28 July 2015

Banna 10K Road Race & 5K Fun Run 2015

Start time: 9:30am for both 10K & 5K.
There will be a number of walkers for 10K distance, starting at 9:00am.
Registration opens from 8:00am at Car Park 1, Banna Sea Rescue building, 
closing at 9:00am.
Parking available next to registration or at any of the car parks at Banna.
Starting line for both 10K & 5K is approx. 500m from registration place so it can be used for warm up walk/jog.
10K Road Race distance is restricted to over 18 only! (AAI permit).
5K Fun Run is available to all.

For safety reasons we advise not to wear headphones/mp3 players as main roads will be open for traffic. Marshall's will be posted at every junction.

Toilets will be available and are located at Finish line 100m from Registration.
There will be 2 Water stations for 10K route, located at approx. 4Km and 7Km marks and one water station on 5K route - all with small bottles. There will be bins located shortly after each water station so please respect environment and dispose of empty bottles in bins/bags provided.

10K  map

5K  map

Prize & trophy ceremony approx. 11:15am
Race will be chiped timed and results will be available on P
remiertimingsystems.ie and 
http://stbrendansac.blogspot.ie/ (including photos).

Maps for both routes HERE.
Facebook event page HERE.
Results from previous years HERE.

Contact: bannarun@gmail.com or stbrendansac@gmail.com or Facebook

St.Brendan's AC track & Field updates

Some of our athletes were very busy in the past few weeks at the end of track & field season.

On Sunday 19 July Artur Nowak was in action at AAI National League in round 2 in Athlone representing Kerry Athletics in Division 1. 
Artur was 4th in both High Jump (6pts) and 56lb Weight for Distance (6pts) and part of relay 4x100m (4pts).
Kerry Athletics men team finished day on 78pts from 15 events.
Team results HERE.
Individual results HERE.

On Saturday 25 July Aaron Horgan (U9) was the only St.Brendan's AC athlete at Munster Juveniles "B" Championships in Ennis, Aaron was competing in 60m sprint and long jump in his first provincial competition. 

Results HERE.

On Sunday 26 July AAI Masters Track & Field Championships took place in Tullamore. This year this competition was held a bit earlier in the season and saw a substantial increase in entries in both track & field events from previous years.

St.Brendan's AC came home with 2 hard earned medals by Ursula Barrett in W35 Long Jump (bronze) and Artur Nowak in M40 High Jump (silver).
Weather on the day did not help in setting any new records with high wind and almost constant rain during the day. 
Well done to Ursula in her first competition at national level and congratulations on her first medal in her last event on the day as in the first 3 events she was just outside medal position finishing 4th in 200m (by 0.3sec), javelin and shot putt.
Results HERE.
Some photos from the day on our FB page HERE.

24 July 2015

Kerry Senior Track &Field Championships 2015

Kerry Senior Tack & Field Championships took place on Wednesday 22 July 2015 at An Riocht track in Castleisland.

St.Brendan's AC had a good turn out in both male & female categories and took part in a lot of events on the day.
Below list of our athletes and events they competed in:

Cathy Quilter - 5000m, 2nd in Shot Putt, 3rd in 800m 
Ann McGlynn - 100m, 400m, 2nd in 5000m, 2nd in 800m, 1st in 4x100m relay
Yvonne Quill - 200m, 400m, 1st in 4x100m relay
Ursula Barrett - 200m, 1st in Shot Putt, 2nd in long jump, 1st in 4x100m relay
Margaret Carlin - 1st in 5000m, 1st in 800m, 1st in 4x100m relay, 3rd in 400m

David Butler - 5000m
James Daley - 5000m
Joe O'Brien - 5000m
Artur Nowak - 200m, javelin, shot putt & 56lb weight for distance, 3rd in High Jump

For some of our athletes it was their first experience of the track competition and we hope to see more of them in the future. Overall it was a very successful evening for St.Brendan's AC with 10 individual medals and 1 for relay. 
This results placed St.Brendan's AC women in first place as the best senior female Track & Field team in Kerry.
Congratulation to An Riocht AC mens team for retaining Quills Cup for best senior male Track & Field team in Kerry. 
Full results from track HERE and field HERE.

More photos HERE.

22 July 2015

July 2015 - club updates, part 2

Some more updates from sporting events in Kerry with our club members involved.

11 July - Parkrun Tralee no.24/2015
Derek Griffin (2nd overall), Zach Walshe (1st in age category), Yvonne Quill (1st in age category), Kirstie Nowak (3rd in age category), Ruairi Walshe (2nd in age category).

Full results HERE.

11 July - Brandon Bay HM & 10K
Second year running of this event on the beach in Castlegregory.

Great running by all St.Brendan's AC athletes and congratulations to Margaret Carlin, winner of Half Marathon race and Ann McGlynn placing second in 10K distance after a hard battle to the finish line where top 3 women were just 3 seconds apart.

Well done to Pat Sheehy and Cathy Quilter (7th woman) for getting another Half Marathon under their belt in not ideal running conditions.

18 July - Parkrun Tralee no.25/2015
Zach Walshe (1st in age category), Pat Sheehy (1st in age category), Daisy Nowak (3rd in age category), Artur Nowak.

Full results HERE.

18 July - Run Killarney Marathon/Half Marathon & 10K
We had 5 club members this year at Run Killarney Half Marathon & 10K.
Half Marathon:
David Butler 1:52:49 (new PB), Tina Curtin 2:25:23.
Shannon Quill, Yvonne Quill, Mags Hussey.

Full results HERE.

14 July 2015

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13 July 2015

AAI National Track & Field Championships 2015

Congratulations to Darragh Courtney from St Brendan’s AC who came third at the AAI National track & field championships 2015 on Sunday 12th July in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.  He was competing in both the high jump & triple jump competitions.  He equalled his personal best jump from the Munster championships in the high jump.  Darragh was just pipped into fourth place in the triple jump, not a bad achievement for an athlete competing in this event for the first time.
Competing last weekend 4th July at the first weekend of AAI National competition were Darragh, Lauren O’Grady & Riadh Malik in 75m hurdles & discus respectively. 

Whilst all of the athletes made finals they were out of the medal groupings.  Well done to all in participating at the National finals.  Thanks to the entourage of supporters for travelling with them!

U15     3rd        Darragh Courtney      high jump 1.74m (pb)

Results from Day 1 HERE.
Results from Day 2 HERE.
Results from Day 3 HERE.

11 July 2015

July 2015 - club updates

Run down of a few events in first half of July 2015 where St.Brendan's AC members were present.

4 July 2015 - Parkrun Tralee no.23/2015
Weekly Parkrun in Tralee with Kirstie Nowak, Yvonne Quill, Lilly Nowak, Daisy Nowak and Artur Nowak from St.Brendan's AC.
Results HERE

6 July 2015 - Sea to Summit 5Mile (Ballyheigue)
New event in Ballyheigue Summer Festival got off to a great start with approx. 30 runners and walkers taking part in this inaugural event. Starting at the sea level and climbing over 220m to top of Maulin Mountain with mixture of surfaces, ranging from road to trail.

St.Brendan's AC runners are no strangers to hills and trail running and this was proven as James Daley finished 2nd overall, Margaret Carlin was 1st female and Shannon Quill 3rd female.

We also had Yvonne Quill, Eileen Leen, Joan Reil Burke, Mags Hussey, Katelyn Leen, Pat Sheehy & Artur Nowak running in this event and even former Munster Rugby player John Hayes was so impressed with our runners, he request we take photo with him. We polity oblige his request as you can see above after quick glance at his posture and we decided that refusal was not a (safe) option....

8 July 2015 - King of the Beach (Ballyheigue)
Another annual event in Ballyheigue Summer Festival schedule is well known locally - King of the Beach run. It's approx. 5K distance from Ballyheigue beach in direction of Black Rock and back again to Ballyheigue.

Shannon Quill was once again in fine form when she earned herself "Princess of the Beach" title and award. Unfortunately no tiara this year....

Rest of our club members did very well and we will be back next year. The blue of St.Brendan's AC was represented by Joan Reil Burke, Eileen Leen, Yvonne Quill, Katelyn Leen, Hannah-May & Seamus Lucey, Pat Sheehy & Artur Nowak.

Preparation for our annual running event Banna 10K Road Race & 5K Fun Run progressing on schedule. Runners and walkers can register on-line HERE and receive link to ELIVAR Sports Nutritions product promotion page, specially created for Banna Run participants.

04 July 2015

300K Blog page views

Our blog page reached another milestone - it's 300.000 total page views in exactly 5 years of existence (we started in July 2010).
Not bad for a little, non commercial blog site.

The most visited section is our "Road Races in Kerry" calendar page with over 600 views per week. This is the only page where you can find 95% of all running, walking, hiking and  orienteering events plus all the triathlons and adventure races in Kerry.

03 July 2015

Club updates - end of June 2015

Some more results from around the county from St.Brendan's AC athletes:

27 June 2015 - Parkrun Tralee no.22/2015
Great run by Shannon Quill who was the fastest female in this edition of park run. Well done also to Yvonne Quill and Pat Sheehy who run as a pacer as well on the day.

Full results HERE.

28 June 2015 - Blennerville 10K & 5K
New event on Kerry road running calendar was the Blennerville School fundraising event.
Derek Griffin shown no signs of fatigue from running 10Mile Trail race in Camp the previous day by winning 5K distance in just over 17min. 

Full results HERE