28 Sep 2015

Mile Challenge in Carysfort Park on Tuesday 29th September

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When: This Tuesday Evening 29th September 2015;
Open To: Seniors, Fit4Life, Masters, Juvenile Coaches & Spouses;
Where: Carysfort ParkCome Along and Get Timed For One Mile Run:

> 6:30pm - Registration at the Clubhouse;
> 7:00pm - Women’s 1 Mile: 7:00pm;
> 7:15pm - Men’s 1 Mile: 7:15pm 

Light Refreshments Afterwards.  Hoping as many Club Members as possible come along and take part this one evening, even if you don’t normally get to Tuesday evening sessions.  
We’ll also need some help on the evening so even if you don’t want to run/are injured we would welcome your support.

Many thanks,
Mary Butler (087.243.4990)
24 Sep 2015

XC League 1: Report

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XC League One
Situated on an elevated coastline between Balbriggan and Skerries, Ardgillan Castle presented a challenge worthy of a mountain goat.  Indeed the U9′s race starting at the top of the hill had an air of Ski Sunday about it.  Borrowing Sebastian Loeb’s no. 208 (from the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb), Doug Walshe led the Blackrock team home with a fine 2nd place in the boys U12 race.  We had a fine selection of Top 10 places from Rachel, Robert, Isabel & James O’Brien and Evan Walshe backed up by solid performances from Jack Fairmaner; Jack Muslow; Holly O’Brien; Grace O’Connor; Daniel & Lucy Schwer; Killian Thornton; and Simone Towns!
LEAGUE TWO is on Sunday 4th October in The Phoeinix Park - get your race no. from blackrockac@gmail.com 

Report by Paul Walshe

21 Sep 2015

Updates September: AmyRose Farrell and Sarah Flaherty shine on the roads

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AmyRose Farrell made the long journey to Cobh on Saturday last where she put on a masterful display at the Sonia5K run (hosted by Sonia O’Sullivan). And in continuing her recent good form, AmyRose clocked a blistering 17.10 for the race finishing as first female athlete on the day. Congratulations to AmyRose on what was a day to remember when Sonia O’Sullivan (one of her sporting idols) presented her with her prize.

Sarah Flaherty was also in fine form over the last few weekends with a superb first place finish (First lady)in the Cabinteely Park run followed up by an equally impressive second place finish this weekend. Two great performances by Sarah.

Well done to both Juvenile athletes on a great set of races.

17 Sep 2015

Fit4Life Update August 2015

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August 2015 update – Great results by Men and Fit4life

Great performances and many personal bests again by the Men and the Fit4life Section in Blackrock A.C. in August. Highlights of the month include Bryan completing the Longford marathon (3rd marathon in 2015), the many personal bests by club runners in the Frank Duffy 10mile road race and Daire for running her first ever parkrun in Knocknacarra. The following are the main results for August 2015. Read more

17 Sep 2015

League 1: Club notice

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Venue: Ardgillen Park, Skerries – Map & Directions Attached

Date: Sun 20 September 2015 - First Races 11am

Race Number: Please email blackrockac@gmail.com for your Race Number

Race Fee: €3 per League Payable on the Day

Age Categories: Races from U9′s (Born 2007) & Older – Schedule of Distances by Age Group Attached  

Please Note The Following:

  • Race Number Valid For All Leagues – Have You Got Yours?;
  • Please Attach Race No. to Your Club Singlet to Compete;
  • League Race Fee Payable On The Day – €3 per League;
  • Unlike Leagues Pre-Registration Required for Championships – No Entry On The Day;
  • Dress For The Weather – Events Traditionally Held Outdoors!;
  • Spikes Are Recommended As Conditions Can Be Soft;
  • Arrive In Plenty Of Time To Park, Warm-Up, Course Reconnaisance;
  • After Boxing Cross Country Is Ireland’s Most Successful Event!?;
  • Races Start With U9 Girls (Born 2007) – Elbows At The Ready!;

Good luck to all participating

Paul Walshe, Club Secretary

17 Sep 2015

Training tonight- Benildus (see below)

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When: From This Thursday 17th September 2015
Time: All Training 7-8pm (One Hour)
Location: St. Benildus College All Weather Pitch
Who: All Juvenile Age Groups (bar Academy – train on Sundays only)

Please Take Special Note:
Benildus Training One Hour – 7pm to 8pm;
Please Ensure Younger Athletes Take Toilet Break Before Training;
Toilet Trips During Training Are Through Busy Car Park;
Collections Pitch-Side Please – Not From Kilmacud Road;
Sunday training remains in Carysfort Park 10:30-11:30am;
Juvenile Cross Country in Ardgillen Park, Skerries – First Races 11am
Please email blackrockac@gmail.com – you will need Race No. to compete in ANY of the Leagues;
More details including Course Map, Distances, Age-Groups etc. to follow!