Senior News

Notes August 06-17

23rd ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2017.race 10.
 
 
 
 
 
 
25th ANNUAL MARINE CLIMB.
 
 
 
 
 
The 10th race in the 23rd annual Intersport Elverys/ Asics Summer series was held last Friday evening when we had the 25th annual Marine Climb 6 mile. The weather was mixed for the race with lovely conditions as the race left Dungarvan which ghave way to thick mist as the runners finished at the Marine Bar. As is tradition with this  race it was, the race was started  at the lookout by sponsor Christy O Neill and the field of 108 runners headed out the Youghal road on this year Marine climb challenge .The race once again was sponsored by Christy and Helen O’ Neill and family of the Marine Bar. Christy and Helen have been our generous sponsors over the past 25 years and are one of the longest sponsor supporters we have in the club. The committee and members of West Waterford AC are most grateful to them for their loyalty to us and particularly this race for all of 25 years . Our thanks to Christy also for presenting all the winners with their prizes at the race presentation at the Marine Bar. Thanks to all the crew of Breda Shirley, Sharon, Catriona and Liam that helped on the night with entries, times and results and to Liam on van duty. Thanks to Gerry for marking out the course and arranging the stewards and our thanks to the brilliant photos of DC Images. Also thanks to Padraig Healy and his crew of stewards from the Turkey trot for helping with stewarding, To Helen and all the staff at the Marine for the beautiful sandwiches and teas etc. Our thanks to the Fennell and Crotty families for their invaluable help with the water station and they too just like our sponsor have looked after this important part of the race for all of 25 years, also thanks to Ann Dunford who looked after the prizes for the event. Also thanks to Dungarvan Boxing club for the use of their facilities.   The next race is the GSK 5 mile on 18th August 2017 which is also the last race in the Intersport Elverys/ Asics Summer Series.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EAST CORKS KEVIN O'LEARY IS KING OF THE HILL FOR 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
It was the turn of an athlete from our neighbouring  county of Cork this year  to claim the coveted king of the hill on the Marine climb for 2017 as Kevin O'Leary who runs with the East Cork AC taking the honours . From the gun, it was a 2 horse race with Raivis Zakis of West waterford AC and eventual winner, Kevin O'Leary taking an early lead. The two lads were together through miles 1 and 2 clocking 5.30 for each of the miles. They were shoulder to shoulder until Ring Cross when Kevin made his move which turned out to be decisive. Mile 3 was agin a 5.30 mile before the real work of the evening started with the climb up the old sweep. Miles 4 and 5 were both clocked in about 6.10 leaving Kevin run out a convincing winner when finsihing in 34.38. Raivis Zakis  finished second in 35.17 with the strong finishing  Alan Kinsella (also West Waterford AC) 3rd in 35.46. Colm Costello of Brothers Pearse was 1st Over 40 in 36.05. The remaining caterories were all won was West Waterford Athletetes with Joe Kelly 1st Over 45 (43.29), Michael Dunford 1st Over 50 (39.41), Gerry Cantwell took over 55 honours in 44.36 withb Michael moynihan 1st Over 60 in 53.47. The first Junior on the night was Conor Shelis of Waterford AC in 37.34. Well done to all the athletes.
 
 
 
Kevin O'Leary East Cork    34.38
Raivis Zakis  West Waterford AC 35.17
Alan Kinsella West waterford AC  35.46
 
 
 
 
 
0/40 Colm Costello   Brothers Pearce  36.05
O/45 Joe Kelly        West Waterford  AC 43.298
0/50 Michael Dunford  West Waterford  AC  39.41
0/55 Gerry Cantwell  West Waterford AC 44.36
O/60 Micheal Moynihan West Waterford AC 53.47
Junior Conor Sheils  Waterford AC 37.34
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KATE VEALE RECORDS EASY MARINE VICTORY.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kate Veale (West Waterford AC) continued her excellent form on Friday night when taking the honours in the Mraine Climb last Friday evening when she well clear of the field crossing the finish line in a time of 42.12 which was almost 2 minutes ahead of the runner up Youghal's Julie Kenneally in 44.09. Kate is in great form at present winning a good number of road races recently as well as her National racewalking title on the track so it was no surprise to see her come home first. Thrid place went to Stephanie Isley in 44,45. The over 35 category was won  by Laure Artiglia (Eagle AC) in 45.12. The remaining categories were all wonby West Waterford runners with Angeline drennan 1st over 40 in 49.27, Bridgid Coffey 1st over 45 in 48.51, Onra Power 1st over 50 in 51.16 with over 55 honoirs going to Josie Ui Chuirrin in 53.53. Well done to all winners and to everyone who's goal it was just to complete the race.
 
 
 
 
 
Ladies Results
 
 
1ST             Kate Veale                    West Waterford A.C.             42.12
2ND            Julie Kenneally             Youghal A.C.                          44.09
3RD            Stephanie Isley             N/A                                      44.45
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ladies Categories
 
 
 
 
 
1st O/35              Laure Artiglia                Eagle A.C.                     45.12
1st O/40              Angeline Drennan        West Waterford A.C.   49.27
1st O/45              Brigid Coffey                 West Waterford A.C.   48.51
1st O/50              Onra Power                  West Waterford A.C.   51.16
1st O/55              Josie Ui Chuirrin           West Waterford A.C.   53.53
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25th Anniversery Prize
 
 
 
 
 
 
To mark the 25th running of the race,  a special prize was selected randomly amoung all our finishers. The lucky winner on the night was Joanne Leahy and she was presented with her prize by race sponsor, Christy O'Neill of the Marine Bar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23rd ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS / ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2017. 
 
 
 
 
 
18th ANNUAL GLAXOSMITHKLINE 5 FRIDAY 18th AUGUST at 7.30 pm.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The final race of the summer series is almost upon us with the eleventh and final race taking place on Friday night, August 18th at 7.30 pm, the 18th Annual GlaxoSmithKline 5. Entries for the race will be taken at the Dungarvan soccer club pavilion. The entry fee is 10 euro and the presentation of prizes along with refreshments will take place in the Soccer club pavilion after the race. Along with the prizes for the race the overall summer series presentation will take place and the overall men's and women's winner for the 2017 series will be presented to this year’s series winner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
"MAKE A WISH" TO BENEFIT FROM GLAXOSMITHKLINE 5.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The next and final race in 23rd annual intersport Elverys/Asics summer series will be the GSK 5 on Friday August 18th  at a 7.30 pm starting time. This race always attracts a big entry due to the superbly organisation efforts of the Race committee at GlaxoSmithKline and the renowned fast flat course that guarantees good times for us all. For the 2nd year in succession " Make a Wish" will be the charity benefactors for this year’s race. Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim - To grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Since inception in 1992 they have granted over 2,000 wishes in Ireland. A wish can have a lasting impact on a child's life. A wish can create moments of joy - and memories that last a life-time, so a worthy cause indeed. There will be prizes for winners in all the usual categories, prizes for the first GSK male and female runners and spot prizes as well. More information will be provided in next week’s notes. Please note online entry is now open on Active Europe and to make life much easier for you the runner and us the organisers we urge one and all to enter by this system.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ENTER ON LINE NOW FOR GSK 5 MILE.
 
 
 
 
 
Our online entry is open now on Active Europe for the upcoming GSK 5.Save the registration queuing on the night of the race by entering online today.
link to online entry
 
 
 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=47080051
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMER SERIES VOUCHERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
As GlaxoSmithKline 5 is the final race in the series, the vouchers for all those that have entered the series and are eligible will be presented on the night.  Anyone who has run any 6 of the 11 races will automatically receive a 30 euro voucher and anyone who has run all 11 races will be awarded a special gift, thanks to our very generous sponsors Intersport Elverys/Asics.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD GREENWAY HALF MARATHON.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Can I leave Gear in Ballinroad?
 
There will be changing available in the Soccer Club in Ballinroad but we ask that you do not leave any gear bags here. There will be a baggage area in St. Laurence's Hall to leave bags and we will send out a bag tag in our race pack which will be posted prior to the race. Please put your race number on your bag and leave here. Baggage will be available for collection in Ballinroad Hall after the race.
 
 
 
 
 
 
HALF TO BE CHIPPED TIMED.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The West Waterford Greenway half marathon race will be chip timed with timing mats at the start and finish so runners will get a gun and net finishing time. We will be joined by our friends Ronan and his crew from My Run Results who will be timing this race and all results will be available after the race on www.myrunresults.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANNUAL BALLYDUFF EILIS NI AODHA MEMORIAL 5 MILE THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 11TH.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The annual Eilis Ni Aodha memorial 5 mile race will be held on Friday August 11th at 7:30pm, walkers will go at 6:45.Entry is 10 euro, Students and Juniors 5 euro, cash prizes for first three male/females home and cash prizes for the first male/female over 40/50’s,first male/female juniors will also receive a prize and there will be many spot prize's on the night. The first male and female will also be presented with the annual Liz Hayes trophy. John O’Shea will provide entertainment on the night and there will be the usual fine array of refreshments served in the Community Centre following the race, where the prize-giving will take place.
 
 
 
 
 
CLUB TRAINING TARGET RACES.
 
 
 
 
 
It may be holiday season but club training continues every Tuesday regardless. We meet at the Friary for a 6.30pm start. Open to all club members and if you are not already a member you can come along any Tuesday and try a session before joining. If you are on the countdown to any  of the following races we have a training group that you can join :-
GSK 5mile race – 3 weeks to go
Greenway Half Marathon – 5 weeks
Munich Marathon – 10 weeks
Amsterdam Half / Full Marathon – 11 weeks
Dublin Marathon – 13 weeks
It’s never too late to join us and we have all abilities within the groups so there will be someone else training at your level.
 
 
 
 
 
 
EDDIE RUNS HALF IN CAVAN.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Well done today to club member Eddie Doran who ran the Arvagh half marathon in Co.Cavan in a time of 2hrs 7 minutes. Eddies nephew Kyle Walsh also ran the 10k event there in 48 minutes 27 secs. 
 
 
 
 
 
 SYMPATHY.
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends  of Barry O'Donoghue,Connaught Avenue, Cork City, Cork who passed to his eternal reward last week,may he Rest In Peace. 
 
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
The essential thing in life is not so much conquering as fighting well.