Congratulations to all our athletes who raced this weekend.
First up was the Leinster Indoor T&F Championships where we had junior, senior and master success. In the junior section, Eleanor Foot, Niamh Murray, Bobby Moore and Max Singleton raced and came home with a selection of gold and bronze medals and a couple of PBs to boot.
Drew Donohoe is proving to be a strong and canny racer, edging ever closer to the magic sub 2 min mark in the Senior 800m race (Drew is still very much u/23) with another shiny new PB of 2:00.3
In the Masters categories, Dominic Horan and Ashling Smith took home the honours with silver in their 1500m races. Later in the day, Ashling added gold in the F50 800m race.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this weekend happen. We couldn’t do it without you.
And in Bohermeen today, we had a small but fabulous contingent with Suzanne Foot finishing 3rd F50 in a super 1:31.16. Thomas Conway finished in 1:27.27 and was followed home by Lee Borland in 1:34.55, Kieran O’Leary in 1:35.32, Paul O’Dwyer in 1:36.24, Karol O’Loinsigh in 1:47.36 and Ciara Carter in 1:56.19. Well done all!
Finally congrats to our fellow Wicklow athletes in Sli Cualann! Brian Geraghty, Alan Duffy, Catherine O’Connor, Hannah Nolan, Debbie Griffin, Rachel Cole and the evergreen Mary Nolan Hickey all had fabulous runs in Bohermmen too
It was a busy and successful weekend for Bray Runners AC athletes in Athlone and Trim.
National Masters Indoor Championships
Ashling Smith took home a national bronze in the 1500 metres in a time of 5:22.96.
The ever-present on national stage, Dom Horan, finished in 5th place in the 3000 metres in 10:16.44. Well done to both.
Congratulations also to our fellow Wicklow Master athletes who did the county proud.
Trim 10 mile
We saw a fantastic turnout of Bray athletes and an array of PBs to match. Thomas Conway, Dan Rakic and Paul Donohoe got deserved PBs, with another few runners not far away from their PBs. Suzanne Foot and Ciara Carter both made impressive returns to racing with Suzanne finishing a fantastic 3rd W50.
As it was pacing week at Shanganagh, there was a strong turnout of Bray athletes, both as pacers and those going all out. A particular shout out to our good friend of the club, Shea Bubendorfer, who ran a PB of 25:27 - taking 7 minutes off his finish time at his first ever 5k only a few months ago. He should be expecting the tap on the shoulder any day now from Bobby.