Two of our fellow Sli Cualann athletes have won medals at recent World C/ship events.

The World Masters Mountain Running Championships took place at Janské Láznĕ in the Krkonoše Mountains (Giant Mountains), Czech Republic on 31 August, 2013. Joy Johnson competed in the W40 category. The championship race was over 8.6 km to Černá hora, an uphill climb of over 650 m in warm conditions. The Irish team came third behind the Czech Republic (1,5,8 = 14pts) and Germany (3,14,15=32 pts), with Zoe Melling 10th, Vanessa Salier 12th and Joy Johnson 13th (35 pts) taking the Bronze team medals.  Bray Runners extends its heartiest congratulations to Joy on this fine achievement on the World stage..

At the 19th World Transplant Games held in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from 28th July to 4th August, Tony Gartland (Slí Cualann) was one of three Irish athletes to win four medals. In the M50-59 category Tony took Gold in the 5,000 m race walk event.  To this he added a Silver medal in the 5K road race championship, and two Bronze medals in the 800 m and 1500 m.   An active participant in sport in his youth, at age 19 Tony was diagnosed with active chronic hepatitis. A decade of ill health followed. Tony became the first person in Ireland to undergo a liver transplant in St. Vincent’s 20 years ago. 

Tony competes in all the Co. Wicklow Championships, Leinster Championships and Athletics Ireland National Championships. He supports all the local road races and Fit4Life events. Tony Gartland is an inspiration to all of us. All at Bray Runners congratulate Tony on his outstanding success.




Wicklow Hospice Inaugural Fun Run 5k and 10k Run


Saturday 12 October 2013


Location: The Murrough Car Park, Wicklow Town, Co Wicklow

Registration: 9:00am

Start Time:10:00am

Electronic Chip and Time



Joe Cawley..... Iron Man

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Wicklow Novice C/C C/Ships were held on Sunday 6th Oct., in Kilcoole. The course was a very demanding one, and with the weather being very warm for the time of year, it became even more demanding. In the womens race Louise Nolan put in a magnificent performance to take the silver medal, just pipped on the line by Claire Earls of Inbhear Dee AC, a top class 800mtr runner. Noelle Thorpe finished in 3rd place, adding a bronze medal to her silver from last year. Elaine Nuzun (20) and Mary Hourihan (23) both ran way above expectation to help the team to the bronze medal. The team finished on equal points with Ashford, but lost out on countback, and were a mere 2 points behind the winners Kilcoole.

In the mens race Joe Cawley ran a brilliant tactical race, working his way through the field over the final two laps to finish in 2nd place. Chris Morgan also finished very strongly over the final two laps to finish in an excellent 5th place. Dominic Horan, although suffering an injury on the final lap, finished in 8th place, a top class effort. Michael Nalty  (18), Bill Stanley (24), Jason O'Connor (36), Bernard Quinn (37), Tom Cavanagh (38), Denis Patterson (41) and Paddy Ryan (42) all performed heroically to help the team to 2nd place, the winners being Parnell AC.


Our juvenile teams performed fantastically, taking home an impressive haul of team medals.
U12 boys (Milo Dolling, Ronan Brierton, Matt Nalty, Adam Walsh) won bronze 
U14 boys (Cian Galligan, Joe Phelan, Jacob Stanley, Jack Parker, Evan Brierton, Patrick Emms) won silver
U14 girls (Sadhbh O'Loan, Shauna Galligan, Isobel Walsh and Fionnula McCarthy) won bronze
Sadhbh O'Loan came home third in the U14 girls winning the only individual juvenile medal of the day with a brilliant performance.
It was great to see our teams work so effectively together and showing that every single place counts in cross country team championships.

Juvenile medals will be presented at training on Tuesday.
As mentioned earlier Dominic went over on his ankle during the race, he unfortunately has suffered a grade 2 ligament tear in his ankle and will be out of action for 6 to 8 weeks. Also out injured is Matt Hickmott, who I am sure would have been contesting for a medal had he been racing, Matt suffered a leg break recently and will be out for a number of months. We wish them both well and a speedy return to running. 
Thanks to all those who ran, officiated, helped with the stewarding and those who gave their support to the athletes. Congratulations to Kilcoole AC for doing a great job in hosting the event.



Directions To Wicklow Novice C/C, Kilcoole, Sunday 6th Oct.

 South and North bound cars take the Kilcoole/Greystones exit off the N11 for the R774. Go through the first roundabout.

About 200M BEFORE the next roundabout which is the Kilcoole Road roundabout take a LEFT onto PRIORY ROAD. 

This will be signposted in advance.

Eden Gate is the housing estate 50M off the R774 this smaller roundabout is about 200M from the entrance to the cross country. There will be parking in the field, however, access and egress will be subject to weather conditions on the day of the cross country championships. Persons concerned about access/egress may choose to park in this estate.


Novice Men and Ladies may wish park in local public parking areas and jog the 800M to the cross country

Please note novice ladies race will start at 11am sharp, followed by the Novice men.

Juvenile races commence at 12.00 with U6.

Admission is €2 per adult whether on foot or by car. Please do not park in Shoreline Car Park.


I wish to advise you of the following dates for your 2013 / 2014 Calendar:
1) Sunday 27-10-13 - Day 2 Leinster Cross Country Championship (Novice, Masters and Even Ages) - Dunboyne, Co. Meath - commencing at 12.00noon.
2) Sunday 10-11-13 - Day 3 Leinster Cross Country Championships (Intermediate & Uneven Ages) - Adamstown, Co. Wexford - commencing at 12.00noon.
3) Saturday 04-01-14 - Leinster Star Awards - The Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow - commencing at 7.30pm.
4) Sunday 19-01-14 - Day 1 Leinster Cross Country Championships (Junior & Senior, along with Juvenile Relays) - Ballyroan / Abbeyleix, Co. Laois - commencing at 12.00noon.
5) Saturday 01-02-14 - Day 1 Leinster Indoor Track & Field Championships (Juvenile Relays) - Athlone, Co. Westmeath - commencing at 10.00am.
6) Sunday 09-02-14 - Day 2 Leinster Indoor Track & Field Championships (Junior, Senior & Masters) - Athlone, Co. Westmeath - commencing at 10.00am.
7) Saturday 08-03-14 - Day 3 Leinster Indoor Track & Field Championships (Juveniles) - Athlone, Co. Westmeath - commencing at 10.00am.
8) Sunday 09-03-14 - Day 4 Leinster Indoor Track & Field Championships (Juveniles) - Athlone, Co. Westmeath - commencing at 10.00am.


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