 18-24 miles.

AWAY FROM RUNNING...
Brought up in Royton.
Still live there with my wife Jenny (also a member of the club) & 2 boys Samuel & Benjamin.
Work as Head of IT Architecture for Lloyds Banking Group - the only place I have ever worked, 20 years & counting.
Besides running I like cycling, reading & anything to do with technology.

MY FAVOURITE THINGS...
Training route: up to The Puckersley, down into Shaw & back to Royton
Race/event: Mad Dog 10K
Running shoe: Asics Gel
Sportsman/woman: Michael Johnson
Film: Star Wars
TV: Breaking Bad      
Music: Stone Roses
Food: hot curry
Drink: Peroni
Holiday destination: Cornwall