29 September 2013

Road Races in Kerry, October 2013

4 October 2013, Friday
5K An Riocht Autumn Series,Race 4, 
Castleisland @7pm
Entry for final race is €10

5 October 2013, Saturday
Killarney Adventure Race, Gap Of Dunloe 
(wave start from 7:00am)
(entry €85)

 5 Oct - Duagh Tidy Towns 10K, Duagh@12:00pm (entry €15, kids free)
 6 Oct - Dynamite 5K Fun Run, Duagh@1pm (entry €10, kids free)

12 October 2013, Saturday
Valentia Island Half Marathon, Knightstown@12pm (entry €20)
FB Event page

12 October 2013, Saturday
Brandon Mountain Marathon & Half Marathon (road&trail)
Dingle@8:45am NEW 2013!
Conor Pass Half Marathon (road)
Cloghane@10am NEW 2013!
Conor Pass 8K (road) @10:30am NEW 2013!
(entry €68/€50)

13 Oct - Kerry 10K, Tralee, CDP Car park@12:00pm (entry €15)

19 October 2013, Saturday
Feet First 5K, Race 1
(entry €7 on-line/€8 on the day)

26 October 2013, Saturday 
Hell Mountain Run Kerry Challenge (10K), 
Portmagee@11am (entry €30) NEW 2013!
FB Event page

26 October 2013, Saturday
Humpty Dumpty Duathlon 
40K Cycling + 6K Run, Individual & Relay
Kenmare@12pm (entry €40)

27 Oct - 5K/10K Fundraising Road Race, Ballyduff@11am NEW 2013!

27 September 2013

Sprints/Hurdles Workshop in Castleisland - 2nd October 2013

Wednesday 2nd October Sprints/Hurdles Workshop at Castleisland Track Co Kerry 7-9pm. 
Open to all athletes and coaches aged 10+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm. 
Lead coach on the night will be National Sprints Coordinator and coach to several Irish International athletes Hayley Harrison.

More about Hayley Harrison on AAI page HERE.

23 September 2013

Weekend 20-22 Sept. 2013 results

Another action packed weekend for St.Brendan's AC athletes:

Friday 20 Sept. 2013 - Analog 6K Road Race, part of Athletics Limerick "Feet on the Street" series
John Lynch - 23:00 (14th overall), full results HERE.
This was another consistent performance from John as he competed previous Friday in Rathkeale 4mile Road Race (also part of "Feet on the Street") in 25:09 (16th overall). Well done John. 
Full results from Rathkeale 4miles HERE.

Sunday, 22 Sept. 2013 - Charleville Half Marathon
We had 2 athletes taking part in this Half Marathon as part of training plan for Dublin City Marathon in just over 5 weeks time. 
Warm weather and not too hilly course suited Derek Griffin, who clocked a time of 1:19.02, finishing in 21st position overall, breaking St.Brendan's AC record in the process (set by himself earlier this year) by over 5 mins!
Another Marathon hopeful from our club was Ursula Barrett, running 1:54.21 (428th position) in only her second Half Marathon.  Well done to both athletes. 
Over 700 runners took part in this event. Full results HERE.
Some photos HERE

19 September 2013

Killarney Women's Mini Marathon 2013

The annual "Murphy's Ice Cream" race A.K.A "Dawn Lite Milk Killarney Women's Mini Marathon" is a 10K event on the roads of Killarney town and National Park. With warm weather on Saturday, 14 September it was clear that this would be a RACE - who would be first to the finish line to get full choice of ice cream flavours before they started melting down and who would have to drown their sorrows in pints of Dawn Milk.

There were over 600 women taking part (most of them females....!) with support acts from a few brave men running for Pieta House charity and fulfilling the role of pacers. 
In this very well organised fundraising event, the honours of picking all the ice cream flavours went to An Riocht trio of Niamh O'Sullivan (37:11), Siobhan Daly (40:53) and Mary O'Connor (41:38).

Leading St.Brendan's AC "Women Elite Pro Performance Team" was Ann McGlynn, followed by Mags Hussey,  Eileen Leen, Joan Reil Burke, Catherine Burke, Norma Shanahan, Noreen Leen and Chris O'Shea. All participants received a lovely medal and nice tech t-shirt, not to mention large helpings of frozen delight as in picture below.
Well done to all St.Brendan's AC ladies taking part in this great event.
Full results HERE and we have few photos on our FB page HERE.

16 September 2013

Code Of Ethics Course

There will be a Code Of Ethics Course taking place in Kerry on Friday night the 29th November in Tralee and Saturday morning the 30th November in Castleisland.

It is essential for everyone in our clubs who are involved in any way with children to complete this course. Also if anybody wants to refresh a previous course completed.


Regina Prendiville.

12 September 2013

Weekend of 7-8 Sept. 2013 results

St.Brendan's AC athletes in action over last weekend:

Saturday 7 September 2013
The Kerryman Dingle Half, Full, Ultra Marathon

Half Marathon:
Ursula Barrett     - 1:48.28 (first Half Marathon)
Pat Sheehy        - 1:48.42
Full Marathon:
Kirstie Nowak         - 5:23.19 (first Full Marathon)
Thomas Redmond    - 4:44.35 (first Full Marathon)
Artur Nowak           - 3:59.06
Net time results.
Full results HERE
Some photos on our FB page HERE

Munster Half Marathon Championships
Willie O'Riordan - 1:29.01 (4th in M55)
Full results HERE

09 September 2013

Coaching Workshops

Please find details below re coaching workshops in South West for athletes and coaches:
Monday 16th September Fit4Youth Launch at Mardyke Track 6.45pm, cost €5. Details on attached poster.
Wednesday 18th September Throws Workshop at UL Track 7-9pm. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 10+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm. Coaches on the night will be John Sheehan (Javelin) and Jerry Horgan (Shot/Discus).
Saturday 21st September Winter Coaching Series Day 1 at Cork IT Track 10.30am-1.30pm. Full details available here http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=34644.
Friday 27th September Jumps Workshop at Cork IT 7-9pm. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 10+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm. Coaches on the night will be Stephen Fleming (Long/Triple Jump), Chris Regan (High Jump) and Eamon Flanagan (Pole Vault).
Kind Regards,
Steven Maklin

03 September 2013

Sport survey

Sport survey - used to gauge where people are in terms of goals and knowledge.

The survey is been done by Steve Fleming and has been distributed by Steve Macklin.

It takes about a minute to do and will provide Steve with some very useful information which in turn will help our athletes.