Berlin Marathon, Kerry Way Lite and Ecotrail – September Highlights 2022

Berlin Marathon, Kerry Way Lite and Ecotrail – September Highlights 2022

September has come and gone just as fast! What a great month it has been with many Blackrock A.C. members taking part in races across Ireland and beyond. Below are the September highlights of 2022.

Kerry Way Ultra Lite

Pierre O Conghaile ran an incredible 60km in the Kerry Way Ultra Lite on 3rd September, finishing in 16th place overall.

Swinford 3/4 Marathon 

Sean McGing ran in the Swinford for the Ireland West Three-Quarter Marathon on September 3. He came home in 2:48:43, a fine run.

Dingle Half Marathon

Ronan O’Neill and Owen Kelly ran strong times of 1:37 and 1:24 respectively in the Dingle Half Marathon.

Rathoath Half Marathon

Brian Caulfield 1:16:56
Niall Murphy 1:18:30
Mark Kilcoyne 1:28:13 (PB)
Katherine Duff 1:38:22
Gráinne Grennan 1:41:44 (2nd in age category)
Emma McGrane 1:44:58 Thanks for the great race

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Roundwood 10K

Well done to Blackrock A.C. women Carmel, Helen and Hilary who took part in the Roundwood 10k over the weekend. A hugely enjoyable event we are told and one which more of us hope to take part in next year!

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Ukraine Fundraiser

Blackrock A.C. man Igor Pashchenko and his wife Olga organised another fundraiser for much-needed facilities in Ukraine on 11 September. Below is a message from them.

Thanks so much to everyone who supported our Charity Bake Sale for Ukraine on Sunday! The heavy rain didn’t stop many of you and we enjoyed the good vibes while supporting a great cause! I’m sharing below a link to the Facebook post with some photos from the event:

We’re currently raising funds for the refurbishment of a children’s rehabilitation room in a regional hospital in Stryi, Lviv Region. If you’d like to contribute, you can send it directly to my Revolut:

Thank you! 🙏

Igor & Olga Pashchenko


Dublin Half  Marathon 2022

Phoenix Park was the setting for the Dublin Half Marathon on a new course in perfect weather conditions. Among the 7000+ finishers from many clubs were a big contingent from Blackrock A.C. with 44 finishers on the day with 15 people running pbs. New member Cristín was the first lady home in a fast 1-35 and Ted was the first male home in 1-21, both in personal best times. Well done to Grainne Grennan who was first in her age group. A big congratulations to every who took part and to all those who ran their best ever time.

1 Cristín Scollard 01:35:06 FS
2 Charlene Carty 01:37:11 F40 pb
3 Grainne Grennan 01:42:20 F60
4 Valeria Sofia 01:44:47 F40 pb
5 Ayse Aksoy 01:50:48 F45 pb
6 Emily Lyons 01:51:47 F45 pb
7 Patricia Forde 01:52:35 F55
8 Grainne Deasy 01:56:07 FS pb
9 Dominique Brindley 01:56:55 F45
10 Janel Gleich 01:59:19 F45 pb
11 Melanie Pape 02:06:42 FS
12 Dervla Batt 02:14:46 F50
13 Eileen O Sullivan 02:18:31 F60
14 Holly Furlong 02:19:33 FS
15 Sarah Conroy 02:41:24 F45

1 Ted Burke 01:21:39 M45 pb
2 David Graham 01:22:44 M35 pb
3 Hugh Hunt 01:24:02 M45
4 Miguel Flores 01:28:37 M45
5 Richard White 01:29:02 M45 pb
6 Darren Keane 01:29:02 M35
7 Tiernan Downes 01:31:18 M55 pb
8 John Sheehy 01:32:15 M50
9 Peter Bredin 01:32:41 M40
10 Mark Kilcoyne 01:34:30 M35
11 Ronan O Neill 01:35:00 M55
12 Kevin Costello 01:35:50 M55
13 Sean O Mahony 01:36:27 M55 pb
14 John Emerson 01:36:47 M40
15 Joe Duignan 01:38:36 M50
16 Conor Foley 01:39:41 M35
17 Jamie Kennedy 01:41:34 M50 pb
18 Pat O Brien 01:44:16 M55 pb
19 Dermot Hughes 01:45:17 M50
20 Jonathan Sheehan 01:50:35 M50
21 James Curran 01:50:42 M50
22 David Kennedy 01:56:21 M50 pb
23 Leo Weldon 02:04:11 M40
24 Caimin Browne 02:03:15 MS
25 Gerry Flaherty 02:03:25 M50
26 James Dowling 02:05:30 M35
27 Brian Canavan 02:06:09 M50
28 Martin Conlon 02:11:26 M60 pb
29 Kevin O’Hagan 02:26:23 M55

Waterford 3/4 + Full

Ecotrail 2022

Some amazing achievements at the Ecotrail in Wicklow, with 30k finishes by David (2nd in age cat), Dave, Oisin and amazing 80k finishes by Eoghan and Pierre

90 Marathons

Bryan Shiels did back-to-back marathons on consecutive days in Monaghan, his 89th and 90th marathon to date

Berlin Marathon 2022

Donal Cassidy, James Dowling and Rob Asher were in Berlin for the iconic event on September 25th. Huge congratulations to Rob who broke 3 hoursfor the first time on the day having clocked up some unbelievable milage in the leadup to the event.

Sandyford 5k

The Blackrock A.C.-filled “Cabinteely Hill Harriers” teams finished 2nd and 4th overall at the Sandyford 5k; congrats to Ted, Katherine, Dee and Caimin (CHH team 1) and Cristin, Eva, James C and James D (CHH team 2). Multiple other BAC members took part, with 3 BAC members in the top 20 individual runners. Leading home for BAC were Ted Burke (6th overall in 17:38) and Cristin came (3rd female overall in 19:40). 

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