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.

13.01.2020

Registrations

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 available here. 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, every week as we keep growing with 108 registered juveniles with the club, and in order to maintain the smooth running of our training sessions we need 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.

16.12.2019

Race Report

A huge congratulations to James, Bobby, Niamh and Eleanor who competed so well at the National unevens cross-country championships yesterday. To say that the underfoot conditions were challenging would be an understatement.  A large portion of the course was basically a mud-bath!! But it didn’t faze our guys too much, in particular James who ran a brilliant race winning another National medal, this time silver, he also led the Leinster province home to gold. Niamh too put in a great performance coming home 24th and was the 5th Leinster runner.  Well done to all the athletes who competed throughout the xcountry season, in the counties, league races, Leinsters and Nationals, you all put in amazing performances and the results this year really proves that.

Athletics Wicklow Indoor Event 04.01.2020

Athletics Wicklow is organising this Indoor Event which will be great preparation for anyone who wants to compete in the Leinster indoors and provides the athletes with a relaxed, fun competition.

All events are finals - no heats - where numbers dictate, races will be run in sections with times deciding places.

Under 9, 10, 11 will be offered an Awards Scheme - 60m, 600m and Long Jump. These events will start at 1.00pm sharp and should be completed by 3.00pm.

Events for all other Age Groups are: 60m, 200m, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, Shot Putt.  Other events could be added if there’s a demand.

Athletes may compete in a max. of 3 events. If numbers are too big, this may be restricted to 2 so when entering, declare your events in order of preference. Please let us know by return email, or on the What’s App groups, what events your child wishes to enter. Closing date for entries, Friday December 20th.  Entry fee €5 per athlete.

Age groups for 2020 are:

Born 2012 Under 9;   Born 2011 Under 10;  Born 2010 Under 11;  Born 2009 Under U12;  Born 2008 Under 13;  Born 2007 Under 14;  Born 2006 Under 15;  Born 2005 Under 16; Born 2004 Under 17.

Training 

Tomorrow night: Xmas party and awards night in Bray Bowl 7-9pm (instead of training). Please bring €5 as we will be having pizza. We will then be taking a break from training until Thursday January 2nd

On the 2nd we will have a training session in Wicklow with a talk from former European, World and Olympic 3000mt s/chase runner Roisin McGettigan who is now a sports psychologist. More details about this will be posted closer to the time on the What’s App groups. 

Upcoming Events

Athletics Wicklow Indoor Championships, NIA, Blanchardstown, Saturday 4 January, 2020, 1 pm - 5 pm, Entry €5 (three events)  (See above).

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

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, every week as we keep growing with 108 registered juveniles with the club, and in order to maintain the smooth running of our training sessions we need 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.

09.12.2019

Race Report

Well done to all our athletes who took part in the Juvenile League Round 5 in Bray last Friday 6 December. We had 14 athletes who competed and did Bray Runners proud.  Niamh Graham came 2nd in the U8 Girls race (400m) closely followed by Lucy Holland. In the U10 Girls race (800m) Isla Graham was first of the Bray Runners to finish in a large field of 41.  Super performances also from Nicoleta Captari, Lily Mulholland and Chloe Enright in this race.

 

Next was the Boys U10 (800m), where Ryan Egan, having taken the first corner very wide, made a very impressive surge to come from the back of the field and overtake all but one athlete to finish in 2nd place.  Well done Ryan! Feidhlim Harvey had another great race to finish 6th.  Adonai Sugrue and Oisin Whelan also put in great efforts and finished comfortably in the middle of the large field of 37 athletes.  The Boys U12 race was a tough one with Aaron Fitzsimons of Inbhear Dee leading the field at a blistering pace but closely followed by our own Aaron Egan. Great training for Aaron who will represent the club at the nationals this weekend in Dunboyne.

 

Adam Craxton also had a fine run and his consistency at training since joining the club is paying off! In the U14 Girls race Eile Kennedy had a great race to finish in 2nd position. Dara McGrandles also a recent recruit to the club took part in the U14 Boys race (1600m) and finished 11th in a tough race. Well done Dara!

 

These races are a great introduction to cross-country for all our athlete and each athlete gets a certificate on race completion. The emphasis for these races is on athlete participation rather than on winning so we  encourage all our athletes to take part.

 

Registrations

All athletes must be registered in order to run outside. This is for the athletes own safety as we are training on the roads. If you are not registered you will not be allowed to run outside but you can remain in the hall.

 

Training

Tuesday training will continue in Woodbrook College tomorrow from 6.50 – 8.00pm.

Thursday training will be on the promenade in Bray, meeting at the boathouse coffee shop 7-8pm (Southern end of the prom). This session is open to all athletes born in 2008 or earlier

Please keep an eye out on the Whats App groups for details of the Sunday run

 

Race Report

1. Irish Life Health National Juvenile Uneven Ages Cross Country in Cow Park, Dunboyne December 15th.

2. Xmas party and awards night: December 17th in Bray Bowl 7-9pm (instead of training). Please bring €5 as we will be having pizza. We will then be taking a break until Tuesday January 7th.

3. Athletics Wicklow Indoor Championships, NIA, Blanchardstown, Saturday 4 January, 2020, 1 pm - 5 pm, Entry €5 (three events) U7 upwards. Please let us know by email if your child will be competing in this event. We do not have an official schedule for this yet but last year it included 60m sprint for all ages, middle distance, high jump, shot putt and long jump.

 

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, every week as we keep growing with 108 registered juveniles with the club, and in order to maintain the smooth running of our training sessions we need 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.

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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 0872930904 
brayrunnershs@gmail.com

 

 

Committee Members

 Richard Hourihan Chairperson

 Cyril J. Smith Club Hon. Treasurer

 Ashling Smith Honorary Secretary

 Audrey Whelan Child Welfare Officer

 Jackie O'Neill Social Secretary

 Ciara Carter Juvenile Representative

 Suzanne Foot Covid Safety Officer

 Dolores Gilliand Covid Safety Officer

 Jean O'Kennedy Club Captain

 Richard Kavanagh Club Captain

 Dominic Horan Committee Member

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Well done to all our athletes!