Archive for July, 2015

30 Jul 2015

AmyRose selected for Irish Celtic Squad

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Congratulations to AmyRose Farrell who will represent Ireland this weekend at the Celtic International Games taking place in Scotland.

AmyRose will be running in the girls U16 1500m and good luck to her from everyone at the club.

30 Jul 2015

Fit4Life Report: July 2015 update – Great performances by Blackrock A.C.

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May, June and July 2015 update – Great performances by Blackrock A.C.

Blackrock A.C. continues to go from strength to strength with great performances and many personal bests by runners in the Fit4life Section and Men’s Section in May, June and July over distances from 5km to 50km. Among the highlights were the Women’s Mini Marathon with 18 from the group taking part and many running their best 10km ever, Bryan running 2 marathons, many top 5 finishes in Parkruns by Men and Ladies, a 2nd team placing in the Clonee 10km by the ladies team and the annual Teddy’s Ice Cream run.  The following list details the main event times over the 3 months. Read more

12 Jul 2015

Denis continues to shine at the GLO Health AAI Juvenile Club Championships

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Denis Gilevskiy continued his outstanding form at the Glo Haelth All Ireland Championships with a fine set of races to take the Boys U12 60m Title. Following on from his CBP Performance last week over the 600m, Denis was equally impressive over the shorter distance and at the time of posting this report we were yet to get official results on the possibility of another record. Congrats to Denis on an outstanding few weeks.

Doug Walshe acquitted himself with distinction against strong competition in the Boys U12 Turbo Javelin whilst Emma O’Brien missed out by the narrowest of margins on a podium finish in the girls U13 80m. Well done to both Emma & Doug on great performances.

Sarah Healy took a silver medal in the girls U15 1500m rounding off another very successful campaign and AmyRose Farrell (Girls U16) was involved in a battle all the way down the finishing strait where she also had to settle for second place in what was another great year for her.

Well done to all the athletes involved over the last two days.

PHOTOS here

05 Jul 2015

Denis takes first National title (with new CBP) at Tullamore with Lara & AmyRose taking second place finishes (PHOTOS added)

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Day 1 of the 2015 National Juvenile T&F Finals brought some great performances from our athletes in Tullamore Harriers AC. Given the large numbers competing it was true Championship running with heats in the U14 + older age groups for the first time in a long while.

A big congratulations to Denis Gilevskiy who took a convincing victory in the boys U12 600m with a new Championship Best Performance. The multi talented Gilevskiy was in total control storming away from the main pack with 200m to go in a very impressive time. Well done to Denis who was a very popular winner. It was his first taste of competition at this level and what a way to announce his arrival !!.

Lara Gilespie (U15) and AmyRose Farrell (U16) were equally impressive in taking silver medals in their respective 800m races. Both girls took control of their heats and were involved in exciting finishes in their finals. A great set of runs bearing in mind the very short turn around between the races. The girls can be very satisfied with their performances. Well done to both of them.

Pappy Tucker was in total control of his heat (U14 boys|) and with 300m to go in the final he was in pole position but unfortunately had to pull out after felling unwell. Rotten luck for Pappy.

Earlier in the day both Natasha Rolland and Lucy Schwer performed very well in the TJ and HJ gaining lots of experience along the way whilst Cara Brady had a fine 6th place finish in a recent Combined Events competition. Well done to all three girls.

PHOTOS HERE courtesy of Suzanne Clarke