09.09.2019

Recent Results

We had a fantastic turnout of athletes at the club 5km and 3km H/Cap Championships last Thursday, it was a great evening with over 60 athletes in total taking part. There were many superb performances which bodes well for the upcoming cross country season.  Two standout performances in the 5km were by Matthew Daly who ran a great time coming home just inside 20 minutes and Hannah Kelly who ran a superb 20.47.  First, second and third in the 5km went to Hannah Foot, Hannah Kelly and Aoife Carter.  

5kmH/Cap Results

Athlete

Gross Time

H/Cap

Net Time

Hannah Foot       

28.06

2.30

25.36

Hannah Kelly

28.17

7.30

20.47

Aoife Carter

28.30

3.30

25.00

Eile Kennedy

29.06

6.30

22.36

Grainne O'Sullivan

29.07

5.30

23.37

Jennifer O'Dwyer

29.16

6.30

22.46

Matthew Daly

29.29

9.30

19.59

Ciara Murray

29.32

6.30

23.02

Con McCann

29.35

4.30

25.05

Fionn Begley

29.48

8.30

21.18

Eleanor Foot

31.46

9.30

22.16

Niamh Murray

31.46

9.30

22.16

The 3km also produced some great results with everyone running really well.  Young Aaron Egan put in a great performance as too did James Foot only a week after his superb time in Meath.  It was great to see Mia McEntee, Adam Craxton and Dara McGrandles being awarded with trophies coming home in first, second and third respectively.

3km H/Cap Results

Athlete

Gross Time

H/Cap

Net Time

Mia McEntee

15.26

2.00

13.26

Adam Craxton

16.00   

0.00

16.00

Dara McGrandles

16.04

0.00

16.04

Charlie Geelon

16.19

4.00

12.19

Catherine O'Neill

16.25

4.00

12.25

James Foot

16.56

6.30

10.26

Krippa KissanThomas

18.00

4.00

14.00

Bobby More

18.07

5.00

13.07

Aaron Egan

18.09

6.00

12.09

Samuel Whelan

18.56

5.00

13.56

Well done to all our athletes who took part in this event it was great to see so many athletes racing in the park and to all the parents and friends who provided vocal support it really was a fantastic event.

Training

Training will continue each Tuesday from 6.50-8pm for all athletes, meeting by the astro pitch in Shanganagh park.  

Thursday training Shanganagh Park 7-8pm open to all athletes born in 2007 or earlier meeting by the astro pitch.

This weeks Sunday run with Inbhear Dee will be in Glendalough, meeting at the Woollen Mills carpark at 9.20am for a 9.30 start.  It is going to be a fun-run followed by a swim and picnic.  It would be great to see as many of our athletes turn out as possible. This is open to anyone running U12's and up.  There will be a 30 minute run for the younger athletes and a 45 min run for the older athletes (with a warm-up and warm down).   Lifts are available for those requiring one, please speak to Suzanne or Emma.  

As the cross country season is rapidly approaching it is important for all athletes to take part in at least one of the weekly Thursday or Sunday runs in addition to the Tuesday training.  

For our younger athletes we would encourage you to take part in the junior parkrun (2km) held at 9.30am each Sunday morning in the Peoples Park in Bray.

There is a pair of size 6 spikes in excellent condition looking for a new home.  If anyone is interested in these please speak to Ciara at Tuesday or Thursday training.

Upcoming Events

October 6th: Wicklow County Cross Country EVEN age Championships – Roundwood start time 11am. Boys and Girls U/8 500m, U/10 1000m, U/12 2000, U/14 3000m U/16 4000m.

October 13th: Wicklow County Cross Country UNEVEN age Championships – Avondale start time 11am. U/9 800m, U/11 1500m, U/13 2500m, U/15 3500m.

Saturday 26th of October - Leinster Cross Country (Evens) - Gowran Co. Kilkenny

Saturday 9th of November - Leinster Cross Country (Unevens) - Ferbane, Co. Offaly

Thank you so much to the parents who recently 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:  We now have 98 registered juveniles with the club and in order to maintain the smooth running of our training sessions we really need more 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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