National Road Relays 2017.

Well done to all our athletes and our fellow Sli Cualann athletes who took part in the National Road Relay C/ships in Raheny 0n Sunday 23rd April. Ashling Smith/Suzanne Foot/Carol Costello were the defending Champions in 35/49 age cat.The women's race is run over a distance of 4 miles, with the first leg being 1mile, 2nd leg 2mile and final leg 1mile. Ashling ran 5,38 for the first 1 mile leg, Suzanne ran 12.06 for the 2ml leg and Carol ran 5.57 for the final 1ml leg. This placed the team in an excellent 5th position. Sli Cualann had 2 teams in this Category, Catherine O'Connor, Ann Marie Kenny and Ashling Kirwan also recorded excellent times to finish in a fine 9th place.
The Sli Cualann 50plus women's team was made up of 3 Bray Runners, Noelle, Jean and Charlotte. This race is also run over a distance of 4ml, 1ml, 2ml and 1ml legs. The team put in an excellent performance, finishing 4th and just pipped for the bronze medal. Noelle ran the first leg in 6.38, Jean recorded 14.21 for leg 2, and Charlotte ran a fine 6.56 for leg 3. 
The Sli Cualann Seniors women finished in a very creditable 12th place. The Senior mens team finished in 20th place, with Neil Wiktorski running the opening 1ml leg in an excellent 4.44. Well done to all who took part, great running.

Thursday's 5k H/cap Session

Well done to all who took part in our 5k H/cap session on Thursday 20th April. Full results below;

Name                 Gross Time            H/Cap            Nett Time

Sandra Brady             27.08            1min               26.08

Dave Carraher            27.09            2min               26.09

Paul Allen                 27.12            9min               18.12  PB

Elaine Casey              27.13           1mln                26.13  PB

Mark Duncan            27.18            3min                24.18

Stephen O'Kennedy    27,25           9m 30s            17.55

Tom Cavanagh          27.26            6min                21,26

Jason Groome           27.31             3min               24.31      PB

Michael Brady           27.33              8min                19.33

Mary Deery              27.39                1min               26.39

Paul Dwyer              27.48                7min                20.48

Emer Hynes            27.52                  2min                25.58

John O'Connor       27.53                   7min                20.53

John Ashworth        28.28                  7min                 21.28

Dolores Gililland      29.02                    0,00                29.02

Colette Mason         29.03                    0.00                 29.03

Angela Groome       29.11                    0.00                  29.11

Aoife Stokes           29.13                    2min                  27.13

Georgina Devlin      31.05                     3min                  28.05

Cathy Mitchell        31.05                      3min                  28.05

Paul Gannon          31.05                     4min                   27.05

Peter Doran            31.05                    4min                    27.05



Leinster 10ml C/ships

Congratulations to Charlotte Stevens who finished 2nd in her age cat in a time of 80.22 at the Leinster 10ml C/ships, which were held on Easter Monday 17th April. Well deserved silver medal for Charlotte.
Well done also to our fellow Sli Cualann and County athletes who took part. Catherine O'Connor, 67.12; Ann Marie Kenny, 68.31 and Ashling Kirwan, 69.09, finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their age cat., and William Belton won his age Category. Well done also to Donna Quinn who was 2nd in her age Cat in a time of 70,01.

National 10k C/ships, Sunday 9th April

Congratulations go to Jean O'Kennedy who won Bronze, in her age category, at the National 10k C/ships, which were held on Sunday 9th April. Jean ran a fine 46,15. Charlotte Stevens, 48.39, also had a fine run, finishing 6th in age Cat. Well done Mark Duncan who ran a new Pb of 51.59.
We send our congratulations to Mick Byrne, 35.21, who won Gold in the M55 cat. Great runs also from some more Sli Cualann athletes, Catherine O'Connor 40.13, Ann Marie Kenny 40,29, 4th and 5th in Cat. and MJ O'Neill 39.30 and William McCann 39.39.

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.

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