Fit4life 5k, Results

Round 5 of the Fit4life series was held in Wicklow town on Thursday evening, 23rd May. The course is a tough hilly 5k and the conditions on the night were quite testing, cold, windy and wet at times. The race was won by Paul Gibbons in a time of 16.51 the womens race being won by Valerie Browne in 19.08. Tom Cavanagh ran 21.28, 3rd O/50; Jason O'Connor 22.51; Siobhan Butler, 22.54, 2nd O/40; Tony Branigan 24.02; Diana Doll, 25.11 and a new PB by almost one minute (59sec).  A number of juveniles took part, included in those were Sadbh O,Loan, 22.29, 2nd Juvenile girl, Emily Gruebsch, 26.42, 5th JG and Hannah Gruebsch, 27.03, 6th JG. Well done to all who took part. Next race in the series is Roundwood 2mile on 19th June, and the race is followed by a BBQ.

Results From Enfield 5k

Last night, 21st May, Na Fianna AC held the annual Bob Heffernan 5k in Enfield, Co. Meath. The race normally attracts a top class field, and last nights race was no different. The Mens race was won by Colin Costello, Star of the Sea AC, in 15.05, and the Womens race was won by Joan Wilson, Sportsworld, in 18.10. We had 5 athletes competing, all setting new Pbs. First of our athletes home was Bill Stanley, 17.49; he was closely followed by Joe Kelly, 18.01; Suzanne Foot, 18.30, 3rd O/40; Diarmuid Potts, 18.40; and Helen Barry, 19.09; Full results can be found on www.precisiontiming.net  Well done to all who competed in what was a very well organised event, over a really good course.

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Wicklow Track and Field

 

Fantastic Performances by Bray Runners at Wicklow Track and Field Championships with the Girls Dominating the Middle Distances

Bray Runners had an impressive 33 juvenile athletes represent the club in the Wicklow Track and Field Championships last weekend. Our younger athletes (U9, U10, U11) showed some real promise, taking home an impressive haul of medals in the Award Scheme. There were great performances by Erica Brierton, Ronan Brierton, Aoife Carter, Sophie Delaney, Darragh Grogan, Seamus Kierans, Grainne O’Sulivan, Molly MacSweeney, Matt Merriman, Mia Plower, Ben Parker, Luca Prendergast and Joey Walsh.

The stand out performances of the weekend however were undoubtedly from our older girls in the middle distance events.

Tara Casey won gold in the U18 800m skilfully controlling the race from the gun to the tape, then following that up with a silver medal in the U18 200m. Sadbh O’Loan demonstrated her growing experience, pacing her races brilliantly to secure double gold in both the U13 600m and 1500m. Shauna Galligan showed her strength and determination to win silver in very competitive U14 800m and 1500m races.

The boys were not found wanting either, with Cian Galligan taking silver in the U14 1500m followed by Jacob Stanley with bronze. Cian also took gold in the U14 discus and shot putt.

Great results also in the older sprint categories with Laura O'Kelly winning gold in the U19 200m and Lorcan Murphy winning gold in the U19 100m. And the medal haul didn’t end there. Emma Paul won gold in the U12 shot putt, Aoife Grogan won silver in the U12 high jump and Ciara Murphy won silver in the U14 high jump, following up with bronze in the discus and shot putt.

There were also fantastic performances by Ben Adams, Emily Greubsch, Hannah Greubsch, Orla O’Calaghan, Fionn O’Loan, Jack Parker, Rachel Patterson, Martha Prendergast, Natasha Stanley and Adam Walsh, many of whom were competing for their first time at a track and field event.

Results; Dominic Breaks 3hrs in Kildare Marathon

At todays (Sunday 12th May) Kildare Marathon Dominic Horan put in a great performance to record a time of 2hrs 57mins 50sec and 9th place overall. Gary Condon, 2.58.54; and Ian McGrath, 2.58.58  both ran as 3hr pacers. The race was won by Gary O'Hanlon, Clonliffe in 2.33.08, and the Womens race was won by Pauline Curley in 2.55.45. Dominic's report is now in the race report section.                                                         

In the Half Marathon, also in Kildare, Joe Cawley finished 3rd overall in 1.18.37. This race was won by J.C. Castro, North Clare AC, in 1.15.52, and the womens race was won by Nollaig O'Neill in 1.26.21.

The third race in Kildare today was a 10k event, and it was great to see Neil Wiktorski making a comeback from a recent injury. Neil finished 4th overall in 34.29. The winner was Brian McMahon, Clonliffe, in 33.11, with Paula Grant, Portlaoise AC winning the womens race in, 40.35.  Full results can be found on www.kildaremarathon.ie

Also today, Lucan Harriers, Tom Byrne Memorial 5k was held. Joe Kelly ran a very impressive 18.11, equally impressive was Bill Stanley, 18.14,  and Diarmuid Potts also continued his fine form with a time of 19.41. The race winner was Conor Dooney, Raheny Shamrocks, in 15.28, with the ladies race being won by  Sarah Mulligan, DSD, in 17.24. Full results on precisiontiming.net

In the FIT MAGAZINE 10k, held in the phoenix Park today, Paul Humpries ran 48.21. The race was won by Mark Christie in 30.17, and Aoife Talty took the womens prize in 35.11. Full results on www.fitmagazine.ie

Earlier in the week we had the ESB 5k Beach Race in Sandymount. Martin Francis ran 18.46, and Bernard Quinn ran 21.31. The race was won by Kevin O,Brien in 16.30. Full results on www.bhaa.ie

Well done to all who took part. Please continue to send your results to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Fit4life, Wicklow, 23rd May

The next Fit4life race will take place in Wicklow town on Thursday 23rd May at 7.30pm. Registration opposite Leitrim Lounge. Entry fee 5 euro for AAI reg., and 7 euro for non reg. If you are travelling from Bray, exit 16 from N11, through Rathnew, first left, new road, will take you to registration and start. 

ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT

The Annual Awards night will be held on Saturday 25th May. This year Sally and Sean Clifford will host the evening in their home at 1 Herbert Rise. Herbert Road, Bray. Please inform Lorraine as soon as possible if you will be attending and the number of tickets you require, as we need to get numbers to the caterers shortly.

All members are asked to forward their nominations for the following award categories;

Athlete of The Year.

Master Athlete of The Year.

Most Improved Athlete of The Year.

Personality of The Year.

Please forward your nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  as soon as possible.

We hope that as many members and their guests will attend what is always one of the highlights of the year.

 

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