A big congrats to Fionn Begley and Hannah Kelly who in the recently held ‘Hell and Back’ at Kilruddery saw both Bray Runners athletes finish top of their respective categories. Well done guys on doing so well in a very tough event.
Last Wednesday the track at Greystones held the annual Wicklow Allianz Cumann na mBunscol sports day where 3 Bray Runners athletes represented their schools. Ferdia O’Sullivan finished 3rd in the U12 boys 100m, Bobby More finished 3rd in the U12 boys 600m. Both boys went on to represent their school in the relay finishing 3rd. Rian Anafi-Fitzgibbon finished 2nd in the boys O12 600m and Rian went on to be part of the winning relay team with his school. Well done boys, great results.
A busy day at the track saw the running of the Wicklow Team Event on Wednesday evening, an event which used to be a regular on the County Wicklow track and field programme but which has not been held for a number of years. After a bit of a hectic start we finally organised teams. Bobby More, Ferdia O’Sullivan and Tom Hickie were part of the silver medal winning U13 boys team and Kate Hanly, Kripa Kissanthomas, Catherine O’Neill and Anna Salaverria formed the bronze medal winning U13 girls team. A big well done to all of the other Bray Runners athletes who joined up with athletes from other clubs in order to form teams, some of you competing well above your age group.
TONIGHT: Tuesday June 25th Bray Runners Invitational takes place from 6:30pm at the Track at Greystones. This event has been a staple of the summer athletics calendar in County Wicklow over the past few decades and we would LOVE to see as many of our athletes as possible take part. This is a club event in that athletes earn points for their clubs so the more Bray Runners athletes there the more points we can earn. Please see the attached programme of events. It is an uneven age event i.e. U9, U11, U13 and U15 so those in even ages can move up a year e.g. U12s compete U13s etc.
Saturday June 29th U12/U13 All Irelands: This Saturday Ferdia O’Sullivan will represent the club in the U13 Boy High Jump at Tullamore, the very best of luck Ferdia.
July 13th & 14th Irish Life Health Juvenile All Irelands: Grainne O’Sullivan will represent the club in the U16 Girls Long Jump and 200m at Tullamore. Good luck Grainne.
SUMMER HOLIDAYS: WE WILL BE TAKING A SUMMER BREAK AFTER THE INVITATIONAL UNTIL TUESDAY 6TH AUGUST
Appeal for parental assistance: We currently have 95 registered juveniles with the club and in order to maintain the smooth running of our training sessions we really could do with some more 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 now or when we return in August re helping out.