Wicklow Senior C/C

As, I am sure you are aware, the Wicklow Senior C/C takes place on Sunday 16th Dec. at 11am. Last week we listed some of the men who are taking part, this week we list some of our women who have confirmed their participation.

Valerie Brunton Browne, Suzanne Foot, Rachael Gilliland, Noelle Thorpe. Siobhan Butler, Leanne Gerathy, Charlotte Stevens, Georgina Devlin, Carmel Murphy, Susan Dowd, Collettte Mason, Grainne Cunningham, Andrea Murphy, Elaine Norton, Sarah Corcoran, Dolores Gilliland. This could be our biggest turn out in Senior c/c, if not listed and intend running please let us know, or if listed and find yourself unable to take part, also let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Please note, Sunday 2nd Dec at 9.30 in Shanganagh, Noelle will lead out all those taking part in the Seniors and those taking part in the Masters C/C (6th Jan) plus those just looking for a gentle sunday morning run.

Gold for Valerie

Valerie Brunton Browne put in another great performance over the weekend. Valerie was part of the Wicklow team who took the gold medal in the AAI Inter County C/c C/ships of Ireland, B section. Valerie was the 2nd Wicklow woman home, Una Britton was 1st Wicklow woman home, Joy Johnson and Susan Lawless were the other members of the team. Una Britton was also 1st under 23, which earned her selection for the European C/C C/ships. Our congratulations, from everyone in the club, go to Valerie and all of the team.

Thursday training continues to prove very popular, so if not already doing so, why not come along to either participate or help out. This week we will be working on the 5k H/cap race route. Club H/cap will be held on Thursday 6th Dec @ 6.30pm in Ballywaltrim. Helpers/stewards required on the night.

On sunday next, 2nd Dec, we will continue to familiarise our athletes on the course to be used for the Wicklow Senior C/C. Sean will be there to advise the men and Noelle will be there to take the ladies round. Meet at front gates, Shanganagh at 9.30am.




Thursday 22nd, News

This evening, 22nd Nov.,we had another large attendance at our thursday training, 27 in total. One group did a 6x1k session, with the second group doing a mixed session of both speed and hill work. Great to see Tony back tonight, looking fit and strong. In the second group tonight both Elaine and Georgina were showing great signs of progression. Next week we will be doing a fartleg session on the Club H/cap course. (Club H/cap, 5k, Thursday 6th Dec.).

All athletes are reminded that the courses for the Senior and Masters C/C have been finalised and we will be using the next 3 sundays (9.30am) to familiarise athletes with them. There will be people on hand each Sunday to show people around the course. On Sunday 2nd Dec., Noelle will lead the Senior and Masters ladies panels around their respective courses, please make every effort to come along.

Cross Country update, Joe Cawley recovering well from injury and looks like being ready to start. Valerie confirms she will be available to lead the ladies team. We will publish the ladies panels over the weekend.

We are currently in the process of organising a presentation on strengthening, stretching, core strength etc, to be held on Wednesday 9th January 2013. Full details in next weeks news.



Wicklow Cross Country Course. Click on image to enlarge

Suzanne Wins Mo, Valerie wins in Avondale

A busy weekend for racing saw our athletes competing in Dublin, Wicklow and Kilkenny. Suzanne Foot was 1st woman home in the Mo-Run 5k, held in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 17th Nov. Her time of 21.39 also saw her finish in 5th place overall (some reports that course may have been a bit long). Great performance considering the heavy training Suzanne is doing at the moment.

 On Sunday, 18th Nov, the Fit4Life 4mile was held in Avondale. Ian McGrath was 2nd, 21.55 (1stO/35).  Finbar Kirwan, 4th, 22.25 (1stO/40).  Dominic Horan 13th, 23.48,(2nd O/45).

In the same race Valerie Brunton continued her great run of form by winning the womens race in a time of 24.39. (Joy Johnson 2nd, Susan Lawless 3rd, both well know to Bray Runners). Charlotte Stevens, continued her impressive return to racing, winning the O/50 section in a time of 31.27. Andrea Murphy ran a solid 33.26 and Carmel Murphy completed an impressive display by our athletes finishing 4th O/45 in a time of 35.12.

In the Stook Hill 10 mile Challenge, held in Dungarvan, Co. Kilkenny, Richard Kavanagh ran 68.45. (see race reports section for race details). The mens race was won by Gary O,Hanlon, Clonliffe, tlme, 51.58,  and the womens race was won by Angela McCann in a time of 63.01.

If there are any more results out there, please forward them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday 15th Nov

On Thursday 15th Nov, we had a very well received talk on nutrition in the Ballywaltrim clubhouse. The talk was delivered by John Baldwin, nutrition expert, and promient member of Kilcoole A.C. The talk was attended by a group of 20 members, all of whom agreed that it was a very well presented and informative evening. Our thanks to John for his time and his excellent presentation.

Sean and Carmel led another group of 10 athletes on a 45 minute session on the roads around Ballywaltrim.

A couple of results to hand, Susan Dowd ran 67.47 in the Run for Newcourt, 8 mile, on saturday 10th Nov, and 50.28 in the Run in the Dark 10k on Wed, 14th nov. Also in the Run in the Dark 10k, Rachel Gilliland ran 41.41, which we believe is a new pb.

Over the next couple of thursday nights we will be doing some speed work as the Wicklow C/C Senior and then Masters approach.

Reminder, Club 5k H/cap, Thursday 6th Dec, 6.30pm, Ballywaltrim.........Wicklow C/C Senior, Junior, Sunday 16th Dec, 11am, Shanganagh..........Wicklow Masters C/C, Sunday 6th Jan, Shanganagh..............Christmas drinks (inc club H/cap presentation) on Thursday 13th Dec @ 8.30pm.

We hope as many members as possible will take part in our Club H/cap, but if you are unable to do so, we will need helpers on the night, bike support, stewards, time keeper etc. If you can help please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Dermot or Sean.

The entry procedure for Ballycotton 2013 has begun, (see earlier posts), for all registered club athletes early December is the time to watch out for.  Entry forms will be posted on their website at that time. You then will have a very short time to download and return before closing date of 18th Dec. We will keep you informed. 


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