From 32 nations from all around the World, master athletes will arrive in Bühlertal/Germany this Weekend, for the 12th World Masters Mountain Running Championships 2012. Helen White from Sportsworld will be on international duty running the event. Best of luck to Helen from everyone at the club.
(Wicklow Mountains Run in aid of DebraIreland – March 10th 2012) – By Conor Kenny When the gorse bursts into hazy shades of yellow you know Spring has arrived. It arrived on Sunday last and it gave a big piggy back to some stunning sunshine. We know because myself, Stephen W and Ronan were on our way with the dawn. Our mission? To run and race the intriguing ‘trail run’ in aid of that incredible charity, Debra Ireland. Our destination was The dizzy heights of The Wicklow Way for starters. To finish, a little mountain from the flat bed of Glendalough to the summit of Brockagh Mountain. Thing is, it was off road and Boy! Do we mean off road. The warm early morning reception at Glendalough matched the warmth of the volunteers and patients. It’s easy to say “they are incredible” but please look at Debra Ireland’s website to see why. Ronan, a running warrior had entered the half marathon. Stephen and I the 10k. Before long we gave up our snug chat, jumped on buses and went 6 miles straight towards the sky to the Wicklow Gap. Not bad you might think, a little trot back down. Don’t be fooled. The Dad of a sufferer made an emotional speech at the summit. The heavens shone brightly and tears flowed. (I really do want you to look at www.debraireland.org) sadly, she had gone to heaven to warm up our day. It made us think and, most of all, how amazingly lucky I am and you too. Ronan went a half hour earlier complete with camel pack and Stephanie Bergin. The Gods were seducing us. To a soft 1,2,3 we were off hurtling down the [...]
Congratulations to Helen White who won a fabulous bronze medal in the World Masters Mountain Running Championships which were held in Paluzza in Northern Italy on Sunday 18th September 2011. This is a fantastic achievement for Helen particularly with record numbers competing this year and the race being held on a particularly difficult course. The Irish ladies team also picked up third place in the team competition. Well done!
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