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Quiet weekend on the racing front for our members. An interesting adventure race, runamuck challenge, was held on sunday, in which Peter Clifford, Seans son , finished in 12th position. Full results and photographs on . Wicklow Senior and Junior C/C takes place on 16th Dec in Shanganagh. Your chairperson and committee are working hard to ensure that we get as many athletes taking part as possible and repeat if not improve on our fine performances from last year. Soon we will publish panels from which the various teams will be selected, please let your committee know if you are available to take part. If not running stewards are always welcome.

Gerry Farnan C/C took place on sunday, full results on

Thursday News

On thursday 18th Oct, we had another large group, 25 in all, at our thursday training session. The main focus of the group was hill work, with Sean and Dermot providing plenty of help and encouragement. Pat took another group out on a 5k loop which also included a hill session. Next week we hope to do some repititions. Sean has promised that there will be tea, coffee and biscuits available after the session.

On behalf of our chairperson, committee and members we would like to welcome Elaine Norton to our club. We are sure Elaine will be a great asset to us.

A couple of results just in, both from Dave Carraher, Kilrudery, Hell and Back, 1hr 21, and Kilbogget 5k 23.30. (course may have been long , we hear).

Race Notices

The Wicklow Senior and Junior C/C  C/ships and the Masters C/C  C/ships are the next 2 important races in our club calender.

Senior and Junior will be held in Shanganagh on 16th DEC. Distances: Men, 10k.....Women, TBC......Junior Boys, 6k.....Junior girls, 4k.

Masters will be held in early January 2013, venue to be confirmed. Distances; men (35 to 64) 7k. 65+ 4k.....Women, 4k. There will be two mens team sections, 35 to 49 and 50 +. Please note that 35 is the entry age to this competition.

Can all athletes make every effort to make themselves available for the above Championship races.

Leinster Novice and Masters C/C takes place on sunday 28th Oct in Avondale, if interested in taking part please contact Vincent at, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 18th Oct.

AAI Novice C/C takes place on 9th Dec in Adamstown, Co. Wexford. Online entry only.

Finally, Frank Greally is organising a 5k run in the Phoneix Park,at 11am, on 11th Nov, in memory of friends, family and club members who have passed away. More information when we get it.

Intemediate C/C

The Wicklow Intermediate and uneven ages C/C  C/ships were held in Avondale, Rathdrum, today, 14th Oct. In the mens race Laurance Doyle ran an excellent race to finish 2nd and take the silver medal, great effort since it is only 2 weeks since he ran Berlin marathon. Dominic Horan and Bill Stanley both put in great efforts to finish 7th and 16th respectively. In the womens race our only representive was Valarie Brunton, who due to previous successes was running as a guest. and she finished a long way clear of the rest of the field, a great sign for our womens team for the Senior C/C on 16th Dec. We were very well represented in all the under age events and will put the results up as soon as we have them. Tim Grummell, Inbhear Dee, won the mens race and Hannah Nolan won the womens race.  

Thursday round up

One result from last week ends Cork to Cobh 15mile race, Martin Francis ran 1hr 32m 24s to finish 19th and 1st over 50. On thursday, 11th Oct,  a group of 25 met in our winter training base in Ballywaltrim. There was an information meeting to familarise any new members with our new surroundings and to generally inform runners about what to expect re training over the next few months. Forthcoming races and safety were also discussed. This was followed by a shortened session out on the roads. Full 1hr session from next thursday onwards.

News Update

Please do not forget that thursday training returns to Ballywaltrim this thursday 11th Oct at 6.30. We meet at the clubhouse next to Shoreline swimming pool. There will be an information meeting at 6.30 to inform everyone of the plans for training, routes, races etc, to cover the next 3 months.

Upcoming Races......Sunday 14th Oct, Uneven Ages and Inter Wicklow C/C C/ships, Avondale at 11am.

Date for your diary, Sunday 16th Dec at 11am the Junior and Senior Wicklow Cross/C C/ships will be held in Shanganagh. Mens race will be 10k and the womens race will be 8k. As all our athletes are eligable to compete you are asked to make every effort to do so.

Weekend results, in the Galway Bay 10k Andrea Murphy ran 52.22 and Siobhan Butler ran 49.18, pb.




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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

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