Bohermeen 5K 2019

There was a fantastic turnout of Bray Runners at Bohermeen 5k on Friday 7th June. As well as recording some excellent times, Pbs and Sbs, our athletes took home a number of category and team prizes. Great runs from a couple of our younger members, Orla O'C winning the Junior Girls in a fine 21.53 and Fionn G running just over 25 minutes. Ian McGrath continued his fine form finishing in eight overall and 2nd 0/45 in a time of 15.58. Darren Cullen, 12th O/A, ran an excellent 16.27, Paul O'Brien ran a new Pb of 16.50 and Paul Allen ran 17.10. Garrett Kelly ran 18.05, Conor Maher ran a new Pb of 18.09 and Paul O'Dwyer ran a seasons best of 19.52. Excellent new Pbs from Helen Murphy, 20.09 and 2nd in her age category and Lee Borland 20.23. Karol O'Loinsigh 20.38 took almost 40sec off his previous best for the distance. Richard Kavanagh ran 20.56 and was 1st 0/65, Dillon O'Neill ran 21.38. Jean OKennedy, ran a new Pb of 21 40 and was 2nd in her age Cat. Fine runs also from Tom Cavanagh 21.43, Jason O'Connor 22.01, Siobhan Butler 22.02 and Mary Hayde 22.02. New Pb for Sharon Bailey, 22.22. Well done also to Paul Gannon 24.06 and Peter Doran 24.40 a Sb. Dolores Gilliland was 2nd in her age category in 28.12 and Jackie O'Neill ran 29.04. Was great to see Caoimhe O'Loinsigh complete her first 5k after a long lay off due to a serious injury. The Sli Cualann mens team of (scoring) Ian McGrath, Darren Cullen, Paul O'Brien and Paul Allen won the team competition and took home the prestigious Patrick Bell Trophy. In the women's team competition, (scoring members) Helen Murphy, Jean O'Kennedy, Siobhan Butler and Mary Hayde finished in an excellent 3rd position. Well done also to our good friend Grainne Butler who ran a fine 22,24. 

Bob Heffernan 5K 2019

There was a great turnout of Bray Runners at the Bob Heffernan 5k on 21st May. Excellent times and some fantastic Pbs were recorded. We also took home a couple of prizes, in what is one of the most competitive 5ks around. Ian McGrath finished in 13th place overall and was 1st 0/45 in an excellent 15.58. A fine run also from Paul O'Brien, who ran 16.53. Paul Allen broke the 17mimute mark for the first time running a new Pb of 16.56. Garrett Kelly was another to run a new Pb, dipping under 18minutes for the first time, Garrett ran 17.57. Great to see Bill Stanley back racing again, and running a fine 19.50. John Ashworth ran 21.10, Richard Kavanagh ran 21.23 and Tom Cavanagh ran 21.50. Siobhan Butler ran a season best of 21.43 and was 5th in her age category, Jean O'Kennedy ran 21.50, her fastest 5k in almost 2 years and was 2nd in her age Category. The ever improving Mary Hayde ran a new Pb of 21.53. Jason O'Connor ran 22.52, Paul Gannon ran 23.17 and Jenny Lawler ran 23.17. Peter Doran was very pleased with his 24.58 and Brid McNamee racing her first 5k ran 27.07. First man home was Hiko Tanosa, DSD, in 14.18 and first woman home was Mary Mulhare, Portlaoise AC, in 16.40. Well done to our good friend Grainne Butler who ran 22.27.

ESB 5K 2019

At the ESB 5k on Tuesday 21st May, Niall Larkin ran 18.24 and finished in an excellent 5th place overall. Bernard Quinn ran 22.29 and was first 0/65. Fine times considering the race takes place on Sandymount beach. Well done to both.

Annual Awards : Roll of Honour

Following on from last months 2018 annual awards, a roll of honour detailing all previous winners at Bray Runners Awards Nights can now be found here

U-16 National Indoor C/ships

Congratulations to the Bray Runners girls Under 16 4x200 relay team, who won bronze at the National Indoor C/ships on 6th April. They recorded an excellent time of 1min 47.2 sec. A great achievement by the girls and their coaches and mentors.

Racing Update 7th April 2019

Well done all our athletes and friends who have been racing over the past few days. These are the results we have to hand. At the Berlin Half Marathon Ian McGrath ran a fine 74.09 and finished an excellent 4th in his age category. In Rotterdam, Sharon Bailey ran 50.08 in the quarter marathon, and in the Rotterdam Marathon Ross Kelly ran 3.47.49. At the Manchester Marathon Mark Messitt ran an excellent 3:07:45.

On Saturday, 6th April, at the Bray Cliff 10k, Paul Allen finished in 6th place in a time of 39.55.
On Saturday 30th March, at the DCC (BHAA) 4mile, Bernard Quinn continued with his excellent early season form, running 28.01 and was 1st 0/65. Well done to ALL our athletes who took part in the Shanganagh Parkrun on Sat., Darren Cullen, having his first run as a Bray Runner, was first athlete home in 18.07. Well done to our fellow Sli Cualann athlete, Catherine O'Connor, who ran a fine 3.04.42, 5th in age category, at the Manchester Marathon earlier today. Great run also from our good friend Cathy Mitchell who smashed her Pb by over 8 minutes, running 3.28.19 also in Manchester. Well done also to Graham Bailey who ran and completed his first marathon in Rotterdam today

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