27 March 2016

March 2016 - updates & results

05.03.2016 - Parkrun Tralee #57
Artur Nowak, Catherine Burke, Joan Reil Burke, Dylan Stack, Pat Sheehy, Paudie Dineen, Nora Falvey.
Full results HERE.

06.03.2016 - Ballycotton 10Mile
David Butler

Full results HERE.

12.03.2016 - Parkrun Tralee #58
Zach Walshe (1st in age category), Shannon Quill (1st in age category), Catherine Burke, Eimear O'Sullivan (1st in age category), Yvonne Quill.

Full results HERE.

11.03.2016 - MCI Tralee Marathon
Moira Horgan

12.03.2016 - Tralee Marathon & Half Marathon
Half Marathon: Pat Sheehy, James Pierse, Padraig Regan, Gerald Carroll.
Full Marathon: Margaret Carlin (1st Female overall), Cathy Quilter, Tina Griffin, Seamus Falvey, Moira Horgan.

Full results HERE.

19.03.2016 - Parkrun Tralee #59
Zach Walshe (1st in age category), Yvonne Quill, Kirstie Nowak, Catherine Burke, Mary Dillane.

Full results HERE.

25.03.2016 - The Good Friday Run, Killarney
Margaret Carlin (1st in age category), Ann McGlynn (3rd in age category), Pat Sheehy (3rd in age category), Kirstie Nowak, Catherine Burke, Susan Daly, Brian Lucid, Mags Hussey, Catherine Burke, Tina Curtin, Padraig Regan, Cathy Quilter

Full results HERE.
Gallery of pictures HERE & HERE.

26.03.2016 - Parkrun Tralee #60
Mary Dillane, Pat Sheehy, Zach Walshe (1st in age category), Catherine Burke.

Full results HERE

26.03.2016 - Ballybunion Half Marathon & 10K
Kids 1K Fun Run: Sadbh Lowth (1st Girl), Daisy Nowak.
10K: David Butler, Margaret Carlin (1st in age category), Aileen Pierse.
Half Marathon: Gerard Pierse, Ursula Barrett, James Pierse, Artur Nowak.

Full results HERE

27.03.2016 - Maurice Collins Memorial 4 Mile Run
Shannon Quill (1st overall & 1st O16), Ursula Barrett (1st Senior Women), Cathy Quilter (2nd Senior Women), Mags Hussey, Yvonne Quill, Padraig Regan, Gerald Carroll, Pat Sheehy, Artur Nowak.

20 March 2016

AAI National Indoor Masters Championships 2016

AAI National Indoor Masters Championships took place in Athlone AIT Indoor Arena on Sunday 20 March 2016.
A large numbers of masters athletes, ranging from O35 to O80 competed in track & field events.

St.Brendan's AC had Ursula Barrett (O35) & Artur Nowak (O45) taking part in a total of 7 events. This was a very successful trip overall for our club duo as both athletes earned medals in both track and field events:
Ursula Barrett - silver medals in long jump and 200m,
Artur Nowak - gold medal in high jump and silver in 3000m race walk.
Ursula also competed in 60m sprint finishing just outside medal position in 4th and Artur finished 5th in both long jump and shot putt.

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

19 March 2016


Kerry Athletics

St Brendan's AC travelled to Milltown this year for the Kerry County Juvenile Indoor Development Games. The club had 13 athletes attending who all competed very well. They took part in many events including; sprints, standing long jump, speed bounce, shot and relays. The medal winners were:

U9  Sprint               
2nd Matthew O'Sullivan
       Speed bounce  1st Eoin Malik

U11 Speed bounce  1st
 Tom O'Flaherty

2nd Brody Leen, Darragh O'Flaherty, Eoin Malik and Matthew O'Sullivan

3rd Zack Walsh, Brody Leen, Darragh O'Flaherty, Eoin Malik and Matthew O'Sullivan

Well done to all the athletes who took part and many thanks to the parents who came and supported them.

13 March 2016

Numbers game – Maggie story

St.Brendan’s AC members share their personal stories and different experiences of getting fit and embracing new challenges in recent years.

Numbers game – Maggie story

I am a mother of 3 and I work full time as a nurse, 3 nights a week. My running story began in March 2007 when I decided to quit smoking and set my goal to run Cork City Marathon in June 2007. This was a fantastic event for me with great sense of achievement at the finish line. I follow up after such a positive experience and complete Dublin marathon that year in just over 4hrs, since then I have done lots of half-marathons, 10K and 5K races.

2 years ago, in 2013 to celebrate my 50th birthday, I decided to do my LAST full marathon in Tralee. I did it in 3hrs 29mins and loved it. It supposed to be my last marathon but the great support I got on route changed my plans for the future. Few more marathons followed, including 6 in 2015.

2015 was my best year of running and my greatest achievements from this year was winning the very challenging (weather conditions) Brandon Bay Half Marathon in July and also winning the Donegal Marathon few weeks later (my husband is from Donegal).My most enjoyable marathon was in November 2015 in Sixmilebridge. One loop 26 times, great banter and great encouragement on route.

I do not have a training schedule, I like to be active so I run or go for a walk every day. I will do a few long runs 14-16 miles before a marathon in few weeks prior to event. I do some cross training too and enjoy a swim.
Last year I joined St.Brendan’s AC and found it’s great to be part of a team and proud to be a member of the club which also give me the opportunity to meet other likeminded people and it’s a great social network which allowed me to made many friends through running.
I enjoy running and I never had and injury so it’s easier to maintain fitness required with marathon training. It keeps me fit and healthy and I can proudly say I am a non-smoker.

I would love to run London Marathon in 2016. I have a competitive streak in me, so a few minutes off my PB time (currently stand at 3:26) would be a massive bonus. For the rest of 2016, I’m planning few more marathons including Tralee Marathon as I preferred the longer distances. I did try 100m sprint but I will stick to the races I can enjoy. It’s never too late to try new things and challenge yourself.


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Athletics Ireland

The national indoors took place at the weekend 12th & 13th March in the national arena at AIT, Athlone.  St. Brendan’s AC athlete Darragh Courtney was competing on Sunday in two events both the 60m hurdles & high jump in the u16 age category.  Darragh placed 2nd in the high jump with a clearance of 1.80m.  To finish off a very long day, Darragh also came 2nd in the 60m hurdles in what was a very close run competition.  Wonderful news for this athlete to be bringing home two national silver medals!  Well done Darragh.