Sally Forristal won the Irish 5-mile National Championship in 2019.

What is your name? 

Sally Forristal.

What is your favourite colour?


What is your favourite word?

Don’t have a favourite but have a most hated: “unprecedented.”

Who is your favourite musician?

Elton John.

What is your most marked characteristic?


What talent would you like to have?

Playing the piano.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Completing my master’s.

Who are your heroes in history?

Catherina McKiernan and Sonia O’Sullivan.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My parents.

What is your idea of happiness?

Being content with yourself and not comparing yourself to anyone else.

Where would you most like to live?

Love where I live now—Kilkenny.

What profession would you like to attempt?


What is your greatest extravagance?

Buying running gear.

What is your most treasured possession?

A teddy bear I received when I was born.

Why did you start running?

Didn’t like team sports. Liked running because it was an individual sport.

What does running mean to you now?

It’s my “me time.” Time away from my phone, people, and work.

What do you like about Stazza’s Stable?

Structured training and the Stazza’s Stable community.

What is your motto?

You get out what you put in.