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.
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.
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