29 April 2014

Training for Fit4Life

Training for Fit4Life for the next few weeks (unless advised otherwise):
Tuesday@8:15pm - Walnut Grove Sports Field, Ardfert (€2) -Please use side entrance via Station Road
Thursday@8:15pm - Banna Car Park

26 April 2014

Good Friday 5Mile Run 2014

Easter weekend traditionally started  with 5 Miles run in Killarney with a new route unveiled for 2014. Some of it was run on the streets of town and some in the beautiful surroundings of Killarney National Park. Weather was also on the organisers side this year with nice spring conditions to test yourself or just enjoy the occasion. 
Overall winners:
1. Chris Harrington     Leevale MS      26:12
2. Paul O'connell                       M35     26:44
3. John O'connell        Leevale M35     26:44

22. Niamh O Sullivan  An Riocht    F50  30:30
23. Angela Mcccann   Clonmel Ac F40 30:36
26. Eleanor Shanahan                     FS   30:43

Three St.Brendan's AC athletes were amongst 650 runners and walkers: Ann McGlynn, Kirstie Nowak & Catherine Burke, all of whom enjoyed the route and achieved good times. 
Full results HERE, photo gallery HERE.

21 April 2014

Kerry County Road Championships 2014

Kerry Road Championships took place on Sunday, 13 April 2014. The 5K route in Killorglin was superbly organised and marshaled by the hosting club Star Of The Laune AC.
This event gathers club runners from athletic clubs in Kerry in junior, novice, senior and masters categories.
Total of 57 runners took part and overall medalists are below:
Men overall:
1. Cillian Donovan (Iveragh AC) 16:20 - jun
2. Cian Murphy      (Iveragh AC) 16:25 - sen
3. Connor Kissane(FF MV AC) 16:25 - jun

Women overall:
1. Laura Crowe         (An Riocht AC) 16:28 - sen
2. Niamh O'Sullivan  (An Riocht AC) 18:32 - sen
3. Catriona Barry      (FF MV AC)      18:46 - sen
St.Brendan's AC was represented by Artur Nowak in Masters O40 category, finishing in 36th place with new PB - 19:49 (7th in M40).

Full results HERE and set of photos HERE.

07 April 2014

Causeway Macra 5K 2014

Causeway hosted a 5K road race on Sunday 6th April, with funds raised going to Recovery Haven. For an inaugural event, this race saw a high turn out and was well organised and supported for a first outing by the hosts, Macra Na Feirme. The nice weather played its part in encouraging participation as well over 100 people started out on the 5k run/walk. St Brendan's AC had a significant turn out and featured strongly in the top finishers - Ann McGlynn 1st Female over the finish line and Artur Nowak 3rd overall. 

Medals for all participants were much appreciated, as too were the refreshments which followed in Harty's Bar,  though perhaps future organisers of this event could include a bottle of water at the finish line! Hopefully this will be an annual road race for the racing calender in Kerry. 
Good to see club member Pat Sheehy back on the road. 
Another good performance came from local man and also St.Brendan's AC member Tom Scanlon, finishing 4th overall. Other club members who supported this event were Noreen Leen, Kirstie Nowak and Catherine Burke.

More Pictures on our FB page HERE.

Ballyheigue 5K & 10K 2014

There was a good turn out as usual in support of the KerryHead Family Resource Centre annual road race on Sunday 30th March. As always it was a well organised event with good stewarding and after race refreshments. 
This race offers the option of a 10k race or a (slightly extended) 5k fun run/walk, which can involve all the family. St Brendan's AC was well represented in both races with good results all round. The route is challenging and strength training over winter months certainly paid off for our club members, as evident from Joan Reil Burke who finished 3rd Female overall in 5k and Ann McGlynn who came in 4th Female in 10k. Other club members who took part included Dermot Dillane, Tom Scanlon, Kirstie Nowak.
Prize winners from 5k & 10km fun runs
10km male: 
1.Michael o Connor (35:42) 
2. Cillian Tierney (36:07) 
3. Tom Brendan O Connor (36:20)

10km female: 
1. Catriona Barry (39:00) 
2. Siobhan Daly (40:14) 
3. Margaret Carlin (45:15)

5km male: 
1. Tomas Gaynor (27:24) 
2. Mark Woods (28:25) 
3. Seanie Colgan (29:03)

5km female: 
1. Niamh Carlin (27:44) 
2. Laura Reidy (30:28) 
3. Joan Reil Burke (St.Brendan's AC) (31:05)

First local 10km: Kevin o Sullivan (44:40)
First junior 10km: Matthew McCrohan (45:00)