28 September 2015

September 2015 Road Races updates

September was another busy month for St.Brendan's AC members with some of our athletes travelling to such exotic places as Cork & Kildare.

19.09.2015 - Parkrun Tralee no.34
Zach Walshe (1st in age category). Congratulations to Zach on completing his 10th Parkrun Tralee! 
Full results HERE.

19.09.2015 - Killarney Women's Mini Marathon
The promise of ice cream, doughnuts and brownies at the finish line tempted a good few of our club ladies for this well organised and supported event in Killarney. Due to floods in some parts of Killarney National Park, the route was altered with 5K loop for shorter distance and 2 loops (5K each) for 10K.
10K - Cathy Quilter, Margaret Carlin, Yvonne Quill, Catherine Burke, Kirstie Nowak, Ann McGlynn, Norma O'Dowd, Nora Falvey
5K - Shannon Quill (4th overall), Mags Hussey, Ella Brosnan & Brendan O'Sullivan.

Gallery of photos HERE.
Results of 5K HERE and 10K HERE.

20.09.2015 - Charleville Half Marathon (Munster Athletics Championships)
Very difficult weather conditions for this event did not stop St.Brendan's AC trio of Derek, Cathy and Margaret with some impressive results as all our athletes achieved new PB's.
Looks like marathon training is going according to plan - Cathy and Margaret will take part in SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon (AAI National Marathon Championships) in October and Derek will be one of over 50000 participants to run in the TCS New York City Marathon in November.  
Derek Griffin - 15th overall and 4th in Munster Championships with new club record (1:13:11)
Margaret Carlin - 2nd in age category & new PB
Cathy Quilter - new PB

Full results HERE.

26.09.2015 - Killarney 10 Mile
This was the second year of this event organised as a fundraiser to build 200m micro track in Killarney. With lots of other events happening in Kerry over that weekend it was still a well supported event with many club runners from Kerry, Cork & Limerick taking part.
Thanks to Killarney Valley AC (formally Spa Muckross AC) for hosting this event and all volunteers who helped out on the day. 
St.Brendan's AC had Kirstie Nowak, Ann McGlynn & Artur Nowak (90min pacer) taking part.

Full results HERE.

26.09.2015 - Parkrun Tralee no.35
Zach Walshe (1st in age category), Yvonne Quill (2nd female overall & 1st in age category) & Pat Sheehy (pacer).
Well done to Yvonne on steady progress and finishing as a second female overall. 
Full results HERE.

26.09.2015 - Toughathlon (Cork)
Well done to Brian Lucid on completing yet another multi-obstacle event. Once again Brian took on and finished in style Toughathlon in Cork.

26.09.2015 - Seven Frogs Triathlon, Castlegregory
End of season event in Maharees got great weather conditions for this charity triathlon event. Congratulation to Dermot Dillane on finishing in top 20 in sprint category.

Full Results HERE

27.09.2015 - Naas 10K
David Butler moved his training base camp closer to Dublin for the weekend in the hope that this will give him "the edge" when he will enter final stage of his Dublin marathon training. We have no doubt that his first effort in the Dublin marathon will leave him breathless (at some stage).
Fortunately for him, he came with his wife, Irene to this 10K event in Naas to monitor his progress.
David Butler & Irene Butler.

Full results HERE.

27.09.2015 - Cork Women's Mini Marathon
2 Mini Marathons in 2 weeks for these ladies - it was Cork's turn to play host to the blue colours of St.Brendan's AC.
Norma O'Dowd & Mags Hussey

27.09.2015 - Tralee CBS 5K/3K
In its first fundraising event for Tralee CBS School we had a mixture of youth and experience representing St.Brendan's AC. Well done to Shannon Quill, Yvonne Quill, Moira Lynch Horgan, Aaron (2nd in 3K) & Kevin Horgan.

19 September 2015

Club updates August/September 2015

Some updates from St.Brendan's AC:

29.08.15 - Parkrun Tralee no.31:
Artur Nowak (2nd in age category), Pat Sheehy (Pacer)
Full results HERE.

29.08.15 - SANDSTORM Challenge:
Ballyheigue beach was the venue for this approx. 5km long obstacle course with over 850 people taking part. Amongst all the thrill and fun seeking participants were St.Brendan's AC members putting all the strength & conditioning training to good use:
Pat Sheehy, Mags Hussey, Yvonne Quill, Ann McGlynn, Cathy Quilter, Ursula Barrett & Brian Lucid.

Gallery of photos on our FB page HERE
Some video clips from event HERE.
Full results HERE

05.09.15 - Dingle Half & Full Marathon
For the last few years this event has had a traditionally good turn out from our club members and this year was no exception. 

We had Artur Nowak & Kirstie Nowak tackling Full Marathon distance and Cathy Quilter, Catherine Burke, Margaret Carlin, James Daley, David Butler, Seamus Falvey & Pat Sheehy taking part in Half Marathon distance.

Conditions on the day were very good for running for almost 2000 participants.
For Kirstie & Artur it was a second marathon in 2 weeks and there were a few, brand new PB's in Half Marathon distance for James Daley, David Butler & Cathy Quilter. It clearly shows that this course being labelled as "tough", "hilly" & "challenging" are simply fairy stories!
Well done to Pat Sheehy who did half marathon distance in company of Luke Graham.

Gallery of photos HERE.
Full results HERE.

05.09.15 - Parkrun Tralee no.32:
Zach Walshe (1st in age category), Yvonne Quill.
Full results HERE.

12.09.15 - Parkrun Tralee no.33:
Zach Walshe (1st in age category), Shannon Quill (1st in age category), Yvonne Quill.
Full results HERE.

12.09.15 - Asdee GAA Half Marathon & 10K
We had Seamus Falvey & Pat Sheehy taking part in this low key event in Asdee.

Full results HERE.

03 September 2015

Juveniles Cross Country training 2015/2016

Juveniles Cross Country training for season 2015/16 will begin on Sunday, 6 September 2015 at Walnut Grove Sports field in Ardfert from 12pm-1pm.

Kerry cross country competitions:
 -   4 October 2015: even age juveniles (U10, U12, U14, U16, U18) & Novice
 - 11 October 2015: uneven age juveniles (U9, U11, U13, U15, U17, U19) & Intermediate,           Masters (O35, O40, O45, O50, O55, O60)

There is also team competition in each category with top 3 or 4 runners from each club competing for team medals:
  U9 - top 4 
U10 - top 4
U11 - top 4
U12 - top 4
U13 - top 4
U14 - top 4
U15 - top 3
U16 - top 3
U17 - top 3
U18 - top 3
U19 - top 3

Novice Women - top 3
Novice Men - top 4
Masters Women
Master Men