National 5 Mile Championships

Congratulations to all our athletes, Sli Cualann and County athletes who took part in the National 5mile C/ships on Saturday 15th June. Great run from Darren Cullen, who ran 27.36 and was 13th Senior Men, Paul O'Brien ran a new Pb of 27.59 and was 4th 0/40. Paul Allen continued his fine form also running a new Pb of 28.10 and was 5th 0/40. Garrett Kelly ran a Pb of 29.55. Jean O'Kennedy ran 36.05 and was 2nd in her age Category, adding another National medal to her collection. Caroline McBride, 43.13 was another to run a Pb. 


Well done also to our fellow Sli Cualann athletes, Catherine O'Connor 30.40 and 3rd woman overall. William Belton 35.33 and 3rd in his age Cat. Emily Ryan 34.56, Carol Costello 35.43 and Debbie Griffin 36.26, great running from all. The Sli Cualann women's team finished in an excellent 2nd place.
Well done to our good friends Eddie McGrath who ran 29,59 and Ian Egan who ran 29.14 and was 3rd in his age Cat.


Earlier in the week Bernard Quinn finished 2nd 0/65, running 22,28 at the OPW 5k Trail race, which is held in the Phoneix Park. Well done to all our athletes who took part in the Shanganagh Parkrun, which included a fine new Pb of 18.41 from Conor Boyle.

Wicklow SuperHero 10K 2019

At the Wicklow Super Hero 10k on Sunday 9th June, Paul Gannon ran 54.30 and Mary Deery ran 57.59 and was 1st in her age category.
Well done to all who took part in Saturday's parkrun in Shanganagh, which included a fine run from Liz Melican, 25.52, a new Pb and first time to break 26.

Bohermeen 5K 2019

There was a fantastic turnout of Bray Runners at Bohermeen 5k on Friday 7th June. As well as recording some excellent times, Pbs and Sbs, our athletes took home a number of category and team prizes. Great runs from a couple of our younger members, Orla O'C winning the Junior Girls in a fine 21.53 and Fionn G running just over 25 minutes. Ian McGrath continued his fine form finishing in eight overall and 2nd 0/45 in a time of 15.58. Darren Cullen, 12th O/A, ran an excellent 16.27, Paul O'Brien ran a new Pb of 16.50 and Paul Allen ran 17.10. Garrett Kelly ran 18.05, Conor Maher ran a new Pb of 18.09 and Paul O'Dwyer ran a seasons best of 19.52. Excellent new Pbs from Helen Murphy, 20.09 and 2nd in her age category and Lee Borland 20.23. Karol O'Loinsigh 20.38 took almost 40sec off his previous best for the distance. Richard Kavanagh ran 20.56 and was 1st 0/65, Dillon O'Neill ran 21.38. Jean OKennedy, ran a new Pb of 21 40 and was 2nd in her age Cat. Fine runs also from Tom Cavanagh 21.43, Jason O'Connor 22.01, Siobhan Butler 22.02 and Mary Hayde 22.02. New Pb for Sharon Bailey, 22.22. Well done also to Paul Gannon 24.06 and Peter Doran 24.40 a Sb. Dolores Gilliland was 2nd in her age category in 28.12 and Jackie O'Neill ran 29.04. Was great to see Caoimhe O'Loinsigh complete her first 5k after a long lay off due to a serious injury. The Sli Cualann mens team of (scoring) Ian McGrath, Darren Cullen, Paul O'Brien and Paul Allen won the team competition and took home the prestigious Patrick Bell Trophy. In the women's team competition, (scoring members) Helen Murphy, Jean O'Kennedy, Siobhan Butler and Mary Hayde finished in an excellent 3rd position. Well done also to our good friend Grainne Butler who ran a fine 22,24. 

Bob Heffernan 5K 2019

There was a great turnout of Bray Runners at the Bob Heffernan 5k on 21st May. Excellent times and some fantastic Pbs were recorded. We also took home a couple of prizes, in what is one of the most competitive 5ks around. Ian McGrath finished in 13th place overall and was 1st 0/45 in an excellent 15.58. A fine run also from Paul O'Brien, who ran 16.53. Paul Allen broke the 17mimute mark for the first time running a new Pb of 16.56. Garrett Kelly was another to run a new Pb, dipping under 18minutes for the first time, Garrett ran 17.57. Great to see Bill Stanley back racing again, and running a fine 19.50. John Ashworth ran 21.10, Richard Kavanagh ran 21.23 and Tom Cavanagh ran 21.50. Siobhan Butler ran a season best of 21.43 and was 5th in her age category, Jean O'Kennedy ran 21.50, her fastest 5k in almost 2 years and was 2nd in her age Category. The ever improving Mary Hayde ran a new Pb of 21.53. Jason O'Connor ran 22.52, Paul Gannon ran 23.17 and Jenny Lawler ran 23.17. Peter Doran was very pleased with his 24.58 and Brid McNamee racing her first 5k ran 27.07. First man home was Hiko Tanosa, DSD, in 14.18 and first woman home was Mary Mulhare, Portlaoise AC, in 16.40. Well done to our good friend Grainne Butler who ran 22.27.

ESB 5K 2019

At the ESB 5k on Tuesday 21st May, Niall Larkin ran 18.24 and finished in an excellent 5th place overall. Bernard Quinn ran 22.29 and was first 0/65. Fine times considering the race takes place on Sandymount beach. Well done to both.

Annual Awards : Roll of Honour

Following on from last months 2018 annual awards, a roll of honour detailing all previous winners at Bray Runners Awards Nights can now be found here

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