Blackrock A.C. Take Over Cabinteely Parkrun – Weekly Round-Up

Blackrock A.C. Take Over Cabinteely Parkrun – Weekly Round-Up

Blackrock A.C. will take over Cabinteely Parkrun on 4th December hoping to get as many members involved as possible. We also had some fantastic achievements from Blackrock A.C. members last week.

International Masters Cross Country

Congratulations to Grainne Grennan who competed for the Ireland Team in Belfast as part of a North / South International Masters Cross Country event and was part of the winning Irish Ladies team.

Mullingar Marathon and Stook 10 Mile

Congratulations to Gerry Flaherty who ran his 50th!!! Marathon last weekend in Mullingar finishing under 3:50 (3:48:49)and to Caimin Browne who completed the hilly Stook 10 Mile run in Kilkenny in 1:34:23. Amazing results!

Tallaght 5k

Well done to the Blackrock A.C. team taking part in the Tallaght 5km on Sunday finishing with some fantastic times:

  1. Fergus Collins (0:16:49)
  2. Darren Egan (0:17:07)
  3. Andrew Flynn (0:17:18)
  4. Owen Kelly (0:18:12)
  5. Daniel Mourenza (0:18:54)
  6. Darren Keane (0:19:43)
  7. Mark Kilcoyne (0:20:01)
  8. Minica Keane (0:24:41 – PB)


We had another fantastic Saturday morning at Cabinteely celebrating Monica’s 100 Parkrun milestone. Well done also to Ger O’Toole (20:10) and Paul Mulhern (21:48) for achieving two fantastic PB’s and to Ted Burke for crossing the finish line first.

Thanks also to race director and #BlackrockAC member Aideen and the rest of the team.

In case you have missed it, you can head over to our Facebook page for all photos from Saturday’s Parkrun 🙂

Blackrock A.C. Cabinteely Takeover

We are delighted to announce that Blackrock A.C. will be taking over Cabinteely on 4th December. Club members (wearing club colours) will fill all parkrun volunteer roles that day. Of course, some will get to run the 5k too and everyone is welcome to join in for coffee and cake afterwards in the Stableyard Cafe. Our own Johnny Sheehan is already scheduled as run director on the day, but we’ll be looking for BAC members to fill all the other volunteer roles, so please let us know if you’d like to join!

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 & 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
4th December 2021Jingle BellsWebsite
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

The shoes that you wear to run make a huge difference in a lot of ways. Not only can a good pair of running shoes help to minimise strain and injury on your feet and legs, but they can also improve your performance. It is recommended hat runners at all levels get a gait analysis carried out when you are changing your shoes. This will help you choose the most suitable shoe for you.

Gerry Flaherty

Are Expensive Running Shoes Worth It?

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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