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.

02.12.2019

Race Report

A massive congratulations to Grainne O’Sullian who along with her 3 Irish team mates won the team bronze medal at the Schools International Combined Events. Grainne had an excellent competition setting 2 personal bests in the 60mH and the high jump.

 

Sleep and Nutritional Advice

As the uneven XC Nationals approach we hope that those competing are taking onboard our advice about the importance of sleep and nutrition. Both are so important when racing and particularly at National level in order to give the athletes the best possible chance of perfoming at their best. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of proper sleep and nutrition and its effect on performance.

Proper sleep, especially during the week of the race is so important. We would suggest getting an extra hours sleep each night for a week leading up to the race and not just the night before. Proper Nutrition plays a huge part in the development of young athletes and again good habits are so important.

We would suggest that after each training session or race, athletes refuel within an hour of exercise (ideally within 20 mins). It is scientifically proven that the first hour after training/race is the vital time in managing an athletes recovery.

We would suggest that after training on a Tuesday or Thursday or after a race that the athlete has a glass of milk or some nuts (protein) with some carbs (say a banana or peanut butter sandwich or a healthy cereal with fruit).

Staying hydrated before and after sessions is also very important. Please talk to the coaches if you need any further information or advice.

 

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

 

Upcoming Events

1. Round 5 of the juvenile league will be hosted by Bray Runners this Friday at 7pm in Bray Emmets. This is an even age event. As we are hosting this event it would be great to see as many of our athletes compete as possible, particularly our younger athletes. The distances are:

Boys and girls U6 – 200m

Boys and girls U8 – 400m

Boys and girls U10 – 800m

Boys and girls U12 – 1200m

Boys and girls U14/15 – 1600m

These races are a great introduction to crosscountry, with a certificate awarded to each athlete on race completion. The emphasis is on athlete participation rather than on winning.

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

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

4. 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.

25.11.2019

National Evens XC Race Report

A massive well done to all 15 of our athletes who competed yesterday in the National even ages XC in Abbottstown.  Each one of the Bray contingent ran their hearts out for club, county and province. First to race were the U12 girls - Roisin Murray, Catherine O’Neill, Kate Hanly and Kripa Kissanthomas.  The girls put in an outstanding effort and were justly rewarded with team silver for Bray, which is a first for our club at national level!!. Both Rosin and Catherine secured individual medals (10th and 12th Place) and were also part of the Leinster team which took gold. Kate was just outside the medals and Kripa not far behind.  Their united effort won them 2nd Club team overall and for that they will all receive a silver National medal.  

Next up was James Foot and Aaron Egan. Aaron placed a very impressive 58th in a field of 172, running up an age category. James Foot ran a brilliant but very tough race against very talented competition to win the first National individual Gold for Bray. He is also part of the Leinster team which took gold yesterday.

Our talented Boys U14 team of Matthew Daly, Finn Campbell, Rian Anafi-Fitzgibbon and Bobby More all finished in the middle of the very competitive national field and all within sight of each other.  Three of the boys were competing for the first time at national level and Bobby was running out of age. This is a very impressive result and we have great hopes for this group of athletes as a team along with Fionn Begley who was unfortunately injured for the Leinsters and therefore couldn’t compete.

Next was the girls U16 race. Three of the girls Niamh Murray, Hannah Kelly and Eleanor Foot were running out of age and together with Hannah Foot and Ciara Murray they put in gutsy performances all around on terrain that was becoming an ever increasing sea of mud with every race. Niamh Murray (29th) fought hard to secure a top 30 position in a field of 139.  Hannah Kelly (51st) and Eleanor Foot (75th) with Hannah and Ciara not far behind also put in impressive performances.  The 3 younger girls will also be racing on 15th Dec in the Uneven Ages National XC in Dunboyne    

 

Regitrations

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

The Sunday run will resume this weekend and we will advise on time and venue on the Whats App groups over the coming days.

Upcoming Events

Xmas party and awards night: December 17th in Bray Bowl 7-9pm (instead of training).  Please bring €5 as we will be having pizza.

Round 5 of the juvenile league will be held by Bray Runners on December 6th at 7pm in Bray Emmets Even ages

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

 

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 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.

 

Good Luck!

This Saturday Nov. 30th Grainne O’Sullivan will represent Ireland when she competes in the Schools Combined International at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. We wish Grainne the very best of luck.

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