Thursday 29th Nov

Tonight, Thursday 29th Nov, we had another great turnout at our training session in Ballywaltrim, 27 in total. Two groups, both doing a fartleg session on the race route for next weeks club H/cap race.

 Our Chairperson, committee and members would like to extend a warm welcome to another new recruit in Denise O,Leary. Denise put in a very impressive performance in training tonight and will be a great asset to the club in the years to come. In the second group tonight there was great signs of improvement all round, with Diana showing speed we have not seen from her before, but perhaps the biggest improver, and putting in her best session so far, is Mary Hourihan. Next Thursday, Club H/cap, 6.30pm, Ballywaltrim. 

Sunday next, 2nd Dec, we will continue with our familiarisation run on the Junior, Senior and Masters courses for the Wicklow C/C C/ships. Meet at Shanganagh gates at 9.30 am. 

It has been a tradition in our club, for a number of years now, to have a Christmas morning run in Shanganagh, For those able to make it, we meet at the front gates at 9.30am.

Ballycotton 2013, those interested in entering will need to keep an eye on the website for information over the next week. We hope to have information and possibly entry forms available at next Thursdays session.

 We will be having a presentation on Strengthening and Stretching etc, in our clubhouse, on the 9th Jan @ 8pm. It will be presented by Hope Staunton, an expert in this field, and also a member of our club. It promises to be a very imformative evening and we hope as many members possible will attend.

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.

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