Blackrock A.C. On The Hunt For Personal Bests – Weekly Round-Up

Blackrock A.C. On The Hunt For Personal Bests – Weekly Round-Up

Blackrock A.C. members were on the hunt for personal bests at Parkrun’s across Dublin and races across Europe last week.

Amsterdam Marathon

Congratulations to Valeria who finished the Amsterdam Marathon on 17th October in an amazing 3:56.

Cabinteely Parkrun

This week we had another milestone to celebrate with Johnny reaching his 100th volunteer role. Two course PB’s for Ger (20:18) and Sam (21:28) at Cabinteely Parkrun on Saturday.

Poolbeg Parkun

Among the notable runs last Saturday in Poolbeg were course PB’s by Mark (2nd position overall, 18:49), Melanie (23:08), James D (24:43) and Patricia (30:10).

Belfast 50k

Congratulations to Michelle who came third in the Belfast 50k on 17th October with a finishing time of 4:44:40.

Good luck!

Best of luck also to everyone taking part in the Dublin Virtual Marathon next weekend and to Patricia who will be running in Rotterdam. A route from Blackrock -> Sandycove ->Sandymount -> Blackrock (x2) is being planned for Saturday and Sunday (8am to 1pm about) and all support along the route is welcome.

Fit4life Virtual Event – 10km Challenge

From now until the end of the October, we are going to continue the series and have a 10km virtual challenge. Just log a 10km each week for any of your runs or even enter an average over a longer run.  This is a good opportunity to do a weekly tempo run with a recommended pace of half marathon pace or a 10km race time +5 minutes. You can log your results here: 10km Virtual run

Upcoming Events

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

24th October 2021Thoroughbred Marathon KildareWebsite
23rd – 25th October 2021Dublin Virtual MarathonWebsite
28th October 2021Dublin Airport Central 5kWebsite
31st October 2021Dublin Senior Cross Country, location TBCTBC
19th & 20th November 2021Mountain Trail Running Festival – various trail runs, 10k to 100k (!)Website
20th November 2021Run The Line (13k and 26k mountain run, Glencullen)Website
27th November 2021Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon (Half and Full) Website
27th November 2021Clontarf 5 mile and Half Marathon – SOLD OUTWebsite
9th January 2022Dublin Masters Cross Country, location TBCTBC
15th January 2022World Half Marathon FestivalWebsite
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 or for other races coming up soon.

Blackrock A.C. Tip of the week

A warm-up is key to a good race performance. A more thorough warm up is required for a shorter race. We would suggest jogging before all races (about 10-20% of distance), followed by a few drills and a few 50m stride outs coming close to the start time close to race pace.  

Blackrock A.C. Return to Training

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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