Runzone Athlete of the Month!

Congratulations to Deirdre Farrell, the Runzone athlete of the month for August!

Deirdre has been on a great running streak through the summer, with big PBs in the Dunshaughlin 10k, Athboy 5k, and last week in the Frank Duffy 10 mile.

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Wedding of the Year!

This weekend was a first for the club because Karen McManus and Geoff Rooney met at club training. Love started on a Ladder Session or on Death Hill, and wasn’t scuppered when Karen used to beat Geoff on the Speaker Connolly lap. So it is the first true Bros Pearse AC wedding.
A good number of the original gang were down there to celebrate the day with the most adorable of couples. Both Geoff and Karen have been with us since the early days.
They are great club people and whilst we have missed Geoff a lot in recent years with his work commitments, I know that his friendship and undoubted wit and banter was something the club benefited greatly from when he was around. I also know that the club played a big role in his life, and not just with him meeting Karen.
You can’t but love Karen. A great talent , a fabulous smile, and I am sure a brilliant teacher. Her battle with the 4 hour barrier in the marathon and her eventual joy and relief when she did do it, is one of the most enjoyable stories that I watched over the years.
The whole club wishes these two lovely people a long and happy life as Mr and Mrs McManus Rooney. Enjoy the day and the honeymoon and make sure you are back in Cherryfield in a few weeks time!

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Dublin 10 mile championship

A good turnout and some great times in the Frank Duffy 10 mile on the weekend. It was a hot day and a hilly course but everyone stayed strong!

Congratulations to Colm, Johnny, and Ian, who took the silver medal in the M35 team championship!

Colm Costello 00:59:23
Jonathan Butler 00:59:48
Ian O’Reilly 01:00:29
Anthony O’ Rourke 01:04:34
David McNally 01:05:41
Garreth Bayle 01:07:23
Joseph Haugh 01:08:56
Alan Fairbrother 01:12:00
John O’ Gorman 01:12:14
Declan Watters 01:12:20
Emmet O’Sullivan 01:12:41
Terry Monaghan 01:13:10
Stephen Willoughby 01:14:06
Michael Walsh 01:18:20
Keith Doyle 01:21:30
Rownald Bayle 01:21:54
Sinead Tighe 01:22:23
Daniel Tighe 01:22:22
Deirdre Farrell 01:23:26
Aidan Colreavy 01:23:54
Ailish Hudson 01:24:00
Ramon Whelan 01:26:28
Suzanne Lundy 01:27:55
Donna Mc Cabe 01:30:19
James Finneran 01:30:22
Mandy Keegan 01:30:31
Sharon Phibbs 01:33:00
Edward Hudson 01:33:15
Rachel O’Callaghan 01:33:50
Emer Meagher 01:35:07
Eleanor O’Reilly 01:37:27
Amanda O’Sullivan 01:40:06
Fiona McDonagh 01:40:15
Laura O Shea 01:46:29

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National Senior Championships

Two athletes from the club competed in the national championships over the weekend. Both were making their debut at this level, the first from the club to have competed here in a few years –  but I’m sure this will encourage more to join them next year.

Conor Hanrahan won bronze in the u17 300m hurdles last week. This week it was time for some flat sprinting.

He started on Saturday, with a big PB of 24.28 in the 200m, and followed up on Sunday with another PB, 11.82 in the 100m. Two excellent times, and a great learning experience for Conor, who is improving every year.

On Saturday, Paul Martin ran in the 10,000m race. Paul is new to the track this year, but has run a lot of the graded meets, and he had the confidence to mix it at the highest level.
He had a strong run, finishing in 34:46 – and he’ll also be back stronger next year!

In the meantime, some of our younger athletes were out for the Cheer Squad, meeting the elites (more photos in the gallery)

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Day 3 of nationals

Day 3 at nationals was a good one!
Nadi (silver U14 200m)
Conor H (bronze U17 300m H)
U14 Declan (10th in the 1500m)
U15 Ronan (6th in 200m heat)
U15 Daniel (8th in Discus)
U17 Kevin (6th in 200m heat)
U18 Paul (7th in Discus)
Well done everyone!

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National Juvenile Championships Day 1 and 2

We’ve had a great weekend at the national championships -
On Saturday, James (U12) won a silver medal in the long jump with a super jump of 4.40m, he also placed 8th in the 600m (a great mornings work!).
The following athletes competed very hard for the club & just missed the podium:
Jennifer  (4th place in the HJ with a very close attempt at 1.55m that she just missed, next time)
Rayhan (5th place in the U16 LJ with 5.84m, slightly down on his best but this was Rayhan’s 1st club national champs so a great learning experience for him)
Niamh (12th place in the U14 Javelin with a throw of 20.16m, Niamh has competed really hard this year and is improving with every competition)
On Sunday, Jennifer & Nadi were both crowned National Champs again 
Jen (U15) soared out to a huge new PB of 5.47m to win the long jump title & Nadi flew down the track to 80m victory in the u14 category. Also deserving special mention is Kevin (u17) who ran a 400m PB of 55.61s to Q for the 400m final, Alex (U17) placing 8th in 100m final. Niamh (u14) setting a new PB of 4.37m in the LJ, Rayhan just missed the 100m u16 final setting a new PB of 11.96s as did Alan (U18) as he recorded a new PB of 11.99s, Mathew (U14) who competed really hard in the 2000m race walk & young James (U12) who sped down the track in the 60m. Well done athletes & coaches, roll on day 3!!
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Docklands 5k

We had a great turnout from the club at the recent Docklands 5k race, organised by Crusaders AC. Lots of new PBs, including a first run under 20 minutes for Sinead Tighe

» Paul MARTIN 16:24
» Stephen CONNON 16:47
» Colm COSTELLO 16:48
» Ian O’REILLY 17:24
» Anthony O’ROURKE 17:25
» Shane HUGHES 17:37
» Philip DOYLE 17:37
» John KEHOE 17:50
» Donal BRADY 18:10
» David MCNALLY 18:41
» Joe HAUGH 19:17
» Tony CONNOLLY 19:37
» Terry MONAGHAN 19:45
» Paul TESTER 19:49
» Eoin KENNEDY 19:53
» Ross MACMATHUNA 19:54
» Sinead TIGHE 19:59
» Declan WATTERS 19:59
» Jamie JACKSON 20:06
» Karen CLARKE 20:16
» Stephen WILLOUGHBY 20:52
» Austin Smyth 21:08
» Lisa NAGLE 21:20
» Ingrid MCGOVERN 21:55
» Karen MCMANUS 22:19
» Ciara BRADLEY 22:51
» Suzanne LUNDY 23:04
» Sarah o Meara. 23:08
» Deirdre FARRELL 23:12
» Ciara MULLALY 24:12
» Donna MCCABE 24:31
» Eleanor O’REILLY 25:00
» Emma MURPHY 25:20
» Maggie WALSH 25:31
» Emer MEAGHER 25:52
» Alan CONROY 26:32
» Sue VINCENT 26:46
» Mairead CONNOLLY 27:18
» Declan MCGOVERN 28:17

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National Relay update

Huge well done to our U17 boys team who won silver today in the 4x400m at the Irish Juvenile Champs in a fast time of 3.40.05, also our 2nd team placed 4th to show our strenght in dept at this level! Well done to DSD & Midleton AC on a great race. Our U14 girls ran very strongly to Q for the national final where they placed 6th in a very fast race, the girls should be very proud of their achievement, equally so our u12 boys did the club proud and were just outside making the final. Finally our boys U17 quartet placed 6th in a high quality 4x100m final. Well done everyone & best of luck to the individual athletes who will compete next weekend

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Achievements of this week:

  • Congrats to Ciara Hickey on coming first lady home in Marley parkrun.
  • Congrats to Ingrid for second lady home in Lough Key parkrun, Ingrid also came 3rd in her age category in the Irish Runner 5 mile. Well done.
  • Well done to Peter Vincent on running Clontarf Half Marathon in 1:33 and 4th in his age group.
  • Well done to everyone who got out to the St Coca’s 5k run in Kilcock on Friday.
  • Well done to Emer Meagher for running the 10K Clonee in 52:58.

Parkrun Report

Well done to everyone this week getting out for the park runs.

Name Time
Marlay parkrun
Ciara HICKEY 00:17:28
Shirley INGRAM 00:32:45
Griffeen parkrun
Emma MURPHY 00:26:10
Tymon parkrun
Michael WALSH 00:22:20
Cian RYNNE 00:22:25
Nathaniel DUFFY 00:22:41
Alan FAIRBROTHER 00:23:26
Tos MORAN 00:23:29
Ciara SMITH 00:25:37
Alan CONROY 00:26:24
Kerry LAWLOR 00:32:58
Castletown parkrun
Tara MC CARTHY 00:41:28
Lough Key parkrun
Ingrid MCGOVERN 00:23:45

St. Coca’s 5K Run Kilcock

Name Time
Paul Martin 00:16:21
Stephen Connon 00:16:37
Padraig Fitzpatrick 00:17:09
Joe Haugh 00:19:10
Karen Clarke 00:20:11
Stephen Willoughby 00:22:06
Padraig Moorehouse 00:23:56


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National Team Championships

National Team Championship last weekend in Tullamore for the u9s to u11

We had 3 relay teams, 4 teams of 60m, 2 teams of Long Jump, 2 teams of 500m.
We also took home 2 bronze u10 girls 500m national medals.. Doireann & Leila!!

Under 9s

We had 6 under 9′s competing in the National Finals in the following events:
U9 60m Boys
Victor  & Conor.
They finished in 11th position.

U9 60m Girls
Ruby  & Mia
They finished in 15th position.
U9 Long Jump
Ruby  & Mia
They finished in 11th  position.

U9 300m
Caoimhe & Alecia
They finished in 12th position.

U9 4X100m Relay
Ruby , Mia , Alecia  and Caoimhe   and Kate  as the sub
They finished 6th in their heat.

We had great performances all round and all athletes enjoyed themselves. It was a great experience.

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