Leinster Road C/Ships 2018

Well done to all Bray Runners and our fellow Sli Cualann and County athletes who took part in the Leinster Road Race C/ships., in Gowran on Monday 7th May.
In the Master Women's 3K race congratulations go to Jean O'Kennedy who won Gold in her age Category and Ashling Smith who also won Gold in her age Category. Jean,19th overall, ran a fine Pb of 12.59, over what is a tough 2 lap course. Ashling, 4th overall, ran 11.22. 
Catherine O'Connor was 1st woman home in a great time of 10.56 and took Gold in her age Category and Laura McCann ran 12 36, 5th in age Category and 14th overall. 
The Sli Cualann womens Masters team won Gold in both Club and County event.
In the Men's Masters 6k, Gordon McWilliams ran a fine 22,12, (his 2nd race of the day), and was 5th in his age Category. Ray Kenny 22.00, Billy Porter 24.04 and Tony Gartland 26.39 completed the Sli Cualann line up in the Masters Men.
In the Novice Men, also 6k, Ian McGrath finished 8th running 20.55, Dominic Horan, 13th, 21.20, Gordon McWilliams 22nd, ran 22.49 and Billy Porter ran 25.08 and 27th place. Great running from all, and a well deserved Bronze Team Medal. (in same race in 2011 Dominic ran 22,33, improving with age) 
In the Novice Women 3k, Sile O'Byrne finished in an excellent 5th place in a fine time of 11.24 and Paula O'Byrne also ran a fine 14.38 and 21st place.

Well done also to Jackie O'Neill who ran 64.37 at the Drogheda 10k on Sunday 6th May. Good run from Jackie despite the very hot conditions and a 3pm start.
Well done also to our good friend Cathy Mitchell who ran 23.02 (well paced by Bobby) and was 5th woman home (only 47sec behind Sonia) at the Roberstown 5k on Monday.

Wicklow Mountain Half Marathon

Well done to Conor and Jenny who both took part in the Wicklow Mountain Half Marathon Challenge on Sunday 29th April. Conor ran a fine 1hr 49 mins and Jenny ran 2.39.
Well done to Sharon Bailey who ran 1.50.58 at the Wexford Half Marathon.
At the Catherina McKiernan 10k in Cavan on Saturday, Paul Gannon ran 52.51 and Richard Kavanagh ran 44.21. 
Date for Diary:: 8th June, Bohermeen 5k.

Wicklow 5k Road Race C/ship 2018

Well done to all who competed in the Wicklow 5k Road C/Ships on Thursday 26th April. We had 16 athletes take part, all of whom put in excellent performances. The following is a list of how our athletes performed;

NAME Time Age Cat Position
Ian McGrath, 16.43. 3rd 
Dominic Horan, 17.15. 1st 
Gordon McWilliams 17.58. 3rd Pb 
Ashling Smith. 19.13 1st Pb 
Paul O'Dwyer. 19.40. 6th Pb
John Ashworth 20.47. 9th Pb.
Tom Cavanagh 21.32. 4th.
Jason O'Connor 21.44. 10th
Marie Curran 22.49. 10th Pb
Mary Hayde. 23.10. 6th
Siobhan Butler 23.17. 1st.
Sandra Brady. 24.51. 2nd
Dolores Gilliland. 25.26 3rd.
Colette Mason 26.07. 6th
Mary O'Connor. 26.50 2nd
Jackie O'Neill. 28.42. 3rd.

 

We had 3 teams entered in the C/ships  and all 3 came away with medals.
In the W50 Team, Sandra Brady, Mary O'Connor, Dolores Gilliland and Jackie O'Neill won Gold.
In the M35/49 Cat, Ian McGrath, Dominic Horan and Gordon McWilliams won Silver and in the W35/49 Cat, Ashling Smith, Marie Curran, Mary Hayde, Siobhan Butler and Colette Mason won Bronze. Congratulations to all.

Congratulations to all, Well done also to all those who helped to organise the event. 

Full results at   https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/163091603c0052fa?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1

 

London Marathon 2018.

The London Marathon took Place on Sunday 22nd April, despite the unseasonably hot conditions fine times were recorded. Temperatures reached 23 degrees during the race.Well done to our BrayRunners/Sli Cualann athletes who took part. Sarah Baryga had a fantastic run, 2.59.55, 33rd woman O/A and 5th in her age category, Joe Cawley ran 2.52.40, Michael Knight ran 3.36.09. Well done to all.

National Road Relays 2018.

The National Road Relays were held in Raheny on Sunday 22nd April. Ashling Smith was part of the Sli Cualann Senior Womens team who finished in an excellent 6th place. Ashling ran the first 1 mile leg in 5.37, Niamh Kearney ran the 2ml leg in 11.35 and Sile O'Byrne ran the final mile in 5.51. Great running, well done to all.
Fine running also at the Dublin Night Run, also held on 22nd April, Paul O'Dwyer ran a PB of 41.40, Marie Curran ran 50.06, Aoife Stokes ran a new Pb of 53.50, (well over a minute off her previous best and 5minutes faster than same race last year).. Mark Duncan ran 54.27, Elaine Nuzun ran 61.56 and Ana Molina ran 63.59. Well done to everyone. If we have missed anyone please let us know in comments below or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Well done to our fellow Sli Cualann athletes Ashling Kirwan and Ray Kenny, who both took part in the Connemara Ultra, 39.3miles,. Ashling was 6th woman home in 6hrs, 5mins, 53sec., Ray was 4th 0/A in an excellent 4.48.17. 

GIR/National 10k

Well done to all our athletes who took part in the GIR/National 10k C/ships on Sunday last. John Ashworth ran a Pb of 45.29, Jenny Lawler ran 51.06, Marie Curran ran 51.27 and Sandra Brady ran 54.14, Sandra was 6th in her age category. 
Well done also to all our fellow Sli Cualann athletes who took part, which included another National medal for Catherine O'Connor, 39.34, 3rd in age Category and Billy Tyrell, 40.39, 4th in age Category.
Above time are gun times.

Full Results from National 10k can be found here; http://www.athleticsireland.ie/

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