Ashling Smith wins Bronze at National Masters 1500mtrs

The National Masters T/F C/ships were held in Tullamore on Sunday 21st Aug. Ashling Smith won the bronze medal in the 1500mtrs, running an excellent time of 5mins 16sec, a new Pb. Ashling has already won Gold in the National relays, Team Bronze in National Masters C/C and Gold in the Leinster Masters T/F so far this season.

Well done to all who took part in the Frank Duffy 10ML on Saturday 20th Aug. Fine times recorded in very tough conditions. Neil Wiktorski was 9th in a time 55.23. Suzanne Foot was 1st in her age Cat in 66.22. Paul Allen ran a fine 68.35, Mark Duncan ran a Pb of 89.01 and Peter Doran ran 96.01. 

Fine Performances In Parnell 4ml and Duleek 10k

Congratulations to the Bray Runners team who finished 3rd in the Parnell AC 4 x 1 Mile relay, approximate times Richard Hourihan - 5:02, Dominic Horan - 5:09 - Ashling Smith - 5:32 and Stephen O'Kennedy - 5:30 (official team time 21:16). Croghan AC were 1st in 20:36 and Parnell 2nd in 20:43. Bray were 1st mixed team in the relay. The 4 mile race was won by Myles Gibbons in 20:57, 2nd place Clive Quinn in 21:43 and 3rd place Paul Gibbons in 21:50. Aisling Kirwan was 1st woman in 26:35, followed by Lillian Lawless in 26:53 and Marie Redmond in 27:0.

We also had a small team racing in the Indaver 10k in Duleek. Jean O'Kennedy, fresh from her fantastic run in Nat Half Marathon, smashed her 10k pb by 1min 35sec, running 44.26 and taking 2nd in Age Cat. Mary Deery also recorded a fine Pb, 54.24 and was also 2nd in age cat. Cathy Mitchell, 48.26, 2nd in Age Cat and also a new Pb. Jason O'Connor was another to set a new Pb, running 41.33. Tom Cavanagh 44.43 was 4th in 0/60 Cat and Richard Kavanagh 41.50 was 1st 0/60.




National Half Marathon Medals For Jean and Gary.

The National Half Marathon C/ship was held on Sunday 7th August in conjunction with the Rock and Roll Half Mar. On a very warm day, athletes ran into a strong headwind for most of the race on what is a very tough course.

Gary Condon was 16th athlete home in a fine time of 74.58, a time which saw Gary finish in Bronze medal position in the M40 Category.

Jean O'Kennedy also recorded a great time of 1.41.52 to finish 5th in her age category. Jean was also a member of the Sli Cualann Ladies Masters Team along with Ann Marie Kenny ( 3rd in Age Cat in 1.31.18) and Ashling Kirwan (5th in Age Cat in 1.36.18). The team finished in an excellent 2nd place and took home the Silver medal. (Provisional results had put them in 1st position, but a change to the 3rd placed team scores saw them moved up to 1st and Sli Cualann down to 2nd).

Congratulations to Gary, Jean, Ann Marie and Ashling and to all Sli Cualann and County athletes who took part and performed so well.         

Thursday Group 5k H/cap

This evening,4th August, we had another 5k H/cap run. Well done to all who took part, some fine times recorded.

 Full results as follows;

  1. Aoife Stokes;              28.24;       00.00;       28.24;

  2. Andrea Murphy;           29.17;      2mins;        27.17;

  3. Elaine Nuzun;              29.20;      00.00;        29.20;

  4. Tom Cavanagh;           29.31;       8mims;       21.31.

  5. Paul Allen;                  29.39;       11mins;      18.39.

  6. Des O'Hare;                 29.40;       10mins;     19.40;

  7. Dominic Horan;            29.45;       10mins;     19.45;   Pacing

  8. Georgina Devlin;           29.57;       8mins;       21.57;

  9. Mary Deery;                  30.11;       4mins;       20.11;

  10. Rachel Daly;                 30.12;       2mins;       28.12;

  11. Dave Carraher;               30.15;      2mins;        28..15;

  12.  Jason O'Connor;           30.16;       10mins;      20.16;

  13. Aoife Boyle;                   30.51;      6mins;        24.51;

  14. Mark Duncan;                 31.06;      6mins;        25.06;

  15. Peter Doran;                   31.11;      5mins;        26.11;

  16. Niamh Coffey;                 31.14;      6mins;        25.14;

    17. Gordon McWilliams;         31.40;       10mins;      21.40;

  We will have another 5k H/C in mid Sept. 

DLR Bay 10k, August 1st

Well done to all those who took part in the DLR Bay10k. Another very impressive run from Colm O'Heigeartaigh, 12th in a time of 36.38, a mere 2 seconds outside his Pb. Fine runs also from James Nangle, 39.02, Paul Allen 40.45 and Bernard Quinn 45.32. Emer Hynes ran 53,51 and Mark Duncan ran 53.52.
Well done also to all our fellow Sli Cualann athletes who took part, great run from Anne Marie Kenny 2nd lady in 40.02, Clive Quinn 7th in 35.11 and Ray Kenny 39.25
Full results @…/results

Roscommon 10ml.

Congratulations to all our athletes who took part in the Roscommon 10mile, which was held on Saturday 16th July. Gary Condon finished in an excellent 5th O/A and 1st O/40, Joe Cawley, 59.25, 8th O/A and 3rd O/40, Colm O'Heigeartaigh,13th 0/A, and a fine new Pb of 61.12. Jason O'Connor ran 70.53, just short of his Pb, Emer Hynes was very pleased with her 88.11 and Richard Kavanagh, 70.12, was 1st 0/60. Gary, Joe and Colm were 2nd in the team event, just pipped by an excellent Dunboyne AC team. Very well organised race, tough course on a very warm and breezy day. Full results at

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