National Masters Indoors, Gold for Ashling, Silver for Dominic

Ashling Smith and Dominic Horan togged out in their Sli Cualann vests, on Saturday 10th March, at the Athletics Ireland Irish Life Masters Indoor Championships in Athlone.  Ashling ran a controlled 5:03.93 to take Gold in the W45 1500m, while Dominic running in the M50 3,000m finished strongly over the last few laps to take Silver in the last few meters in 9:54.52. Congratulations also goes to our fellow Sli Cualann medal winners, Carol Costello 1st, W45 in the 800m (2:44.60), Francois Kulik 1st M45 in the high jump (1.75) and PJ Doyle 3rd in the weight for distance event, these are the results we have to hand. We wish Ashing all the very best in her final week's preparation for the European Masters Indoors Championships in Madrid starting March 19th.

Thursday Training Cancelled

For Health and Safety reasons our Training session scheduled for Thursday 1st March has been CANCELLED.

Fine Turnout for Duleek 5k

Well done to all our athletes and friends who took part in the Duleek AC 5k, on Sunday 25th Feb. Duleek 5k is a well organised race run over a good 5k course, Great times recorded by all, as well as a number of new Pb's.
Fine runs from John Ashworth who ran 21.05 and Jean O'Kennedy, 21.53, 3rd in Cat., both just seconds away from Pbs. Tom Cavanagh 21.58 and Noelle Thorpe, 22.01, 4th in cat., were both well pleased with their times. Mary Hayde recorded a new Pb of 22.13, and was 2nd in cat.. Colette Mason ran 24.39, her best 5k time in over 4 years. Paul Gannon, getting back to his best, ran 24.25.
Aoife Stokes ran 24.42, a new Pb by almost 2 minutes. Maureen O'Rourke ran a fine new Pb of 25.01. Mary O'Connor 26.15, also recorded a Pb, 31 seconds off her previous best.
Mary Deery ran a fine 27.49, and Jackie O'Neill, 28.15, was another to record a new Pb.
Great run also from Helen Murphy 21.35 and 1st in her age category. Another athlete to smash her Pb was Cathy Mitchell who recorded 22.45 and 3rd in age category. Bobby Mitchell, doing an excellent pacing job ran 22.41. 
Great result for our ladies team, running as Sli Cualann, they finished in an excellent 2nd place, beaten by a very good Navan AC team.

Dominic Horan Wins Gold at Leinster Indoors.

Congratulations to Dominic Horan who won Gold at the Leinster Masters Indoor C/ships in Abbottstown on Saturday 24th Feb. Dominic ran a fine 10.00 to take 1st place in the 3,000mtrs 0/50 cat.
Also in Abbottstown, Ashling Smith ran a new 3,000mtrs Pb, running 10.38. Ashling opted to run in the senior women category and finished in a fine 4th place. (her time would have won her age category).

Club Awards 2017

The Bray Runners 2017 Awards night was held in the Harbour Bar on Thursday 22nd Feb. The following were the recepients of the various awards. Congratulations to all. Our thanks to Cyril for all his hard work and his excellent presentation, as always.

 
• Athlete of the Year -  Gary Condon
• Master Athlete of the Year - Ashling Smith
• Most Improved Athlete(s) of the Year - Elaine Casey and Paul Allen
• Pat McCourt Trophy (Performance of the Year) - Stephen O'Kennedy
• Personality of the Year - Emer Hynes
• Barry Keane Trophy (Coaching) - Richard Hourihan
• Special Merit Award - Noelle Thorpe and Jean O'Kennedy
• Club 5k H'cap Championship - Colette Mason
• Race League - 1st Jackie O'Neill, 2nd Elaine Casey and 3rd Paul Allen

Gorey 5k and Orcas Island 50k

Well done to Dominic Horan who ran a fine 17.07 at the Gorey Night Run, 15th Feb., finishing 6th O/a and 1st 0/50.

Congratulations to Norbert Van Woerkam who completed the extremely tough Orcas Island, USA, 50K trail/ mountain run, last weekend in 8hr 26mins.

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