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Blackrock A.C. weekend in Waterford – June Highlights

Coming into the summer you might be forgiven for taking a rest. However, June has proven to be a very busy month for our members with so many great activities taking place across Ireland – and the world. Below are some of the highlights of June 2022.


Highlight of the Month: Club weekend in Waterford – Viking Half Marathon

Waterford was the setting for the 2022 Fit4life away trip with 15 people taking part in the quarter, half and full marathons. Despite heavy rain overnight, the day was perfect for running with only a small bit of rain during the event. All the races started at 9am in the city centre and each route headed towards the lovely scenic Waterford Greenway. There were some fine runs on the days with a number of pbs and despite some niggles, everyone finished. We had three podium finishes on the day. Ger was 1st M50, Patricia was 2nd F55 and Carmel was 3rd F55. Congratulations everyone.


3rd June 2022

Cork Half Marathon

A few of our club members started the month by running the Cork Half Marathon with some brilliant times. Gráinne Deasy finished below 2 hours in her first Half Marathon while Mark Coughlin got a PB of 1:29:43. 

3rd June 2022

Cork Marathon

Congratulations to David Graham for getting a sub-3, Niall Brown for coming home in 4:09 in his first marathon and to Stellar 3:45 pacing by Ger O’Toole too along with great runs by Mark Kilcoyne, Rob Asher and Conor Foley from the club.

3rd June 2022

Women’s Mini Marathon

We had some fine runs from club members on a very rainy Sunday at the VHI Mini Marathon. First home from the club was Antoinette Healy in a fast sub-48 time. Well done to everyone who took part.

Blackrock A.C Half Marathon Results

Pos.NumberNameClubOfficial T.Net T.
1503631MARK COUGHLANBlackrock AC (Dublin)01:29:4301:27:29
8953625MELANIE PAPEBlackrock AC (Dublin)01:51:1601:49:02
11523699VALERIA SOFIABlackrock AC (Dublin)01:55:1901:53:05

Blackrock A.C. Cork City Marathon Results

Pos.NumberNameClubOfficial T.Net T.
61815DAVID GRAHAMBlackrock AC (Dublin)02:59:1302:59:08
1462098ROB ASHERBlackrock AC (Dublin)03:12:1703:12:13
255908MARK KILCOYNEBlackrock AC (Dublin)03:21:5403:21:30
56968GER O’TOOLEBlackrock AC (Dublin)03:43:5403:43:12
6022942CONOR FOLEYBlackrock AC (Dublin)03:45:1603:44:32
1025620NIALL BROWNEBlackrock AC (Dublin)04:10:2704:09:01

Women’s Mini-Marathon

  • 1 Antoinette Healy 00:47:49 2nd F60
  • 2 Aedemar Cooke 00:48:58
  • 3 Dorit Mc Cann 00:48:59
  • 4 Patricia Forde 00:49:44
  • 5 Mary Butler 00:50:47 4th F65
  • 6 Ayse Aksoy Aciloglu 00:51:39
  • 7 Cora O Donnell 00:51:47
  • 8 Sinéad Howard 00:52:23 (pb)
  • 9 Janel Gleich 00:53:17
  • 10 Carmel Brennan 00:54:04
  • 11 Aideen Sheehan 00:55:23
  • 12 Emma Casey 00:56:59
  • 13 Dee O’Mahony 00:57:30
  • 14 Lorraine Kenny 00:57:47
  • 15 Ciara Brady 00:57:49
  • 16 Belinda Norton 00:58:34
  • 17 Ruth Coffey 01:01:57
  • 18 Lynne Walsh 01:01:01
  • 19 Celine Bennett 01:03:28
  • 20 Deirdre Howard 01:03:50
  • 21 Fiona Murphy 01:02:34
  • 22 Pauline Plunkett 01:01:40
  • 23 Mariana Gonzalez 01:04:33
  • 24 Deirdre Timoney 01:15:07

11th June 2022

Parkrun Paris

Fit4Life members Imelda and James made friends at the Bois de Boulogne Parkrun in Paris. We love to follow our club members on their running adventures abroad.

11th June 2022

Wicklow Way 127km Race

Setting out from Marley Park at 9pm Ger O’Toole completed the 127km Wicklow Way race without a hitch and finished his latest Ultra Marathon in Clonegal in 19 hours and 1 minute. 

12th June 2022

Irish Runner 5 Mile

The Irish Runner 5 Mile race took place on 12th June in the Phoenix Park. Great running by

  • Miguel Flores (29:52)
  • Darren Keane (31:59)
  • Owen Kelly (32:59)
  • Eileen O’Sullivan (48:11)
  • Hillary Thornton (51:24)

Casteletown Parkrun 18th June

A big group of Blackrock A.C. members headed to Celbridge and were warmly welcomed by the organisers of Castletown Parkrun. Parkrun veteran Ted Burke came home first with many other strong runs which followed. As always, there was plenty of coffee and chats after in the park cafe.


Blackrock A.C. Sports Day

Special thanks to Alistair Woods, Audrey Burns, Mark Cafferkey, Paul Hunt, Peter Garvey and all the volunteers for their hard work and planning to ensure a very enjoyable Sports Day for over 200 young members of the local communities.


19th June 2022

Thoroughbred Marathon

Marathon number 83 for Bryan Sheils as he ran the Thoroughbred Run Kildare Marathon. We are pleased to say he is taking the month of July off, from marathons! 

19th June 2022

2022 Irish Runner 5 mile

Well done to all the Blackrock A.C. runners who completed the race series 5-mile road race in Tallaght. All results can be found here.

21st June 2022

9 Years Fit4Life

Horray! For the 9th birthday of Fit4Life some runners ended their weekly run with the annual ice cream at Teddy’s to celebrate the special occasion! We are looking forward to many more years.


Blackrock A.C. 4 x 100m Relay

Congratulations to the Blackrock A.C. team who won the 4 x 100m relay in Santry. Pictured here is Donal looking very strong as he hit home.


June 2022

50km Dublin Mountains Championship

Fair play to Blackrock A.C. Ultra Runner Pierre O’Conghaile who came 5th in the 50k Dublin Mountains championship race. Great achievement!

23rd June 2022

Docklands 5km Run

Well done to Paul McDonnell who was the first man home for the club in 17:57 while Elaine Lee was the first woman in 22:18. Other great runs bu Lynn McMahon, Clare Lord, Marie Therese McCoy, Martin Conlon, Sinéad Keane and Jennifer Lee.

23rd June 2022

Clonee 10km

Congratulations to Charlene and Sheila, not only for getting out of the field after the race but also for two fantastic times: Charlene (45.46, PB), Sheila (46.17) – 4th and 3rd of their age category.


23rd June 2022

Dunsaughlin 10k

Blackrock A.C. men Fergus Collis, Fionn Griffin, Andrew Flynn, Darren Egan and Owen Kelly at the Dunshaughlin 10k and all achieving great times!

23rd June 2022

Fort Lauderdale 5km

Putting Blackrock A.C. on the global stage, congratulations to Pat O’Brien for flying the flag for us and finishing 3rd place at the 5km race in Fort Lauderdale.


Tailteann Schools Interprovincial Games 2022

Fantastic team effort at the Taitean Games (4 provinces) on 24th June 2022 with Blackrock A.C. member Dónal helping Leinster to a Gold in the 4x100m relay. The team was three-hundredths of a second away from the record and we are really excited to see what happens with them in future races. Brilliant result and performance also from Holly in the 3,000m winning bronze and getting a 13-second PB.


Brianna the Blackrock A.C. Ambassador at Athletics Ireland Track & Field

Brianna was club ambassador and took part in the celebratory parade as Athletics Ireland celebrated the 150th edition of their National Track and Field Championship in Santry. She even got to meet Rhasidat Adeleke, Molly Scott, among many other great athletes. Nice work Brianna, a fine athlete and brilliant ambassador!


Bryan Sheils Reaches 84

After an immense schedule of the 5 previous weeks doing marathons across Ireland. Bryan Sheils wrapped it up for a while when he completed his 84th marathon in Waterford. Bryan assures us he is taking the month of July off from marathons, we certainly feel you deserve that much Bryan! Well done!!


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