Racing Update 7th April 2019

Well done all our athletes and friends who have been racing over the past few days. These are the results we have to hand. At the Berlin Half Marathon Ian McGrath ran a fine 74.09 and finished an excellent 4th in his age category. In Rotterdam, Sharon Bailey ran 50.08 in the quarter marathon, and in the Rotterdam Marathon Ross Kelly ran 3.47.49. At the Manchester Marathon Mark Messitt ran an excellent 3:07:45.

On Saturday, 6th April, at the Bray Cliff 10k, Paul Allen finished in 6th place in a time of 39.55.
On Saturday 30th March, at the DCC (BHAA) 4mile, Bernard Quinn continued with his excellent early season form, running 28.01 and was 1st 0/65. Well done to ALL our athletes who took part in the Shanganagh Parkrun on Sat., Darren Cullen, having his first run as a Bray Runner, was first athlete home in 18.07. Well done to our fellow Sli Cualann athlete, Catherine O'Connor, who ran a fine 3.04.42, 5th in age category, at the Manchester Marathon earlier today. Great run also from our good friend Cathy Mitchell who smashed her Pb by over 8 minutes, running 3.28.19 also in Manchester. Well done also to Graham Bailey who ran and completed his first marathon in Rotterdam today

Joe Gough Master Class

We had a fantastic session Saturday 6th April with world champion Joe Gough leading our master class in middle distance running. Joe’s session was fabulous and got all of us doing things we didn’t think we could do. It was clear that Joe keeps things very simple, but what he does do, he does skillfully, thoroughly and properly. Thanks so much Joe, you’re a legend and a gentleman. Really enjoyed the Q&A after too.

joe

 

Wicklow Half Marathon 2019

Well done to our athletes who took part in the Wicklow Half Marathon and 10k on March 24th 2019.
Maureen O'Rourke ran a fine 2.01.50 over what is a very tough course. Paul Gannon, fresh from his 10k at the K Club on Saturday, ran 2.12.45.

In the 10k, Joe Eustace had a great run, recording a time of 46.55, 14th overall and 2nd 0/50. 
Reminder; Thursday next will be our final Training session from St Annes Church carpark until November. Tuesday and Thursday training returns to Shanganagh from Tuesday 2nd April. We have a room booked in the resource centre on Thursday from 7.30 to 8.30, where we will have an informal chat about our next block of training. We may even have tea and biscuits.

Awards Night 2018

The Bray Runners 2018 Awards were held on Friday 22nd March, the recipients were...


Athlete of the Year, Jean O'Kennedy.
Master Athlete, Dominic Horan.
Most Improved, Paul Allen.
Personality, Tom Cavanagh.
Special Merit, Mary Hayde.
Pat McCourt Award, Ian McGrath
Barry Keane Award, Gaye Enright
League Winner, John Ashworth
Club 5k H/cap, Ana Molina.


A special presentation was made to Dermot Brennan who stepped down from committee after almost 30 years of service. Jean O'Kennedy and Andrea Murphy were both recognised for their work over the past number of years. Photographs from the event can be found here. Congratulations to all.

KClub 10K 2019

Well done to all our athletes who were racing on 23rd March 2019. At the K Club 10k, Ian McGrath continued his great form and his preparations for the Berlin Half Marathon with an excellent 32.42 (almost certain that is a new Pb). Ian was 1st 0/45. Garrett Kelly ran 40.10, also a new Pb. Gerry Keaty ran 42.17 also recording a new Pb . Bernard Quinn had an excellent run, running 42.55 and was 1st 0/65. Jean O'Kennedy ran 45.05 and was 1st in her age category. Mary Hayde 45.52 and Dario Zanchetta 50.02 both recorded new Pbs. Paul Gannon ran 50.59 and Peter Doran ran 52.25. Sandra Brady ran 53.59 her best 10k in 4 years and Mary O'Connor 55.22, took over a minute and a half off her previous best for the distance. 

Jenny Lawler took part in the IMRA Maurice Mullins Memorial Run and completed the 25.5k mountain run in just under 3hrs. There was a big turnout of runners and supporters at the Shanganagh Parkrun 4th birthday run today. Well done to ALL who took part which included new Pbs from Conor Boyle 19.32 and Caroline McBride 26.47. Also good to see Richard Hourihan record 19.47, will not be long until he is back to his previous best. These are the results we have to hand.

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Juvenile Update

Another great day for the juvenile section of our club with 3 teams reaching the finals of the Leinster relays, Sunday 3rd March. To top it all off the Under 16 girls won Gold in the 4x200 in an amazing time of 1.49.54. Congratulations to all.

Congratulations also to Ashling Smith, Conor Maher and Dominic Horan, who all took home medals from the Leinster Masters Indoors on Saturday 2nd March. Dominic won Silver in the 3000mtrs in a time of 9.52. Conor won bronze in the 1500mtrs in a time of 4.49, a Pb by 9 seconds. Ashling won Silver in the 800mtrs in 2.31, beaten by a mere 0.7 of a second. She also took Silver in the 1500mtrs in 5.06. Well done to Dessie Shorten, Sli Cualann, who won Gold in the 1500 and 800 mtrs and all Sli Cualann athletes who took part. 

In the Laragh 14k Trail Run on Sat 2nd March, Peter Winfield ran a fine 1.31.01. Over in the UK, Julie Fonneraeu took part in the Essex 20mile Road Race, running a very creditable 3.10.24.

Finally well done to ALL our athletes who took part in the Shanganagh Park Run on Saturday. Great to see Aoife Boyle, 23.35, looking as if it will not be long before she is back to her best

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