Jean, Charlotte, Ashling, Suzanne and Helen Have Fantastic Runs At Nat Masters C/C.

We had five women take part in National Masters C/C C/ships which were held in Waterford on Sunday 12th Feb. Ashling Smith, Suzanne Foot and Helen Barry were part of the Sli Cualann Masters 35/49 team who won the silver medal. Catherine O'Connor, Ann Marie Kenny and Carol Costello were the other members of the team. The team was just pipped by one place for gold and the title of National Champions. Congratulations to Youghal AC who won the title.

Jean O'Kennedy and Charlotte Stevens both ran fantastic races, Jean finishing in 4th place in her age cat and Charlotte just 2 places behind in 6th, both competing brilliantly with the best runners in the country. Bridgit Duffy, Parnell Ac, was 7th in same cat. 

Trim 10ml/ AAI Indoor Games

Well done to all our athletes who took part in the Bewleys Trim AC 10ml. Gary Condon finished in an excellent 4th place in a time of 54.43. Dominic Horan ran a fine 62.14,Bobby Mitchell ran 70.39,  Siobhan Butler and Cathy Mitchell both recorded the same excellent time of 77.42. The race was won by Valdas Dopolskas, Balbriggan and District AC in 51.30 with Breege Connolly was first woman home in 58.25.
Full results at https://www.popupraces.ie/racer…/trim-ac-10-mile-road-race/…

 

Neil Wiktorski, running his first ever indoor race, won the 3000mtrs B race at the AAI Games in Abbotstown earlier today. Neil recorded an excellent 8.47.

Juvenile News/ Junior Parkrun

Athletics Leinster Indoor Juvenile Track and Field Championships - Days 1 and 2
 
Best of luck to the fifteen Bray Runners juveniles who are registered for days 1 and 2 of the Leinster Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend 11/12th February. 
Our athletes will be competing in events as varied as 60m, 60mH, Long Jump, High Jump, as well as the 600m and 800m. We look forward to reporting on how they get on!
A separate email will go out to the relevant parents about this shortly.
 
Bray junior parkrun
 
A big thanks to all the members and friends of the club who  helped out to make the first ever Bray junior parkrun a big success. We look forward to seeing this weekly free event grow in the coming months and seeing even more youngsters (especially from Bray Runners) taking part - tell a friend! It takes place every Sunday morning at 9:30 in the People's park in Bray. www.parkrun.ie/bray-juniors.
 
Many of our juveniles took part and really enjoyed themselves: Hugh, Catherine, Roisin, Aoife, Hannah K, Hannah F, Emily, Aoife, Eleanor, Cian, Niamh, James, Ciara, Fionn, Nessa, Imogen, Órla, in addition to some family members of existing members, and maybe some more that I didn't see! Here is a link to the results. http://www.parkrun.ie/bray-juniors/results/latestresults/
Remember that results will only be registered if the runner has registered and printed off their barcode.
 
Training
Training goes ahead as normal on Tuesday 6:50pm-8:00pm at Woodbrook College for Ages 8-17.
 
Friday, 10th Feb., training WILL NOT GO AHEAD THIS WEEK on account of the Leinster Track and Field Championships, but normally takes place at the  track for ages 10-17, but not this week.,  

Raheny 5ml/ Heath 10k

Well done to all our athletes and our fellow Sli Cualann athletes, who took part in the Raheny 5mile, on Sunday 29th Jan. Neil Wiktorski recorded an excellent new Pb of 25.34 to finish in 12th place. Jean O'Kennedy also recorded an excellent new Pb, running 35.35 and took 1st prize in her age category. Paul Allen, running his first 5mile ran a fine 31.14. Peter Doran, 43.16, Paul Gannon, 43.18 and Elaine Casey 44.55 all recorded new Pbs. 
Congratulations go to the Sli Cualann Masters Ladies Team (Ann Marie Kenny, Catherine O'Connor, Carol Costello) on winning their category. Mark Christie, Mullingar Harriers AC, 23.44, was first athlete home, Barbara, Donore Harrriers AC, 27.33, was first woman home. Full results at http://www.myrunresults.com/events/axa_raheny_5mile_road_race/1884/results


At The Heath 10k, Siobhan Butler, returning from injury, ran 47.20, Bobby Mitchell ran 42.09 and Cathy Mitchell ran a new Pb of 48.19.  Paul Mitchell, 34.48, was first man home, while Charlotte Kearney, 38.28, was first woman home. Full results at https://www.popupraces.ie/raceresult/great-heath-10k/#.WI-a9VWLTIU

Juvenile Weekly Update.

1st ever Bray junior parkrun this Sunday!

 

I'm very excited to say that the first-ever Bray junior parkrun is taking place this Sunday 05 February at 09:30am in the People's Park on the Lower Dargle Road in Bray. This is a weekly, free timed 2k run for all aged 4 -14. Bray Runners A.C. is hosting this, so it would be great to see a regular turnout from our juvenile members as a way to enjoy athletics and raise awareness of the club in the local area.

 

Obviously, it should only be an occasional and fun training run for our younger members. Our more experienced juveniles may "race" it from time to time, but it is important to have fun and not overdo it! It is entirely approporate to just jog around and have a chat most weeks you go. Of course, we certainly welcome parents to come along and support and help out for the half an hour whenever possible.  Richard H.

 

 

http://www.parkrun.ie/bray-juniors/

 

 

Leinster Indoor Track and Field Championships

 

 

Many thanks to those of you who have let me know who is competing in what events at the Leinster Indoor Track and Field Championships on 11 -12 February. It look like we will have a healthy turnout from our members. Events being at u12 i.e. for those born in 2006 or earlier. Please inform me of any additional entries no later than Thursday night, as entries close early on Friday. Here is a link to the timetable: http://athleticsleinster.org/images/entry_forms/Leinster%20Indoors%202017-%20current%20schedule.pdf

 

Training this week is:

 

Tuesday6:50pm - 8pm, Woodbroook College; all ages; €1.

Friday7pm - 8:30pm, the track at Charlsland; ages 10+.

Entering Raheny or Other Races.

Reminder; if you are entering Raheny 5ml this coming weekend or other races outside the county, please remember to enter club as Sli Cualann.

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