Senior News

Notes July 15-18

 
MINNIE’S FIT4LIFE SUMMER LEAGUE WEEK 6.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 6th and final week of the Minnie’s Fit4Life Summer running league took place last Thursday, July 12th at the Friary College (by kind permission).  As has been the case for every evening of this league, there was once again glorious sunshine and warm temperatures for the runners. Even on the last week, there were some excellent runs and there were still some great improvements. This was the last week of this league,and a huge thanks and well done to everyone that took part on each or any night. Our next league, the Garveys Autumn league commences on 23rd August and there will be more details closer to the date. Presenation of prizes took place in the Friary after the league and a full breakdown of the final results will be in the notes in the coming weeks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ONE LAP.
 
 
 
 
 
 
First home last week was Onra Power in 9.17. Onra was followed once again by Joanne Breen, who knocked off another 20 seconds when running 12.32. Mary Hogan ran 14.59. Well done to all our one lap runners.
 
 
 
 
 
 
TWO LAPS
 
 
 
 
 
  
Yevgeniy Chizhikov was once again home first over the two lap route and Yev’s time this week was 15.07.  In second was Sarah Nyhan in 16.59. Sarah was followed by James Casey in 17.05. Michael Moynihan had a good run when finishing in 18.50. Next in were Gerry Cummins and Ann Quinn who both ran 19.51. Stephen Hogan finished in 20.40 just ahead of Vincent Tutty in 20.43.Margaret Whelan ran 20.59 last week with Aisling Hourigan clocking 23.50. Well done to all our 2 lap runners. Keep it up for the next few weeks and you will be flying for some of the races later in the Summer series.
 
 
 
 
 
THREE LAPS.
 
 
 
 
 
First home on the 3 laps (which is approx. 3.6 miles around the edge of the Friary grounds) was Angeline Drennan in 27.42. Second was Ann Dunford in 28.56 followed by Nuala Hogan in 29.01. Mairead Foley clocked 31.42. Well done to you all and we hope to see you all at some of the Summer series races.
 
 
 
 
 
 
FOUR LAPS.
 
 
 
 
 
Sean Stilwell was first home again this week. Sean has been improving his times each week and this week went under 30 minutes for the second time when running 29.22. Next home on the night was Jimmy Connors in 32.29. Tom Leahy was third in 33.03. Patrick Power was next in 35.50 followed by Tom Nyhan in 35.55, Neil power finished just ahead of Joe O'Rourke in 36.26 and36.29 respectively. Liam Fitzgerald was third in 36.12 followed by Ray Hahessy (36.31) and Neil Power (37.09).  First lady home was Sinead Ni Fhaolain in 36.46(over 2 minutes faster than last week).  Next lady was Sharon Higgins in 40.42 followed by Rose Power in 41.18. Well done to all the 4 lappers and remember if you can run the 4 laps in the Friary you will have no problem tackling any of the 5 mile courses in the Intersport Elverys/Asics Summer Series.  Full details on the series and all runs organised by West Waterford A.C. can be found on www.westwaterfordathletics.org and don’t forget also to like our Facebook page to keep up with all club activities.  We also have organized club coaching every Tuesday evening with our Club Coach Irene Clarke if you want to meet up to train with others or get some advice or training plans for upcoming races.  These sessions are based once again in the Friary College and we meet at 6.25pm on Tuesday evenings and all are welcome.
Presentation of prizes took place after the league with a full report to follow in the coming weeks.
 
 
 
 
THANKS.
 
 
 
 
 Thanks to the St Augustine’s College for permitting the league to be held on their grounds and of course to all the crew, Ray, Shirley, Sharon, Ann and James who helped with the smooth running of the league, not forgetting our sponsor Minnies Bar who have supported us over a long number of years, thanks so much.
 
 
 
 
 
 
24TH ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS /ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2018.
 
 
 
 
23RD ANNUAL DOOCEYS BAR BALLYMACARBRY 5.
 
 
 
 
 
 The 9th and third last race of the Interspprts Elverys/Asics summer series 2018, the Doocey’s Bar sponsored Ballymacarbry 5 mile road race takes place on Friday July 20th at 7.30 pm. The entries will be taken in the community centre from 6.45 pm onwards and the race this year again will be an out and back course along the Nire Road,same as last year's event,  and will be got under way by our honorary race starter Frank Bolger. After the race showers and changing will be available in the community centre and then it’s over to Doocey’s Bar for the refreshments and the prize-giving. The Doocey family has kindly sponsored this race once again and we appreciate their support and generosity. The entry fee is the 7 Euros pre registration and it will cost you 10 euro on race night.. Thanks to all our friends in Ballymacarbry for their efforts once again this year making it possible to hold this race.
 
 
 
 
 
 
REGISTER FOR BALLYMACARBRY  5.
 
 
 
 
Enter for Ballymac race online for just 7 euro as it will cost you 10 euro on race night. Use link below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RACE CATAGORIES FOR DOOCEYS BAR BALLYMACARBRY 5
 
 
 
 
 Men 1st 3 Senior, 1st Junior, 1st 0/40, 0/45, 0/50 and 0/55
 
Ladies 1st 3 Senior, 1st Junior, 1st 0/35, 0/40, 0/45 and 0/50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ON TARGET TO RUN 12 FROM 12 IN SUMMER SERIES.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Those who have all 8 races in the Intersport Elverys/Asics Summer Series done to date.
Keep it going lads and lassies a nice reward awaits you on the final night.
 
 
 
 
 
Ladies 
 
 
 
Sinead Ní Fhaolain
Debra Doherty
Sharon Nugent
Mairead Flynn
Evelyn Beresford
 
 
 
 
Men
 
 
 
 
Ray Hahesy
James Whelan
Yev Chizhikov
Tom Hogan
Kevin Casey
Martin Tobin
Conor Murray
Liam Clince
Donal O'Donoghue
 
 
 
 
 
YOUGHAL 5k MILE ROAD RACE.
 
 
 
 
 
The Youghal AC promoted 5k road race was held last Thursday evening and a field of 231 took part. The men's winner was Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC in a time of 15.36 with the ladies winner coming from the host club Youghal AC when Aoife Cooke clocked a time of 17.3 to win for the 3rd year in succession. West Waterford was well represented on the night and first club runner home was Kate Veale who was 3rd overall lady ,Kate clocked a time of 18.51 and Ray Hahesy was our first male finisher when he ran 18.51.Well done to all.
 
 
 
 
Kate Veale 18.51
Ray Hahesy 18.54
Joe Salmon 19.19
Ted O'Leary 19.53
Liam Clince 22.33
Linda Foley 22.47
Onra Power 23.54
Michael Coakley 25.31
Patrycja Daly 23.35
Mairead Flynn 25.04
Hazel Crowley 25.42
 
 
 
 
 
CLERIHAN 5 MILE.
 
 
 
 
135 completed in Friday evenings Clerihan 5 mile road race, the race was hosted by Clonmel AC. First man home was Emmet Mc Namara Rosegreen  AC in 26.58. Club member Colm Ryan put in an impressive performance to finish 5th in a time of 29.16,Colm also finished in this position last year. Madeline Loughnane took the ladies race for the 2nd year in succession  in a time of 30.37 holding off West Waterford's Kate Veale who finished 2nd in 31.48 finishing 12th overall. Tom Hogan also competed and Tom clocked 34.33.
 
 
 
 
ANNUAL BALLYDUFF EILIS NI AODHA MEMORTIAL 5 MILE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The annual Eilis Ni Aodha memorial 5 mile race will be held on Friday August 10th 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 prizes 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 GREENWAY RUN SATURDAY 28TH JULY..........PLEASE BOOK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
As part of our preparations for the Autumn Marathons & Half Marathon we will be doing another club training run on the Greenway. This year the plan is to run towards Waterford.This run is geared towards preparation for our target autumn races but all club members are more than welcome to join us on the day. There will be no numbers, chip timing, water stations, gels or prizes it’s purely a self supported training run.A bus will leave the Pond in Abbeyside at 9.00am and drop everyone to Kilmacthomas (19k from Carriganore). The option is also there to run from McGraths Cross towards Carriganore which increases the distance by 5k (24k). After the run we will go for coffee and fresh scones in WIT Carriganore and showers will also be available. If you want to leave your gear bag on the bus it will transport it to Waterford for you. A nominal fee of €10 will be charged which can be paid on the morning of the run.  The bus will leave Carriganore at 12.30pm aiming to be back in town by lunchtime. This will give you plenty time to get yourself ready for an informal club night out .......details to follow.If you are interested in joining us on this run please text Irene on (086) 8242348 to book your seat on the bus. Seats on the bus are filling very quickly so if you are ‘thinking’ about it please book. The Greenway is very busy at the moment so please run on the left and pass out on the right. It is shared space so respect for other users is a must.
 
 
 
 
 
RUN TO IMPROVE.
 
 
 
 
As part of our 5 week training block we have the weekly training session on Tuesdays and a training plan to follow for the rest of the week. This is backed up by the support
of our experienced coaches, online groups and other runners within the group. Training will never be easier if you have the network of support and encouragement of like minded people around you.What have you got to lose?
 
 
 
 
 
 
JOE GOUGH SETS YET ANOTHER NATIONAL RECORD.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It’s a weekly occurrence now but when your good your good !!Joe Gough was in Drogheda this evening for a graded 1500 mtr race. And as he has been doing on a weekly bases at this stage he shattered yet another over 65 Irish record . A record which was held by Willie Neenan of Cork with a time of 5.08.87 Joe ran a staggering 4.55.10. Now that’s how you break records . !!!That's the Irish outdoor 400m, 800m and 1500m records broken so far this year.
 
 
 
 
AAI NATIONAL SENIOR TRACK AND FIELD ENTRIES.
 
 
 
 
 
The National Senior track and field championships will be held in Santry on Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th  July.   All club entries please to Jim Fleming 087-2891151 or Gregory Fitzgerald 087 64445789.
 
 
 
SYMPATHY.
 
 
 
West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Mrs Maude Tutty  14 Mitchell Tce, Dungarvan, who passed to her eternal reward last week, may she rest in peace.
 
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
 
 
 It is not so much that I began to run, but that I continued.