09.03.2020

Wicklow Star Awards

Last Friday night the annual Wicklow Star Awards ceremony was held in Wioklow town, hosted by Inbhear Dee A.C.. Two of our athletes won awards. Grainne O'Sullivan won the U16 -U19 girls award for her tremendous achievements in 2019. Grainne has won Leinster and National medals throughout the year in the Long Jump and 200m.  Grainne won Leinster Gold and National silver at the schools combined events which led her to be chosen for the schools international combined events competition in Glasgow where she represented Ireland. This made her the obvious and very deserved choice for this award. Well done Grainne!

James Foot also got a Special Recognition Award for his achievements in 2019 in the 600m on the track but in particular for his cross country season where he won Leinster Gold in both the u12 and the u13 races and also gold in the u12 national event. He also placed 2nd nationally in the boys u13 race. Well done James!

 

Race Report : National Schools Cross-Country Championships

A busy weekend of racing. Well done to Eleanor Foot and Niamh Murray who competed in the National Schools XC last Saturday March 7th in Santry.  Eleanor finished 28th and Niamh 36th in a large junior field made up of schools from all 32 counties.  Together with another Loreto student they claimed the Nationtal silver medal for Loreto Dalkey.  Well done girls!

On Sunday at the Avondale open XC Dara, Bobby, Adam, Samuel, Saorlaith and Oisin took part. Bobby got silver in the boys U14 race and Samuel won gold in his boys U12 race. Well done all for taking part

 

Registrations

Athletics Ireland registration runs from January to December so ALL athletes must be re-registered no matter when in 2019 you registered. if you are not registered you will not be allowed run outdoors.  Please fill out the attached registration form and return it to training straight away. 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 stating that you have paid by EFT.

 

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 is for athletes born in 2009 and earlier. 

Sunday: Details will be posted on the What’s App groups later this week.

 

Upcoming Events

March 28th and 29th 2020 - AIT- National Indoor Championships

We have a number of athletes who have succeeded in the Leinster Indoors to qualify for the National indoors this year. We wish them the best of luck.

Shankill Community Games (dates for the diary):

Wed. 1st April: Tymon Park. Dublin Trials for cross country U12, U13 and U14 and marathon U16 (7km) . National Finals in Limerick on 30th/31st May 2020.

Sunday April 19th 2020: Shankill Community Games, Shanganagh Park. Open to all ages from 6yrs to 16yrs. Sprints and Longer Distance.

You must live in the Shankill / Rathmichael area. See attached for Registration Forms and full list of events/rules

02.03.2020

Race Report

Congratulations to Elodie Lambert who competed on the Wicklow schools event last week.  Elodie placed an impressive 3rd in the 1500m in a time of 6.44. Well done Elodie

 

Upcoming Wicklow & Leinster Track & Field Championships

The outdoor Track & Field season is fast approaching and the Club has decided to make the Wicklow Championships (8 & 9 May in Greystones) and the Leinster Championships (13 & 14 June in Tullamore) the priority events for this upcoming outdoor season.
 
To this end, we will be focusing our training, on both Tuesdays and Fridays to ensure our Athletes are fully prepared for their events. At this stage, athletes should be considering what events they intend to participate in and let us know by email or what’s app so we can put a training structure together to prepare our athletes properly in advance of these competitions. For the Wicklow Championships we would like all our eligible athletes to participate in at least one event, be that on the track or in the field. After the Wicklow Championships, the coaches will discuss with the athletes if the Leinster championships are an option.

We would like all our Athletes to make an effort to get to the Friday track session every week,or at least every other week, in the coming weeks so as to prepare adequately for these competitions.

 

Registrations

Athletics Ireland registration runs from January to December so ALL athletes must be re-registered no matter when in 2019 you registered. if you are not registered you will not be allowed run outdoors.  Please fill out the attached registration form and return it to training straight away. 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 stating that you have paid by EFT.

 

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 is for athletes born in 2009 and earlier. 

Sunday: Details will be posted on the What’s App groups later this week.

 

Upcoming Events

Shankill Community Games (dates for the diary):

Wed. 1st April: Tymon Park. Dublin Trials for cross country U12, U13 and U14 and marathon U16 (7km) . National Finals in Limerick on 30th/31st May 2020.

Sunday April 19th 2020: Shankill Community Games, Shanganagh Park. Open to all ages from 6yrs to 16yrs. Sprints and Longer Distance.

You must live in the Shankill / Rathmichael area. See attached for Registration Forms and full list of events/rules

24.02.2020

Race Report: Leinster Indoor Championships

February 22 2020 - NIA - Leinster Indoor Junior Championships

Another great day for Grainne O'Sullivan competing at the Leinster Junior Womens competition this Saturday. Grainne competed in the long jump where she came second jumping 5.01m, and the 60m where she set a fabulous new pb of 8.06secs to finish 7th in the final. Great results & huge congrats, Grainne!

February 23rd 2020 - NIA - Leinster Indoor Juvenile Relays 

Bray entered the biggest number of athletes to date in the very competitive Leinster Indoors Relays. All our teams did us very proud on Sunday against very stiff competition. The U13 girls team narrowly missed out on a place in the final but managed to improve their combined time from last year by 4 seconds. We can now build on the relay training and integrate it more into our training programmes going forward. Thanks to all the athletes and parents who made the event. Congratulations to all of you. 

Aoife Carter also competed yesterday in the U17 Leinster Indoor high jump. Aoife also faced stiff opposition and finished 7th in her age group but interestingly would have placed even higher in the U18 event. Lots more to come from Aoife! Well done!

 

Registrations

Athletics Ireland registration runs from January to December so ALL athletes must be re-registered no matter when in 2019 you registered. if you are not registered you will not be allowed run outdoors.  Please fill out the attached registration form and return it to training straight away. 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 stating that you have paid by EFT.

 

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 is for athletes born in 2009 and earlier. 

Sunday: Details will be posted on the What’s App groups later this week

 

Upcoming Events

Shankill Community Games (dates for the diary):

Wed. 1st April: Tymon Park. Dublin Trials for cross country U12, U13 and U14 and marathon U16 (7km) . National Finals in Limerick on 30th/31st May 2020.

Sunday April 19th 2020: Shankill Community Games, Shanganagh Park. Open to all ages from 6yrs to 16yrs. Sprints and Longer Distance.

You must live in the Shankill / Rathmichael area. See attached for Registration Forms and full list of events/rules.

 

17.02.2020

Race Report : Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships

Well done to Eleanor Foot and Niamh Murray who competed in the Leinster Schools XC last Thursday in Santry.  Eleanor finished 14th and Niamh 16th in a large junior field.  Together with another schoolmate they claimed the Leinster title for Loreto Dalkey.  They will now compete for the National Schools XC championships on the March 7th.  Well done girls

 

Registrations

Athletics Ireland registration runs from January to December so ALL athletes must be re-registered no matter when in 2019 you registered. if you are not registered you will not be allowed run outdoors.  Please fill out the attached registration form and return it to training straight away. 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 stating that you have paid by EFT.

 

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 is for athletes born in 2009 and earlier. 

Sunday: Details will be posted on the What’s App groups later this week.

 

Upcoming Events

February 22nd 2020 - NIA - Leinster Indoor Junior Championships

Best of luck to Grainne who will compete in the Leinster Indoor Junior competition this Saturday in the Long Jump and 60m.  Also to Aoife who will compete in the U17s High Jump event on Sunday. 

February 23rd 2020 - NIA - Leinster Indoor Juvenile Relays We have a number of teams entered for the Juvenil Club Relay championships also to be held in Abottstown on Sunday.   Good luck to all competing at the weekend.

Shankill Community Games (dates for the diary):

Wed. 1st April: Tymon Park. Dublin Trials for cross country U12, U13 and U14 and marathon U16 (7km) . National Finals in Limerick on 30th/31st May 2020.

Sunday April 19th 2020: Shankill Community Games, Shanganagh Park. Open to all ages from 6yrs to 16yrs. Sprints and Longer Distance.

You must live in the Shankill / Rathmichael area. See attached for Registration Forms and full list of events/rules.

10.02.2020

Race Report

Well done to Samuel, Éile, Ella, Bobby, Adam, Eleanor and Dara who competed at Avondale in Rathdrum on Saturday in the National juvenile B XC Champs. A great day of racing was enjoyed by all with Eleanor winning a brilliant National medal finishing in 4th place and Bobby winning a bronze medal as part of the third placing Wicklow County team

 

Registrations

Athletics Ireland registration runs from January to December so ALL athletes must be re-registered no matter when in 2019 you registered. if you are not registered you will not be allowed run outdoors.  Please fill out the attached registration form and return it to training straight away. 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 stating that you have paid by EFT

 

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 is for athletes born in 2009 and earlier. 

Sunday: Details will be posted on the What’s App groups later this week.

 

Upcoming Events

February 23rd 2020 - NIA - Leinster Indoor Juvenile Relays there are 4 on a team in each age group. Each athlete runs 200m (one lap). Can you please confirm in the What’s App groups if your child is available / interested so we can make up teams. There are both odd and even ages. We will have specific relay training on both Tues. and Fri. for the next few weeks and any athlete intending to do relays will be expected to attend both training sessions if at all possible. Please note Friday training is only open to athletes born in 2009 and earlier.

Shankill Community Games:

Wed. 1st April: Tymon Park. Dublin Trials for cross country U12, U13 and U14 and marathon U16 (7km) . National Finals in Limerick on 30th/31st May 2020.

Sunday April 19th 2020: Shankill Community Games, Shanganagh Park. Open to all ages from 6yrs to 16yrs. Sprints and Longer Distance.

You must live in the Shankill / Rathmichael area. See attached for Registration Forms and full list of events/rules.

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

 

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