Blackrock A.C. run into Christmas with some amazing PB’s at Parkruns, preparations for this year’s Turkey Trot Prizegiving and the opening of memberships for 2022.
Membership Open for 2022
We are pleased to announce that Blackrock A.C. membership registration for 2022 is now open. You are kindly requested to complete registration as soon as possible or before returning to training in January.
Congratulations to Paul who ran his fastest ever 5km (24:31) in Poolbeg. More fast times also by Carmel and Patricia, their best parkrun times in 2021. We also had a good turnout in Cabinteely with Ted acting as Run Director and PBs by Sean O’Riagain (19:22) and Elaine MaAree (32:21).
The last juvenile training session will be held on Thursday 16th December in St. Andrews. Our prize-giving ceremony will take place on Sunday 19th December at 10am in Carysfort Park. We encourage all athletes, parents, coaches and volunteers to wear something festive.
Fit4life Virtual Events
Thanks to everyone who took part in the 10km virtual challenge. Following interest from some of the regulars, we will keep it going until the end of November. You can enter your times here each week HERE.
The following are some other races recommenced for Blackrock A.C. members:
|19th December 2021||Blackrock A.C. Turkey Trot||Website|
|27th December 2021||Rory Byrne Memorial run (Clubhouse to 40ft)||TBC|
|9th January 2022||Dublin Masters Cross Country, location TBC||TBC|
|15th January 2022||World Half Marathon Festival||Website|
|30th January 2022||Raheny 5 Mile||Website|
|6th February 2022||Trim 10 Mile||Website|
|12th February 2022||Donadea 50k (back in the forest!) – nearly sold out||Website|
|20th February 2022||Seville marathon||Website|
|13th March 2021||Bohermeen Half Marathon||Website|
|24th April 2022||Connemarathon 2022||Website|
Blackrock A.C. Tip of the week
Do you want to run faster? The key to improvement is consistency. More than any fancy training schedule featuring intervals, tempo runs or hill repeats. Just run day after day, week after week, year after year at a level where you do not become injured.Hal Higdom
How to Run Faster – 5 Sessions Every Beginner Should Try
Training continues as normal this week and great to see good numbers at each session. Members are required to wear a high viz vest from now on at training.
Anyone who had not completed the Covid-19 survey can do so at the following link (Covid19 form link). If anyone is not feeling well in any way or injured you should not come to training. For those currently on trial, if you want to join the club and become a member you can register now. Membership prices are reduced as it is past August.