Senior News

Notes September 17-17

GARVEYS SUPERVALU AUTUMN LEAGUE IS BACK TO ACTION .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Thursday night was our second night in the clubs long standing and popular league, the Garvey's SuperValu Autumn league at St Augustine's college. This league is eagerly awaited for each year as runners us it as a prelim to our winter league which is not too far away now. It was great to see so many new faces as well as regulars at the Friary grounds.  For this league there are 4 routes on offer and you can run any distance you choose on any night you attend.  If you want to start with 1 lap and perhaps move up to 2 next week the choice is yours, In this way runners are under no pressure to complete a certain distance and can decide as they go. For beginners we suggest jogging at the start then walk for a while if you need to and then jog again for a bit, you will soon find that the walking bits get shorter and the jogging bits get longer!  One thing's for sure that by running over any other form of exercise you will definitely see progress in your efforts to getting a fitter healthier way of life. The weekly fee is just €2 and Garrynageragh spring water will be provided at the finish.We will be at the Friary taking registrations from 6.30 pm each Thursday for the next two  weeks (21st September and 28th September), its just €2 entry fee .Bring a friend.!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ONRA POWER LEADS HOME THE 1 LAP.
 
 
 
 
 
 
This week the 1 lap runners were led home by Onra Power in 9.02. Margaret Whelan was next in 10.35. In third place was Caoimhe Horgan in 10.57. Myra Walsh and Hannah O'Donoghue finished together in 13.13. well done to all our 1 lap runners  -we'll hope to see some more improvements in the coming weeks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 ASIER DEL RIO FIRST HOME IN 2 LAP.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8 runners took on the 2 lap and they were led home by youngster Asier Del Rio in a speedy 15.52. He was followed by another juvenile runner, Elia Tutty in 16.52 with Michael Moynihan next in 19.41. Simon Moloney was 4th in 19.46.  Aishling Horgan will be happy to have broken 21 minutes when running 20.48. Dennis Ryan will have 23 minutes as a target having run 23.07.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RITCHIE FITZGERALD LEADS HOME THE 3 LAPS 
 
 
 
 
 
First home on the 3 lap was Ritchie Fitzgerald in 21.55 (1 minutes faster than last week. He was followed by Oisin O'Riordan in 22.44 Next was Gerard O'Reilly in 23.02 followed by Lucy Holmes in 24.56 and Sarah Nyhan in 28.24.
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIAN O'RIORDAN FIRST HOME OVER 4 LAPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As is usually the case, the most popular on the night was the 4 lap with 18 runners competing.  First home was Cian O'Riordan in a blistering 29.10. Shane O'Riordan was was nesxt 29.29 (1.43 faster than last week) . In Third was Tom Leahy in 32.11 followed by Ray Hahessy in 32.32. Michael Callaghan had an excellent run when clocking 33..56.  First lady over the 4 laps was Sinead O'Brien in 36.11 (a 1.20 improvement). Next lady finisher was, Danni Cunningham next in 37.43 ( an improvement of over 1 minute). Third lady was Sharon Higgins in 38.55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THANKS.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Waterford Athletic Club would like to acknowledge all those who help in the running of the league especially Ray, Shirley and James. Thanks so much once again to the Friary College for permitting the use of the grounds and of course thanks to those that helped by taking the entries, names, times and results, it’s very much appreciated.  A big thank you also all at Garveys SuperValu for their sponsorship. As always we would like to invite our members and participants in our leagues to support our sponsors where possible. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PLANS WELL IN PLACE FOR CLUBS 24TH ANNUAL FORDE'S DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE .
 
 
 
 
 
 
The clubs winter league which now enters its 24th year will begin in 6 week’s time.  This year the registration night will take place on the Wednesday after the Dublin city marathon November 1st. On this particular night all those interested in taking part in the winter league are asked to come along and register to get their number. You will be issued with a number for a cost of €5. This number should be used every night that you run. We will have people on hand at the sports centre that will be available to answer any questions you may have and we will also explain the rules and regulations of the league as well as the two courses of the league .The first official night of the league will be the following week November 8th. For all those that won’t be able to make it to the sports centre on the first night of registration, you may register and get your number on the following night. In fact, it’s possible to join the winter league at any stage throughout the course of the league. The cost of the league is €5, this is a once -off payment for your number and then €2 for each night for West Waterford AC club members and €3 for non-members. Last year we introduced the ability to pay in full for the league ,a once off payment, which will save you money if you intend running the league each night. For club members you can pay 30 euro ( this includes the 5 euro once off  number payment) and for non members you can pay a once off payment of 40 euro which also includes the 5 euro number payment charge. This amount will cover you for the full duration of the league.
 
 
 
 
 
 
25th ANNUAL WEST WATERFORD AC OPEN CROSS COUNTRY RACE FOR THE JAMES HUGHES PERPETUAL CUP .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The club’s eagerly awaited 25th Annual cross-country race will take place on Sunday October 1st.Sunday October 1st at 12 noon.  The senior race for men will be held over 4 laps of the Friary College and the women running 2 laps. The entry fee is €5 and prizes will be awarded to the first three in the men’s and women’s race, plus women over 35,40,45,50 and junior and Men over 40,45,50,55 and junior. Please also note that the race also incorporates the county senior and under 18 and junior cross country championships for Men and Women and county medals will be awarded here for top 3 men and women plus teams. James Veale and Ann Dunford joint club cross county coordinator's are looking after the club teams here as they will be for all upcoming cross country fixtures. James 086 8184762 and Ann 086 0619711
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UP-COMING CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 
October 1st: The 25th Annual James Hughes perpetual cup open cross country race incorporating the Waterford county Senior /Junior and under 18 championships at 12 noon St Augustine's College : The juvenile county championships for even ages also takes place with a start time of 11 AM.
 
October 8th: County XC Championships: U9, U11, U13, U15, U17,U19 at 11am. Novice at 12 noon: St. Augustine's College 
 
October 22nd: Munster XC Championships: Even Ages, U23 and Novice: Clare Venue.
 
October 15th: County XC B U9, U11, U13, U15 Championships St Augustine's College at 11am.Masters starting at 12 noon.
 
November 12th: Munster XC Championships: Uneven Ages, junior and Senior: Tipperary venue.
 
 
 November 19th: Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Relays and  Masters Cross Country Championships Cork Venue.
 
November 26TH: GloHealth National Juvenile Even Age and Inter-Club Cross Country Championships,TBD
 
 December 3rd: Munster Juvenile "B" and Intermediate Cross Country Championships. Kerry venue.
 
December 17th : GloHealth National Juvenile Uneven Age and Novice Cross Country Championships, TBD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ST. SENANS OPEN CROSS COUNTRY.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The annual St. Senan’s open cross-country meet in Kilmacow gets the cross country season underway Sunday September 24th. The day’s racing starts at 1 pm with a full juvenile programme followed by the senior races. There’s a 3.000m Junior Ladies race and a 7.000m Junior Men’s with 7,000m  for the senior men and again 3,000m  for senior women. Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 senior men and women and to the first three Masters and to the first 3 juniors. Entry 5 euro.
 
 
 
 
 
 
KILKENNY MEDIEVAL RESULTS.
 
 
 
 
 
Well done to all club members who took part in the Kilkenny medieval half marathon, full marathon and 30k race last Saturday there were fine performances on the day, well done to all.  
 
 
 
 
 
30k results
 
 
 
 
Marc Flavin 2.07.32
Ann Dunford 2.35.10
Catriona Kiely 2.52.39
Linda Garcia 3.19.36
Jackie Tobin 3.19.37
Amanda Mansfield 3.19.42
 
 
Half Marathon 
 
 
 
Angeline Drennan 1.47.26
Darren Coogan 1.56.24
Margaret Hearne 1.59.51
Eddie Doran 1.59.52
Michael Coakley 2.34.53
Sue Genc 2.34.53
 
 
 
Full Marathon results
 
 
 
Ted O'Leary 3.29.46
Paul Brunnock 3.59.24
Mick Concannon 4.34.54
Terri Gough 5.45.21
 
 
 
 
 
SYMPATHY.
 
 
 
 
 
West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Mrs Ada Ryan Fitzgerald's Terrace, Dungarvan, County Waterford, who passed to her eternal reward last week, may she rest in peace.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JJ REDDY DANESFORD 10K AND HALF MARATHON.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The club was well represented this morning at the annual JJ Reddy Danesford 10k and half marathon, well done to all who competed and below are the club results as per West Waterford AC on the chip timing results provided. 
 
 
 
 
half marathon
 
Colm Ryan 1.21.08
Sharon Nugent 1.45.01
Katie Bullen 1.50.55
Liam Ahearne 1.58.17
 
 
10k
 
 
 
Ruth Landy Ryan 1.03.54
 
 
 
 
DERMOT RUNS CHARLEVILLE HALF.
 
 
 
 
 
Well done last Sunday to club member Dermot O'Donovan who ran the Charleville half marathon in an excellent time of 1.27.35.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DARA FITZPATRICK MEMORIAL RUN .
 
 
 
 
The Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run was held Friday evening at Waterford airport and the following are the club results as per West Waterford ac finishers listed in official results.
 
 
 
Mark Cliffe 21.04
Deirdre Murphy 22.19
Angela Tobin 23.24
Andrea Gaffney 23.54
Sharon Nugent 24.16
Sinead Moore 24.27
Nuala Hogan 25.03
Linda Bradfield 25.56
Paschal Proctor 25.31
Caroline Russell 25.41
Debra Doherty 26.06
Onra Power 26.08
Catherine Condon 27.56
Therese Power Hickey 28.24
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
 
 
Eating is not a commitment, it is just something you do. That's what running is to me.