Podiums all round for Drew Donohoe (1st Junior), Conor Maher (1st M40), Paul O'Dwyer (3rd M40) and Dominic Horan (1st M50) at the recent T&F Championships. Congratulations!
A great glimpse into the past from Brian White, Bray Cualann Historical Society:
On researching the first caretaker and Manager of the Carlisle Grounds, Bray in 1862 John Levett an English Athletic Champion , author of a book “How to Train for Athletic Exercise” and inventor of a device to learn how to swim; On 7th September 1862 a large crowd gathered on Bray Seafront to witness a selection of running races, chief competitors were John Levett, Edward (Teddy) Mills another English Champion and Deerfoot a native American Indian and described as the fastest man on earth.
In 1861 George Martin the coach of the English Athletic team and promoter invited Deerfoot a chief of Seneca tribe on a 20 month tour of England and Ireland. On 27th July 1861 they took the steamship “City of Washington” on a 12 day voyage to Liverpool . The final leg of the 20 month tour was a visit to Dublin and Bray. On Bray seafront on 7th September 1862 Deerfoot ran a four mile race in 20 minutes.
The Shanganagh GOAL mile this year will be virtual, you can still make a difference by doing your own mile and making a contribution.
You can also support GOAL this year by making a donation to the Shanganagh Pk GOAL Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Dominic-Horan1