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.

Ballycotton, official results

Official and Final Ballycotton 10 results are now out...

The official and final results for this year's Ballycotton 10 are now out. They can be seen HERE

The organisers also issued the following statement...
The results are now on the website and show a total of 2,602 finishers, similar to last year. Sergiu Ciobanu’s time has been corrected to 49:18, a two second improvement on 2012. Also, after East Cork were originally declared the team winners, a check-back found that Raheny were first although both clubs finished on the same points total.

Maria McCambridge’s time of 55:01 was only 13 seconds outside the course record she set last year and she can now claim the two fastest times in a race which has been won in the past by likes of Sonia O’Sullivan, Marian Sutton and Karen MacLeod.

There was one category course best; Joan Coyle’s 81:29 knocking over two minutes from Catherine O’Regan’s F65 time.

Unfortunately, a small number of finishers don’t have a chip time but with all such timing systems a certain percentage aren't picked up at the start so therefore don't get a chip time, only a gun time. However, the gun time is always the one recognised for official purposes.

Anyone wishing to see their five-mile splits can do so on the Precision Timing website by just clicking on their name in the results.

Despite our warnings, a tiny minority still persist in transferring numbers – all we’ll say is that we have already been in touch with some of the culprits and further action may follow.

Finally, the traditional result booklet will be out after the weekend and anyone requesting a copy can do so from the contact in the race programme. The booklet will also be freely available at local races over the coming weeks..........Ballycotton Running Promotions


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