Senior News

Notes August 13-17

AILISH NI NI HAODHA MEMORIAL BALLYDUFF 5. 
 
 
 
 
 
VICTORY FOR BRIAN KIRWAN.
 
 
 
 
 
The SE2 sponsors Ailish Ni hAodha memorial Ballyduff 5 Mile road race took place last Friday evening and the weather was perfect for this years event. A field of 90 runners and 40 walkers completed the undulating course which was well marked out and stewarded  by the organizers Tony Latham and his team of helpers. The race started by honorary starter and brother of the late Eilish , James Hayes at 7.30 from the community hall, with all the process from the night being donated to the upkeep of the hall. As the runners made their way out of the village to the musical sounds of top WLR Broadcaster John O'Shea our eventual race winner was well and truly on his way to claiming the Ailish Ni hAodha memorial cup even at this early stage of the race. Carlow native Brian Kirwan raced through the first mile in just under 5 minutes and laid the marker down without reply from any quarter , by the 2nd mile of the race Brian was clear of the chasers, the Carlow man went on to cross the finish line in a time of 26.46 well clear of Niall Sheil St. Killian's AC  who finished 2nd in 27.14 with Trevor Swift Waterford road runners having to settle for 3rd this year having finished 2nd in last years event,Trevor clocked a time of 28.36, this was 2 seconds faster than his effort of 2016.David Smyth Waterford AC was first over 40 in 29.59 and Ray Hahesy took the over 50 category with a time of 31.27 retains his crown from last year.
 
 
 
 
 
Men’s Prize Winners
 
 
 
 
 
1st​ Brian Kirwan​ N/A​ 26.46
 
2nd​ Niall Sheil​ St. Killian's AC​ 27.14
 
3rd​ Trevor Swift​ Saturday Road Runners​ 28.36
 
O/40​ David Smyth​ Waterford AC​ 29.59
 
O/50​ Ray Hahessy​ West Waterford AC​ 31.27
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EASY VICTORY FOR JACKIE CARTY.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The evergreen Kilmore AC lady Jackie Carty took the ladies cup with ease last Friday evening when she came home alone in a time of 31.44,one of the countries best master athletes Jackie was away from the rest of the ladies in the field right from the offset with the others having to be content with battling it out for the minor placings.West Waterford's Kate Veale having finished 3rd in this race last year went a place better when she took 2nd place in 33.31 with Waterford AC athlete Joan Mahony taking 3rd in 34.20.Evelyn Haran was first over 40 in a time of 35.43 and the over 50 prize winner was Una Ui Mhuirithe​ 37.21.Well done to all our prize winners.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Women's Prize Winners.
 
 
 
 
 
1st​ Jackie Carthy​ Kilmore  AC ​31.44
 
2nd​ Kate Veale​ West Waterford AC​ 33.31
 
3rd ​Joan Mahony​  Waterford AC​ 34.20
 
O/40​ Evelyn​ Haran​ 35.43
 
O/50 Una Ui Mhuirithe​ N/A​ 37.21
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FINAL RACE OF THE 23rd ANNUAL INTER SPORT ELVERYS / ASICS  SUMMER SERIES 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
18th ANNUAL GLAXOSMITHKLINE 5 MILE ROAD RACE THIS FRIDAY.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The final race of the summer series is almost upon us when the eleventh and final race takes place on Friday night  next August 18th  at 7.30 pm when the 18th Annual GlaxoSmithKline 5 will be held. If you haven't entered online already through our online entry system for the race you can do so on the night at the Dungarvan soccer club pavilion but registration will close at 6.45 sharp so please be down early. 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 Michael Hogan memorial cup will be presented to the overall men's winner of the series plus the Slateway's Perpetual trophy will be presented to the ladies series winner plus all the overall men's and women's winner's will be presented with their prizes. The race proceeds this year will be donated to "Make A Wish" , no need to remind anyone of the great and the invaluable work they do for sick children and their families other than to say that your support will be much appreciated. The race will start at 7.30 sharp at the Kilrush estate. The  GSK course is regarded by many to be one of the fastest 5 milers in the country and one where most personal best 5 mile times have been recorded locally over the years. The course records currently for this course are held by Sandis Bralitis of West Waterford who in 2008 clocked 24.34. and the ladies course record holder is Sinead Cummins St Josephs AC who way back in 2004 set the ladies record of 29.20.This race is always superbly organised by the hard working race committee at GSK . A technical T shirt will be given to the first 250 entered, Changing and showers will also be available at the soccer club and it’s also where the refreshments will be provided after the race.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRIZE CATAGORIES FOR GSK 5.
 
 
 
 
 
 
1st 5 men.
 
1st over 40-45-50-55-60 and 1st Junior
 
1st 5 Women
 
1st over 35-40-45-50-55 and 1st Junior
 
 
Prizes for the first GSK male and female runners and plenty of spots for non prize winners also.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMER SERIES VOUCHERS.
 
 
 
 
 
As the GSK 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 of course all those who have run all 11 races will be awarded a special gift, thanks to our very generous sponsors Intersport Elverys and Asics.
 
 
 
 
 
23rd ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AFTER THE MARINE CLIMB PEOPLE WITH ALL 10 RACES COMPLETED AND GOING FOR FULL HOUSE. 
 
 
 
 
 
Mossie Keogh
Tom Hogan
Martin Tobin
Donal O Donoghue
Micheal Moynihan
Liam Sandford
Sharon Nugent
Katie Bullen
Sharon Higgins
Noelle Conway
 
 
 
 
 
 
PEOPLE WITH 6 OR MORE RACES COMPLETED.
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Veale Kate
2 Prendergast Sandra
3 Lee Catriona
5 Phelan Rachel
6 Coffey Brigid
7 Drennan Angeline
8 Chizhikova Diana
10 Cunningham Michelle
11 Ormonde Fiona
12 Doherty Debra
13 Massey Anne
14 Walsh Marie
15 Power Onra
16 Moore Sandra
18 Nugent Sharon
19 Eichelmann-Daly Patrycja
20 Kiely Catriona
21 Flynn Mairead
22 Gaffney Andrea
23 Bullen Katie
24 Ui Chuirrin Josie
25 Leahy Joanne
26 Condon Catherine
27 Tobin Sophie
28 Casey Eleanor
29 Power Rose
30 Higgins Sharon
31 Mary Walsh
32 Cahill Mary
33 Fuller Buckley Brigid
34 Russell Caroline
35 Conway Margaret
36 Beresford Evelyn
37 Landy-Ryan Ruth
38 Power Hickey Therese
39 Dee Irene
40 Mcgrath Joanie
41 Sheil Jacinta
42 Murray Orna
43 Fogarty Christine
44 Fitzgerald Aideen
45 Clancy Deirdre
46 Hahesy Deirdre
47 Conyway Noelle
 
 
 
 
 
1 Niall Blackwell  
2 O Leary Kevin
3 Flynn Anthony
4 O'Riordan Shane
5 Donnelly Enda
6 Keogh Mossie
7 Dunford Michael
8 Cullen Alan
9 O'Leary Ted
10 Hahesy Ray
11 Duggan Peter 
12 Fitzgerald Pat
13 Cashin Éamonn
14 Reilly Gerard 
15 Chizhikov Yevgeniy
16 Cliffe Mark
17 Callaghan Micheal
18 Casey Kevin
19 Hogan Tom
20 Gleeson Cathal
21 O'Rourke Joe
22 Dwyer Anthony
23 Beer Mark
24 Sandford Martin
25 Tobin Martin
26 Ormonde Brian
27 Brunnock Paul
28 Beatty Brian
29 Coogan Darren
30 Gee Micheál
31 Barry Joe
32 Jackman Brian
33 Ó Cuirrin Micheal
34 Curran Eamonn
35 Deegan Michael
36 Burke Tom
37 Foley John
38 O'Donoghue Donal
39 Proctor Paschal
40 Moynihan Micheal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PEOPLE WITH 5 RACES COMPLETED
 
 
 
 
 
 
List of runners who need to run GSK 5 to receive 30 euro voucher .
 
 
 
 
 
Niall Blackwell
Shane O Riordan
Ted O Leary
Eamonn Cashin
Joe O Rourke
Mark Beer
Brian Beatty
Sandra Prendergast
Cathriona Lee
Rachel Phelan
Michelle Cunningham
Marie Walsh
Catherine Condon
Brigid Fuller Buckley
Ruth Landry Ryan 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD GREENWAY HALF MARATHON.
 
 
 
 
 
 
As this is a SHARED SPACE (i.e the Greenway will be open to other users on the day) we respectfully request that all runners keep to the left of the path. Runners must be aware of bikes and oncoming Greenway users at all times. THIS IS A SHARED SPACE. KEEP LEFT AND PASS RIGHT. Please do not run any more than 2 abreast and leave room for others to pass. We cannot stress this strongly enough we do not want any accidents on the day and rules of the road will still apply to this route.
 
 
 
 
 
RACE PACERS.
 
 
 
 
 
 
We will provide some pacers for this race but as it is a unique course and a shared space we will limit the pacers as we feel that pacers could potentially create too many large groups of runners which could cause a problem. To this end we have decided to go with pacers for the following times.
 
1 hour 30 min
1 hour 40 mins
1 hour 50 mins
2 hours
2 hours 10 mins
 
Pacers will be easily recognisable on the day as they will be holding balloons. We request that runners slot themselves in behind the pacer who they feel most comfortable with. The start will be narrow and to avoid accidents or tripping it is advisable to go behind the pacer that you can keep up with. This will ensure that the start is safe and secure for all. Remember you will be chip timed anyway so it doesn’t matter how long it takes you to cross the start line.
 
 
 
 
 
 
DATE FOR THE DIARY.
 
 
 
 
Club night out September 2nd
 
 
To mark the end of Summer and our inaugural West Waterford Greenway Half Marathon we will be having a night out. This is for all club members regardless of whether you are running the half and for all our volunteers without whom these events would not happen.
Details to follow.
 
 
 
 
 
 EAST CORK MARATHON.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The East Cork Marathon,half marathon and 10k were held last Saturday and West Waterford AC had athletes competing in all three events.In the marathon there was a fine performance from Ted O'Leary who finished 7th overall in a fine time of 3.22,Mick Concannon also ran a solid time of 3.54 for 32nd place and Paul Brunnock ran 4.08 for 47th place,turning to the half marathon club chairman Tom Leahy ran a good time of 1.32 to finish 16th overall he was followed by Michael Coakley  who ran a time of 2.38,finally Sue Genc took on the 10k event and she came home in 1.06.Well done to all.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 SYMPATHY.
 
 
 
 
 
West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Louie Kirwan,Main Street, Kilmacthomas, and Johnny Fleming Skough, Carrick On Suir who passed to their eternal rewards last week , may they rest in peace. 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
 
 
Running should be a lifelong activity. Approach it patiently and intelligently, and it will reward you for a long, long time.