20 Jun 2016

Mr Paddy Craddock RIP

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Paddy Craddock RIP
Blackrock Athletic Club Life Member, Former Coach
& Founder of the Club’s Ladies Section
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Paddy Craddock, life member of Blackrock Athletic Club, founder of the Ladies Section, coach for many years, and father to our own coach, Patricia Craddock-Smith.  May he rest in peace.Tomorrow night’s One Mile Challenge is postponed to a later date as a mark of respect.  Patricia and her family are in our hearts and minds and our deepest condolences on the passing of her loving father Paddy Craddock.  Funeral details will follow.

Father-and-daughter team Paddy Craddock & Patricia Craddock-Smith have been with the club since the very beginning.  Paddy joined Blackrock Athletic Club in 1955 when he was 20 years of age while Patricia joined in 1969 at the age of 11.  Together they have given over 100 years of service to the club as long-time athletes, club coaches, club administrators, club delegates and race officials   Paddy was a veteran of many marathons and had run the first 30 (Thirty!) Dublin City Marathons.  He also competed for Ireland at numerous Masters International Cross Country Competitions.

13 Jun 2016

Jordan & Evan secure Dublin titles over the weekend

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Another busy weekend with the relays/ 1500m on in Santry on Friday evening followed by the Hurdles, sprints and Field events in Irishtown on Saturday. Congrats to Jordan Mynes (U14 1500m) and Evan Walshe (U15 Sprint Hurdles and the Walk!!!) in securing Dublin titles. We also had a total of 8 teams! competing in the Girls/ Boys U13 relays on Friday last. Well done to all involved.

Results and athletes competing as follows; Read more

13 Jun 2016

Primary Schools update

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Congrats to all our athletes who represented their schools in the recent Cumann Na Mbunscoil Primary Schools competition(s) held in Santry. We had athletes from the following schools: Carysfort NS, St Brigids Cabinteely, Our Lady of Mercy Booterstown, Holly Park Girls & Boys NS, Guardian Angels and Scoil San Treasa.

Well done again…..

12 Jun 2016

Mini Marathon – Senior Women’s Update

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Congratulations to all BAC atheletes who ran the Women’s Mini Marathon in hot, humid conditions this year. Senior Women’s results below:
Claire Tonry 41.27, 37th Individual
Michelle Langan 46.39, Mini Marathon pb
Mary Butler 47.31, 5th O/60
Njeri Ntwiga 50.59
Jennifer Lee 51.43
Clare Morgan 51.48
Mary Mason 56.29
Patricia O’Neill 58.26
Eileen O’Sullivan 58.53
Sinéad Howard 59.17
Mary Kennedy 59.37
Catherine Finn 61.3
Jasmine Murphy 62.45
Deirdre Timoney 64.27
Eileen Butler 65.00
Hilary Thornton 71.35

We also had some great runs in other recent events, well done to everyone!

Marie Therese McCoy completed her first triathlon on June 4, the Athy sprint triathlon (river swim 750m, cycle 20k, run 5k), in a time of 1.38.

Calcutta Run 10k, May 21: Rosie McAweeney 1.00.26

Vinegar Hill 5m, Enniscorthy, May 22: Michelle Langan 36.36, 4th woman home

BHAA Sandymount Beach 5k, May 24: Jennifer Lee 26.49, 3rd woman O/50

Edinburgh marathon festival run 5k, May 28: Frances Bennett

BHAA Government Services 5m, Dunboyne, May 28: Jennifer Lee 45.08, 6th woman O/50

Marlay Parkrun 5k, May 28:
Mary Butler 22.57
Clare Morgan 23.24 pb, 1st W55-59
Marie Therese McCoy 23.48
Marie Dromey 24.14
Jennifer Lee 24.55
Geraldine O’Farrell 31.10
07 Jun 2016

No training tonight Tuesday 7th June

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Athletes & Coaches will take a well earned break this eve after a busy few weeks on the schools and club front.

Training as normal for all age groups on Thursday 9th June in Carysfort Park.

Tuesday training starts back next week 14th June in Carsyfort Park.

07 Jun 2016

Dublin Clubs T&F round up: Denis & Jordan take individual titles

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A big thank you to all our athletes and parents/ coaches who made the trips to Santry (Friday eve) and Tallaght (Sunday) for Day 1 & 2 of the Dublin Clubs. With it been a Bank Holiday weekend and our “annual mini heat wave” the club appreciates the commitment. Congratulations to Jordan Mynes and Denis Gilevskiy on taking individual titles over 800m and 600m respectively. We were also missing quite a few athletes due to the All Ireland schools taking place on Saturday. Read more