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Marathon Debut for Calam Jones

We had athletes competing in Rome and Tallaght over the weekend in St.Patricks Day.

Rome Marathon
Calam Jones ran a super impressive marathon debut clocking 3.19.04 pictured here with Dad Fred who was on gel/water duties πŸ‘



Tallaght 5k
Drew and Neil competed in the Tallaght 5k Road race with Drew achieving a top 10 finish.

Drew Donohoe 16.28
Neil Felton 19.08

Bohermeen AC Half Marathon


Typical March weather (cold & wet) did not dampen the spirits as a bus load of our athletes went to Meath for the Bohermeen AC Half Marathon, with many first timers over the distance and lots more looking to put a big effort in after completing a nice training block under the guidance of coach Bobby Mitchell. Incredible results prevailed! Congrats to all!


Conor Maher 1.25.40 PB ⭐
Lee Borland 1.27.23 PB ⭐
Dan Rakic 1.27.32 PB ⭐
Paul Donohoe 1.29.14 PB ⭐
Cormac Lehane 1.29.35 PB ⭐
Paul O’Dwyer 1.30.47 PB ⭐
Thomas Conway 1.31.18 PB⭐
Brian Murray PB 1.37.15 PB⭐
Paul Kilroy 1.37.54
Fred Jones 1.39.43
Colette Mason 1.43.25 PB⭐
Michael McElroy 1.44.51 PB ⭐
Noell Thorpe 1.47.59 (2nd W60) πŸ₯ˆ
George Sterpu 1.48.14 PB ⭐
Ross Kelly 1.48.15
Pierre Kerhascoet 1.48.35
Aisling Walsh 1.49.26 PB ⭐
Caoimhe DeFrein 1.54.15
Amy Fitzpatrick 1.54.52
Maureen O’Rourke 1.56.50
Jen McLoughlin 2.03.16
Mark Duncan 2.09.59
Norbert Van Woerkom 2.10 PACER πŸƒ
Barcelona Marathon
Elaine Kelly 3.39.41 PB ⭐
Leinster Indoors
800M Senior - Drew Donohoe 1.58.18 PB ⭐
200M U20 - Eabha 2nd in heat in new PB ⭐


All Ireland Schools XC (5K)
Racing in the intermediate category we had:
James Foot 9th 16.53
Bobby More 13th 17.02


Great results against a very strong field on a tough course. James will now go forward to represent Ireland☘️ in SIAB International XC later in March in Abbotstown.

Drew was presented with the Leinster 2023 Senior Star Award for Wicklow!

Dermot Brennan presented with an outstanding service award.



Annual Awards Ceremony 2024

Thank you all who came to the annual awards ceremony & social night on Friday 1st March. Huge congratulations to all those who took home awards πŸ† πŸ™
A big crowd turned up and you literally could not get into the room at one stage. We were blown away with the attendance and the atmosphere on the night πŸ™ We may need a bigger room next year πŸ™Œ
Athlete of the year: Drew Donohoe πŸ†
Master Athlete of the year: Paul Donohoe πŸ†
Most Improved: Brian Murray πŸ†
Pat McCort Award: Lee Borland πŸ†
Thomas Bubendorfer Award: Colette Mason πŸ†
International Recognition: Dom Horan & Ashling Smith πŸ†πŸ†
Barry Keane Award [coaching]: Suzanne Foot πŸ†
Personality of the year: Bobby Mitchell πŸ†
Special Merit Awards: Tom Cavanagh, Orla Phillips πŸ†πŸ†
Sean Clifford Award [Club 5k Handicap]: Grainne Duffin πŸ†
Thanks to Brady's Of Shankill for having us and providing the tasty finger food πŸ—πŸ—

Duleek 5K Road Race

We had 11 athletes competing at the Duleek 5k road race Sunday February 25th with great performances by all. Standout performances by Noelle Thorpe finishing 3rd F60, PB's for Lee & Aine, Calam Jones running 18.21 on his debut 5k for the club. Well done to all.


Calam Jones 18.21
Dan Rakic 18.47
Lee Borland 18.47 PB ⭐
Paul O'Dwyer 19.36
George Sterpu 21.22
Fred Jones 21.55
Noelle Thorpe 24.28
Aine Greany 25.07 PB ⭐
Eileen Fox 27.39
Mary O'Connor 28.25
Clare Dempster 32.38


We even met an old friend along the way:


On Saturday, George Sterpu completed the Wicklow Hospice Half Marathon across undulating trail and road in Avondale.



Wicklow Masters XC 2024

⚫ Wicklow Masters XC Race Report 🟠
After a frosty start, the sun shone brightly on Shanganagh for Sunday’s Wicklow Masters XC Champs.
Event and club participation records were broken, with a big turnout and a great atmosphere created around the looped course in the park, our athletes looked to impress under the watchful eye of coach Bobby Mitchell who was in attendance.


The women went off first over the 4k course, with Bray Runners athletes putting in some super performances. Many of whom made their XC debut!
Orla Phillips F70 GOLDπŸ₯‡
Noelle Thorpe F60 GOLD πŸ₯‡
Dolores Gilliland F65 SILVER πŸ₯ˆ
Claire Dempster F55 SILVER πŸ₯ˆ
Eileen Fox F60 SILVER πŸ₯ˆ
Colette Mason
Aisling Walsh
Caoimhe De Freine
Amy Fitzpatrick
Maureen O’Rourke
Aine Greany
Grainne Duffin


The men went out soon after across the 6k course, more super performances again with a number of athletes making XC debuts!
Tom Cavanagh (4k) M65 SILVER πŸ₯ˆ
Conor Maher M40 BRONZE πŸ₯‰
Thomas Conway M50 Bronze πŸ₯‰
Paul McKenna
Lee Borland
Neil Felton
Paul Allen
Paul Donohoe
Daniel Rakic
Ross Kelly
Brian Murray
Kieran O’Leary
Roy Bowden
Michael McElroy
Mark Fox
Paul De Freine


Huge congratulations to all medalists and to all who put in really solid, brave performances in tough conditions under foot. We hope you enjoyed the experience of the purest form of running!
A special thank you and congratulations to all visiting clubs on making the event a really great one. To Athletics Wicklow for the organisation and results. We look forward to and hope to have you all back in Shanganagh again soon!


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About Us

Our Club was founded in 1983 primarily as a marathon running club, however over the years we have introduced a juvenile section and cover a wide range of athletic disciplines.

Bray Runners Athletics Club
Bray Head Terrace, Vevay Rd, Oldcourt, Bray, Co. Wicklow



Committee Members

Richard Hourihan Chairperson

Cyril J. Smith Hon. Treasurer

Orla Phillips Hon. Secretary

Collette Mason Child Welfare Officer

Jackie O'Neill Social Secretary

Emma Craxton Juvenile Representative

Kieron O'Leary Club Captain

Ashling Smith Committee Member

Maureen O'Rourke Committee Member


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Well done to all our athletes!