17 April 2015

April 2015 updates -part 1

It was an Incredibly busy start to April which  saw Easter weekend packed with sporting events starting with annual Good Friday 5Mile Run in Killarney on 3 April. 

Good running conditions and more straight forward running route attracted almost 500 runners and walkers. Starting in town centre outside Plaza Hotel, runners could enjoy surroundings of Killarney National Park for majority of the race and judging by feedback from our club members this was the best route so far.
  St.Brendan's AC in Good Friday run: Pat Sheehy(1st in age category), Brian Lucid, Norma O'Dowd, Kirstie Nowak, Mags Hussey, Ann McGlynn (4th in age category), Catherine Burke, Margaret Carlin(3rd in age category), Cathy Quilter.
Congratulation to Norma on her first competitive race at 5Mile distance.
Full results HERE.
Gallery of photos on our FB page HERE.

On Saturday 4 April our club members travelled to Kenmare and Ballybunion to take part in events there and we had a good few runners at Parkrun Tralee.
Kenmare Bridge Run 10K & 5K is organised by Kenmare AC and it's a very well planned, prepared and run event with good competitive field in both 5K and 10K from Kerry, Limerick and Cork on a "challenging" course.
In 10K we had Artur Nowak finishing in just under 45min and Kirstie Nowak in 5K in under 30min.

Full results HERE.

On the other side of Kerry in Ballybunion we had Ann McGlynn and David Butler taking part in 10K road race as a part of Run Ballybunion Half Marathon & 10K event.
Ann finished second in F40 category and David achieved new PB on the same distance.
Full results HERE.

At the Parkrun no.10 in Tralee on Saturday morning we got Derek Griffin finishing first with new record time of 17:00. Other club members taking part were: Joe O'Brien, Joan Reil Burke, Yvonne Quill, Catherine Burke & Eileen Leen.
Full results HERE.

On Sunday 5 April a large group of our club members took part in first Maurice Collins Memorial 4Mile run at Banna. This run was part of Vintage Display on Easter weekend and it was a fundraiser for Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus and Kerry Cancer Support Group.
St.Brendan's AC took the top honours in both men and women category with Derek Griffin finishing first overall and Margaret Carlin doing likewise in women category.
It was a good support from our club and some great performances on the day:
Ursula Barrett (2nd women), Cathy Quilter, Yvonne Quill, Katie & Mags Hussey, Tom Scanlon, Paudie Dineen, Brian Lucid, Pat Sheehy, Joe O'Brien, Thomas Redmond & Artur Nowak.

Full results HERE.
Gallery of photos on our FB page HERE.

To finish off Easter weekend there was 5K Family FUN RUN and Walk in Tralee on Monday 6 April, organised by Kerin's O'Rahilly GAA club as a fundraiser for ladies section of the club. We had a  few club members taking part in run and walk:  Kirstie Nowak, Mags Hussey, Brian Lucid, Lilly Nowak, Daisy Nowak & Artur Nowak. 

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