29 February 2016

February 2016 - updates & results

06.02.2016 - Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon
Margaret Carlin (3:45 - 4th female overall), Cathy Quilter (4:30), Moira Horgan (5:10)
Full results HERE.

06.02.2016 - Parkrun Tralee #53
Tommy Redmond, Joe O'Brien, David Butler, Irene Butler, Pat Sheehy, Nora Falvey (3rd in age category), Rebecca Falvey (1st in age category), Zach Walshe (1st in age category), Katie Falvey (1st in age category), Seamus Falvey, Joan Reil Burke.
Full results HERE.

06.02.2016 - Puck Warriors Duathlon Winter Series no.4
Artur Nowak (4th overall).
Full results HERE.

13.02.2016 - Parkrun Tralee #54

Peter Jackson, Zach Walshe (1st in age category), Artur Nowak, Kirstie Nowak, Pat Sheehy Full results HERE.

14.02.2016 - Tralee Valentine 10 Mile
Ann McGlynn, David Butler, Pat Sheehy, Yvonne Quill, Margaret Carlin (2nd in age category), Catherine Burke.
Full results HERE.

20.02.2016 - Parkrun Tralee #55

Zach Walshe, Peter Jackson, Kirstie Nowak, Patrick Stack, Aaron Horgan, Moira Horgan, Daisy Nowak, Sadbh Lowth, Kevin Horgan, Pat Sheehy, Catherine Burke, David Butler, Lilly Nowak, Paudie Dineen, Mary Dillan, Nora Falvey, Laura Falvey, Ashlynn Falvey, Katie Falvey, Artur Nowak.
Full results HERE.

27.02.2016 - Parkrun Tralee #56
Zach Walshe, Kirstie Nowak, Catherine Burke, Peter Jackson, Artur Nowak, Pat Sheehy, Shannon Quill, Yvonne Quill, Dylan Stack.
Full results HERE.

27.02.2016 - 3 in 2 Marathons, Ballina
Cathy Quilter
Marathon 1 (27.02.2016)
Marathon 2 (27.02.2016)
Marathon 3 (28.02.2016)
Full results HERE.

28.02.2016 - Orienteering, Killarney
Daisy Nowak, Lilly Nowak, Kirstie Nowak, Artur Nowak
Full results HERE.

21 February 2016


Munster Athletics

St. Brendan’s AC  had three athletes competing the weekend of 20th & 21st February 2016 in Nenagh at the Munster Indoor championships.  Rebecca Falvey (U14) competing in the long jump and 60m, Darragh Courtney (U16) in the 60m  hurdles and high jump and Fergal O’Brien (U16) in the 200m and 60m.  All had a very good weekend in the first competition of the 2016 season.  These athletes are all part of the Kerry squads, who train on a very regular basis. 
Darragh brought home two bronze medals and a new personal best in the high jump of 1.75m. We can’t wait to see what the remainder of this season will bring for all our athletes.

Provisional results HERE.

16 February 2016

Juvenile training cancelled - 17 February 2016

Due to bereavement, training scheduled for Wednesday, 17 February is cancelled for all age categories.

05 February 2016

parkrun Tralee - 1 year on

It's been a year since Parkrun event arrived in Tralee and we will make a short review of the past year and what effect this event is having on our club members and other participants.
Quick reminder about Parkrun idea you can read in this post from January 2015 HERE.
Some of the statistics from parkrun Tralee for 2015 with our club members:
Number of runners registered: 33
Number of runs by St.Brendan's AC : 211

Most number of runs individual: 
Yvonne Quill (33), Shannon Quill (24), Kirstie Nowak (12)
Zach Walshe (21), Pat Sheehy (21), Peter Jackson (20)

Fastest run:
Derek Griffin - 17:00, Peter Jackson - 18:36, Artur Nowak - 20:44, 
Ursula Barrett - 21:40, Eimear O'Sullivan - 23:17, Ann McGlynn - 23:19

Fastest run by age grade:
Zach Walshe - 82.09%, Derek Griffin - 75.88%, Pat Sheehy - 69.21%
Ann McGlynn - 73.70%, Eimear O'Sullivan - 71.44%, Ursula Barrett - 69.31%

Fastest finisher:
Ursula Barrett (4 times), Peter Jackson (4 times), Derek Griffin (2 times), Ann McGlynn (1 time)

There is a strong presence from St.Brendan's AC members on most of the Saturdays in both capacities - as participants and as volunteers.
What we learn from the past year and what we like:
  • Location: it's perfect - middle of the town, in great park, with easy parking access and toilets near by,
  • Time: early enough to get there and be done by late morning,
  • Organisation: well set up with strong core of people who are friendly and helpful, no registration on the morning, just short briefing,
  • Cost: it's free (you may need to laminate your barcode or want to buy parkrun T-shirt but it's optional)
  • Inclusion: runners, joggers, walkers along with buggies, small kids and dogs (on leash) are all welcome
  • Fast turn over time: for some very fast runners that's literally all done under half an hour
  • Social aspect: meeting old friends and making new ones
Some advice for current and future participants:
  • Try to arrive 20-30min before the start to warm up - your run/jog will be more consistent using dynamic warm up
  • Pace yourself according to ability - be realistic
  • Don't try to beat you PB every week - pick the date for PB every 4-5 weeks
  • Use pacers if trying for PB
  • Bring family and friends with you, if not participating to cheer you on
  • Say hello to other runners, walkers and volunteers 
  • Smile for the camera
  • Not ready to run/walk - start with volunteering
  • Have a few barcodes printed and laminated and don't forget to bring it with you or get ID band with barcode for you wrist
  • Don't rely 100% on any GPS enable device (GPS watch or smartphone with app) for distance - these devices DO NOT measure the route. They calculate the distance using algorithm based on GPS signal strength (this could be weak under the trees) and frequency of the signal. Better strategy is to split the distance into 3 laps - if aiming for 30min that's 10min per lap, 24min finish it's a 8min per lap and so on. 
  • Cool down after the run (light jog for few minutes), some stretches will help as well.

03 February 2016

Training courses in Munster

Training courses coming up:
Athletic Leader :    Sat 27th  Feb 9.00am CIT Cork
Assistant Coach:    Sat 20th Feb 9.00am CIT Cork
Level 1 Course:     Fri/Sat 11/12th March 9.00am CIT Cork

Further information:

David Matthews
Regional Development Officer- Cork
Athletics Ireland
C/O Sports Department,
Cork Institute of Technology,
Rossa Avenue,
Tel: 087-0516430

01 February 2016

Munster Juveniles Indoor competitions 2016

The Munster Juvenile Indoor U9 - U12 competition will take place on 13 February (Saturday) and 14 February (Sunday) in Nenagh. For any one interested in going, please contact club secretary Moira on 0877985557 with name and events you wish to enter before Thursday 4 February 2016.

The Munster Juvenile Indoor U13 - U19 competition will take place on 20 February (Saturday) and 21 February (Sunday) in Nenagh. For any one interested in going, please contact club secretary Moira on 0877985557 with name and events you wish to enter before Thursday 11 February 2016.