30 April 2013

Bog2Beach & Dingle 10K

Last weekend was another busy weekend for club members participating in a variety of road races:  On Saturday 27th April, We had Artur Nowak taking part in  the Bog2Beach Adventure Race in Listowel finishing in 3rd position overall in a time of 4hrs 21min (69km)
and on Sunday 28th April there was the 10K road race in Dingle with Catherine Burke completing a difficult course (slightly over 10.4K) in just over the hour mark (1:02.12).
Results of Dingle 10K HERE and Bog2Beach HERE.

 Video of event : http://youtu.be/XJUznwBCROc

Road races in Kerry, May 2013

Reader To Runner 3K
Fundraiser for Scoil Mhuire
3rd May 2013 (Friday)
Currow @12pm
Entry: 5
FB Event page

Valentia Island Triathon
11 May 2013 (Saturday)
Valentia Island @12pm
Entry: 40
Notes HERE

Darkness Into Light 5K Circuit
11 May 2013 (Saturday)
Killarney, Gleneagle Hotel Car Park @4am
Entry: €25.00

Lakes of Killarney Marathon & Half Marathon
18 May 2013 (Saturday)
Killarney National Park @9am
Entry: €25 Half€35 Full
FB Event page

Women's Mini Marathon (10K)
18 May 2013 (Saturday)
Entry: €25 before 10 May/€30 
FB Event page & map

Waterville Sprint Triathlon
25 May 2013 (Saturday)
Waterville Lake Hotel@3pm
Entry: €40 ind/ €90 relay
FB Event page

Road races in Kerry 2013

29 April 2013


Training for the next two Wednesdays has been changed to Thursday 2nd & 9th May 2013.  As the county championships are fast approaching we will train at An Ríocht  track, Castleisland.  The county championships take place in Castleisland on the 11th & 12th May. 

A bus will leave Ardfert medical centre at 6.15pm returning at 8.40pm.  It will then leave Topaz, Tralee near O' Donnell's at 6.25pm returning at 8.30pm.

The cost of this will remain the same as a normal Wednesday night.

Please contact me at the NEW St. Brendan's AC number below.


23 April 2013

Leevale Open Sports 2013

First outdoor Track & Field event of this year was annual Leevale Open Sports.
For many athletes it's a opportunity to assessed they current level of form or to try new event.
PJ Galvin took part in Senior 100m sprint and his main event - High Jump.
Cormac Leen have a good race in his first competitive Junior men 1500m event.

Full results from Day 1.


Unfortunately the weather was so bad last week that we had to postpone going outdoors for a week.  Fingers crossed we will be able to go outdoors this coming Wednesday 24th April 2013.  Just a reminder to parents that we must respect the residents of Walnut Grove & not drive into their estate.  If you require any directions please do not hesitate to contact club secretary Orla Fitzgerald on 087-7985557.

Also the Fit 4 Life will be moving their circuit training outdoors as & from tonight.  This hard core bunch of athletes have been training since last October in the local community centre & are now moving outdoors to Walnut Grove also.

Location of Walnut Grove

TUESDAY:  Venue:  Walnut Grove
                       Time:    8-9pm
                       Fees:     €2
                       Starting: 23rd April 2013
                       Athletes: Fit 4 Life

WEDNESDAY:  Venue:  Walnut Grove
                             Time:    7-8.30pm
                             Fees:      The same as the hall
                             Starting: 24th April 2013
                             Athletes: Juvenile (u9-u19)

Any enquiries please contact Orla (club secretary) on the number above.

22 April 2013

Kingdom Come 10Miler & 5K

An Riocht hosted their second annual Lee Strand Kingdom Come 10 mile Road Race on Sunday 21st April with the new addition of a 5K road race. It was a well attended event and weather conditions were fairly good for running - small patches of rain, but nice and cool. 
A well organised and supported event and feedback from participants was very positive - very good value for money!

Top 3 men in 10M:                                     Top 3 women in 10M:

1.Julio Cesar Castro (Kilmury)                      1.Maria McCarthy (FFMV)
2. Donal O'Callaghan (An Riocht)                   2.Karina Teahan  (St.Finbarrs)
3.James Doran (An Riocht)                           3.Caitriona Barry (FFMV)

St Brendan's AC was very well represented with a great number of participants in both races, which is great to see. Results haven't been officially released yet due to technical problems with timing (times will be added when they become official). Provisional results can be found HERE.
(Times with * below are actual/correct times recorded by runners and are different from precitiontiming.ie website.)  Update:28 April 2013 - times officially released HERE with approx.150 results still missing?  
If your time is missing then you should contact Ronan at Precision Timing ...ronan@precisiontiming.net

We had 4 representing the club in the 5 K:
Tommy Redmond (868)    22:17*
Catherine Burke (465)    28:11
Shane Flynn (840)           ???
Kirstie Nowak (303)      31:26*

and 10 braved the 10 mile distance:
Derek Griffin (506)   1:02.33
David Moore (640)    1:10.00
Nuala Moore (641)    1:13.57
Artur Nowak (302)    1:16.38
Kieran Behan (784)   1:16.21
Tom Scanlon (526)    1:16.22
Pat Sheehy (724)      1:21.30
Dermot Dillane (645) 1:23.46
Paudi Dineen (723)    1:28.15
Paul Harris (557)       1:35.02

Well recommended event for next year and any "Couch to 5K" group would definitely enjoy the route and experience.

Short clip from start line HERE
More photos on our FB page HERE

20 April 2013

Blennerville 5K Fun Run and Walk

Congratulations to all the participants of the 5K Fun run/walk in Blennerville in aid of Derryquey NS which took place on Friday, 19 April 2013.
It was a lovely evening for a run and it was great to see so many  people taking part ranging from runners, joggers and walkers (including buggy pushers!).
As usual St.Brendan's AC had a good participation. Shane Lowth came 2nd overall (and first juvenile) - very impressive performance, losing out only to the acclaimed runner John Griffin. Darragh Lowth kept it in the family and came in 4th overall and Dad Paul Lowth also had a top 10 finish. Well done to the Lowth family. Paul Harris was also a top ten finisher. Our own Chris O'Shea and Joanne Malik also put in great performances and STILL manged to help a fallen athlete on the way, showing true sportsmanship. Well done to you both, you had a great result. Ellen Wallace was also in good form, finishing in top half.

Few more pictures on St.Brendan's AC Facebook page.

Start of 5K Fun run/walk

10 April 2013



Wednesdays:      Venue: Walnut Grove
                             Time: 7-8.30pm
                             Fees: Same as the hall

Sundays:      Venue: An Ríocht,
                      Time:  3.15-6.15pm (Ardfert)
                                 3.25-6pm (Tralee)
                      Fees: €5 per child

Any questions or directions needed please contact our club secretary Orla at 087-7985557

Kerry clubs Membership report for April 2013

08 April 2013

Kerry Road Championships 2013

The Kerry Road Championships were held over a 5K course in Caherciveen on 7th of April 2013 and this event was well organised by local club IVERAGH AC. While the course route itself was not that difficult, with only one short pull, a strong, cold wind on part of the course (approx.2km) made this race a real challenge.

Overall winner - John Barrett of Gneeveguilla AC finished just 1 second ahead of Donal O'Callaghan (An Riocht AC) in a sprint finish, ahead of Ed Murphy (Gneeveguilla AC) in 3rd position.

In  the Ladies category, Maria McCarthy (FFMV AC) finished first, with club mate Catriona Barry in second, followed by Grace Lynch (Iveragh AC) in third.

St.Brendan's AC had Artur Nowak in M40 category, finishing in 31st place overall.

Full results with times HERE.

Gallery of photos from FB HERE and HERE

04 April 2013

Ballybunion Half Marathon & 10K - 2013

Almost 800 people took part in 10K and Half Marathon distance races on Easter Saturday. Conditions for running: dry but bitterly cold with strong wind in places.

Results of Half Marathon Men:
1.Phil DAVIESPEERLESS                Wirral AC                1:16:17
2.Donal WHITE                         Kerry Crusaders        1:18:55
3.Joe WALSH                                                        1:20:36

Results of Half Marathon Women:

1.Sheila BUCKLEY                    Midleton AC            1:31:46 
2.Helen GILROY                      Midleton AC            1:36:52
3.Niamh KELLY                                                  1:39:15

Results of 10K Men:
1.Matthew Horrigan                 Rathfarnham AC      34:33
2.Robert PURCELL                   Kerry Crusaders       35:56

3.Tim FORDE                                                      38:15

Results of 10K Women:
1.Selenia NOLAN                                                40:09
2.Joanne HANNAN                                              43:24
3.Cliona O'Conner                                               43:57

St.Brendan's AC had athletes running in both distances with Ann Mcglynn doing very well in 10K and Derek Griffin continuing with the fine form following his outstanding performance in Tralee Marathon 2 weeks earlier, in an unofficial(this Half Marathon doesn't have AAI permit)new club record time of 1:24.28!
  60. Ann McGlynn       (F40)           48:04 (3rd in F40 category)
153. Paudie Dineen      (M40)          53:20
181. Joan Reil Burke    (F40)           54:22
Half Marathon
    7. Derek Griffin      (S)               1:24.28
  74. Pat Sheehy         (M40)            1:51.02
124. Dermot Dillane    (M40)            2:00.17
189. Kirstie Nowak      (F40)             2:29.42

Full results HERE

Gallery of pictures HERE