Magnificient Performance From Niel, and PBs all round.

At tonights Wicklow 5k Road Race C/Ships, Wed 3rd April, Neil Wiktorski put in a breathtaking performance to win his first Wicklow Senior Road Race C/Ship. Neil pulled away from the pack towards the end of the first kilometre and was never seriously challenged from there to the finish. Gary Condon, with another great run, finished 2nd, Joe Cawley, in his final race before the Boston Marathon, finished in the top 5, and the final member of our Senior team Dominic Horan, finished well inside the top 20. Due to a problem with the chip timing, official results were not available on the night, as soon as we receive them we will put them on the website. The story of the night did not end there, as athlete after athlete posted new PBs. While official times are not available yet the following is based on unofficial times. Suzanne Foot was first woman home, with Helen Barry not too far behind, both running new Pbs. Bill Stanley smashed his previous best and Diarmuid Potts was another to record a new Pb. Charlotte Stevens reduced her 5k best for the 5th time in a row, dipping under the 23min mark for the first time. Colette Mason, Emer Hynes, Siobhan Butler, Andrea Murphy, Edel Woods, Ana Molina, Elaine Nuzan, Diana Doll, running her first race for the club, the ever improving Mary Hourihan, Des O,Hare, Paul Humpries all recorded new Pbs.  Our mens Over 50 team of Sean Clifford, Pat McCourt, Tom Cavanagh and Richard Kavanagh, all performed admirably on the night.

On behalf of your Chairman and Committee we would like to thank all those who participated in tonights race and those who came out to support our athletes. I am sure when we get the results Bray Runners will be to the fore in both the Individual and team categories. Finally a big thank you to Ashford A.C. for a great post race spread. We hope you all enjoyed tonights race and perhaps some may consider taking part in the Leinster Novice and Masters road race on 6th May in Gowran, Co.Kilkenny, 6k for men, 3k for ladies.

News Update 2ndApril

No weekend results to hand at the moment, please let us know if you raced over the weekend. On Wednesday 3rd April the Wicklow Road Race C/Ships take place. If you are not running please come along, if possible, and support your fellow athletes. Race starts at 7pm, in Ashford.

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At the recent European Indoor Masters C/Ships, the Irish team won a total of 11 medals, 4 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze. Shiela Champion, W75, won gold in the Javelin and Shot Putt.  Joe Gough, M60, West Waterford A.C, won gold in the 800mtrs in 2mins,14 sec, (new O/60 European indoor record) and gold in the 1500mtrs in a time of 4mins 47 sec. Full results can be found on


On Monday 15th April, Siobhan Butler,OFA Instructor,RGN,RSCN, will deliver a presentation on basic first aid in our clubhouse on Bray Head Tce. The presentation will commence at 7.30pm.  Siobhan aims to keep it simple and will include everyday topics such as;

How to deal with an emergency.

The First Aid kit.

Calling the emergency services.

Heart attack.
Recovery position.
All members are invited to attend, what promises to be a most interesting and informative evening. Light refreshments will be served after the talk. For more information just go to
                        WICKLOW HALF MARATHON, Great runs by Ian, Joe and Dominic.
The Wicklow H/F was held today, 24th March. The course is a very testing one and while the weather was dry it was extremely cold, with a biting wind especially on the more exposed sections. The mens race was won by Gary Hynes in 1hr,14m,02s. Ian McGrath was 2nd in 1hr.17.15, Joe Cawley was 3rd in 1hr.17.18 and Dominic Horan completed a fine performance by Bray Runners by finishing 9th., in 1hr.23.48. Well done to all who took part. 
                          DUNBOYNE 4MILE.
The Dunboyne 4mile was also held today, 24th March. The mens race was won by John Coughlan, in a time of 19.17 and the womens race was won by Maria McCambridge in 21.07. Joe Kelly, showing some good early season form, ran 24.15 to finish 6th O/40.
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Thursday 21st March, News

We have now returned to Shanganagh for our Thursday evening training sessions. Last evening, despite the poor weather the session was very well attended, we divided into two groups with one doing a 4k tempo and the 2nd group doing 2k tempo. Suzanne Foot and Dave Carragher set the pace for group 1 and Collette Mason and Emer Hynes did a similar job for group. Next Thursday we will be doing a pyramid session, our final session before the Wicklow Road C/Ships.

Wicklow Road C/Ships will be held in Ashford on Wednesday 3rd April at 7pm, distance 5k. We would ask all athletes to make every effort to be available. In order to help with the paperwork, selecting teams etc., we would ask all those hoping to run to inform Sean, Dermot or Richard or drop a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We would again remind master athletes that they may opt out of the masters category and declare to run in the SENIOR category, but they MUST make this clear at the entry desk on the night. We hope to have athletes and teams in all categories.

Fit4life 1mile, Wed.20th march, awaiting results, will post them as soon as they become available, although we do know that Charlotte Stevens recorded another PB.


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IAAF World Cross Country Championships.The IAAF World Cross Country Championships take place in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz this Sunday March 24th.RTE will show live coverage, details here:

Steven Mills previews the races for Athletics Weekly, you can read his take here:

Sports News Ireland’s Michael O’Neill previews the Irish Women’s chances here:


The 13 best places to run a marathon.Looking for an interesting marathon challenge or destination, the Journal lists everything from treadmills to the Great Wall of China:


McMillan Training Tip Article: The Marathon Long Run.World renowned distance coach discusses the marathon long run and two types of run you should consider incorporating into your plan:


Q&A with John Travers.John Travers is an elite middle distance runner from Dublin, Ireland. He has represented Ireland at the 2010 World Junior Championships, the 2010 World Cross Country Championships and the 2013 European Indoor Championships among others. James Sullivan interviews him for the Running Review:

Nutrition.Stuck for some quick breakfast ideas and want to include some ‘super foods’:


Great Run From Neil, Charlotte wins Category

Well done to all from the Club who ran in Saturdays St. Patrick's 5k Festival Run around the streets of Dublin City Centre. Neil Wiktorski set a new Pb of 15.55 and finished 9th overall in a top class field. Charlotte Stevens, also set a new pb of 23.13, she also was 1st in the O/50 category. Emer Hynes ran 26.54, also a pb. The mens race was won by John Coughlan in 14.45, the womens race was won by Linda Byrne in 16.03. Full results can be found on 

The Dune Cross border marathon took place on Monday 18th March, the race starts in Dundalk and finishes in Newry. Des O,Hare, fresh from his fine run in Ballycotton, ran 1hr 42.10. Full report to follow, but from what we hear this is a very tough half marathon course. The mens race  was won by Gary O,Hanlon, in 1.15.30, while the womens race was won by Catriona McConnell in 1.29.04. Full results are available on

Please take not that training returns to Shanganagh on Thursday 21st March at 6.30pm sharp. 

Friday News

Last night, thursday 14th march, was our final training session from Bray Head Tce., before our return to Shanganagh next Thursday. We had a great turnout, with almost 30 taking part, we were therefore able to break up into 3 groups of similar ability. Next week on our return to Shanganagh, we will be doing a 4k and a 2k time trial, as we continue our preparation for the Wicklow Road C/Ships on 3rd April, in Ashford.

A couple of recent results, in the NUI/AIB 4mile C/C, Bernard Quinn ran 27.24, and in the Operation Transformation 5k in the Phoneix Park, Mary Hourahan ran 32.10. Please send your results and if possible a race report to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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