The Leinster and Dublin High Performance Squad for 2012/2013 has just been announced and included in the squad is our own Lorcan Murphy. Lorcan, you may already know, is the current U/19 National high jump champion. On behalf of our Chairperson, committee and members we would like to congratulate Lorcan, and wish him well in the future. (If you have not read it yet, Lorcans profile can be found under runners profile, it makes for very interesting reading).
Today, sunday 23rd sept, the Rathfarnham 5k took place on a perfect morning for running. The mens race was won by Martin Quinn, Dunleer AC, 15.00, and the womens race was won by Linda Byrne, DSD, 16.16. Nine Bray Runners took part with Bill Stanley being the first one home in a new pb of 18.25. Richard Kavanagh was next in 19.19 and 3rd O/55. Noelle Thorpe continued her magnificient season with another pb, 20.43 and 2nd O/50. Siobhan Butler ran 22.54, Andrea Murphy 24.06, a new pb, Susan Dowd, 24.43 and a new pb by over a minute. Ana Molina, 34.07, Elaine Nuzum, 34.18 and Lorraine O,Rourke ran 32.54 also a new pb. These are the chip times as per www.precisiontiming.net , you can find full results there.
On thursday 20th Sept, we had another large turnout, of 30 athletes, for our thursday evening session. One group, led by Denis, did a 1hr fartleg session and Dermots group did a pyramid session. Again we would ask if any of our athletes, not training on thursday evenings and with an hour to spare, to come along and help to organise the sessions.
An interesting event taking place in the grounds of Malahide Castle on Saturday is the Third Age 5k. for teams with 3 generations, further information on the runireland website. On Sunday 23rd RATHFARNHAM A.C hold their annual 5k at 10am, you can enter on line or on the day. This is also a Sli Cualann target race. Also on Sunday there is the Faythe Harriers 10k in Wexford at 11am.
On Saturday 15th Sept, in the Dublin Half Marathon, Colette Mason ran 1hr 59, 11s. This was Colettes first half since joining the club and was well under her target time of 2hrs, well done. In the same race Martin Francis ran 1hr 20m 49s and picked up 1st prize in the O/50 category.