Ladies Perform Brillliantly in Tipp10k.

The Tipperary Ladies 10k, took place in Clonmel today, 29th Sept, in almost perfect conditions. Well in excess of 1000 runners took part, among them a large group from Bray Runners. First 3 ladies home were, Sioban O'Doherty, 35.17; Angela McCann, 38.03 and Claire Annan, 38.18. We had 4 runners in the top 25, Noelle Thorpe finishing in 9th place in a new Pb of 43.43 (50 sec off previous Pb). Next home was Louise Nolan, running her first race as a B/R and her first race after a break from running, Louise finished 11th in 46.03, next came Diana Doll in 46.30, 13th place, and smashing her previous Pb by 5mins 22sec, Siobhan Butler finished in 25th place also in a new Pb of 48.41, 1min 6sec off her previous best. Not to be outdone Dolores Gilliland also smashed her Pb by 2mins 26sec, finishing 37th in 49.51. Next came Emer Hynes, Susan Dowd and Andrea Murphy, all 3 are deep into their marathon training, and bearing that in mind all 3 performed exceptionally well, Emer running 51.37, Susan 52.13 and Andrea also 52.13. Elaine Nuzun ran 64.05, just seconds away from a pb, and Jackie O'Neill 64.20, in her first 10k for the club, was delighted with her performance. Congratulations to one and all. The impromptu singing in the carpark added to the occasion. A race to note for next  year. 


The Rathfarnham 5k was also held today, on a calm and mild day a record number of competitors, over 1,100 were led home by Mark Christie from Mullingar Harriers in 14.37. The ladies race was won by Ciara Durkan, Skerries AC in 16.34. Neil Wiktorski finished in 23rd place in a time of 16.18, Bill Stanley, 7th O/45, in 18.31 and Charlotte Stevens, 4th O/50, in 23.03. These are the Bray Runners results we have to hand.


At yesterdays Parkrun in Marley Park, Hope Staunton made a great return to racing, after a lengthy layoff through injury, Hope ran a very impressive 22.58. We wish her well on her return. Mary Hourihan, consistent as always, ran 33.30 in the same event. 


At Saturdays (21st Sept) Dublin Half Marathon, Des O'Hare set a fine Pb of 1.36.31, almost 4 minutes off his previous best. Not to be outdone, Dave Carraher also set a new pb, running 1.48.09. These are the only results we have to hand. The race was won by Robbie Matthews in 1.08.11, with Maria McCambridge, fresh from her win in the Athlone Half Marathon last weekend, taking the ladies prize in 1.16.45.

On Sunday 22nd Sept.,Chris Morgan, continuing his preparations for the Wicklow C/C season, ran a fine race, to finish 9th in the senior event at the Star of The Sea AC, annual Cross Country races in Stamullen Co. Meath. Chris ran 23.05 for the 6k race, which was held over a very tough and hilly course. Well done to all who competed. 

Thursday 19th Sept.

Another great turnout at our Thursday training this evening, almost 30 present in the park. This evening we were doing 1k repeats. The session was conducted under the watchful eye of Pat McCourt, and our thanks must go to Chris Morgan who, after finishing his own session at 6pm, kindly acted as pacemaker for the 4min per k group. Don't forget first Cross Country only 2 weeks away, see earlier post and Clonmel is Sunday week.  



As previously advised the dates for the Wicklow Cross Country C/ships are as follows;

Novice, 6th Oct;(Kilcoole);  Inter,13th Oct,( Avondale ); Senior,1st Dec (Rathdrum).

These C/ships are a very important part of our club year, together with the Masters C/c  in Jan,

 and the Road C/ships in April, they are part of the 5 C/ship races we get to run as Bray Runners

 each year. In order to ensure we are represented in each event we would ask all members to take

 part in at least one race and to that end we have drawn up a panel of athletes for each race.



Please check the list below, and let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are available or

 not, or if you wish to take part in one or both of the other events


                  NOVICE MEN.                                                       NOVICE WOMEN.

Chris Morgan,    Jason O'Connor.                                Louise Nolan,      Audrey O,Shea.

Matt Hickmott,   Bernard Quinn.                                  Elaine Nuzun,     Ana Molina.

Paddy Ryan.      Dave Carraher.                                  Fiona Kenny.       Mary Hourihan.

Tom Cavanagh, Paul Humphries.                                 Dolores Gilliland, Georgina Delvin

Tony Brannigan, Marc Kierans                                      Margarethe Clarke.  Jennifer O'Connor,

 Pat McCourt , Team Manager.                                      Jackie O'Neill,       Jacinta Caulfield

                                                                                      Sarah Corcoran,     Lorraine O'Rourke

                                                                                      Carmel Murphy,      Elaine Norton.

                                                                                      Michelle McGee,     Nicola


                  Inter Men                                                     Inter Women.

Joe Kelly,           Bill Stanley.                                  Siobhan Butler,               Andrea Murphy.

Robert Quinn.    Matt Hickmott.                             Grainne Cunningham.    Diana Doll.

Diarmuid Potts,  Denis Patterson.                          Susan Dowd.                  Leanne Geraghty

Des O'Hare,       Christy Maloney.                          Emer Grogan                  Colette Mason.

                                                                                Edel Woods                    Emer Hynes.


                  Senior Men                                                     Senior Women

Vincent O'Sullivan,    Richard Owens.                         Suzanne Foot.      Helen Barry

Gary Condon,            Martin Francis.                           Louise Nolan,      Audrey O'Shea

Dominic Horan           Neil Wlktorski.                           Noelle Thorpe,      Charlotte Stevens.

Joe Cawley,               Chris Morgan.                            Mary Dawson,

Joe Kelly.


A couple of athletes are listed on more than one panel. Once again please let us know if you

are available. 

Surf and Turf Half Marathon and 10k

BORN2RUN organise running events with a difference all over Ireland, in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

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Challenge Almere Triathlon, Amsterdam

The Almere course is the world’s only long distance triathlon course located below sea level on reclaimed land at the bottom of what was once the Zuiderzee (South Sea), just 25km from the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Still surrounded by water, the course features the typical Dutch landscapes renowned the world over – dikes, windmills, tulip fields and endless straight, fast roads where the battle is between you and the elements.Almere’s long history of triathlon includes hosting four European Championships (1985, 1991, 1999, 2006) and two World Championships (2003 and 2008) with the race record held by Jan van der Marel with a time of 7:57:46.

The Challenge Almere-Amsterdam starts with two swim laps of 1.9 kilometers in the Weerwater. The bike course of the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam exists of two laps of 90 kilometers. The running course consists of four laps, 10.5k per lap, which have to be conquered before finishing on the Esplanade.

Joe Cawley put in a magnificent performance to finish in 56th place, from almost 600 athletes,  in a brilliant time of 10hrs 24mins. More details to follow.


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