16 Sep 2016

Blackrock AC One Mile Challenge

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There were perfect weather conditions for the club’s One Mile Challenge run on a new course around Carysfort Park on Tuesday 13th September. Quite a few members who weren’t running came along to support and join in the social side in the club house afterwards.  Congratulations in particular to the medal winners and our Men’s and Women’s overall winners, Michael Carty and Clare Tonry.


1. Clare Tonry   6.14
2. Marie Therese McCoy  6.46
3. Eva Fairmaner   7.05
4. Patricia O’Neill  7.14
5. Rachel Kiely   7.16
6. Jennifer Lee   8.00
7. Carmel Flaherty   8.26
8. Emma Barr   8.55
9. Hilary Thornton   9.08


1. Michael Carty   5.17
2. Sean McFadden   5.57
3. Cyril Treacy   6.01
4. Gerry Flaherty   6.05
5. Johnny Sheehan   6.19
6. Paul Walshe   6.52
7. Frank O’Brien   7.18
30 Aug 2016

Senior Womens Update

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Congratulations to the many Senior Women who ran a myriad of races over the summer:

Lord Mayor’s 2 mile, Raheny
14/06/2016    Jennifer Lee    16.38
20/07/2016  Jennifer Lee    17.23
09/08/2016 Jennifer Lee    18.17

Jennifer also ran the Trinity Track 1k and 2k races on June 15, and completed the Dunshaughlin 10k on June 18 in a time of 56.34.

01/07/2016    Vancouver Canada Day Forest Trail Run    10k
Clare Morgan    53.37    first in age group 50-59

02/07/2016    Achill 10k
Marie Therese McCoy    49.40
Njeri Ntwiga     49.45
Helen Hennessy    51.25
Patricia O’Neill    53.34
Jessica Furlong    54.49
Rosie McAweeney    55.07
Deirdre Timoney    64.02
Hilary Thornton    64.56

15/07/2016    Crusaders – Docklands 5k
Christina Goldrick    23.48

21/07/2016    Liberties Fun Run    6k
Patricia O’Neill    29.53
Jennifer Lee    33.41

23/07/2016    Killarney Half Marathon
Jennifer Lee    2.07.47

28/07/2016    Carton House Trail Run, Dunboyne AC    6k
Clare Morgan    31.56    2nd female over 55
Jennifer Lee    34.43

01/08/2016    Slay the Bay, Dun Laoghaire    10k
Marie Therese McCoy 49.50
Clare Morgan    52.42    3rd female over 55
Mary Mason 56.27

07/08/2016    Rock and Roll Half Marathon
Marie Dromey 2.00.44
Jennifer Lee    2.09.11

13/08/2016    Shanganagh Parkrun    5k
Jasmine Murphy    30.11

20/08/2016    Frank Duffy 10 mile, Phoenix Park
Marie Therese McCoy 1.28.01
Jennifer Lee    1.33.29
Catherine Finn    1.45.00
Jasmine Murphy    1.45.00

20/08/2016    Johnstown Parkrun, Co Wexford    5k
Michelle Langan    23.30    2nd woman home, 1st O/40
Hilary Thornton    30.15    2nd in age category

27/08/2016 Tullamore Half Marathon
Clare Morgan 1.58.33

27/08/2016 Great Pink Run
Jennifer Lee 55.10

27/08/2016 Marlay Parkrun
Patricia O’Neill 24.45
Hilary Thornton 30.28
Patricia Butler

Finally, well done to Eileen O’Sullivan and her sister Maureen Walsh who completed their 50th parkruns recently: Maureen on July 23rd and Eileen on August 13th.
30 Aug 2016

Juvenile Club membership update September 2016

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Please see the attached notice including our most recent update regarding Juvenile Club Membership

22 Aug 2016

Club training starts back on Thursday 1st September in the park

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Club training returns on Thursday 1st September in Carysfort Park. 

Training for Athletes from U9-U12 will start at 6.30 pm 

Training for Athletes from U13 + older will start at 7.15 pm 


22 Aug 2016

Lara takes National Hill run title

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Congrats to Lara Gilespie whose fine form over the summer continued last weekend, when she secured the Junior National Hill Run title in Crone, Co Wicklow. Lara will now go on to represent Ireland in mid September at the British Nationals at the Lake District.

Well done to Lara.


26 Jul 2016

Blackrock athlete Mark O’Brien heading to Rio

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As we post this blog, U’15 Club athlete- Mark O’Brien (& Family), is making his final preparations in Rio as Ireland’s sole representative in the opening ceremony. He will be part of a select group that will carry the Olympic torch on the final leg to signal the start of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. It is a truly great occasion for Mark who has been battling to overcome illness in recent years. His determination and love for the sport encapsulates the true “Olympic spirit” and a recent article in the Irish Times (below) shows us that Mark is as determined as ever and it is only a matter of time before we see him back to a full recovery.

The club passes on our best wishes to Mark, Issy, Joan and Frank on what is sure to be a memorable occasion for them.

See Irish Times article here