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Blackrock A.C. welcomes raising numbers at training – Weekly Round-Up

Blackrock A.C. welcomes raising numbers at training with numbers being particularly good this week. We would like to thank to everyone for coming along and hope to see more back to training again soon, even for one day a week. We have a group and a pace for everyone!


News

  • Brian Lenihan had an excellent 71:24 in the Larne (Antrim Coast) half marathon.
  • Gráinne Grennan completed the Donegal half in in 01:45:49 while her son Mark also finished in 01:12:35.
  • Former member Sarah Healy broke Sonia O’Sullivan’s 1990 Irish U23 record for 3,000m with a brilliant 8:52.
  • The 20th September promises to be a very important date for runners as restrictions will be lifted on outdoor events allowing for a lot more races to proceed; while the restricted training-pods-of-15 will also go. Hopefully this will allow Parkrun to recommence as normal soon; many Parkruns will be starting on 11th September but those in/around Dublin will have to wait a little longer.

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Vo2 Testing Online Session

Thanks again to Sean from Health Matters for his presentation during the week on Vo2 testing and the link is as follows: https://blackrockac.ie/what-is-vo2-max/

To arrange a test for €65 in Tallaght, you can contact Sean at sean@myhealthmatters.ie or 086-1006088. If there is enough demand, we can organise a club session.


Upcoming Events

The Roundwood Reservoir 10k on Sunday 12th September at 10.30 is being recommended as a group run for Fit4life. This run is on a lovely scenic course around the Vartry Reservoir. More details can be found here: https://lakers.ie/lakers-events/roundwoodrun2021/

The following are some other races recommenced for the Blackrock A.C. members:

  • London Virtual 10km Pairs-  September 12 – Link
  • IMRA calendar (mountain running) – various dates and locations – calendar here – note registration opening a few days ahead of each race so keep a close eye
  • Dublin Virtual Race Series – Half on 18/19 Sep and Full on 23-25 Oct – Link
  • Dublin Mountain 10k trail run – 21 Aug – Link
  • Garden County 5k/10k, Co Wicklow – 05 Sep – Link
  • St Brigids AC track fundraiser 5k, Meath (road race not track) – 05 Sep – Link
  • The Lakes 10k, Blessington – 11 Sep – Link
  • Medic Half Marathon, Monstarevin – 11 Sep – Link
  • Ratoath Half Marathon and 5k, Meath – 11 Sep – Link
  • Roundwood Reservoir 10k – 12 Sep – Link
  • Naas Town 10k and 5k – 26 Sep – Link – new
  • Galway Bay Marathon – 02 Oct – Link – latest info from organisers is that they still hope to proceed
  • Wicklow Hospice Marathon and Half Marathon – 09 Oct – Link
  • Dublin Mountain Trail Running Festival – various trail runs, 10k to 100k (!) – 19/20 Nov – Link
  • Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon (Half and Full) – 27 Nov – Link
  • Connemarathon 2022 – 24th April 2022 (half, full,ultra) – very far in advance but entries now open and limited due to deferrals from 2020/21 – Link
  • Dublin Mountain Trail Running Festival – various trail runs, 10k to 100k (!) – 19/20 Nov – Link
  • Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon (Half and Full) – 27 Nov – Link
  • Connemarathon 2022 – 24th April 2022 (half, full, ultra) – very far in advance but entries now open and limited due to deferrals from 2020/21 – Link

Check out www.myrunresults.com or www.imra.ie for other races coming up soon.


Weekly 8km and 16km results

Well done to everyone who took part in the Virtual runs this week with 28 participants and many fine times. We had many people doing best times in the 16km this week, well done! If there are any errors please let us know. Other results can be submitted any time. Week 10 finishes this week and if there is sufficient demand , we will keep it going. An alternative option is to change to 10km only. All feedback welcome!


COVID Reminder

Finishing in UCD after a long run to Greystones and back.
Saturday mornings long run to Greystones

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: Membership link

 

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