Blackrock A.C. Run Into Christmas- Weekly Round-Up

Blackrock A.C. Run Into Christmas- Weekly Round-Up

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.

Blackrock A.C. Junior Section exercise

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).

Blackrock A.C. Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot

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.

Upcoming Events

The following are some other races recommenced for Blackrock A.C. members:

19th December 2021Blackrock A.C. Turkey TrotWebsite
27th December 2021Rory Byrne Memorial run (Clubhouse to 40ft)TBC
9th January 2022Dublin Masters Cross Country, location TBCTBC
15th January 2022World Half Marathon FestivalWebsite
30th January 2022Raheny 5 MileWebsite
6th February 2022Trim 10 MileWebsite
12th February 2022Donadea 50k (back in the forest!) – nearly sold outWebsite
20th February 2022Seville marathonWebsite
13th March 2021Bohermeen Half MarathonWebsite
24th April 2022Connemarathon 2022Website

Check out our Events or for all races coming up soon.

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 Reminder

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.

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