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

Joe Gough Master Class

We had a fantastic session Saturday 6th April with world champion Joe Gough leading our master class in middle distance running. Joe’s session was fabulous and got all of us doing things we didn’t think we could do. It was clear that Joe keeps things very simple, but what he does do, he does skillfully, thoroughly and properly. Thanks so much Joe, you’re a legend and a gentleman. Really enjoyed the Q&A after too.

joe

 

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