Senior News

Notes October 14-18

COUNTY MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS.
 
 
 
DARYL KERNS WINS MENS. 
 
 
 
LIZ NYHAN TAKES LADIES TITLE.
 
 
 
CLEAN SWEEP IN TEAM HONOURS FOR WEST WATERFORD AC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The county masters cross country championships for 2018 were held last Sunday at St. Augustine's college. The race was preceded by the juvenile B championships. The morning was beautiful for the final race in this year's county championships and a good turnout of athletes with some excellent racing.In the men's race over 6.000 meters there was one of the best finishes witnessed for many years after team meets at West Waterford AC Darly Kerns and Marc Flavin had a ding dong shoulder to shoulder battle which went down to a sprint finish over the final 200 meters with Darly just holding off Marc by a few feet to claim gold to add to his silver medal won the previous week in the novice championships, Marc put in a few efforts to break clear of Daryl at various points of the race and can be well please with his bronze medal on this occasion with only  a whisper between the two athletes. James Whelan was not too far off the pace either and is one of the clubs most improved athletes this year ,he took a deserved bronze individual and the named three were the first team taking gold for their effort. Paschal Halley Waterford Ac won the men's over 45 with Ray Hahesy West Waterford AC taking gold over 50 with silver going to Martin Tobin and David Mc Nally claimed bronze here. The silver team award went to West Waterford with Mossie Keogh,Ray Hahesy and Yev Chizhikova scoring and to round off the team medals West Waterford team C took bronze with David Towey, Martin Tobin and David Mc Nally scoring. In the ladies race which was held over 4.000 meters it was gold silver and bronze for West Waterford AC with Liz Nyhan a gun to tape winner taking a victory in her first masters county championships race from team mate and 
last week's Novice runner-up Nicola Moroney winning Silver again this week, great to see Nicola back running so well over the country. Diana took the bronze and like our 4th place athlete Onra Power they both will always run for the club when called upon in championships events, the above 4 were the ladies winning team also.Well done to all club members who participated.
 
 
 
 
 
WATERFORD COUNTY MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS.
 
 
 
 
 
Ladies
 
 
 
1st Liz Nyhan West Waterford athletic club
 
2nd Nicola Moroney West Waterford athletic club
 
3rd Diana Chizhikova West Waterford athletic club
 
4th Onra Power West Waterford athletic club
 
Team West Waterford AC
 
 
 
Mens
 
 
 
1st Darly Kearns West Waterford athletic club
 
2nd Marc Flavin West Waterford athletic club
 
3rd James Whelan West Waterford athletic club
 
4th Mossie Keogh West Waterford athletic club
 
5th Pascal Halley Waterford athletic club
 
6th Tom Enright Waterford athletic club
 
7th Ray Hahesy West Waterford athletic club
 
8th Yev Chizhikova West Waterford athletic club
 
9th David Towey West Waterford athletic club
 
10th Martin Tobin West Waterford athletic club
 
11th David Mc Nally West Waterford athletic club
 
 
 
 
TEAM
 
 
 
 
1st West Waterford AC A
 
2nd West Waterford AC B
 
3rd West Waterford AC C
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLUB MEMBERS EXCEL AT MUNICH MARATHON.
 
 
 
 
 
The Munich marathon and half marathon and 10k events were held last Sunday and West Waterford AC were more than well represented with some of the clubs best marathon runners making the trip. The temperatures were very for the time of year which proved to be difficult marathon running conditions for many. Andreas Stradbner Germany in 2.27 with the over winner while also from Germany Susanna Schreindl 3.49 took the ladies victory. In the half marathon where there were 6.7700 participants the race winner was Salvatore Gambino of Italy in 69 minutes and the ladies winner was Sophie Hardy of Germany in 76 minutes which saw her finish 10th overall in the race. First home from a West Waterford point of view was Alan Hogan with a really good run of 3.09 from three athletes who all finished at 3.15 Tom Longan, Garret Byrne and Trevor Mason. Our first lady home was Ann Dunford in 3.39 with Claire Kennedy next 3.48 and Karen Ryan with a time of 3.58 was next home or our ladies. Well done also to our Half Marathon runners on the day who were lead home by  Michael Dunford 1.27 just in behind Michael was Pat Fitzgerald 1.28 and Darren Mason ran 1.58. Also running on the day from the club over the 10k 
distance were Noel Hogan 50.35 Fiona Ormond 52.50 Nuala Hogan 55.40 Caroline Russell 59.32
Very well done to all who travelled and all had great weekend in Germany.
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD RESULTS MUNICH MARATHON 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
Alan Hogan 3.09
Tom Longan 3.15
Garret Byrne 3.15
Trevor Mason 3.15
Gerry Cantwell 3.31
Peter Cunningham 3.35
Ann Dunford 3.39
Stephen O'Reilly 3.49
Tom Hogan 3.51
Claire Kennedy 3.48
Karen Ryan  3.58
David Regan 3.59 
Michelle Hynes 4.06
Sandra Moore 4.08
Sharon Higgins 4.16
Brian Ormond 4.27
 
 
 
HALF MARATHON.
 
 
 
 
Michael Dunford 1.27
Pat Fitzgerald 1.28
Darren Mason 1.58
 
 
 
 
10k.
 
 
 
 
 
Noel Hogan 50.35
Fiona Ormond 52.50
Nuala Hogan 55.40
Caroline Russell 59.32
 
 
 
 
 
 
28th ANNUAL JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 .
 
 
 
 
 
ENTRIES OPEN ON NOVEMBER 1ST.
 
 
 
 
 
As and from November 1st entries will open for the 28th Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 which will be held on Sunday February 3rd 2019, with a start time of 1.30pm. West Waterford Athletic Club have announced details of the event which has established itself as a must run race on the Irish road running calendar with participants from all four corners of the country and beyond participating. The race has grown year on year and is a pre entry race which will close when 3,000 entries is reached. ( please note this race was full in a very short time last year ).West Waterford Athletic Club is delighted with the support it receives from its sponsors for this event, we are fortunate to have the support of AIB Bank, Garveys Super-Valu, Tipperary Water, Flahavan's, Munster Signs & Print, Déise Design, along with many other local businesses and individuals who are all giving valuable support helping to make the day a great occasion for the town of Dungarvan. The race also incorporates the popular John Treacy Club Challenge Cup for men's and ladies teams which has proved to be hugely competitive. We will again be calling on all the athletic clubs of Ireland to take on the challenge in 2019. The John Treacy Dungarvan 10 brings together the ideal race combination of fun runners, joggers, club athletes and top class internationals who compete over a fast flat 10 mile course around the historic town of Dungarvan, we look forward to welcoming you to our town on February 3rd 2019. Don't be disappointed as many were last year get your entry in as soon as entries open November 1st.Don't be disappointed as many were last year get your entry in on November 1st.
 
All race details can be found at www.dungarvan10mile.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
TRAINING FOR YOUR FIRST JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10.?
 
 
 
 
Running but have no structure to your training?
Our Run to Improve groups fill this need. They are aimed at athletes who can run but would like to take their running to the next level. Whether that is stepping up to the 10 mile distance, getting more comfortable over shorter distances or just putting some structure into your training.
We train on a Tuesday evening from 6.30-7.30pm and meet at Eurospar, Abbeyside. The session consists of a warm up, run session with a group and a cool down. As part of this group you will have access to a training plan for either 5k or 10 miles as well as support from your peers and our fully qualified running coaches.
 
 
 
Give it a try......nothing to lose and everything to gain.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25th ANNUAL FORDES DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE-ONCE OFF WINTER LEAGUE PAYMENT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Once again this year we will have the same system of league payment which is optional whereby you could make a once off payment for the entire league, this went down extremely well with over half of the league runners using this system of payment in the past and in doing so saved themselves time and money. 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. The league will run for 7 nights before Christmas finishing on December 19th. We will resume action on Wednesday January 2nd and continue until February 6th. The various division positions are made during the Christmas break and will be displayed weekly on our return night in January. Remember rule number one, no bib no run! Rule number 2, no watches. Rule number 3 no head phones or any music devices. Final rule obey stewards at all times. We urge all those who came along to the Friary to the recent leagues held there to consider keeping up their fitness over the winter months, don’t undo the great start you have made to being a healthier you, after making such great strides at the leagues why not continue by taking part in the winter league, so come along and bring a friend, you’ll be glad you did
 
 
 
 
 
ONLINE ENTRY NOW OPEN FOR WINTER LEAGUE ON LINK BELOW.
 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=57121354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25th ANNUAL MURRAYS PHARMACY BRICKEY 4 IN AID OF BRICKEY JUVENILE GIRLS FOOTBALL AND COMOGIE GAA CLUB.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bushy Park GAA grounds is the venue for the 25th annual Brickey Run. Again this year we are delighted to announce that Murray's Pharmacy Dungarvan are to continue on with their sponsorship of the race we sincerely thank Elizabeth and all at Murrays Pharmacy for this kind gesture. The proceeds from this year's race will be donated to The Brickey Juvenile Girls Football and Comogie GAA club.  The race distance will be over a very flat fast 5k loop around the Brickey valley starting and finishing at Bushy Park GAA grounds. The race will get under way at 11 am with registration taking place from 10.15 onwards in the GAA clubhouse Bushy Park. The Martin Curran Cup will be awarded to the first man on the day and the Jim Lyons memorial shield will be awarded to the first lady. The prize-giving will take place in the club house immediately after the race and refreshments will also be provided for all the runners. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ENTER ONLINE NOW FOR MURRAYS PHARMACY BRICKEY 5K.
 
 
 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=57233454
 
 
 
 
NEW FOR AUTUMN/WINTER.
 
 
 
 
From Tuesday November 6th all club members will have the option of joining a run specific Strength & Conditioning class. The aim of this class will be to put in more than it takes out so you will not have tired, sore legs running the Winter League on Wednesday nights. The classes will cover mobility, activations, prehab, plyometrics and strength exercises.
 
Why do S&C ??
 
As runner we like to run and we don’t like being injured. Unless you are incredibly lucky you will be injured at some point in your running career. The more miles that we run the more the same muscles are called upon to do the work. They will do this up to a point and then fatigue sets in. When this happens the body looks for other muscles to do the work and between overload and dysfunction injury occurs. If our overall movement improves then we reduce the injury risk. What is not to like about that ? If you are in recovery from a marathon this is ideal and you can start your next training cycle stronger and more resilient. If you plan on running the Winter League on Wednesdays and want the legs to be fresh for that then S&C on a Tuesday fits the bill.
If you would prefer to run that option will also be available and athletes can warm up with the S&C group and then head off to the track to complete their session. It will start at the earlier time of 6.15pm as that is the only time slot available to us. We will meet at Abbeyside School for the duration of the classes.For further information contact Irene on (086) 8242348
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANDY AND KATE COMPLETE THE LIMONE SKYRACE IN ITALY.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regarded as one of the best on a world scale and defiantly one of the toughest The Limone Skyrace took place last Saturday in Italy and our club was represented by Andy Fleet and Kate Meskell. The race distance was over 29k with a massive vertical climbing of 2.500 meters to the highest point at 1265 meters, the course is regarded as a very technically demanding one also. The start and finish are lakeside. A two-kilometre stretch passes through the old town of Limone and ascends through olive groves. From here, the course climbs up a rocky limestone path, zig-zagging it’s way up the Passo Rocchetta, to Cima Mughera and, touching on the final stretch of the Vertical, the descent back down to the lake begins. The race Saturday saw just under 1.000 runners face the starters gun representing 37 different countries. After 5 hours and 36 minutes and 37 seconds Andy crossed the finish line in what he described as one if not the toughest race he ever ran and one not for the faint hearted with those incredibly hard climbs and insane downhill running, Kate put in a brilliant effort also to come home in a time of 7 hours 16 minutes and 24 seconds to also complete the event tired but well pleased. Congratulations to both Andy and Kate.
Andy and Kate are regular runners on the hills around this area with the Waterford Trail Runners and if you fancy a trip up the Comeragh's any weekend find this group on Facebook for further information.
 
 
 
 
SYMPATHY.
 
 
 
 
West Waterford athletic club extends sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Anne Colbert Eaton Terrace , Tivoli road, Tramore who passed to her eternal reward recently, may she rest in peace.
 
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
 
It's about staying fit and pushing yourself to achieve and surpass goals, sure; but it's also about personal and spiritual growth, creativity, mental clarity, and emotional stability. I find these things in running.