The Wicklow Novice and even ages C/C C/ships took place today, 7th Oct, in Roundwood. We were represented in both the womens and mens event and we also had a great turnout in the even age events. In the womens race, Noelle Thorpe continued her excellent season by taking 2nd place and the silver medal, Charlotte Stevens 9th, Collete Mason 13th, Ana Molina 14th, Lorraine O,Rourke 19th and Mary Hourihan 20th earned the Bray Runnners womens team the bronze medal. Well done to Hannah Nolan, Parnells and the Parnells team on winning both the individual and team gold medal.
In the mens event, Gary Condon, fresh from his Kilomarathon last week, put in a magnificient effort to finish 3rd and take the bronze medal. He was closely followed home by Dominic Horan 13th and Bill Stanley 21st, both running excellent races. Well done to Tim Grummell, Inbhear Dee, on winning the gold medal, and Kilcoole on winning the team event.
As soon as the under age results become available we will put them on the website.
Another great turnout for Thursday training in Shanganagh Park, 30 athletes present, as the final touches were put to our preperation for sundays novice C/C. Our thanks to Carmel for once again bringing along 3 of our junior/juvenile athletes to show us how it is done. Due to onset of the dark evenings this was our last night in Shanganagh until next spring. Thursday training will now shift to Ballywaltrim, full details will follow in our monday newsletter and on the website.
Directions, take Roundwood exit at Kilmacanogue -----on outskirts of Roundwood there is a small supermarket on the left hand side ---- take the next left hand turn after a few hundred metres --- proceed about 1 k to the first right hand turn --- course is about 2 k on this road on the right ---- park in the field as directed by stewards taking care you can get out if its wet.
Should you have any problems finding course, you can ring Dermot on 086 8227454 or Richard on 086 8855047.
Three athletes from our club took part in the Berlin marathon today, sunday 30 sept. Ian McGrath ran 2hrs 38mins 14 sec, Laurance Doyle ran 2.49.06 and Joe Kelly ran a new pb of 3. 05. 28. Well done to all three. In the Barcelona Iron Man Challenge (swim3.8k, bike 180k, run 42.2k) Joe Cawley finished in a time of 10hr 8mins. More details on both of these events later in the week. Also today Gary Condon ran in the Kilcock Kilomarathon (26k). Gary finished in a time of 1hr, 38min, 42sec, 5th O/all and 1st O/40. Full results for this race can be found on www.precisiontiming.net
This evening, thursday 27th Sept, we had a great turnout of 31 athletes in Shanganagh. Many thanks to Carmel who brought along 3 of our juniors to show us how it is done. Both Seans group, led by Denis, and Dermots group did a 1hr fartleg session. Next thursday the sessions will be a bit easier, as the Novice C/C will take place on Sunday 7th Oct.
The Annual Gery Farnan Cross Country will take place on the usual course in the Phoenix Park on the 21st October 2012.
Women 2.15 P.M.
Men 3.00 P.M.
Registration for the race will take place on the day at the Donore Club House. It will also be possible to pay your Irish Master's membership on the day prior to the race. If your are not a member you will not be selected for the International.
In registering for the race, please make sure you are entered in your correct age category. This has caused significant problems over the years in making sure people are selected in their right age category for the International.
The race will incorporates the selection trial for British and Irish International Cross Country which will take in Stormont, Belfast on the 10 November 2012.
The selection criteria are as follows;-
Where there are teams of 6 to run, the first 4 in the trial plus 2 wild cards on the part of the Selection Committee and where there are teams of 4 to run, it will be the first 3 in the trial plus one wild. Mens 35 to 55 inclusive have teams of 6, all women and men 60 and upward have teams of 4.
If you wish to be considered for a wild card selection, you must write to the Secretary of the Irish Masters - George Maybury - address in Conmmittee section by the 17th October 2012. Verbal requests cannot be accepted.