24.02.2020

Race Report: Leinster Indoor Championships

February 22 2020 - NIA - Leinster Indoor Junior Championships

Another great day for Grainne O'Sullivan competing at the Leinster Junior Womens competition this Saturday. Grainne competed in the long jump where she came second jumping 5.01m, and the 60m where she set a fabulous new pb of 8.06secs to finish 7th in the final. Great results & huge congrats, Grainne!

February 23rd 2020 - NIA - Leinster Indoor Juvenile Relays 

Bray entered the biggest number of athletes to date in the very competitive Leinster Indoors Relays. All our teams did us very proud on Sunday against very stiff competition. The U13 girls team narrowly missed out on a place in the final but managed to improve their combined time from last year by 4 seconds. We can now build on the relay training and integrate it more into our training programmes going forward. Thanks to all the athletes and parents who made the event. Congratulations to all of you. 

Aoife Carter also competed yesterday in the U17 Leinster Indoor high jump. Aoife also faced stiff opposition and finished 7th in her age group but interestingly would have placed even higher in the U18 event. Lots more to come from Aoife! Well done!

Registrations

Athletics Ireland registration runs from January to December so ALL athletes must be re-registered no matter when in 2019 you registered. if you are not registered you will not be allowed run outdoors.  Please fill out the attached registration form and return it to training straight away. Alternatively you can pay by Electronic Fund Transfer, details are on brayrunners.com under the ‘Membership’ heading. If you pay by EFT can you please fill out a registration form also and return it to Ciara stating that you have paid by EFT.

Training

Tuesday: Training at Woodbrook College tomorrow evening 6.50 – 8.00pm.

Friday: training on the track in Greystones from 6.50 – 8.30pm.  This training is for athletes born in 2009 and earlier. 

Sunday: Details will be posted on the What’s App groups later this week

Upcoming Events

Shankill Community Games (dates for the diary):

Wed. 1st April: Tymon Park. Dublin Trials for cross country U12, U13 and U14 and marathon U16 (7km) . National Finals in Limerick on 30th/31st May 2020.

Sunday April 19th 2020: Shankill Community Games, Shanganagh Park. Open to all ages from 6yrs to 16yrs. Sprints and Longer Distance.

You must live in the Shankill / Rathmichael area. See attached for Registration Forms and full list of events/rules.

 

17.02.2020

Race Report : Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships

Well done to Eleanor Foot and Niamh Murray who competed in the Leinster Schools XC last Thursday in Santry.  Eleanor finished 14th and Niamh 16th in a large junior field.  Together with another schoolmate they claimed the Leinster title for Loreto Dalkey.  They will now compete for the National Schools XC championships on the March 7th.  Well done girls

Registrations

Athletics Ireland registration runs from January to December so ALL athletes must be re-registered no matter when in 2019 you registered. if you are not registered you will not be allowed run outdoors.  Please fill out the attached registration form and return it to training straight away. Alternatively you can pay by Electronic Fund Transfer, details are on brayrunners.com under the ‘Membership’ heading. If you pay by EFT can you please fill out a registration form also and return it to Ciara stating that you have paid by EFT.

Training

Tuesday: Training at Woodbrook College tomorrow evening 6.50 – 8.00pm.

Friday: training on the track in Greystones from 6.50 – 8.30pm.  This training is for athletes born in 2009 and earlier. 

Sunday: Details will be posted on the What’s App groups later this week.

Upcoming Events

February 22nd 2020 - NIA - Leinster Indoor Junior Championships

Best of luck to Grainne who will compete in the Leinster Indoor Junior competition this Saturday in the Long Jump and 60m.  Also to Aoife who will compete in the U17s High Jump event on Sunday. 

February 23rd 2020 - NIA - Leinster Indoor Juvenile Relays We have a number of teams entered for the Juvenil Club Relay championships also to be held in Abottstown on Sunday.   Good luck to all competing at the weekend.

Shankill Community Games (dates for the diary):

Wed. 1st April: Tymon Park. Dublin Trials for cross country U12, U13 and U14 and marathon U16 (7km) . National Finals in Limerick on 30th/31st May 2020.

Sunday April 19th 2020: Shankill Community Games, Shanganagh Park. Open to all ages from 6yrs to 16yrs. Sprints and Longer Distance.

You must live in the Shankill / Rathmichael area. See attached for Registration Forms and full list of events/rules.

10.02.2020

Race Report

Well done to Samuel, Éile, Ella, Bobby, Adam, Eleanor and Dara who competed at Avondale in Rathdrum on Saturday in the National juvenile B XC Champs. A great day of racing was enjoyed by all with Eleanor winning a brilliant National medal finishing in 4th place and Bobby winning a bronze medal as part of the third placing Wicklow County team

Registrations

Athletics Ireland registration runs from January to December so ALL athletes must be re-registered no matter when in 2019 you registered. if you are not registered you will not be allowed run outdoors.  Please fill out the attached registration form and return it to training straight away. Alternatively you can pay by Electronic Fund Transfer, details are on brayrunners.com under the ‘Membership’ heading. If you pay by EFT can you please fill out a registration form also and return it to Ciara stating that you have paid by EFT

Training

Tuesday: Training at Woodbrook College tomorrow evening 6.50 – 8.00pm.

Friday: training on the track in Greystones from 6.50 – 8.30pm.  This training is for athletes born in 2009 and earlier. 

Sunday: Details will be posted on the What’s App groups later this week.

Upcoming Events

February 23rd 2020 - NIA - Leinster Indoor Juvenile Relays there are 4 on a team in each age group. Each athlete runs 200m (one lap). Can you please confirm in the What’s App groups if your child is available / interested so we can make up teams. There are both odd and even ages. We will have specific relay training on both Tues. and Fri. for the next few weeks and any athlete intending to do relays will be expected to attend both training sessions if at all possible. Please note Friday training is only open to athletes born in 2009 and earlier.

Shankill Community Games:

Wed. 1st April: Tymon Park. Dublin Trials for cross country U12, U13 and U14 and marathon U16 (7km) . National Finals in Limerick on 30th/31st May 2020.

Sunday April 19th 2020: Shankill Community Games, Shanganagh Park. Open to all ages from 6yrs to 16yrs. Sprints and Longer Distance.

You must live in the Shankill / Rathmichael area. See attached for Registration Forms and full list of events/rules.

27.01.2020

Indoor Championships

Next weekend most of us will be heading to the Leinster indoors in Athlone.  This is one of the primary events on the juvenile calendar and is always a very exciting couple of days for both athletes and spectators alike. Nothing beats the atmosphere at juvenile indoor events.

For some, this may be their first time competing at a competitive indoor athletics event, but whether it is or isn't, we would recommend the following:

1.    Make sure athletes get extra sleep in the week leading up to the event. Some athletes find they don't sleep well the night before so it is important to build it in early in the week.

2.    Make sure you have your gear ready the night before. Bray Runners singlet or t-shirt is essential. Make sure to change your spikes to 5mm for the indoor track.

3.    Indoor events can be long days especially if you come through the heats to the final so make sure you bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinks.

4.    It's important to get there in plenty of time to get parking, register and have enough time for a proper warm up.  It's really important at the indoors to get a very good warm up as the middle distance races tend to start at a ferocious pace. So get ready 600 and 800m runners to run fast from the start.

5.    Finally, for those who do make the finals there will be a long interval between the heats and the final. As the margins between medalling and not will be tight, it is those athletes that can handle this interval the best that will most likely run up to their potential in the final. With that in mind we would recommend that after the heats make sure you eat within a half hour and stay properly hydrated. Also leaving the arena for a while to rest will also help.

And after all that the vary best of luck to you all and make sure you enjoy yourselves!!

 

Registrations

ALL athletes must be registered by this Friday.  You will not be allowed to run outdoors in February if you are not registered.  Please fill out the attached registration form and return it to training. Alternatively you can pay by Electronic Fund Transfer details are on brayrunners.com under the ‘Membership’ heading. If you pay by EFT can you please fill out a registration form also and return it to Ciara.

 

Training

 

Tuesday: Training at Woodbrook College tomorrow evening 6.50 – 8.00pm.

There will be NO Friday/Sunday training this week due to the Leinster’s. We will have an easy session on Thursday meeting at the Boathouse café on the prom. This will run from 7- 7.45pm.

 

Upcoming Events

8th February – National juvenile B XC champs, Avondale, Rathdrum Co. Wicklow.  This event is open to all athletes who HAVE NOT WON an Individual, Regional, County or Club Cross Country medal at the National Championships.  

This is an uneven age group event, it is open for boys and girls U11, U13, U15 and U17 (individual races) and U12, U14 (relay). Please note it is 2019 age categories that apply for this event.

Please submit entries to the What’s App groups by Wednesday at 6pm at the latest.

February 23rd 2020 - NIA - Leinster Indoor Juvenile Relays

 

20.01.2020

Race Report

Another huge congratulations to Grainne O’Sullivan who won National silver in the Irish Life Health National Combined Events last Saturday 18th January.  This is an outstanding achievement for Grainne as she faced stiff competition in all 5 disciplines including hurdles, 800m, long jump, high jump and shot put. 

Registration

ALL athletes must register this month.  Please fill out the attached registration form and return it to training. Alternatively you can pay by Electronic Fund Transfer details are on brayrunners.com under the ‘Membership’ heading. If you pay by EFT can you please fill out a registration form also and return it to Ciara.

Training 

Tuesday: Training at Woodbrook College tomorrow evening 6.50 – 8.00pm.

Friday: training on the track in Greystones from 6.50 – 8.30pm.  This training will be open to athletes born in 2009 and earlier.  It is very important that all athletes who want to compete in the upcoming Leinsters attend this training session.  Athletes will get the opportunity to try field and technical events in addition to track training. 

Sunday: Details will be posted on the What’s App groups later this week.

Upcoming Events

1st & 2nd February 2020 - AIT - Leinster Indoor Juveniles Days 1 & 2

Please find attached the booklet detailing on pages 9 – 14 events available.  Could you please post in the What’s App groups what event(s) your child would like to take part in.

February 23rd 2020 - NIA - Leinster Indoor Juvenile Relays

Volunteers

Thanks again to the parents who have volunteered to help out at training. Without your assistance we would not be able to keep accepting new members. We will keep the appeal going for parental assistance as we keep growing and in order to maintain the smooth running of our training sessions we need your help. You do NOT have to be a runner, all you have to do is provide encouragement and support to our young athletes. Please feel free to speak to any of our coaches about volunteering.

Any Questions?

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About Us

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 
brayrunnershs@gmail.com

 

 

Committee Members

Richard Hourihan Chairperson

Cyril J. Smith Hon. Treasurer

Ashling Smith Hon. Secretary

Collette Mason Child Welfare Officer

Jackie O'Neill Social Secretary

Emma Craxton Juvenile Representative

Kieron O'Leary Club Captain

Lee Borland Committee Member

Maureen O'Rourke Committee Member

 

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Well done to all our athletes!