Fiona wins Euro C/C.

The Irish Prison Service had a team in Antrim for the 16th European Prison Service Cross Country Championships. This year there was 7 countries represented. Fiona Moran and Bernard Quinn from Bray Runners were part of the Irish team.
Ireland finished 2nd team and we also had the winners in the O/40 & O/50 Men also O/40 & O/45 Ladies.
The O/45 ladies winner was our own Fiona Moran. Fiona has been working very hard over the past few weeks, especially at our thursday night training sessions.
 
The ladies race was 3.5 miles over a 3 lap course and the men's race was over 5 laps, just short of 10k, the course was ok, except for one field of about 400m, which was very soggy.

We were very proud of our team and the individual performances.        

 Written by Bernard Quinn.    

Dublin Marathon.

The Dublin City Marathon 2012 took place on monday 29th Oct. Among the 14,000 or so taking part were the following, Gary Condon, 2hr,43m,21s, 7th O/40,   Martin Francis, 2hr,49m,39s, 3rd O/50,,, Joe Kelly, 3hr, 05m, 16s, P.B,,  Jason O,Connor 3.45.03 Pb.  Joe Cawley and Ian McGrath, both running as the 3hour pacers, did their job to perfection finishing in 2.59.32.  Mary Dawson,3.19.31, Paul de Freine, 3.20.57 and Des O,Hare, 3.53.14, also took part. Our thanks to Robert Quinn for once again organising Fitzwilliam House for our runners, families and friends.

Can we draw your attention to the Marathon Cooldown 8mile race. It will be held in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 10th November @10am. Proceeds from the event will go to, good friends of ours, Newcourt School in Bray. Full details can be found on www.runireland.com .

Noelle strikes gold

The Leinster Novice/Masters and even age C/C C/ships took place in Avondale on Sunday 28th Oct.  Conditions were cold and wet with the mud to grass ratio increasing with every race. Great performances from our athletes, running under the Sli Cualann banner. In the Masters women event (4k) Noelle Thorpe, continued her magnificient run of form, by taking gold in the O/50 womens race in a time of 16.18. Charlotte Stevens continued her comeback to racing by finishing a very good 5th place in 18.27, also in the O/50 section. In the Novice womens race (4k) Valarie Brunton had a brilliant run, finishing in 8th position in a time of 15.20. In the provisional team results, the Wicklow team, led by Valarie, took the bronze medal. Sadbh O Loan put in a fine performance in the girls U/12 race, not too far off the medals and 4th Wicklow athlete home.

    In the Masters men (6k) Dominic Horan, running his best race of the C/C season, finished 10th in the 0/45 Cat, in a time of 15.20. Results can be found on www.precisiontiming.net

Thursday 25th Oct

Another good turnout in Ballywaltrim this evening, 26 in all. 2 groups, Denis led one group and 2nd group, Dermots group, both did a 50 minute fartleg session. Next weeks session will be 1k repeats. The group were reminded that the 5k annual Club H/cap will take place on thursday 6th This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in Ballywaltrim.Presentation of prizes and Christmas drinks will take place on thursday 13th Dec in Duffs, Main ST. Bray (opposite McDonalds). The format for the H/cap is that runners start in order of ability, with the fastest runner starting last. The hope, if the handicapper gets it right, is that all runners should finish close to each other. We normally get a great turnout, so hopefully this year will be no differant. 

Our Chairperson, on behalf of the committee and members would like to wish all our athletes taking part in the Leinster C/C, in Avondale, and Dublin Marathon, including pacers, the very best of luck.

Update

Quiet weekend on the racing front for our members. An interesting adventure race, runamuck challenge, was held on sunday, in which Peter Clifford, Seans son , finished in 12th position. Full results and photographs on www.runamuckchallenge.com . Wicklow Senior and Junior C/C takes place on 16th Dec in Shanganagh. Your chairperson and committee are working hard to ensure that we get as many athletes taking part as possible and repeat if not improve on our fine performances from last year. Soon we will publish panels from which the various teams will be selected, please let your committee know if you are available to take part. If not running stewards are always welcome.

Gerry Farnan C/C took place on sunday, full results on www.msbac.ie

Thursday News

On thursday 18th Oct, we had another large group, 25 in all, at our thursday training session. The main focus of the group was hill work, with Sean and Dermot providing plenty of help and encouragement. Pat took another group out on a 5k loop which also included a hill session. Next week we hope to do some repititions. Sean has promised that there will be tea, coffee and biscuits available after the session.

On behalf of our chairperson, committee and members we would like to welcome Elaine Norton to our club. We are sure Elaine will be a great asset to us.

A couple of results just in, both from Dave Carraher, Kilrudery, Hell and Back, 1hr 21, and Kilbogget 5k 23.30. (course may have been long , we hear).

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