Return to Limited Activity from May 18th

Born to Run is delighted to announce that in accordance with specific government guidelines all members can return to limited group activity from Monday 18th May.

This is a very welcome development and I’m sure you all are excited to be getting away from the weeks of solo runs and reconnecting with other club members.

However official club training remains suspended and members are responsible for insuring they adhere to government guidelines when partaking these activities. Key parameters that must be met on Phase 1 of the Government road-map are;

People can engage in outdoor sporting and fitness activities, either individually or in very small groups (maximum 4 people), where social distancing can be maintained and where there is no contact.

Training must only take place within a 5k radius of the members home.

Remember to avoid personal contact so no hand-shaking, hugging high-fives and so forth.

You should stay at home if you: Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, have been overseas in the last 14 days, have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell.

Some useful guidelines are provided here by Athletics Ireland, and by government here, we would encourage you to read them.

We know it’s though these days but everyone is in this together by being apart and as a club we’ll come back stronger than ever when this is all over. Until then be safe and run strong.

Training Suspended

Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club in light of recent Government announcements will suspend training until the at least the 29th March

It has been a difficult decision, but our first thought is to protect the health of our runners. We understand that this decision will result in inconvenience and disappointment to our many runners, however, we are sure that all will understand that the decision is taken in the best interests, not just of our runners, but of the wider community.

People should follow the advice that has been provided by the appropriate agencies regarding the best way to minimise the risks to infection as well as what you should do if you feel unwell and are developing symptoms. This can be found in greater detail within the links below.…/472f64-covid-19-coronavirus-guidance-…/

Unfortunately due to ongoing developments in the Corona virus (Covid 19) situation, and in light of this mornings directives from the government the difficult decision to postpone this years Couch to 5k graduation had to be taken. We deeply regret any disappointment caused and the lateness of the decision but in the interest of public health we felt it was the correct one to make. Please keep in contact with our social media pages on Facebook and here for updates as they develop.

We will let you know as soon as we do when this event will go ahead and we thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

In the meantime we would encourage you all to keep your training going and we hope you all feel proud of your progress to date. It’s been our pleasure to have you all with us over the past 8 weeks. Hopefully when this crises passes we will be all on the roads together again in the near future.

Club Notes March 2020

40 MILER: Registration for this year’s 40 Mile Ultra and Relay event which takes place on July 25th is open at
PARKRUN: Huge congratulations to Noreen Quirke who completed her 150th parkrun last Saturday.COUCH-TO-5K: The 2020 couch-to-5k participants will take part in their graduation run this Thursday, March 12th, from Áras an Phobail at 6.30pm. Well done to all the participants, coaches, training coordinators and the mentors who volunteered their time each night! Just a special note to the graduates to say if you want to keep running, just come long to the Aqua Dome on Tuesdays and Thursday nights at 6.30pm! 10 MILER: Congratulations to Michelle Greaney on hosting a hugely successful 10 Miler and 5k run on Sunday March 1st to raise much-needed funds for charity.  TRAINING: Club nights continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30pm from the Aqua Dome. New members always welcome. For details of routes and training schedules, check out the Born to Run Facebook page. Anyone who may be out from running at the moment, please join us on Tuesday nights anyway for the cup of tea and a chat.  

Lap of Honor Approaches for Couch to 5K Group

All the hard work is nearly over and the finish line is in sight for our hard working couch to 5k novices. It’s not been easy with the weather doing it’s best to put a spanner in the works on an ongoing basis but this group is made of stern stuff and have refused to allow their progress be haulted.

We hope the club will come together on March 12th to see them run their first 5k and complete the programme in style at Aras An Phobail. All finishers will be presented with medals and refreshments well be available afterwards.

Thanks to everyone who took part and to all our mentors who supported our participants. We hope this is only the beginning of many years of running with Born to Run

Super BTR Turnout at Tralee 10Mile/5k

The rain and hail gave way just in time to see our athletes set off in dry and somewhat sunny conditions for the third running of the Tralee 10 Mile and 5k event. There were numerous PBs and people reached new milestones in terms of distance.

Our own Michelle Greaney organised the event in aid of the palliative care unite and as always put one a wonderful show. The flat fast 5k course was ideal for the speedsters and the 10 Mile course while containing a couple of testing pulls was a fair test for the runners.

Thanks to the Rose Hotel and their staff for hosting us as we recovered post race, the food and drinks were just what was needed to warm us all up again as the temperatures fell once again post race.

Attention now returns to training and preparations for Tralee Harriers Half Marathon and 10k on St. Patrick’s weekend.


Baile Mhuire announced as Charity Partner of 2020 40 Miler Event

Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club are pleased to announce, that Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre is our charity partner for 2020. Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre opened in April 2014 and presently operates 4 days a week; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturday. It is already working at capacity with up to 30 Older People attending per day. Volunteers were instrumental in the establishment of Baile Mhuire back in 1988 and they continue to play a pivotal role in the daily running of the centre. The HSE provide a grant towards the running costs along with Funding from a variety of sources ranging from collections and flag days as well as other events and grants. 

BTR Welcome 125 to Couch to 5k 2020

There was a massive turnout for the first night of the couch to 5k programme with 125 enthusiastic recruits turning to begin their fitness journey. The wend and cold didn’t deter them nor dampen spirits as Ann O’ Shea and her crew of mentors interdicted them to tried and trusted walk/run method that has served over 800 participants to date.

BTR would like to welcome everyone of them to the club and hope they well all enjoy the 8 weeks immensely. Of course it’s still not too late to get involved, our training plan is very gently progressive so no need to worry that the group has advance too much for you to catch up.

Training continues Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 18:30 from the Aqua Dome car park.

AGM Next Thursday 7:30pm Aras an Phobhail, Boherbee

Born To Run AGM Aras an Phobhail Boherbee November 14th 7:30PM

The Born to Run Annual General Meting will take place next Thursday the 14th of November at 7:30pm in the Aras an Phobhail building in Boherbee. The committee for the year ahead will be elected the, motions will be voted on and the Annual Report, Treasurer’s Report and Chairperson’s address will be put before the meeting.

It will most importantly also be an opportunity for all our members to put across their views and opinions on how thing are going in the club, their thoughts for the club year ahead and any suggestions that they may wish to put forward.

All club members are encouraged to attend and have their say .

Over 20 From BTR Tackle KBC Dublin Marathon

Just some of the Gang after picking up race packs at the RDS

What a fantastic weekend Born to Run had in the capital when our biggest group in a few years descended on Dublin to take part in the 40th Dublin Marathon, and it sure lived up to all our expectations as the organisers , volunteers and supporters combined to deliver magical experience for all the runners. The organisation, assistance and support from beginning to end was exceptional and we could not have asked for more.

Some PBs were smashed, targets met and new mile-stones passed over the weekend with achievements too many to mention and enough for me to be cretin I will forget some so I’ll just say congratulations to all and rest up a while and we’ll all meet up back on the roads real soon.