Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Erin Donohue Speaks to Gloucester Catholic Cross Country Team

2008 Olympian Erin Donohue recently spoke to the Gloucester Catholic Cross Country Team at the Cooper River Boathouse in Pennsauken, NJ.
Erin talked about her training, her road to the Olympics starting in South Jersey and her Olympic experiences in Beijing to the Gloucester Catholic Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams their families and friends.

Erin emphasized the importance of year round consistent training and goal setting in order to maximize your potential.
Erin still lives and trains in South Jersey for much of the year.

Click here for Runners Worlds chat with Erin:

Erin with present and future Gloucester Catholic Cross Country runners

Erin with some members of the Gloucester Catholic Girls Cross Country Team

Erin Donohue wins womens mile at New Balance Games with fastest time of year:


By David Monti(c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

NEW YORK (31-Dec 2009) -- With a mix of light snow and rain falling and a spectacular fireworks display lighting up the sky, Patrick Smyth and Erin Donohue won last night's 31st Emerald Nuts Midnight Run, a four mile road race in Central Park hosted by the New York Road Runners.

Smyth, 23, the former Notre Dame star who was third at last year's USA 10 mile championship, won convincingly over Olympic 5000m runner, Ian Dobson, 18:35 to 18:53. Ethiopia's Bado Worku Merdessa, who runs for the local West Side Runners team, finished third in 19:08.
Donohue, 26, an Olympian at 1500m, was the class of the women's field. Wearing a bright pink long sleeve top and a warm hat to ward off the cold, she covered the rolling four mile course in 21:22. That put her 20 seconds ahead of Leonora Joy-Petrina, a steeplechaser from New Zealand who lives in nearby Long Island. Toni Salucci, who competed for Cornell University as a collegian, finished third in 21:47.
Slippery conditions made it impossible for the men's and women's course records of 18:12 and 20:54 to be challenged.   About 5000 runners took part in the race, many wearing festive costumes.