World Masters T/F +H/mar C/ships

Francisco de la Torre - Mayor of the City of Malaga

As a Mayor of the City of Malaga. I would like to cordially invite you all to the 2018 World Masters Athletics Championship...... 
 
There is a huge amount of competition available to athletes both at home and further afield for 2018.  I think the difficulty will be what races to choose!!  We all know how well Ashling did, and indeed the Irish Team, in the European Masters Indoor Athletic Championships in Madrid recently.  Also not forgetting to mention the upcoming European Masters Athletic Non Stadia Championships scheduled for this May and at which a number of our friends in Sli Cualann are competing.
 
Later in September (4th-16th) the World Masters Athletics Championship takes place in Malaga.  There are a number of athletes within the Club who are interested in participating at this event.  We are planning on holding a meeting in the Clubhouse for those interested in travelling to Malaga to discuss what's involved and logistics etc etc.
The C/ship will include all usual track events up to 5k, This year the 10k will be held on the road, there will also be a Half Marathon.  
 
If you are interested please let Jean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  know so we can get an idea of numbers.  
More details at http://www.malaga2018.com/
 
Please note this competition is open to master athletes, 35 and over , and all standards.

Change of Venue for Wicklow 5k Road C/ships.

Please note, there has been an amendment to the venue for the County Wicklow 5K Road Championships as follows: 

Venue -  The Beehive
Date    -  Thursday,  26th April
Time    -  7.30pm

Race fee €10.00 Seniors / Masters


Entries must be made in advance, so if you haven't already done so, please let Jean know at, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you'd like to compete. 

 

Great Performances in Rotterdam Marathon

Congratulations to all our athletes and friends who took part in the Rotterdam Marathon earlier today. Great times recorded on what was a very warm day for marathon running.
Ian McGrath ran an excellent 2.37.15, and was 9th 0/40. A fine run from Gary Condon 2.39.13 and 3rd 0/45. Joe Kelly was another athlete to break 3hrs, running 2.59.34.
Suzanne Foot ran 3.05.51, and was 5th in her age category (Suzanne has now run her last 3 marathons in 3.05)
Helen Barry ran 3.14.51 and finished 12th in her age category.
Gordon McWilliams ran 3.03.43, almost 10mins off his time in same race last year. Emer Hynes 4.34.49, Peter Doran 4.52.18, were both happy with their times.
Fine runs also from Georgina Devlin 3.37.05, Leanne Geraghty 3.46.16 and Grainne Cunningham 4.11.01.
Great run also from our good friend Christy Maloney, 2.59.24. Well done to everyone, great running. Above times are chip times

Leinster 10ml C/ships; Jean O'Kennedy Wins Gold, Joe Cawley Wins Silver.

Well done to all our athletes and our fellow Sli Cualann athletes who took part in the Leinster 10ml C/ships in Clontarf earlier today. 
Congratulations to Jean O'Kennedy who won Gold in her age category, running a fine time of 75.30. Congratulations also go to Joe Cawley who won Silver in 0/45 Category, Joe ran 59.27. Mary Hayde set a new Pb of 77.27, 5th in category and Cathy Mitchell also ran a Pb, 77.30, 6th in Category.
Great runs also from our fellow Sli Cualann athletes, Clive Quinn 55.54 and 1st 0/40, Carol Costello 74.32 and 1st in Age Category. Billy Tyrell 66.17 and 2nd 0/60. William Belton 81.51 and 2nd 0/65. Catherine O'Connor 65.23 and 3rd in Age Category. Alan Dalton 59.24; Alan Duffy 60.15; Ray Kenny 60.49; Shane O'Connell 63.59; Billy Porter 66.59; Marc Cole 76.02; Laura McCann 76.04; Sharon Egan 91.54; 
Congratulations to the Sli Cualann Women's Team, Catherine O'Connor, Carol Costello and Jean O'Kennedy who finished 2nd. These are the results we have to hand.


At the K Club 10k on Saturday, Andrea Murphy ran 57.36 and our good friends Grainne Cunningham ran 51.56 and Kevin Burns 55.40.


Also on Saturday Sharon Bailey ran 52.13 and Marie Curran ran 57.19 at the Bray Cliff 10k.


Congratulations to Julia Fonnereau who completed the 2 Oceans Ultra Marathon, 56k, in a very impressive 6hrs 14mins 16 sec.

Great run, on Sunday 1st April, from Karol O'Loinsigh at the Lough Boora Half Marathon. Karol ran a fine 1.39.13, which took over 4 minutes off his previous best for the distance.

Run With Catherina

Cavan town will be hosting the 5th annual RunwithCatherina road race on the 28th April 2018 to celebrate the achievements of Olympian Catherina McKiernan.

Catherina, from Cornafean, is one of Ireland’s greatest athletes. Its the 20th anniversary of Catherina’s fantastic win in the London City Marathon on April 26th 1998.

Catherina is Ireland’s most successful marathon runner, winning the Berlin marathon (her first ever marathon) and then adding the London, Amsterdam marathon and Paris half marathon titles. Catherina still holds the Irish Record for the marathon, she ran 2.22.23 in Amsterdam in November 1998. 
Details at https://www.popupraces.ie/…/run-catherina-10k-5krun-cather…/

 

 

Weekend, 24th/25th March, Round up

The Shanganagh Parkrun celebrated it's 2nd birthday on Saturday last. Congratulations to Richard Hourihan and the marvelous team of volunteers who make this great event happen every week. The run was also part of our Bray Runners League.
Well done to all our athletes and friends who part on Saturday. Over 150 athletes took part and Gordon McWilliams was first man home in a new Pb of 18.14. 
Michael Knight continued his preparation for London Marathon by running a fine 20.37. John Ashworth ran 21.35, closely followed by Bernard Quinn who ran 21.41. Paul Gannon ran 24.43, Maureen O'Rourke ran 25.18 and Sandra Brady ran 25.41. Mark Duncan ran 25.42, Elaine Casey ran 27.04 and Mary O'Connor ran 27.12. Emer Hynes ran 28.34, Ana Molina ran 28.56 and Jackie O'Neill ran 29.03.
Fine runs also from Georgina Devlin 21.55 and Grainne Cunningham 25.00 as they both prepare for Rotterdam in a couple of weeks time.
On Sunday 25th March in the Wicklow Goalbreak Half Marathon, Sharon Bailey ran a new Pb of 1.49.26.

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