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2012 was a very successful year for the club, here we list some of the achievements of our athletes.


Wicklow Masters C/C, Noelle Thorpe 1st woman home in womens and Joe Cawley 1st home in mens race.

Catagories, Men; O/40, 1st Joe Cawley, 2nd Finbar Kirwan, 3rd Gary Condon.  O/50, 1st Martin Francis. O/55 2nd Bernard Quinn. O/65 1st Sean Clifford.  Team event, Bray Runners 1st.

Women; O/50, Noelle Thorpe, 1st.  Team, Bray Runners, 2nd.

Tom Brennan Memorial 5k, Vincent O,Sullivan 3rd, 15.41.

Raheny 5mile, 21 B.R. took part with Vincent O,Sullivan leading them home in 25.38.

Dungarvan 10 mile, fine performances by Joe Cawley 56.05 and Finbar Kirwan,56.31.


National Masters C/C, Sean Clifford, 3rd O/65.

Urban Trail Series, Bernard Quinn, 1st O/50.

Enniscorthy 10k, great runs by Lar Doyle,33.27, and Ian McGrath, 33.41.


Ballycotton 10mile, Sean Clifford, 68.04, 1st O/65, Noelle Thorpe, 73.47, 2nd 0/50. Finbar Kirwan, 56.23, Gary Condon 58.37, both well inside the exclusive top 100. 14 Bray Runners took part, all playing their part in making it a great event for our club.

Kinvara Half Marathon.  Joe Cawley, 1hr.16.32, 3rd O/all and 1st O/40.


National 10k Road C/ships, Noelle Thorpe, 3rd O/50.

Wicklow  Road /Cships, 5k.  Senior Women, Suzanne Foot 1st.  O/45, Elaine Nuzun, 3rd. Teams; Senior, 2nd. Masters, 3rd.

Men.  Senior, Ian McGrath, 2nd.  O/40, Joe Cawley, 1st, O/45 Dominic Horan, 3rd, O/55 Bernard Quinn, 3rd, O/60, Pat McCourt, 1st,and O/65, Sean Clifford, 1st.  Teams, Senior, 2nd, Masters, 2nd.


Leinster Road Race C/ships. Women,   O/50, Noelle Thorpe, 1st. Dolores Gilliland, 3rd. Sandra Brady, 4th. Teams, (Sli Cualann) 2nd, Inter County, Wicklow, 2nd.

Men, O/55, Richard Kavanagh, 3rd.  Team, Sli Cualann, 2nd.

London Marathon, Joe Cawley, 2hr.36.21.

St. Patricks Day 5k, Charlotte Stevens, 23.34, 2nd O/50 and a new PB.


Lorcan Murphy stole the headlines in June. Competing at under 19 level he was 3rd in the Leinster 100mtrs (11.68), 7th in National 100mtrs, 2nd Leinster High Jump, and then went on to win National High Jump C/Ship. Just a few of his many achievements this year.

Parkwest 10k, Bill Stanley achieves a goal of breaking 40mins.


Clontarf Half Marathon, Lar Doyle wins. in 1hr17.51.

Kinnegad 5k, Gary Condon 16.58,and Rachel Gilliland 20.00, both set new pbs.


Longford Marathon, Martin Francis, 2hr 57, 03, 1st O/50.

Longford Half Marathon. Joe Kelly, 84.07, 1st O/40, pb. Bill Stanley, 89.15 also a new pb.

Frank Duffy 10mile, Martin Francis, 60.53, 1st O/50.


National Half Marathon, Noelle Thorpe, 1hr 37.46, PB, 2nd O/50. Gary Condon, 1hr.17.16 pb, Jason O,Connor 1hr 41.00 pb.

Berlin Marathon. Ian McGrath, 2hr 38,14. Lar Doyle, 2hr 49,06. Joe Kelly, 3hr 05,28.

Derry Half Marathon, Pat McCourt, 1hr 47 01, 2nd O/60.

Dublin Half Marathon, Martin Francis, 1hr 20, 29. 1st O/50.

Rathfarnham 5k, Large contingent from the club, Noelle Thorpe, 20.43, pb, 2nd O/50. Bill Stanley, 18.25, a massive pb.

Kilcock Kilomarathon, Gary Condon, 1hr 38, 32, 1st O/40.


Leinster Novice C/c, Valarie Brunton, 8th. Also on County team that won Bronze medal.

Leinster Masters C/c, Noelle Thorpe, 1st O/50.

Wicklow Novice C/C,  Men, Gary Condon, 3RD, Women, Noelle Thorpe, 2nd. Womens team,bronze, (Noelle, Charlotte, Collette,Ana, Mary and Lorraine).

Wicklow Inter C/C,  Lar Doyle, 2nd. Dominic Horan, 7th, Bill Stanley, 16th.

Cork to Cobh, 15mile, Martin Francis, 1hr 32, 24. 1st O/50.

National Marathon C/Ships, (Dublin Marathon) Martin Francis, 2hr 49, 39, 1st O/50.

Gary Condon 2hr,43,21. Joe Kelly, 3hr,05,16 and Jason O,Connor, 3hr, 45,03., all recording Pbs.


National Inter Counties C/C. Valerie Brunton on Wicklow team that wins gold medal.

Mo 5k in the Park. Suzanne wins womens race, 21.39 (course long).


Wicklow Senior C/c C/ships.   Women. Suzanne Foot, 3rd, (only Fionnuala and Una Britton ahead of her). Team, Silver medal.

Men;    Ian McGrath took the silver medal, the team took gold. (Ian, Niel, Finbar, Gary, Joe C, Martin, Dominic and Bill).

Streets of Wicklow 5k, Finbar Kirwan, 16.50, 5th, leads a large group of Bray Runners home. Elaine Nuzun 30.37, records a new pb.

      A selection of some of the great results and performances by our athletes in 2012. 





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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
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