Senior News

Notes March 25-18

24TH ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES LAUNCHED.
 
 
 
 
 
NEW LOOK SUMMERS SERIES ANNOUNCED.
 
 
 
 
 
It's that time of year again when we turn our attentions to the summer series which we are doing now for the 24th time. Many of the races have remained the same for much of these 24 years with some new ones added as time has elapsed, As we know with many things you can't sit still and you have to change and evolve and update as time goes by to help freshen things up as we go along. With that said we are always trying to loom at new ideas while always trying to keep our core traditional events unchanged as much a possible for as we all know tradition is important. Last year as you all know we changed our overall series sponsor to Intersport Elverys  bringing together a power house sports retail name in  the industry in Ireland along with an athletics house hold brand in Asics. So looking forward the series more or less keeps the same format, we will include a brand new race bringing the total of events now to 12, the only road racing series in the country with this many races. We are introducing a brand new race The Ballinameela 5k which will slot in as the final race in the series for 2018, this event we are very excited about with a brilliant community spirit out in Ballinameela and a super fast course also it will round off the event in great style.The 12 race program will be held over the summer months from April to August with a diverse programme of events which holds something in it for everyone, both distance and terrain wise. We will have some other slight changes also this year with Clashmore changing to a new 5k course, Ras  Na Rinne will also see a change to the Cunnigar leg of the course, More information on these shortly. "The Inter sports Elverys/Asics Summer Series in West Waterford gets under way on Friday 6th April with the 5th Annual M T S Broadband Ballinroad 5k road race. There is an 12 race programme during the summer months, culminating in the Ballinameela 5k on Friday August 30th at 7pm. We are looking forward to meeting all our old friends throughout the summer months and hopeful we make also make many new acquaintances along the way as well.  For further information please contact James 086-8184762 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find us on facebook.
 
 
 
 
 
 
RACE ENTRY INFORMATION.
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are finding that many are now using our online pre entry to many of our races which is a huge help to the race organisers .This year our online entry will be 7 euro and if you wait to enter on the night of the race it will be 10 euro. Also we are continuing our online race series package which will cost you 40 euro for. The overall prize fund for the series will remain the same as last year and this is achievable with thanks to the generosity of our great sponsors. As a non-profit making club which has always strived to cater for all levels of participants and promoted itself as having events organised for runners by runners, we know from the feedback that runners appreciated the effort’s being made by our club in this matter and participants from far and near came and supported our events . We're really looking forward to seeing runners of all standards back again this coming summer series. But remember save yourself money and get your online race entry in.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 VALUE SUMMER SERIES RACE PACKAGE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This unique Race Package allows participant's to enter West Waterford A.C.'s own races in the Intersport Elverys/Asics Summer Series. So for €40 you are entered for The Ballinroad 5k on April 6th, Ardmore 5 Mile on 11th May, Clashmore 5K on 8th June, Dromana 5 Mile on 22nd June, Ras Na Rinne 6 Mile on 6th July, Ballymacarbry 5 Mile on 20th July, and Marine Climb on 3rd August.  If you will be pre entered for all the listed races and your race number will be available for pick up at each race headquarters.
 
 
 
Here is the link for the series package.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 CAN YOU COMPLETE SEVEN FROM TWELVE.?
 
 
 
 
 
We will continue again this year with the rewards system where any runner that completes 7 out of the 12 races over the series will once again qualify for an Intersport Elverys/Asics voucher to the value of 30 euro which will be  redeemable at the Intersport Elverys Sports store in Dungarvan for Asics product. For the best value summer series in the country it's got to be the Intersport Elverys/Asics series-where would you get it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COURSE RECORDS -INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
Ballinroad 5k.
 
 
Philip Harty 2014-15.25
Sinead Mansfield 2014-18.41
 
 
 
 
Butlerstown 4 mile.
 
 
Trevor Power 2014- 20.47
Martina O'Dwyer 2014-23.50
 
 
 
 
Waterford – Tramore 7 miles.
 
 
 
Sandis Bralitis  2010-36.44
Pauline Lambe 2010-44.03
 
 
 
 
Ardmore 5 miles.
 
 
Philip Harty 2013-24.30
Madeline Loughnane 2009-29.06
 
 
 
 
Touraneena 5k.
 
 
 
David Mc Carthy  2008-14.26
Vanessa Molloy  1997-17.41
 
 
Clashmore 5 miles.
Sandis Bralitis  2008-24.58
Pauline Lambe 2010-29.45
 
 
 
 
Dromana 5 miles.
 
 
John Treacy   1994-23.49
Pauline Lambe  2010-29.20
 
 
 
 
 
Marine Climb 10k.
 
 
James Sullivan 1995-30.20
Siobhan O’Doherty  2009- 37.48
 
 
Ballymacarbry 5 miles.
David Mc Carthy 2012-23.55
Pauline Lambe 2010-29.48
 
 
 
 
Ras Na Rinne 6 miles.
 
 
William Harty  2000-29.14
Lori Stitch 1998-35.14 and Pauline Lambe  2009-35.14
 
 
Glaxosmithkline 5 miles.
 
 
Sandis Bralitis   2008-24.32
Sinead Cummins  2004-29.20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 MICHEÁL O HOGÁIN AND SLATEWAYS TROPHIES TO BE PRESENTED TO SERIES WINNERS.
 
 
 
 
 
The overall series winners come August and after the 12 races on the card will be presented with two magnificent trophies, the Micheál O'Hogáin trophy to the men's winner and the Slateways trophy will be presented to the Ladies winners. The names of previous winners which are listed below see's many of the top road runners over the past 24 years listed. Who will have their name added to this list only time will tell.
 
 
 
Male series winners.
 
 
 
 
James O’ Sullivan (1995-1997)
Philip Harty (1996)
William Harty(1998-1999-2000-2001-2003)
Peter Duggan (2002-2004)
Raivis Zakis (2005-2012-2013)
Sandis Bralitis (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Brian Murphy (2011,2015) 
Kevin Kenneally (2014,2016)
Kevin O'Leary ( 2017)
 
 
 
 
 
Female series winners.
 
 
 
 
Rebecca Harty (1995)
Una Murray (1996)
Geraldine Guiry (1997)
Catherine Hennessey (1999-2000-2001)
Jackie Carty (1998-2003-2004-2005-2006)
Sinead Crotty (2007)
Corinna Walsh(2002-2008-2011-2012 )
Pauline Lambe (2009-2010)
Nollaig O’ Neill (2013)
Martina O'Dwyer (2014)
Sandra Prendergast ( 2015)
Mary Molloy (2016)
Kate Veale (2017)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 ENTRY TO THE SUMMER SERIES.
 
 
 
 
 
Please note that entry to the summer series is separate to that of the individual races. It’s an extra 5 Euros to join the series and you may join the series at any of the races up to and including the Dromana race which is the deadline for doing so.  When you enter the series, you must do 7 of the 12 races and you will automatically qualify for a 30 euro Intersport Elverys/Asics voucher. "where would you get it"
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD ATHLETIC CLUB INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER ROAD RACING SERIES 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Race 1. Ballinroad 5k 6th April 2018
 
Race 2. Butlerstown 4 Mile 13th April 2018
 
Race 3. Waterford to Tramore 7.5 Mile 28th April 2018
 
Race 4. Ardmore 5 mile 11th May 2018
 
Race 5. Touraneena 5K 25th May 2018
 
Race 6. Clashmore 5 Mile 8th June 2018
 
Race 7. Dromana 5 Mile 22nd June 2018
 
Race 8. Ras Na Rinne 6 Mile 6th July 2017
 
Race 9. Ballymacarbry 5 Mile 20th July 2018
 
Race 10.  Marine Climb 6 Mile 3rd August 2018
 
Race 11.  GSK 5 Mile 17th August 2018
 
Race 12. Ballinameela 5k 31st August 2018
 
 
 
 
All individual race details can be viewed at www.westwaterfordathletics.org or on club face book.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 24th ANNUAL INTERSPORTS ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMER SERIES "KICKS OFF" WITH THE M T S BROADBAND SPONSORED BALLINROAD 5K IN ASSOCIATION WITH BALLINROAD SOCCER CLUB.
 
 
 
 
 Friday week April 6th see’s the start of the Intersport Elverys/Asics summer series for 2018 when the 5th Annual M T S Media Ballinroad 5k will get this year's series under way. This year once again we are delighted to be able to help and support the local community in Ballinroad as the local soccer club Ballinroad A.F.C. will be the benefactors of the race , with monies donated towards their Pitch fund. The race will incorporate a fun run/walk with proceeds from them going towards the clubs fund for this project. Starting at 7 pm with Ballinroad community hall as the race H. Q. A huge turnout is expected if last year is anything to go by as we deem the race to be the fastest flattest 5k course around. Our sincere thanks to John Coleman and Jamie Moroney of MTS Broadband for attaining the sponsorship for this race. As you know in West Waterford AC we like to cater for all and have different prize structures in all our races, for the Ballinroad race we will have prizes for the top 5 men and women with lots and lots of spots for down the field finishers and for only a 7 euro pre entry fee. But remember you must enter online to avail of the 7 euro entry otherwise its 10 euro on the night. The course chosen for the race is an excellent out and back course which is very flat so if your first attempt at the 5k distance or you’re looking for a fast time on a flat- fast course this is your opportunity to shine. Full race details in next week's notes. But for now spread the work Ballinroad 5k Friday April 6th is where it's at.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2018.
 
 
 
 
5TH ANNUAL M. T. S. MEDIA BALLINROAD 5K IN ASSOCIATION WITH BALLINROAD SOCCER CLUB.
 
 
 
 
Enter Ballinroad M.T.S.Media 5k online now via West Waterford Athletic Club website ! On "upcoming fixtures there's a link to do so. Numbers can be collected on the evening of race. This race will cost 7 euro to enter online but if you wait until the night of the race the entry fee will be 10 euro.
 
 
 
here is the link below to enter. 
 
 
 
 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=52706654
 
 
 
 
 
 
MASON FINANCIAL COLLIGAN LEAGUE KICKS OFF THIS THURSDAY EVENING MARCH 29TH.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Mark Mason Financial Colligan league kicks off  this Thursday 29th March in Colligan wood at 6.30 p.m. Once again Mark has come on board as sponsor again this year and the club would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Mark and his family for their generous sponsorship. Mark has sponsored this league over the past number of years and has always been a most supportive and generous sponsor and we are delighted to be once again be associated with Mark for 2018.  This league is perfect for all in that it caters for every kind of runner and non-runner. You don’t need to be a regular runner to join up, many newcomers start at this league each year and again this year we expect the same trend to follow. There are three different routes to choose from so we really do cater for everyone. We guarantee you will surprise yourself with what can be achieved in a short few weeks, and you will never know what you can achieve unless you come along, so please do give it a go. It’s just €2 each night to enter, you can of course come along any week to partake if you can't make it the first evening and hi don't forget to Bring a friend don’t keep it to yourself. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FORMAT OF THE LEAGUE.
 
 
 
 
 
Over the course of the 5 weeks of the league we will keep a record of each person’s finishing position. If you finish first you get one point, fifth place will earn you 5 points and so on. All runners will be put in to divisions of 5 and after the four weeks the winner of each division will receive a prize. Prizes will be awarded to those in each route and the divisions make it fun and interesting and all the more enjoyable. The overall winner of the hill league will also receive the Veale Family Perpetual Shield.
 
 
 
 
 
DATES OF THE LEAGUE.
 
 
 
 
Round 1: March 29th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 2: April 05th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 3: April 12th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 4: April 19th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 5: April 26th at 6.30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
JOE GOUGH SETS A NEW IRISH RECORD AND BECOMES CHAMPION OF EUROPE.
 
 
 
 
 
Club member Joe Gough continued his remarkable international master success story last week in Madrid Spain where he was taking part in the 12th European Masters indoors championships. Joe was entered in the over 65 800 and 1.500 meters. Joe got his Euro's off to the idea start on the Wednesday morning by winning his heat of the 800 in a time of 2.30. Joe had the fastest time in the qualifiers so he was the man to watch for the final which was on Thursday evening. Watch they may as Joe showed a clean pair of heals to the field coming home to take the European crown in a time of 2.22.36 well clear of the silver medallist Italian Giovanni Finielli 2.27.96 and bronze went to Belgium's Jos Herinckx in 2.28.18.Just 15 hours after winning gold over 800 meters on Friday morning at 9.20 Joe was to continued his remarkable winning sequence when competing in the final of the 1.500 meters over 65 Joe easily took gold once again in a time of 5.05.16 with silver going to Luciano Moser Italy 5.07.91 and the bronze was claimed by Luis Lahoz Spain 5.08.52.So it was double gold for the Mitchell St man and to round off a superb weekend end Joe also set a new Irish record in that 1,.500 meters smashing the old standard of 5.12. We  done from all at your club Joe a remarkable achievement to add to your long list of successes. 
 
 
 
 
 
DUNHILL/FENOR 10 MILE.
 
 
 
 
 
The Dunhill/Fenor 10 mile road race was held recently with  a field of 224 completing the course in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital, the overall race winner on the day was Brain Murphy Carrick ON Suir AC in a time of 56.00 with the ladies title going to Ruth Fitzgerald Waterford AC in 61.22,West Waterford AC a 7 athletes who made the trip and their finishing times were.
 
 
 
Kate Veale 71.28
Martin Tobin 79.54
Bernie Prendergast 81.42
Catriona Kiely 81.55
Caroline Russell 96.59
Rose Power 96.59
Linda Gracia 100.17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SHARON RUNS WICKLOW HALF.
 
 
 
 
 
Well done last Sunday morning to club member Sharon Nugent who completed the Wicklow Gaol Break half marathon  in a time of 1.52.41.
 
 
 
 
 
 
MALLOW 10.
 
 
 
 
 
Well done Sunday to the West Waterford athletes who competed at the annual Mallow 10 where there were 1.200 finishers. The overall winner this year was Bantry's Alan O' Shea in 51.48 with the ladies race going to Gill Hodgins Leevale AC 9.19.Ray Hahesy led our athletes home in 1.08.20 while Ann Dunford was the first club lady home in 1.18.49.
 
 
 
Ray Hahesy 1:08:09 
Eamonn Cashin 1:12:04
Ted O'Leary 1:17:49
Ann Dunford 1:17:51
John Fennell 1:19:24
Maria White 1:21:05
Sharon Higgins 1:24:53
Rose Power 1:34:37
Catherine Condon 1:33:12
Margaret Conway 1:39:56
Michael Coakley 1:48:20
Tricia Cullinane 1:48:23
 
 
 
 
 
ENTRIES FOR MUNSTER ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS.
 
 
 
 
 
 The club will be submitting teams for the Munster Senior, Masters and Novice road championships which are being held on Monday April 2nd  Castlelyons Co. Cork starting at 1 pm. If you are interested in running any of the above please contact road racing coordinator Gerry Cantwell on 086-3503571, no entries accepted on day of competition.
 
 
 
 
 
AGLISH FUN RUN/WALK EASTER MONDAY.
 
 
 
 
 The 6th annual Aglish fun run takes place on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018.10k run/5k run or 5 k walk. entry fee 7 euro or a donation. registration from 11 am. walk starts 11.30 run starts 11.45.refreshments afterwards in Aglish community hall. Numerous spot prizes. sponsorship cards available on request. All proceeds to Children's Hospital Crumlin. facebook This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mobile 086-8474285
 
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
 
Watching the world's best compete fires you up to achieve your own feats of greatness. When it comes to running, participation and spectating go hand in hand.