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Richard, Noelle and Dermot have all the handicaps sussed,  first off, at 6 30 prompt, will be Mary and Lorraine, with the rest of us to follow at regular intervals. 
There will probably be more ladies than men, so the men will consequently be evicted from the larger changing room for the night to facilitate the ladies.We will have tea / coffee afterwards, so bring along a packet of biscuits,cakes,or even something healthy. We need half a dozen to man the start, finish and provide bike support (at least one out front and one at the back) so if not running please come along and help out. Timeframe, Registration @ 6.10 to 6.20, Briefing, 6.25, Race start, 6.30.  


Duffs will reserve the area to the right of the entrance for us, ON THURSDAY 13TH DEC., for 9pm. We will train as usual at 6.30, that evening. Normally thos,e who took part in the H/cap race bring along a small gift to be used as prizes for the race (value no more than 10 euro). We also have some team and individual medals to present.


Some have said we have seen enough of the C/c course for the moment, so we will arrange a change of scene to Djouce next Sunday, first carpark 9.30. Anybody who needs directions call  Sean at 086 2593023.There will,probably, be some athletes in Shanganagh, as usual, if Djouce does not suit.


We have the new Bray Runners tent for the event, and future events, for changing, bad weather etc. If all who say they will run turn up we will have around 30 competing, our biggest turnout ever.We will need about a dozen stewards on the day, so if not running please help out.

Ballycotton 2013 update.

Application forms should be available for all club runners by the end of this week. We will keep you informed on this website.


Waterford A.C. Half Marathon.

Waterford A.C held their annual half marathon in Dungarvan today, 1st Dec. Ian McGrath put in a fine performance to finish 10th, in a time of 1hr 14mins 01 sec. Dominic Horan was next Bray Runner home in a time of 1.26.19. Susan Dowd ran 1.52.59, a personal best, for Susan. The mens race was won by Philip Harty in 1.07.29, Angela McCann took the womens race in 1.20.32.

Thursday 29th Nov

Tonight, Thursday 29th Nov, we had another great turnout at our training session in Ballywaltrim, 27 in total. Two groups, both doing a fartleg session on the race route for next weeks club H/cap race.

 Our Chairperson, committee and members would like to extend a warm welcome to another new recruit in Denise O,Leary. Denise put in a very impressive performance in training tonight and will be a great asset to the club in the years to come. In the second group tonight there was great signs of improvement all round, with Diana showing speed we have not seen from her before, but perhaps the biggest improver, and putting in her best session so far, is Mary Hourihan. Next Thursday, Club H/cap, 6.30pm, Ballywaltrim. 

Sunday next, 2nd Dec, we will continue with our familiarisation run on the Junior, Senior and Masters courses for the Wicklow C/C C/ships. Meet at Shanganagh gates at 9.30 am. 

It has been a tradition in our club, for a number of years now, to have a Christmas morning run in Shanganagh, For those able to make it, we meet at the front gates at 9.30am.

Ballycotton 2013, those interested in entering will need to keep an eye on the website for information over the next week. We hope to have information and possibly entry forms available at next Thursdays session.

 We will be having a presentation on Strengthening and Stretching etc, in our clubhouse, on the 9th Jan @ 8pm. It will be presented by Hope Staunton, an expert in this field, and also a member of our club. It promises to be a very imformative evening and we hope as many members possible will attend.

Wicklow Senior C/C

As, I am sure you are aware, the Wicklow Senior C/C takes place on Sunday 16th Dec. at 11am. Last week we listed some of the men who are taking part, this week we list some of our women who have confirmed their participation.

Valerie Brunton Browne, Suzanne Foot, Rachael Gilliland, Noelle Thorpe. Siobhan Butler, Leanne Gerathy, Charlotte Stevens, Georgina Devlin, Carmel Murphy, Susan Dowd, Collettte Mason, Grainne Cunningham, Andrea Murphy, Elaine Norton, Sarah Corcoran, Dolores Gilliland. This could be our biggest turn out in Senior c/c, if not listed and intend running please let us know, or if listed and find yourself unable to take part, also let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Please note, Sunday 2nd Dec at 9.30 in Shanganagh, Noelle will lead out all those taking part in the Seniors and those taking part in the Masters C/C (6th Jan) plus those just looking for a gentle sunday morning run.

Gold for Valerie

Valerie Brunton Browne put in another great performance over the weekend. Valerie was part of the Wicklow team who took the gold medal in the AAI Inter County C/c C/ships of Ireland, B section. Valerie was the 2nd Wicklow woman home, Una Britton was 1st Wicklow woman home, Joy Johnson and Susan Lawless were the other members of the team. Una Britton was also 1st under 23, which earned her selection for the European C/C C/ships. Our congratulations, from everyone in the club, go to Valerie and all of the team.

Thursday training continues to prove very popular, so if not already doing so, why not come along to either participate or help out. This week we will be working on the 5k H/cap race route. Club H/cap will be held on Thursday 6th Dec @ 6.30pm in Ballywaltrim. Helpers/stewards required on the night.

On sunday next, 2nd Dec, we will continue to familiarise our athletes on the course to be used for the Wicklow Senior C/C. Sean will be there to advise the men and Noelle will be there to take the ladies round. Meet at front gates, Shanganagh at 9.30am.




Thursday 22nd, News

This evening, 22nd Nov.,we had another large attendance at our thursday training, 27 in total. One group did a 6x1k session, with the second group doing a mixed session of both speed and hill work. Great to see Tony back tonight, looking fit and strong. In the second group tonight both Elaine and Georgina were showing great signs of progression. Next week we will be doing a fartleg session on the Club H/cap course. (Club H/cap, 5k, Thursday 6th Dec.).

All athletes are reminded that the courses for the Senior and Masters C/C have been finalised and we will be using the next 3 sundays (9.30am) to familiarise athletes with them. There will be people on hand each Sunday to show people around the course. On Sunday 2nd Dec., Noelle will lead the Senior and Masters ladies panels around their respective courses, please make every effort to come along.

Cross Country update, Joe Cawley recovering well from injury and looks like being ready to start. Valerie confirms she will be available to lead the ladies team. We will publish the ladies panels over the weekend.

We are currently in the process of organising a presentation on strengthening, stretching, core strength etc, to be held on Wednesday 9th January 2013. Full details in next weeks news.



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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
Bray Head Terrace, Vevay Rd, Oldcourt, Bray, Co. Wicklow



Committee Members

 Richard Hourihan Chairperson

 Cyril J. Smith Club Hon. Treasurer

 Audrey Whelan Child Welfare Officer

 Jackie O'Neill Social Secretary

 Emma Craxton Juvenile Representative

 Conor Maher Club Captain

 Dominic Horan Committee Member

 Maureen O'Rourke Lead Club Covid Officer

 Gaye Enright Juvenile Club Covid Officer

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