Rotterdam Marathon

Congratulations to all our athletes and friends who took part in Rotterdam Marathon and 1/4 Marathon on Sunday 9th April. Firstly we send our best wishes to Dominic who picked a bad injury and was unable to finish. We wish you a speedy recovery.
Gary Condon recorded an excellent 2.30.01, a new Pb and 1st place in 0/45 category. Gordon McWilliams ran 3.12.25: Georgina Devlin ran 3.27.31; Siobhan Butler ran 3.54.58; Grainne Butler ran 3.59.49; Cathy Mitchell ran 4.07.46 and Bobby Mitchell, doing a bit of pacing, ran 4.07.49
Emer Hynes, ran 58.18 in the 1/4 mar.
Well done to all, great running.


Wicklow Road Race C/ships

Well done to all our athletes who took part in last night's Wicklow 5k Road Race C/ships.. 
First of our athletes home was Stephen O'Kennedy, 6th place O/A, 2nd Senior Men and a new Pb of 17.10. Colm O'Heigeartaigh also ran a Pb of 17.32 and was 3rd M35. Dominic Horan, final prep race before Rotherdam, ran 17.39 and was 2nd M45. 
Gordon McWilliam, 18.14, also a Pb, was 1st M50. Paul Allen, 18.26 was 4th M35. Joe Kelly, getting back to his best, ran 18.43 and Ashling Smith ran a solid 20.04, coming off the back of a very successful indoor season. Jason O'Connor, getting nearer to his form of last season, ran 20.56, and Tom Cavanagh ran 21.52 and was 3rd M60.
Siobhan Butler, also heading to Rotherdam, 22.10 and 1st W45. Jean O'Kennedy matched her Pb of 22.42 and was 1st W55. Paul Gannon, set a new Pb of 22.58. Noelle Thorpe, making a great recovery from long term injury, ran 23.05 and was 2nd W55. 
Peter Doran 24.39, Emer Hynes 25.40 and Andrea Murphy 25.51, good times from all. Aoife Stokes, running her first ever road race ran 26.36, Mary Deery 26.51, was 2nd W60. Elaine Casey 28.06, Rachel Daly 28.44, and Avril Leonard, running her first race as a Bray Runner ran 28.50. 

Congratulations to our Masters Women 50+ team who won Gold, team was Jean, Noelle and Mary D. Our Masters Women 35/49 team finished 4th, just missing out on Bronze on countback.
Our Masters Men 35/49 finished in a fine 3rd place, team was Colm, Gordon, Dominic, Paul, Joe K and Jason. Masters Men50+ team finished in 4th place. Well done to all who took part, those who helped out and those who came along to support the athletes.

Training; 27th March to 2nd April


Tuesday,    Jean's Group,   7pm Front Gates Shanganagh.

Thursday,  Fit4life Group,   7pm Front Gates Shanganagh.

Sunday,    Andrea's Group, 9am Front Gates Shanganagh.

N.B.    Change of venue for Thursday Group.


This Tuesday is our last week at Woodbrook College 6:50 - 8:00pm. After that, we will switch to Shanganagh park for the summer months.
By popular demand, Friday training will take place from 6:30pm - 7:30pm at the People's park in Bray. This is open to all our juvenile members ages 10+.

Eirgrid Dunboyne 4ml

Great runs from a couple of our athletes at the Eirgrid Dunboyne 4ml., on Sunday 26th March.  Elaine Casey ran a fine 33.16, a Pb. Colm O'Heigeartaigh, as he continues his return from injury, was very happy with his 22.51. Well done to both. The race was won by Mick Clohisey, Raheny Shamrocks, in 18.46 with Ciara Durkin, Skerries AC, first woman home in 22.06. Full results at;

MSB 5K and Mullingar Half Marathon

The Mullingar Half Marathon and the MSB 5k were two big events held over the weekend. In Mullingar, Gary Condon, fresh from his Ballycotton 10ml Pb on Sunday last, recorded a fine 76.38 to finish in 12th O/A and 4th in 0/40 Cat. The race was won by Peter Mooney in 73.31 with Siobhan O'Doherty first woman home in 78.48. Full results can be found at

The MSB 5k took place on Sunday 19th March and over 1,200 athletes took part. Colm O'Heigeartaigh, running his first race since returning from injury, recorded a fine 18.00. Suzanne Foot ran 19.21 and was 2nd in age category and Ashling Smith ran 20.04 and was 3rd in Age category. Both Suzanne and Ashling were part of the Sli Cualann womens team who finished in 2nd place, just edged out by an excellent Raheny Shamrocks team. Emma O'Brien, 18.10, and Nicole Devitt 20.16, were the other members of the Sli Cualann team. John Coghlan, 15.12, was first home and Barbara Cleary,17.04, was first woman home. Full results at;  

Bohermeen Half Marathon/Ballycotton 10ml

In the Bohermeen Half Marathon, where some of our athletes were running as a warm up for the Rotherdam Marathon, Joe Kelly ran 84.04, Dominic Horan 84.09, Gordon McWilliams 86.08, Suzanne Foot 90.06 and 1st in age cat. Suzanne also led the Sli Cualann team to 1st place in the team event. Bobby Mitchell (doing a bit of pacing) ran 97.10, Georgina Devlin 97.06, Ciara Carter 99.39, Cathy Mitchell 1.43.15, Siobhan Butler 1.44.07 and Mark Duncan ran a Pb of 1.57.03. 

Some great running at Ballycotton 10ml on Sunday 12 March. Gary Condon finished in 15th place, running a superb 53.36 a new Pb. Stephen O'Kennedy also recorded an excellent Pb of 59.19. Paul Allen, 65.18, was another to record a Pb, as was Jean O'Kennedy, 75.13. Jean also finished 2nd in her age cat., a great achievement in Ballycotton. Jason O'Connor 74.48 and Emer Hynes 87.42 were both very happy with their times. Peter Doran, 89.13 and Paul Gannon 89.20 both ran Pbs taking 3mins and 6mins respectively off their previous best. Richard Kavanagh ran 70.45. Results and photos can be found at

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