National Even Ages Cross Country Championships - this Sunday!

Our own Eleanor Foot will be competing against the cream of the crop at the national u12 cross country championships at the national sport campus in Abbotstown, Co. Dublin this Sunday. Anyone who has seen the juvenile provincial races (especially at the younger age groups) will appreciate what a fantastic achievement it is to even qualify for this event.
Since the event is on so close to home (location:, we're encouraging club members and parents to come along and support. The u12s girls race takes place at 11:30am sharp on Sunday. It would be great to see some of you there - look out for our orange Bray Runners A.C. flag.

Clontarf Half Marathon and 5mile

Well done to those who took part in the Clontarf 5mile on Saturday last 19th Nov. Ciara Carter, 37.45; Mary Deery, 44.25 Pb and Mary O'Connor 48.38 Pb. Great running from all. (Those Thursday night hills are paying off)
Jean O'Kennedy ran 1.45.59 in the Half marathon, a good run from Jean as she winds down from a very impressive year.


Leinster Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships

Well done to all our athletes who competed in the Leinster Uneven Ages Championships in Tyrellspass, Co. Westmeath yesterday.

First up, we had Róisín Murray finishing an amazing 2nd place in the u9 girls race, to follow up on her 1st place in the Wicklow Championships a few weeks ago. Next were Rian Anafi-Fizgibbon and Fionn Begley, who both showed their massive recent improvement and finished well up in the top half of a very competitive boys u11 race with over 150 entrants!

Extraordinarily, five of our u13 girls qualified for the National Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships at Dundalk I.T. on 11 December, and only narrowly missed out on Leinster team medals. Well done to Aoife Carter, Gráinne O'Sullivan, Hannah Kelly, Hannah Foot, Ciara Murray and Eleanor Foot. Well done to all; a fantastic day for the club.
International Crosss Country.
It was once again a fantastic day on Sat for Team Ireland at the British & Irish Masters CC Champs hosted by Scottish Masters in Tollcross Park, Glasgow. Our own Charlotte Stevens, with Bridget Duffy, Parnells AC were part of the Irish team and both put in excellent performances in their event. Mick Byrne, Parnell AC, finished in an excellent 2nd place in the O/55 cat race.
For full set of results, please see   
World Masters T/F   
World Masters Marathon and Half Marathon were held in Perth, Australia, on Sunday 6th Nov.. Conditions were tough, very very hot. Course was flat but there was no shelter from the sun anywhere on the route. Joe Cawley finished in 7th place in the O/40 Caegoryt in a time of 2.58.25, a indication of how tough conditions were. Richard Kavanagh finished in 9th place in the 0/60 category in the Half marathon in a time of 1.38.26. 2 Irish athletes took home medals, Cathy McCourt won silver in the W35 Half Mar and Sean Cooney won Gold in the O/75 category in the Marathon.
In the team competition, JOE CAWLEY, was a member of the Irish team who took the bronze medal behind Poland and Australia. Congratulations to Joe, a well deserved medal.
Frankfurt Marathon
A number of our athletes took part in the Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday 30thOct. Pbs and excellent performances were the order of the day. Neil Wiktorski set a new pb running 2.25.32. Joe Kelly also ran an excellent new Pb of 2.57.51  Suzanne Foot, another to run a PB, a fine 3.05.37. Gordon McWilliams, 3.12.28 and Georgina Devlin, 3.20.02, also posted new Pbs. Andrea Murphy ran 4.19.59.
Leinster Novice and Even Ages C/C 

Gary Condon Wins Fionnuala McCormack Kilomarathon

Congratulations go to Gary Condon, winner of the inaugural Fionnuala McCormack Kilomarathon (26.2K) on Saturday 10th Sept. Gary ran an excellent time of 1hr.34.16 to finish just over 1 minute ahead of John Travers, Donore Harriers.
Joe Cawley, 1.51.12, and Dominic Horan 1.59.46 were both on pacing duty today. Richard Kavanagh, 2.04.17 and Paul Allen 2.10.20, both of whom were happy to get a nice long run in. A well organised race over a really good tough course.

Peter Doran Wins Club 5k H/cap.

At a well attended Club 5k H/Cap, despite the inclement weather, on Thursday 8th Sept, Peter Doran smashed his Pb in recording 23.52 and was first athlete home, 41 seconds ahead of the fast finishing Andrea Murphy. Denis Patterson just pipped Jason O'Connor and Aoife Boyle, in a photo finish for 3rd. Both Jason and Aoife recorded excellent new Pbs, Jason breaking 20mins for the first time and Aoife setting a new mark for the second time in a fortnight. Aoife Stokes was another lady to set a new Pb, 2nd one in 5 days. Paul Allen ran the fastest time of the night, an excellent 18.53. Well done to all who took part, our thanks to all who came along to help out and to those who brought cakes, buns etc. Our thanks to Cyril Smyth for his help with the start, timing and the compiling of the results.  Full results below;

          Name                   Gross        H/Cap     Nett

  1. Peter Doran           28.22      4.30       23.52  Pb
  2. Andrea Murphy       29.03      3.00      26.03
  3. Denis Patterson      29.07       7.00      22.07
  4. Jason O'Connor      29.07      9.30      19.37   Pb
  5. Aoife Boyle            29.08      6.00       23.08  Pb
  6. Emer Hynes           29.22      3.00       26.22
  7. Mary Deery             29.31     3.30        26.01
  8. Aoife Stokes           29.46     3.00        26.46  Pb
  9. Bernard Quinn        29.50     8.30        21.20
  10. Paul Allen              29.53     11.00       18.53
  11. Mark Duncan          29.59     5.00         24.59
  12. Elaine Casey           30.03     3.00         27.03
  13. Tom Cavanagh        30.05     8.30         21.35
  14. Elaine Nuzun          30.18      0.30        29.48
  15. Suzanne Foot         30.19      10.00       20.19
  16. Ana Molina             30.22      1.00        29.22
  17. Mary O'Connor       30.23       1.00        29.23
  18. Stefanie Unland      31.20       4.00        27.20.

Lakes 10k, Sat 3rd Sept

Well done to all who took part in the Lakes 10k on Saturday 3rd Aug. Joe Cawley ran a fine 36:11 to finish in 10th place. James Nangle, 37.48; Suzanne Foot, 6th lady, 39.34; Georgina Devlin, 44.24; Siobhan Butler, 48.21; Andrea Murphy, 53.07; Emer Hynes, 53.42.

Full results at;

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