Peter Doran Wins Club 5k H/cap.

At a well attended Club 5k H/Cap, despite the inclement weather, on Thursday 8th Sept, Peter Doran smashed his Pb in recording 23.52 and was first athlete home, 41 seconds ahead of the fast finishing Andrea Murphy. Denis Patterson just pipped Jason O'Connor and Aoife Boyle, in a photo finish for 3rd. Both Jason and Aoife recorded excellent new Pbs, Jason breaking 20mins for the first time and Aoife setting a new mark for the second time in a fortnight. Aoife Stokes was another lady to set a new Pb, 2nd one in 5 days. Paul Allen ran the fastest time of the night, an excellent 18.53. Well done to all who took part, our thanks to all who came along to help out and to those who brought cakes, buns etc. Our thanks to Cyril Smyth for his help with the start, timing and the compiling of the results.  Full results below;

          Name                   Gross        H/Cap     Nett

  1. Peter Doran           28.22      4.30       23.52  Pb
  2. Andrea Murphy       29.03      3.00      26.03
  3. Denis Patterson      29.07       7.00      22.07
  4. Jason O'Connor      29.07      9.30      19.37   Pb
  5. Aoife Boyle            29.08      6.00       23.08  Pb
  6. Emer Hynes           29.22      3.00       26.22
  7. Mary Deery             29.31     3.30        26.01
  8. Aoife Stokes           29.46     3.00        26.46  Pb
  9. Bernard Quinn        29.50     8.30        21.20
  10. Paul Allen              29.53     11.00       18.53
  11. Mark Duncan          29.59     5.00         24.59
  12. Elaine Casey           30.03     3.00         27.03
  13. Tom Cavanagh        30.05     8.30         21.35
  14. Elaine Nuzun          30.18      0.30        29.48
  15. Suzanne Foot         30.19      10.00       20.19
  16. Ana Molina             30.22      1.00        29.22
  17. Mary O'Connor       30.23       1.00        29.23
  18. Stefanie Unland      31.20       4.00        27.20.

Lakes 10k, Sat 3rd Sept

Well done to all who took part in the Lakes 10k on Saturday 3rd Aug. Joe Cawley ran a fine 36:11 to finish in 10th place. James Nangle, 37.48; Suzanne Foot, 6th lady, 39.34; Georgina Devlin, 44.24; Siobhan Butler, 48.21; Andrea Murphy, 53.07; Emer Hynes, 53.42.

Full results at;

Gary Condon 3rd in Quinlan Cup.

On Saturday last, 27th Aug, Gary Condon finished in an excellent 3rd place in the Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup Half Marathon. Gary ran a very impressive Pb of 72.41, just 40 seconds behind the winner Stephen Conroy, Celbridge AC. The winner of the women's race was Pauline Curley, Tullamore Harriers, in a time of 83.57. Next up for Gary is the Berlin Marathon on 25th Sept. Full results can be found at;

Ashling Smith wins Bronze at National Masters 1500mtrs

The National Masters T/F C/ships were held in Tullamore on Sunday 21st Aug. Ashling Smith won the bronze medal in the 1500mtrs, running an excellent time of 5mins 16sec, a new Pb. Ashling has already won Gold in the National relays, Team Bronze in National Masters C/C and Gold in the Leinster Masters T/F so far this season.

Well done to all who took part in the Frank Duffy 10ML on Saturday 20th Aug. Fine times recorded in very tough conditions. Neil Wiktorski was 9th in a time 55.23. Suzanne Foot was 1st in her age Cat in 66.22. Paul Allen ran a fine 68.35, Mark Duncan ran a Pb of 89.01 and Peter Doran ran 96.01. 

Fine Performances In Parnell 4ml and Duleek 10k

Congratulations to the Bray Runners team who finished 3rd in the Parnell AC 4 x 1 Mile relay, approximate times Richard Hourihan - 5:02, Dominic Horan - 5:09 - Ashling Smith - 5:32 and Stephen O'Kennedy - 5:30 (official team time 21:16). Croghan AC were 1st in 20:36 and Parnell 2nd in 20:43. Bray were 1st mixed team in the relay. The 4 mile race was won by Myles Gibbons in 20:57, 2nd place Clive Quinn in 21:43 and 3rd place Paul Gibbons in 21:50. Aisling Kirwan was 1st woman in 26:35, followed by Lillian Lawless in 26:53 and Marie Redmond in 27:0.

We also had a small team racing in the Indaver 10k in Duleek. Jean O'Kennedy, fresh from her fantastic run in Nat Half Marathon, smashed her 10k pb by 1min 35sec, running 44.26 and taking 2nd in Age Cat. Mary Deery also recorded a fine Pb, 54.24 and was also 2nd in age cat. Cathy Mitchell, 48.26, 2nd in Age Cat and also a new Pb. Jason O'Connor was another to set a new Pb, running 41.33. Tom Cavanagh 44.43 was 4th in 0/60 Cat and Richard Kavanagh 41.50 was 1st 0/60.




National Half Marathon Medals For Jean and Gary.

The National Half Marathon C/ship was held on Sunday 7th August in conjunction with the Rock and Roll Half Mar. On a very warm day, athletes ran into a strong headwind for most of the race on what is a very tough course.

Gary Condon was 16th athlete home in a fine time of 74.58, a time which saw Gary finish in Bronze medal position in the M40 Category.

Jean O'Kennedy also recorded a great time of 1.41.52 to finish 5th in her age category. Jean was also a member of the Sli Cualann Ladies Masters Team along with Ann Marie Kenny ( 3rd in Age Cat in 1.31.18) and Ashling Kirwan (5th in Age Cat in 1.36.18). The team finished in an excellent 2nd place and took home the Silver medal. (Provisional results had put them in 1st position, but a change to the 3rd placed team scores saw them moved up to 1st and Sli Cualann down to 2nd).

Congratulations to Gary, Jean, Ann Marie and Ashling and to all Sli Cualann and County athletes who took part and performed so well.         

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