A bright but windy morning saw a few club members take on the Bank Of Ireland organised beach race on Dollymount Strand. The distance may have been longer than the advertised 5km but it didn’t stop our runners. Ed McEntee having recently been promoted to a new age category took second in the category and 9th over all. Our club statesmen Stephen, Conor and Killian ran the first lap in formation chasing Phillip Kerr. Full results are on the BHAA website. The next race is the Irish Life 6km Combined Cross Country race on Saturday 24th Nov at 11am in Santry.
Sportsworld had at least 5 competitors in a field of 243 on a nice, calm evening. Paul O’C. led for a long way but had to settle for second in the end.Ray edged out the writer and Conor edged out Stephen. There was tea and coffee and brack and brack and brack and…..brack afterwards and Paul and the other 1,2,3′s got a commemorative medal, for olympic year. Times : Paul O’Connell 16:14,Ray Carpenter 21:16, Killian McMorrow 21:16,Conor Kenny 22:32,Stephen Willoughby 22:36.
There was a large turn out of club members at yesterdays 5 mile road race which is held under BHAA rules on a four lap course around the grounds of RTE in Donnybrook. Phil lead the club home in 6th place overall with Mairead coming 3rd in the senior ladies category. It was great to see the Brady twins back in action with Claire and Maria having good runs. Breda Brown and Aileen also raced and we saw the return to racing after a layoff of 18 months from Ellen. Phillip Kerr retained his Std 11 and only three places separated the McMurrow brothers and Conor Kenny had a standard improving run. Trevor and Judith Lloyd also ran and were on standby at the prize presentation to take entries to the club race next sunday. Sideline coaching was provided my Emily and Susan McD. I won’t even comment on my own run. http://bhaa.ie/members/app/event/index/tag/rte2012 Good luck to the guys travelling to gowran tomorrow for the Leinster road races.
There was a reasonable turn out from the club at the BHAA Garda cross country race in the Phoenix Park on Saturday. It was a fairly windy morning as the ladies faced a 2 mile course and the guys a nice 4 mile route. In the ladies event Stephanie came home in 5th position with Erin following up in 11th with Breada and Aileen Melody (1st in here age category!) closing out the sportsworld ladies. In the men’s race Phil lead home in 9th position. Brian Conway is holding all the xc bragging rights ATM. Phillip Kerr, Conor Kenny, Ray Carpenter and Stephen Willoughby were the other club runners. Full results are online at http://bhaa.ie/members/app/event/index/tag/garda2012. The next event is the AIB/NUI cross country in Maynooth.
Jean Wilson lead the ladies field of 75 home at the 2 mile BHAA Eircom cross country race in Cherryfield park last Saturday. There was a large turn out from the club with Erin O’Connell, Sandra Armstrong and Breada Browne also running on the morning. In the mens 5 mile race Sportsworld were represented by Karol Cronin, Brian Conway, Philip Kerr, Nigel Burke, Ray Carpenter and Conor Kenny. There were some complaints about the wind on the day The next BHAA race is the North County Farmers race in Swords on Saturday Feb 4th at 11am. The website is looking for members to write race reports to ensure the content of the site is up to date.