Blackrock A.C. Bank Holiday Miles – Weekly Round-Up

Blackrock A.C. Bank Holiday Miles – Weekly Round-Up

Blackrock A.C. members collected Bank Holiday Miles taking part in marathons over the weekend. Congratulations to everyone and a special mention to all those who came out to support the runners. We had some wonderful performances by many club members.

Rotterdam Marathon

  • Patricia Forde 4.05.25 (pb)

Dublin Virtual Marathon

  • Barry Thornton 3.15.58 (Cabinteely Park)
  • Ger O’Toole 3.18.40, 20th Marathon
  • Ted Burke 3.23 (Cabinteely Park)
  • Grainne Grennan 3.42.39
  • Pat O’Brien 4.10.45, 1st Marathon
  • Gerry Flaherty 4.11.38
  • Jamie Kennedy 4.12
  • Seamus MacGiolla Phádraig 4.13.50
  • Ayse Aksoy 4.19.36, 1st Marathon
  • Dermot Hughes 4.22
  • Bryan Sheils 5.21.03
  • Rob Asher

5th Thoroughbred Marathon Kildare

  • Paul McDonnell 2.54.35, 8th
  • Mark Kilcoyne 3.23.13 (pb)
  • Emma McGrane 3.35.43 (pb), 10th lady

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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:

28th October 2021Dublin Airport Central 5kWebsite
31st October 2021Dublin Senior Cross Country, location TBCTBC
7th November 2021‘Fastlane’ 10k and Half Marathon, ClondalkinWebsite
14th November 2021Tallaght 5k (Dublin Novice championship event)Website
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
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

Did you know that you can become a better runner if you speak to yourself in the second person during a race (virtual or real)? Research in Bangor University in Wales found that those that used the second person performed better in a 10km time trial. So instead of saying ‘I can do this’ say ‘you can do this’!

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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