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.
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.
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 .
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.
Representatives from the organising committee of the Born to Run – 40 Mile Ultra Marathon and Relay were trilled to have been welcomed by staff and student of St. Ita’s and St Joseph’s School where the proceeds from this years event were handed over to our charity partner. Principal Grace Sheahan and our very own Aoife O’ Connor were on hand to accept the check on behalf of the school and the student body was present to show their appreciation.
The profit from our sell-out 40 mile ultra marathon and relay event in July, will go towards the development of a vocational centre including a hairdressing training facility, woodwork room and school café to support pupils with mild learning disabilities meet their full potential.
Born to Run are delighted to once again be supporting this wonderful services that supports some of the most vulnerable members of our society. I’m sure our participants too well be glad to know that their entry fees are aiding a fantastic cause and our sponsors too are essential to the continued success of the event and the good causes it helps.
Once again the Born to Run 40 Mile Ultra and Relay was a sellout success. Sunshine and fun were the order of the day when 122 runners took to the famous 4 mile loop that saw some grate competition in all categories.
Feedback was again overwhelmingly positive and once again it was the enthusiasm and dedication of our stewards and other volunteers that was the main focus of praise.
Denis Keane took the men’s gong while Lou McLaughlin was the winner in the women’s race. David Wallace and Derek Griffin of team H&T took the Tag Team honors, while team Scrambled Legs took the Relay Shield home to Galway with them after an epic battle with the defending champions from Born to Run. For full results click here.
A big thank you and well done must go out to all our members and volunteers who worked hard for months in advance and went above and beyond on the day maintain the high standards we set for this event. Thanks also to all our participants we truly hope you had an enjoyable experience and look forward to seeing you again. Lastly but by no means least thank you to all our sponsors who made the day possible. We could never have brought such an event to fruition without your support.
Lastly to our charity partner, St. Itia’s and St. Joseph’s School we are honored to once again support your fundraising efforts in pursuit of delivering such an excellent service. We are working to finalise our figures for the event and will soon announce what we have managed to raise.
With the 2019 Born to Run 40 Mile Ultra Marathon and Relay only 7 days away the 2019 race committee who will undoubtedly busy on the 27th July too the opportunity to run there race on Saturday. With perfect running conditions and no little support from club mates the race made for a grate experience and reward for the committee’s hard work to make this event happen.
The committee’s attention now turns to the race itself and to finishing preparations to once again make this a very special race. Remember Sandra and Aoife are coordinating the volunteers and would to here from you if you have any spare time on Saturday.
We’re down to the last 6 places in the individual event, while only 1 and 2 spots remain in the tag and relay events respectively.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Rose Hotel at number pick up at 7pm – 9pm Friday and at the start-line at 7am. Don’t forget if you can’t make it to number pick up on friday, you will be able to bib Saturday 6am – 6:45am.
The count down to the Born to Run – Tralee Marathon Club 40 Mile Ultra and Relay began in earnest on Tuesday evening when Tommy Horan captain of last years winning relay team returned the Prestige Marketing Shield to race committee members Marilyn O’ Shea and Liam Horan.
Registration has been brisk over the past week and only 7 spots remain in the Individual 40 Mile event. While in the 2 person tag we can accommodate 3 more teams and only 2 spots remain in the 4 person relay. So register now to avoid disappointment. Or visit our official race website at www.borntorunevents.ie for more information.
Saturday the 22nd of June saw the usual large turnout of our members for the Summer Solstices 10k with a half marathon event included this year also. Of course the Kerry 50k and 100k events were brought forward this year to coincide with the solstice events making for a spectacular festival of running. Well done to everyone of our members on representing our club with distinction. We also had a number of podium finishers with William Brick scooping the top prize in the men’s 50k, while Rose Brosnan and Michelle Greaney were third lady home in the 50k and half marathon respectively. Further afield Marilyn O’ Shea and Anna Stack were smashing out the “Ks” as they flew the flag for the club in Belfast at the Energia 24 Hour race.
Of course there’s just 4 weeks to the highlight of the Ultra circuit with the Born to Run 40 Mile ultra taking place on the 27th of July. Don’t forget if ultra’s not your thing there’s always our 2 person tag team event and our 4 person relay taking place on the same day.
Remember volunteers are always needed and you can contact Aoife O’Connor our lovely volunteer coordinator if your able to give a little of your time on the day. You don’t even have to miss out on taking part in the event as we will be delighted to welcome you on our directors run which takes place the previous Saturday.