Upcoming Events

Below is a list of some C/ship races plus a couple of other interesting events.

Wed. 3rd April, Wicklow Road Race C/ships, Distance, 5k. Venue, Ashford. Time 7pm. (Senior plus Masters).

Sun. 14th April, National 10k C/ships, in conjunction with Great Ireland Run. Venue Phoenix Park. (Senior plus masters).

Mon. 5th Aug, National Half Marathon, in conjunction with Rock and Roll H.M. Venue, Dublin. (Senior plus Masters).

Sat. 6th April, Bray Head 10k Trail, (Greystones to Bray). info @ www.gaelforceevents.com

22nd/23rd June. The Wall. 69 mile ultra. Carlisle to Gateshead (west coast to east coast). info and video @ www.thewallrun.com


Monday 21st Jan News

Training in usual place, Southern Cross 6.30.  Also on Thursday is the 1st race in the Fit4life league, 2mile, 7.30 start at Shoreline, Greystones. (check in 7pm) full details of league on www.slicualann.com . This is an ideal opportunity to get back into racing mode after the Christmas break.

Sunday 27th Jan.

Two very popular races with our members, Raheny 5mile (20 plus last year) and Dungarvan 10 mile, take place on Sunday 27th. Raheny, you can still enter on line, expecting almost 3,000 this year, Dungarvan is full. Training in Shanganagh, 9.30, for those not racing.


We have not been looked after very well in Ballywaltrim, Southern Cross, on Thursday nights since December and are examining alternatives venues.
One suggestion is to use Bray Head Tce. By closing doors between the two front rooms we can have a large changing room for the ladies and a smaller one for the men, with both having independent access to the kitchen and bathroom . No showers but no showers where we are at present for months now. If a change to this venue was considered a good idea we could arrange a couple of showers in time. Parking available in church grounds opposite. Financial saving to club as well.We will consider all options before any change is made, but comments, views or any viable alternatives will be considered. There will be NO change until further notification.

Some familiar faces elected to committee but with the welcome addition of Lorraine O,Rourke as hon secretary and Charlotte Stevens and Susan Dowd as committee members. Our thanks to Aoife Sweeney for her great work during the year, to Lar Doyle and Dolores Gilliland for their efforts on the 2012 committee and Noelle Thorpe and Christy Moloney for standing in as club captain during 2012. Minutes will be circulated shortly.

In addition to the usual Thurdays and Sunday training, we would like to draw your attention to a couple of informal training groups, three separate Saturday groups at different paces respectively led by Dominic, Richard and Jason, a week morning group led by Suzanne. We can make further informal groups to suit other paces, but not diluting the two main training days. Let us know when and what pace suits you and we can try and coordinate something.  
We are also looking for someone to come forward to help organise tuesday track session.

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Club registration, for a variety of reasons, insurance, registration with AAI etc., now due. Dermot will be in Ballywaltrim on Thursday night, 6.15 to 6.30, see earlier posts for further details. 


Registration fees for 2013 are now due,

Reg fees remain at €65.00 per individual.
There are also family rates available for senior members who have children registered in our juvenile section.
For further details please contact Dermot 086 8227454 / 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.
Cheques made payable to Bray Runners AC and post to Dermot Brennan, 14 The Nurseries, Killarney Road, Bray.
Dermot will also accept fees at Thursday training sessions."
To take part in Club activities and or compete in AAI .....County, Provincial, National events you must be registered with Bray Runners / Sli Cualann

News Update, 14th, Jan, 2013

 Please be reminded that our AGM will take place on Thursday 13th. January in our Clubhouse, Bray Head Tce., at 8.30pm sharp.
 This is your opportunity to influence how Club business is organised and conducted during the coming year. Looking forward to a big turnout, we would like to extend a special welcome to our newer members.

THURSDAY TRAINING. 17 January, Southern Cross -- 6 30pm.

We need to start and finish promptly because of the Agm, two groups as usual doing a shortened fartlek session

Sunday group is building up again, we all start together and then do as little or as much as you like but get the benefit of training in a group.

Race Results, Ferrycarrig 5mile, 13th Jan, Niell Wiktorski, 27.18, 5th place, Sean Clifford, 33.07, 1st O/60. See race reports for further details.

An informal group meet on saturday morning at 9pm for a long run. Location is either Ashford or Shankill, pace is just under 8 minutes per mile, duration from 1 to 2 hours. From Saturday 2nd Febuary we hope to add a second section to this group, the pace for this group is intended to be 9 minutes per mile and Jason O,Connor will be group leader. For more information contact Jason, Sean or Richard.

Finally, some races to take note of, Raheny 5mile, Sunday 27th Jan,. Enniscorthy 10k, Sunday 10th Feb. Ballycotton 10 mile, Sunday 3rd March, entries are now closed for this race, we have a total of 22 athletes entered and we also have a number of supporters travelling down. The Wicklow Senior, Junior and Masters Road C/ships will take place in April, date and venue to be confirmed. This will be followed by the Leinster Road C/ships, probably in early May. The Fit4life race series commences on 24th Jan, we will have more information on this at Thursday training.


The Athletics Wicklow Star Awards for 2012 were held last night, friday 11th Jan, in Greystones tennis club. We received a number of awards in both individual and team catagories. The junior men award went to Lorcan Murphy, Master men went to Martin Francis and the Masters women award went to Noelle Thorpe. On the team front, our cross country teams won the following, Senior men, Joe Jacob trophy, Masters men, Sean Clifford Cup and the Sean Byrne Memorial cup was won by our Masters women. In the Fit4life league 2012, Charlotte Stevens (2nd 0/50), Dolores Gilliland (3rd 0/50) and Carmel Murphy all received awards. The event was excellently hosted by Kilcoole A.C. 

Wicklow Masters C/C.

The Wicklow Masters C/C was held in Shanganagh today, Sunday, 6th Jan. Underfoot conditions were reasonable, considering our recent weather. In the ladies race, Suzanne Foot, Noelle Thorpe and Denise O,Leary were the 1st 3 athletes over the line, each winning their respective age categories. Siobhan Butler took silver, Grainne Cunningham, bronze and Mary Hourahan put in an excellent performance to take the silver medal in her age category. The ladies team of, Suzanne, Noelle, Denise, Siobhan, Grainne, Andrea Murphy, Carmel Murphy and Mary Hourahan took team gold.

In the mens race the very impressive Finbar Kirwan was a clear winner, Joe Cawley 2nd and Dominic Horan was 5th. Finbar was 1st O/40, Joe 2nd O/40. Dominic, 2nd O/45. Martin Frances,1st O/50. Richard Kavanagh, 1st, O/55, Bernard Quinn 2nd O/55. Sean Clifford, 1st, O/65. Finbar, Joe, Dominic, Martin and Jason O,Connor took gold in the 35 to 49 team event and Richard Kavanagh, Sean Clifford and Bernard Quinn took gold in the 50 plus team race.

  This is the link to today's photos https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s99430womq2cmxk/mYVwjHaXXm   courtesy, Tom Cavanagh


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