Blackrock A.C. members were on the hunt for personal bests at Parkrun’s across Dublin and races across Europe last week.
Congratulations to Valeria who finished the Amsterdam Marathon on 17th October in an amazing 3:56.
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.
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).
Congratulations to Michelle who came third in the Belfast 50k on 17th October with a finishing time of 4:44:40.
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
The following are some other races recommenced for Blackrock A.C. members:
|24th October 2021
|Thoroughbred Marathon Kildare
|23rd – 25th October 2021
|Dublin Virtual Marathon
|28th October 2021
|Dublin Airport Central 5k
|31st October 2021
|Dublin Senior Cross Country, location TBC
|19th & 20th November 2021
|Mountain Trail Running Festival – various trail runs, 10k to 100k (!)
|20th November 2021
|Run The Line (13k and 26k mountain run, Glencullen)
|27th November 2021
|Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon (Half and Full)
|27th November 2021
|Clontarf 5 mile and Half Marathon – SOLD OUT
|9th January 2022
|Dublin Masters Cross Country, location TBC
|15th January 2022
|World Half Marathon Festival
|6th February 2022
|Trim 10 Mile
|12th February 2022
|Donadea 50k (back in the forest!) – nearly sold out
|20th February 2022
|13th March 2021
|Bohermeen Half Marathon
|24th April 2022
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.
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.