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Notes October 29-17

27th ANNUAL JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 .
 
 
ENTRIES  OPEN WEDNESDAY .
 
 
West Waterford athletic club are delighted to announce that entries for our 27th annual 10 mile  event will open on this coming Wednesday November 1st at 9 am. The entry options will be online entry through our race web site www.dungarvan10mile.org or through our chip timing www.myrunresults.com or by downloading an entry form on our club web site www.westwaterfrodathletics.org there will also be hard copy entries forms available. The event now in its 27th year 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 from humble beginnings 27 years ago. This year the organisers due to the demand for entries for the race have added extra numbers with a cut off now of 2.750 entries available ,this we hope will see all runners wishing to run the event in 2018 getting an entry to do so. Please note that this event usually sells out well before closing date so do get your entry in if you intend running on Sunday February 4th 2018.The John Treacy Dungarvan 10 bring’s 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 as we all look forward to an even bigger and better event on Sunday February 4th next. To stage such a big event of course requires good sponsor and we are fortunate to have the support many associate sponsors and many local businesses and individuals who are all giving valuable support helping to make the day a great occasion for the town of Dungarvan.The top club runners will once again do battle to have the honor of having their clubs name added to the list of previous winners in the John Treacy Club Challenge Cup for men’s and ladies teams. We will again be calling on all the athletic clubs of Ireland to take on the challenge in 2018 event.
 
 
All race details can be found at www.dungarvan10mile.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 SUPPORTS CYSTIC FIBROSIS IRELAND (CFI).
 
 
 
 
Two years ago for the first time we decided through the generosity of you the runners of the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 that we would give all participants the opportunity to support a chosen charity when entering the race ,this proved very popular as over the past two years over 5.000 euro was raised for Dogs for the disabled in year one and last years our chosen charity was Aoibheann’s Pink Tie “National Children’s Cancer Charity” and again you the runners came up trumps. This year we are delighted to be teaming up with yet another very worthy charity in Cystic Firosis Ireland. Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (CFI) assists and supports patients and families affected by the life shortening genetically inherited disease Cystic Fibrosis. They offer counselling, exercise grants and funding for vital research in the hope that a cure will be found. Exercise is a vital element to maintaining good health in CF patients and as the lungs are effected even simple tasks like walking can be difficult. As you take on this 10 mile race, we hope you will keep in mind those who are unable to participate and make a donation as you register. When entering this year's John Treacy Dungarvan 10 you have the option of supporting this charity. On race day we will also be taking donations at race H.Q for those who might like to contribute. We are delighted that in the past two years that a very high percentage of those who run this great race in most cases have also have subscribed to our charity, a trend we hope will continue this year. Thank you in participation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
REGISTER TONIGHT WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1st FOR THE 24th ANNUAL FORDE'S DAYBREAK
 WINTER LEAGUE AT 6.30 PM.
 
 
 
 
 
 
On tonight Wednesday November 1st  registration will take place for the 2017/18 24th Annual Forde's Daybreak winter league which will be run over 13 weeks and organised by West Waterford athletic club. The event for those few who are not familiar with it caters for all types of runners and especially for those that have never ran before, we provide plenty of advice and encouragement so please don’t feel that you might be the only person trying it for the first time as guaranteed there will be many coming along again this year for the very first time just like you. There are 2 distances to choose from and they are commonly known as the long route and the short route. Come along tonight and register for whichever route you wish to do. Please bear in mind that you are not stuck with the course you choose at the start, if you wish to change after a while then you may do so. We will be available to answer any questions you may have tonight or any other night. There is no official run tonight, many people do run the course but there will be no stewards on the course until next week which is the official start of the league. If you can’t register tonight, you can do so next week or any other night but we do urge as many as possible to come along and register in order to speed up proceedings for the following week. Your cooperation with this matter is much appreciated.
 
 
 
 
 
 
€5 ONCE-OFF REGISTRATION FEE
 
 
 
 
 
When you register tonight, there will be a fee of €5 to cover the cost of the waterproof number. This number will be issued to you and you only and it will be your number for the duration of the 13 week league so it’s most important that you have it and wear it every Wednesday night, please pin it to the front of your bib only. This is a once-off fee, payable on the night you get your number and then after that it will be just €2 each night that you run for members and €3 for non-members. This year for the first time also you can pay for the entire league with a once off payment and save yourself some money by doing so. 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.
 
 
 
 
 
24th ANNUAL FORDE'S DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE REGISTER ONLINE.
 
 
 
 
Now also available is the clubs new online Forde's Daybreak winter league registration. By following the link below and the instructions there after you can enter online for the 2017/18 league. No queuing, just come along on the first night of the league and pick up your number from the on online registration desk.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SAFETY ON THE ROADS.
 
 
 
 
The first rule of safety when running on the road is that all runners must wear their reflective bib at all times. Bibs can be bought at any sports shop or hardware shop. Under no circumstances will any runner be allowed to take part in the winter league without a reflective bib. If you have now yet purchased one please do so before the start of the league. Watches and I Pods or any music ear pieces are strictly against club rules and will not be allowed. Runners must obey the stewards at all times. They are there for our own safety and are not to be ignored. Please be wary of traffic at all times but especially when crossing the road or overtaking somebody.
 
 
 
 
MICHAEL ROCHE CARPETS SERIES. RACE 1.
 
 
 
24th ANNUAL MURRAYS PHARMACY BRICKEY 5k IN AID OF BRICKEY JUVENILE GAA CLUB.
 
 
 
 
 
 Bushy Park GAA grounds is the venue for the 24th 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, David and all at Murrays Pharmacy for this kind gesture. The proceeds from this year's race will be donated to Brickey Juvenile 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. Entry fee is 10 Euro. . Proceeds from the event this year will be donated to Brickey Juvenile GAA club..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRIZE CATAGORIES FOR BRICKEY RACE.
 
 
 
 
 
The following are the prize categories for the 24th Annual Murray's Pharmacy Brickey run 1st 3 men and 1st in the following weight categories. Under 60 kg 70 kg 80 kg 90 kg 100 kg and over 100 kg. The Ladies prizes will be awarded to the first 6 ladies across the line.
 
 
 
 
 
MICHAEL ROCHE CARPETS SERIES.RACE 2. 
 
 
 
SOLAS CENTRE TO BENEFIT FROM PADDY JOE CURRAN MEMORIAL TURKEY TROT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
On Sunday November 19th the 9th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile run and 4 mile walk will take place at the Marine Bar, Pulla, Dungarvan. All proceeds from this year's event will go to The Solas Centre. The 4 mile walk will begin at 11 am, while the 5 mile run will get under way at 12 noon. If you would like further information or would like a sponsorship card for the event contact Padraig on 086-1054012 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TURKEY TROT ONLINE ENTRY ON THIS LINK.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DUBLIN MARATHON 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
It's hard to believe that its a year ago this weekend since we broke all club records of participation when we had over 160 club members complete the 2016 Dublin city marathon ,our 100 club descended on the streets of Dublin that memorable weekend celebrating the 100th year of the Easter rising .Last Sunday ok we hadn't the same number competing but we had a great crew who kept the clubs great Dublin marathon tradition alive and well by taking part in the 38th Airtricity  event which was held in idea marathon conditions .The club this year saw two members break the magic 3 hour barrier in  Marc Flavin  2.57 and Michael Moloney 2.59, likewise the same number broke the 3.15 mark in Ted O'Leary 3.08 Colm Ryan 3.11,breaking the 3.30 barrier we had club chairman Tom Leahy run 3.16 , Eamon Cashin 3.23, Martin Tobin 3.25, Joe Barry and Ray Hahesy finish on the same time of 3.29.just over the 3.30 mark were Micheál Callaghan Kevin Casey both 3.33.Very well done to our first lady home this year Sharon Nugent in a excellent time of 3.57 well under the 4 hour mark there for Sharon, she was followed by Catriona Kiely with a new personal best run of 4.04 and Linda Garcia was next in 4.25.Well done to those who completed their first marathon also ,we hope it's the first of many.The overall winner this year's race was Kenyan athlete Bernard Rotich in a time of  2.15.52 from Yurii Ruskyuk Ukraine just 3 seconds behind in 2.15.55 and a further 3 second behind for third was Asefa Legese Bekele Ethiopia in 2.15.58 .The ladies race saw victory going to Nataliya Lehonkova Ukraine in 2.28.57 second was Ashu Kasim: 2.34.35 from Ethiopia and third was also a Ukrainian athlete Viktoriya Khapilina in 2:35.54.The Irish championships saw Kenyan athlete a member of Raheny Shamrock AC Freddy Sittuk in a time of 2.16.05 from Garry O'Hanlon Clonliffe Harriers AC 2.18.52,the ladies championships was won by Laura Graham Mourne Runners in 2.39.06 from Caitriona Jennings Letterkenny AC 2.42.36, Patrick Monahan won the wheelchair race in 1.49.55
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD AC ATHLETES DUBLIN MARATHON 2017.
 
 
 
 
Joe Barry 3.29
Brian Beatty 4.34
Michael Callaghan 3.33
Kevin Casey 3.33
Mark Cliffe 3.59
Michael Coakley 6.47
Eamon Cashin 3.23
Marc Flavin 2.57
Linda Garcia 4.25
Terri Gough 5.50
Ray Hahesy 3.29
Jody Hallinan 3.51
Bryan Hallissey 3.46
Daryl Kearns 3.46 
Catriona Kiely 4.04
Tom Leahy 3.16
Michael Moloney 2.59
Sharon Nugent 3.57 
Vincent O Donovan 4.29
Ted O Leary 3.08
Joe O Rourke 3.58
Madison O Rourke 6.32
Brian Ormonde 4.15
David Regan 4.01
Colm Ryan 3.11
Martin Tobin 3.25
Emma Power 4.37
 
 
 
 
MICK HERE AND THERE.!!
 
 
 
 
Well done today to club member Mick Concannon who completed the 2017 Brooks Snowdonia Marathon Eryri in a time of 4:23:05.Held on a great course which saw the marathon take in plenty of on and off road terrain and of course it being Snowdonia there was plenty of climbing 1.000 meters in all, and for those of us who saw Mick's name on the entry list for Sunday's Dublin city marathon, yes you guessed it he made his way back and towed the line at 9 am with his fellow club members .
 
 
 
 
ALL IRELAND NOVICE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS SET FOR WATERFORD.
 
 
 
The All Ireland Novice Men's and Womens Cross Country Championships are announced for Carriganore Waterford on Sunday December 17 th together with the uneven age Juvenile Championships.With the event here at home and hosted by Waterford county board it’s paramount that we have club teams and county teams in both ladies and mens events. We are appealing to eligible athletes for the Novice Championships to be part of the club and county team on the day. This is a pre reg championship race and entries have to be submitted before 8th December please contact club cross county coordinators James Veale 086-8184762 or Ann Dunford ‭086-061 9711‬The distances are Men 6000 Metres and Women 4000 metres.Please note also that the All Ireland Senior ,u 23 and Junior Championships will be held in Abbotstown on Sunday November 26th all athletes competing please contact James or Ann also . Entry closing on 17th November.
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances.