An Interview with Colin Griffin : Masters of Running Podcast


Listen to this interview with Colin Griffin, Head of Running Services at UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic’s Sports & Exercise Medicine Department.

This was recorded as part of The Masters of Running Podcast in October 2022.

Colin Griffin has over 15 years experience in high-performance sports having represented Ireland at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in the 50km walk which he holds the Irish record of 3.51.

He has also coached other Irish athletes to Olympic level

In 2013 he joined UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry, where he now manages Running Services at the Clinic. Colin is undertaking a PhD on the biomechanics of muscle-tendon interaction at the Achilles during exercise and gives great tips here on avoiding and helping such an injury.

He’s continuing to race as a masters athlete at 040, recently running a 1.11 half-marathon as a build-up to The Dublin Marathon.

For more information on Running Services at SSC or to make an appointment with Colin, please contact

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