We had a lot of people taking part in events this weekend and were delighted to return to the Cabinteely 5km Parkrun with about 20 people taking part from the club. Well done to Seamus who completed his 100 parkrun and to James D and Imelda who both got course pbs on the scenic course. Well done also to Bryan Sheils who competed the Monaghan Marathon. Scroll down for more news!
Wicklow Eco Trail
Well done to the Blackrock A.C. members who took part in the Wicklow Eco Trail 18km, 45km and 80km distances on Saturday.
- Mark Kilcoyne came 14th in a time of 01:51:59 in the 18km category.
- Ted Burke was 18th in the 45km category in a time of 04:56:34, with Pierre O’Conghaile coming in 05:56:55 and David Martin in a time of 06:05:56.
- Eoghan Hughes completed the 80km distance in 10:10:14, a truly incredible distance in difficult terrain with almost 3km incline across the course.
Berlin Marathon 2021
Blackrock A.C. was well represented at the Berlin Marathon also.
- Darren Egan was first home from the club in an incredible time of 02:41:32, Owen Kelly 03:01:55, Ger O’Toole 03:12:37 and Niamh Bolger in 05:30:53.
- Note that the lottery for the Berlin Marathon 2022 opens 30th September.
VHI Virtual Mini Marathon
A special mention to the 12 Blackrock A.C. Women who ran the virtual Women’s Mini-Marathon around Belfield and Blackrock on a sunny September morning the weekend before last. Mary Butler was first home from the group in a time of 51:59. Well done ladies!
After a hiatus of just over a year and a half, the Parkruns are back!!! Blackrock A.C. Women ventured to Shanganagh Parkrun where a few of the women got PBs! A special mention to Blackrock A.C. member Eileen O’Sullivan who completed her 200th park run.
Blackrock A.C. Club Awards
Congratulations also to Sinéad Howard who was award Blackrock Athletic Club Women’s Athlete of the Year 2020 and Lorraine Kenny who was awarded Most Improved Athlete of the Year 2020 at a ceremony in Rockfield Park on Saturday 11th September 2021.
Fit4Life Webinar – 29th September, 7pm
Are you interested in getting involved more with the Fit4life section? Looking to fund out more about it. The webinar will give coaches knowledge and skills to help assist in the delivery of endurance coaching sessions for their Fit4life club. Wednesday September 29th, 7-9pm via zoom.
To register for the event, please sign up via the following link: https://eventmaster.ie/event/jbBQtE0TBz
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
The following are some other races recommenced for Blackrock A.C. members:
|2nd October 2021||Galway Bay Marathon||Website|
|9th October 2021||Wicklow Hospice Marathon and Half Marathon||Website|
|17th October 2021||Spar Autumn Open Cross-Country, Abbotstown|
|17th & 18th October 2021||Great Pink Virtual run||Website|
|24th October 2021||Thoroughbred Marathon Kildare||Website|
|23rd – 25th October 2021||Dublin Virtual Marathon||Website|
|31st October 2021||Dublin Senior Cross Country, location TBC||Website|
|19th & 20th November 2021||Mountain Trail Running Festival – various trail runs, 10k to 100k (!)||Website|
|20th November 2021||Run The Line (13k and 26k mountain run, Glencullen)||Website|
|27th November 2021||Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon (Half and Full)||Website|
|27th November 2021||Clontarf 5 mile and Half Marathon||Website|
|9th January 2022||Dublin Masters Cross Country, location TBC|
|12th February 2022||Donadea 50k (back in the forest!)|
|20th February 2022||Seville marathon||Website|
|24th April 2022||Connemarathon 2022||Website|
Training continues as normal this week. 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, you can do so HERE.