Womens Mini Marathon



Results from Dunboyne 5mile

On Tuesday 28th May the Dunboyne 5mile (bhaa) took place. We had a number of athletes taking part and first of them home was Niel Wiktorski, who finished in 5th place in a time of 26.20, a new Pb. Niel was closely followed by Ian McGrath, 27.01; Suzanne Foot, 31.19, taking over a minute off her previous PB. Helen Barry was next Bray Runner in 31.59, also smashing her previous PB by 40 seconds. Bernard Quinn ran 32.59, Sean Clifford, 33.57 and Diana Doll in her first 5mile ran a fine 40.53. The race was won by Cillian O'Leary in 24.55. Well done to all who took part, full results can be found on www.bhaa.ie

Awards Night.

Our Annual Awards night was held last night, 25th May, in the palatial setting of 1 Herbert Rise, the home of Sally and Sean Clifford. The recipients of the awards were as follows;

Athlete Of the Year,           Gary Condon.

Master Athlete of the Year, Noelle Thorpe.

Most Improved  Athlete,    Charlotte Stevens.

Special Merit Award,          Mary Hourihan.

Personality of the Year,      Richard Kavanagh

Various team medals were also handed out during the evening. Our thanks to all those who helped to make the evening a great success. Special thanks to Sally, Leanne and of course Cyril.

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.


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