It’s hard to believe that January has come and gone. What a great start to the year it has been though, with so many activities going on involving Blackrock A.C. January is always a great month, with new members joining and we would like to give a special welcome to any of you who joined recently. You will be pleased to know that there are activities literally all year round, so you will always have company and somewhere to run when you want!
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Arik completed his 100th Parkrun at Cabinteely Parkrun earlier this month. Having previously confided in some that he is ditching long runs to become a ‘professional parkrunner’ it will be interesting to see just how many more he gets in before the year is out.
Junior member Charlie ran his first Parkrun in Cabinteely Parkrun, of all places on Saturday, January 8th. He came home first in an incredible 18 minutes 26 seconds.
International Cross Country Celtic Meet
A superb performance by Blackrock A.C. Junior athlete Holly at the International Cross Country Celtic Meet in Belfast on Saturday 22nd January. Holly wore the Irish vest representing the Ireland U17 girl team and finished 4th. Congratulations Holly from all the Blackrock A.C. team!
Masters Cross Country
Well done to the 28 runners who ran for Blackrock A.C. as part of the Dublin Masters Cross Country. We had many fine runs in this tough competitive event especially by first-timers Carmel, Valeria, Victoria, Emma, Jennifer, Joe, Pat, Richard, David and Peter. On the day we had two medalists; Helen (1st F50), and Grainne (3rd F60). Congratulations everyone, See some photos and the club results below.
Blackrock A.C Women’s Masters Cross Country Finishers
|23||Helen MAHER||00:13:25||15||F50||Blackrock A.C.|
|69||Emma MCGRANE||00:14:29||8||F45||Blackrock A.C.|
|88||Charlene CARTY||00:14:46||7||F40||Blackrock A.C.|
|114||Dee O’MAHONY||00:15:13||16||F55||Blackrock A.C.|
|133||Patricia FORDE||00:15:37||13||F50||Blackrock A.C.|
|143||Grainne GRENNAN||00:15:43||14||F60||Blackrock A.C.|
|159||Valeria SOFIA||00:16:08||11||F40||Blackrock A.C.|
|168||Jennifer RYAN||00:16:18||10||F35||Blackrock A.C.|
|189||Carmel BRENNAN||00:17:45||12||F55||Blackrock A.C.|
|200||Victoria O’MAHONY||00:19:41||9||F35||Blackrock A.C.|
Blackrock A.C. Men’s Masters Cross Country Finishers
|49||Brian LENIHAN||00:23:42||248||M40||Blackrock A.C.|
|100||Ted BURKE||00:25:10||243||M45||Blackrock A.C.|
|103||Ger O’TOOLE||00:25:15||259||M50||Blackrock A.C.|
|127||David GRAHAM||00:25:52||245||M35||Blackrock A.C.|
|131||Rob ASHER||00:25:53||241||M35||Blackrock A.C.|
|151||Owen KELLY||00:26:25||247||M40||Blackrock A.C.|
|161||Joe DUIGNAN||00:26:33||244||M45||Blackrock A.C.|
|186||Richard WHITE||00:27:12||250||M45||Blackrock A.C.|
|196||Peter BREDIN||00:27:37||242||M40||Blackrock A.C.|
|211||Dermot HUGHES||00:28:16||253||M55||Blackrock A.C.|
|224||Séamus MAC GIOLLA PHÁDRAIG||00:28:58||254||M50||Blackrock A.C.|
|240||Ronan O’NEILL||00:29:30||258||M55||Blackrock A.C.|
|256||Pat O’BRIEN||00:29:52||256||M55||Blackrock A.C.|
|260||Arik WARSHAGER||00:30:02||249||M45||Blackrock A.C.|
|266||Sean O’MAHONY||00:30:17||257||M55||Blackrock A.C.|
|271||Ray MURPHY||00:30:33||255||M55||Blackrock A.C.|
|274||James CURRAN||00:30:48||251||M55||Blackrock A.C.|
|277||Gerry FLAHERTY||00:31:08||252||M50||Blackrock A.C.|
Remembering Ashling Murphy
As a club, Blackrock A.C. was shocked and saddened to hear of the killing of Ashling in Tullamore on 12 January. All women should feel safe while running or exercising, something many of us takes for granted. A minute’s silence was observed on Tuesday 18th January before training. Present on the evening were Blackrock A.C. Women’s and Fit4Life Captains Sinéad Howard, Gerry Flaherty as well as many members of the club.
Raheny 5 Mile
The 38th AXA Raheny 5 Mile Road Race took place on Sunday 30 January. Congratulations to the 54 Blackrock A.C. members who completed the Raheny 5 Mile on a slightly long course (5.3miles). It was a magical day with Blackrock A.C. Junior members taking part in the earlier race. Followed shortly after by the adult cohort, it was a special feeling running through the streets of Raheny with over 3,000 people. The atmosphere was electric throughout, with many picking up PBs of some description during the race also.
The actual race itself was 5.3 miles with the hosts acknowledging the reports and are currently investigating.
The finish of the day probably goes to Rob and Ted or is it Ted and Rob, in this case? You be the judge.
This is possibly the highest ever participation at any race by the club and well done everyone.
Blackrock A.C. Raheny 5 Mile Women’s Finishers
|Place||Name||Net Time||Gross Time||Bib||Cat||Age Cat||Club|
|843||Emma MCGRANE||00:37:23||00:37:36||2190||F||F45||Blackrock AC|
|879||Langan MICHELLE||00:37:45||00:37:53||67||F||F45||Blackrock AC|
|1113||Grainne GRENNAN||00:39:13||00:39:47||1181||F||F60||Blackrock AC|
|1274||Patricia O’NEILL||00:39:51||00:41:10||303||F||F45||Blackrock AC|
|1190||Valeria SOFIA||00:39:58||00:40:31||813||F||F40||Blackrock AC|
|1204||Melanie PAPE||00:40:02||00:40:38||444||F||FS||Blackrock AC|
|1312||Patricia FORDE||00:40:33||00:41:32||1870||F||F50||Blackrock AC|
|1419||Breda O’KEEFFE||00:41:03||00:42:29||372||F||F55||Blackrock AC|
|1574||Clare MORGAN||00:43:11||00:43:52||394||F||F60||Blackrock AC|
|1728||Rachel KIELY||00:43:14||00:45:25||1587||F||F50||Blackrock AC|
|1670||Sinead HOWARD||00:44:04||00:44:50||231||F||F45||Blackrock AC|
|1711||Monica KEANE||00:45:01||00:45:16||361||F||F50||Blackrock AC|
|2079||Jennifer RYAN||00:45:21||00:48:44||2546||F||FS||Blackrock AC|
|2100||Tara COOKE||00:46:10||00:48:56||735||F||F50||Blackrock AC|
|1925||Dervla BATT||00:46:32||00:47:22||788||F||F50||Blackrock AC|
|1968||Georgina LOUGHREY||00:46:58||00:47:49||379||F||F40||Blackrock AC|
|2015||Michelle TRACEY||00:47:26||00:48:07||400||F||F50||Blackrock AC|
|2573||Aideen SHEEHAN||00:49:12||00:54:27||1150||F||F50||Blackrock AC|
|2277||Mary MASON||00:49:31||00:50:50||1578||F||F45||Blackrock AC|
|2280||Kathrin RIORDAN||00:49:32||00:50:51||1710||F||F55||Blackrock AC|
|2293||Helen COLLINS||00:49:52||00:51:01||408||F||F65||Blackrock AC|
|2466||Imelda CALLAGHAN||00:51:45||00:52:54||3018||F||F55||Blackrock AC|
|2668||Deirdre HOWARD||00:52:32||00:55:53||3388||F||F40||Blackrock AC|
|2660||Nuala HUNT||00:54:54||00:55:49||3021||F||F50||Blackrock AC|
|2741||Hilary THORNTON||00:55:37||00:57:11||263||F||F65||Blackrock AC|
|2919||Geraldine O’FARRELL||01:01:34||01:03:09||300||F||F65||Blackrock AC|
Blackrock A.C. Raheny 5 Mile Men’s Finishers
|Place||Name||Net Time||Gross Time||Bib||Cat||Age Cat||Club|
|283||Marty CONLON||00:31:01||00:31:20||1919||M||MS||Blackrock AC|
|271||Rob ASHER||00:31:08||00:31:13||328||M||MS||Blackrock AC|
|272||Ted BURKE||00:31:08||00:31:14||1370||M||M45||Blackrock AC|
|365||Owen KELLY||00:31:56||00:32:16||473||M||M40||Blackrock AC|
|421||David GRAHAM||00:32:40||00:32:56||2215||M||MS||Blackrock AC|
|505||Eoghan HUGHES||00:33:28||00:34:03||2227||M||MS||Blackrock AC|
|733||Michael BLIGHE||00:33:35||00:36:33||342||M||M40||Blackrock AC|
|586||Richard WHITE||00:33:50||00:34:56||2195||M||M45||Blackrock AC|
|500||Daniel MOURENZA||00:33:51||00:33:58||564||M||MS||Blackrock AC|
|542||Mark KILCOYNE||00:34:05||00:34:27||3366||M||MS||Blackrock AC|
|712||Bryan SHEILS||00:35:52||00:36:22||1251||M||M50||Blackrock AC|
|701||Dermot HUGHES||00:36:08||00:36:14||1234||M||M55||Blackrock AC|
|762||David MARTIN||00:36:16||00:36:52||295||M||M50||Blackrock AC|
|862||Arik WARSHAGER||00:37:10||00:37:44||5217||M||M40||Blackrock AC|
|973||Ronan O’NEILL||00:37:45||00:38:39||1094||M||M55||Blackrock AC|
|960||Kevin O’HAGAN||00:38:20||00:38:35||362||M||M50||Blackrock AC|
|1193||Jamie KENNEDY||00:38:50||00:40:33||1862||M||M50||Blackrock AC|
|1080||Pat O’BRIEN||00:38:57||00:39:31||3003||M||M55||Blackrock AC|
|1129||Ray MURPHY||00:39:16||00:39:56||322||M||M55||Blackrock AC|
|1144||James CURRAN||00:39:31||00:40:05||446||M||M55||Blackrock AC|
|1306||Caimin BROWNE||00:40:55||00:41:30||945||M||MS||Blackrock AC|
|1310||James DOWLING||00:40:58||00:41:32||600||M||MS||Blackrock AC|
|1667||Ger O’TOOLE||00:41:45||00:44:49||1017||M||M50||Blackrock AC|
|1616||Peter HOGAN||00:42:09||00:44:21||302||M||MS||Blackrock AC|
|1927||Richard COOKE||00:44:40||00:47:25||736||M||M55||Blackrock AC|
|1965||Patrick GRENHAM||00:47:13||00:47:48||1307||M||M50||Blackrock AC|
|2663||Colin HUNT||00:54:56||00:55:51||3020||M||M50||Blackrock AC|
Please keep an eye on our events page where we will post all races that Blackrock A.C. members are likely to take part in.
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