13 November 2016

Munster Uneven Juveniles and Senior Cross Country Championships 2016

 A big number of juveniles athletes took part in Munster Uneven Cross Country Championships in Limerick. Course was set inside Limerick Racecourse and as with any good cross country traditions it had up hills and down hills, grass and gravel, water and plenty of mud...., mud..., mud....

St.Brendan's AC had 2 girls in U11 and U13 and one competitor in Senior race.
First of our athletes was Lilly Nowak in Girls U11 contesting 1500m distance in one of the biggest races by numbers competing of the day. Lilly did very well in this race with only small amount of cross country training.


In Girls U13 representing St.Brendan's AC was Daisy Nowak, tackling 2500m ( most of it in one shoe as the other got stuck in the mud), moving up the field as the race progressed and a longer distance is where her strength is.


Last race of the day was the Senior 10000m race and our club was represented by Artur Nowak. For all these athletes it was a new experience in cross country running at this level.

Juveniles results HERE.
Senior results HERE.

09 November 2016

Indoor Training in Ballyheigue

Training for athletes preparing and competing in Indoor Munster and National competitions (individual and relays) will commence on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Ballyheigue Community Centre from 7-8pm (November & December).
This training is for registered club members only. First Indoor competition is on 22 January 2017 - Intercounty Relays.
Please contact club secretary (0877985557) for more info about training or club membership.

03 November 2016

AAI National Marathon Championships 2016

Dublin City Marathon was the venue for AAI National Marathon Championships 2016 and it had the biggest number to date registered and participated with 16800 finishers.

St.Brendan's AC had Margaret Carlin and Cathy Quilter in women's category and David Butler, Gerald Carroll, Seamus Falvey and David Kissane in men's category.

All our club athletes finished the 26.2 mile distance while our club also had a men's team (team of 4 with 3 to score) placed 161 out of 265 teams.

Results HERE.

24 October 2016

Kerry Seniors & Juveniles Cross Country Relays

Kerry juveniles cross country relays for U10,U12,U14,U16 Boys and Girls , 30 October 2016 in Cahirciveen. Teams of 4 plus 1 sub, distance 4 x 500m for all ages.
U10 born 2007/8
U12 born 2005/6
U14 born 2003/4
U16 born 2001/2

Also Kerry Seniors Cross Country championships on the same day.
Please contact club secretary if interested in going (0877985557).

23 October 2016

Munster Juvenile Even Age Cross Country 2016

Another weekend of cross country competition took place in Co.Cork on Sunday, 23 October 2016. This was the first Munster competition of the season and the glorious weather conditions brought a hugh number of athletes in Juveniles and Novice/U23 categories.
St.Brendan's AC had 5 juveniles in Boys U10 category competing as individual and as a team for club and Kerry: Aaron Horgan, Zach Walshe, Eoghan O'Flaherty, Matthew O'Sullivan and Darragh O'Flaherty.

Following on from gold medal performance in Kerry U10 competition, our group of runners put in some great effort when battling with well over 150 other boys in this age category (1000m distance). 

With the huge numbers on the starting line it was a sprint from the start and trying to settle into a rhythm and not trip over. Our boys finished in positions: 31, 32, 93, 111 and 142.
Well done to all 5 boys, especially Matthew and Darragh who stepped up from U9 category to made a St.Brendan's AC team for the Munster competition, finishing in 8th place.
Aaron and Zach also placed for Kerry team in 5th place.
Thanks to all the parents who travelled and supported our athletes on the day and for commitments to help them to fulfil their full potential.
Results HERE and video HERE.

18 October 2016

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2017

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is now in its 15th year and takes place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017. This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

The marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that that elusive personal best a distinct possibility! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world's elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners.

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is the UK’s largest running festival and it’s right on your doorstep! The full weekend of events attracts around 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are 9 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races. There really is something for everyone, so why not make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Find out more at www.edinburghmarathon.com