Senior News

Notes September 11-16

GARVEYS SUPERVALU AUTUMN LEAGUE.
 
 
 
GREAT EVENING AT THE FRIARY.
 
 
 
 
Round 2 of the popular Garvey’s Supervalu autumn league was held last Thursday evening and once again we had a great turnout.  This week we had to contend with a fairly uneven surface while trees are being cut but this didn't deter any of our runners and some great times were recorded once again.  For this league there are 4 routes on offer, 1, 2, 3 or 4 laps and you can run any distance you choose on any night you attend.  We will be at the Friary taking registrations each Thursday for the next few weeks (15th, 22nd and 29th September) from 6.45 onwards, its just €2 entry fee and we will provide water at the finish line so see you out there!
 
 
 
 
 
ONE LAP RUNNERS LEAD THE WAY.
 
 
 
 
Ciaran Frisby led home the 1 lappers for this week in a time of 7.24 with Elia Tutty in second place in 8.55.  Marathon bound Catriona Kiely clipped around in 9.58 while Michael Coakley is continuing his training efforts recording 11.37 and finally well done to Lorna Murphy who completed the 1.2 miles in 14.30.  Keep up your efforts next week and it will get easier, promise!
 
 
 
 
 
OISIN LEADS 2 LAP RUNNERS HOME.
 
 
 
 
First home in the 2 laps this week was Oisin O Riordan in a really fast time of 14.32 followed by Diana Chizhikova in 17.07.  Liz O Riordan (18.34) took exactly 1 second from her week 1 time while we welcome back Margaret Whelan (22.36) and Aileen O Connor (25.38).  Well done also to Mary Hogan (28.11) and Michelle Mannix (28.46).  Stick with the 2 laps for the next few weeks and you should all be well ready for the winter league.
 
 
 
 
 
GREAT TIMES IN THE 3 LAP LEAGUE.
 
 
 
 
There were also some great times recorded in the 3 lap league this week as they were led home Cian O Riordan again this week in 20.57 while Yevgeniy Chizhikov finished second in 22.03.  Richie Fitzgerald (23.39) and Katie Bullen (31.57) also took on the 3.6 miles of the Friary and passed with flying colours.
 
 
 
 
 
 
FOUR LAPS PROVES MOST POPULAR.
 
 
 
 
16 runners took on the 4 lap distance and once again they were led home by Mossie Keogh in another great time of 28.04 while Shane O Riordan also broke the 30 minute barrier running the 4.8 miles in 29.39.  We welcome Alan Keane (32.39) and Pat O Sullivan (37.29) to the Garvey's Autumn League and of course our friend from Tourin Kenneth (Doc) O Donnell (37.51) who is back in action once again after the summer break.
 
 
 
 
 
SPONSORS AND THANK YOU’S.
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks as always to our sponsors for this league Liam Power of Garvey’s Supervalu Dungarvan and the Coolagh Road who has sponsored this league for the past few years and is a regular participant himself.  We will put up the tables this week after the league, it's the best 4 out of the 5 nights to count in this one.  Once again thanks to our own Shirley, Ray and James for their work with the van and at the finish line and taking the entries.
 
 
 
 
 
 
23rd ANNUAL WINTER LEAGUE AROUND THE CORNER.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The clubs winter league which now enters its 23rd year is just around the corner. This year the registration night will take place on the Wednesday after the Dublin city marathon November 2nd. On this particular night all those interested in taking part in the winter league are asked to come along and register to get their number. You will be issued with a number for a cost of €5. This number should be used every night that you run. We will have people on hand at the sports centre that will be available to answer any questions you may have and we will also explain the rules and regulations of the league as well as the two courses of the league .The first official night of the league will be the following week November 4th. For all those that won’t be able to make it to the sports centre on the first night of registration, you may register and get your number on the following night. In fact, it’s possible to join the winter league at any stage throughout the course of the league. The cost of the league is €5, this is a once -off payment for your number and then €2 for each night for West Waterford AC club 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
COUNTY BOARD CONVENTION.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Waterford county board convention was held last Friday evening at De La Salle college and was well attended by the clubs around the county.  Upcoming cross country fixtures were discussed at some length and are outlined below.
 
Elected  Officers for the year are as follows.
 
Chairperson: Brian Scanlon
Vice-Chairperson: Noel Power
PRO: Fintan Walsh
Treasurer: Pat McGovern
Secretary: John Behan
Vice-Secretary: Bríd Golden
 
 
 
 
 
 
UP-COMING CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES 2016.
 
 
 
 
 
October 2nd: The 24th Annual James Hughes perpetual cup open cross country race incorporating the Waterford county Senior /Junior and under 18 championships at 12 noon St Augustine's College : The juvenile county championships for even ages also takes place with a start time of 11 AM.
 
October 9th: County XC Championships: U9, U11, U13, U15, U17, at 11am. Novice at 12 noon: St. Augustine's College 
 
October 23rd: Munster XC Championships: Even Ages, U23 and Novice: Cork Venue.
 
November 6th: County XC B U9, U11, U13, U15 Championships St Augustine's at 11am.Masters starting at 12 noon.
 
November 13th: Munster XC Championships: Uneven Ages, junior and Senior: Limerick race course.
 
 
 November 20th: Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Relays and  Masters Cross Country Championships St. Augustine's College.
 
November 27TH: GloHealth National Juvenile Even Age and Inter-Club Cross Country Championships,TBD
 
 December 4th: Munster Juvenile "B" and Intermediate Cross Country Championships. Clare venue.
 
December 11th : GloHealth National Juvenile Uneven Age and Novice Cross Country Championships, TBD
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD AC OPEN CROSS COUNTRY RACE FOR THE JAMES HUGHES PERPETUAL CUP.
 
 
 
 
The club's 23rd  annual Cross Country event of the year takes place on Sunday October 2nd at St. Augustine's College with a 12 noon starting time. As in previous years the race is open to all and caters for all levels of runners from elite runners, club runners, fun runners and joggers, all are more than welcome. The overall winner will have his name inscribed on the James Hughes perpetual cup The race itself will see the men cover 5 laps of the Friary grounds (8k) and the ladies will cover 4k in total. There will be prizes on offer in the usual categories. The race also incorporates the county senior championships for men and women.
 
 
 
 
 
 LAST CHANCE TO REGISTERYOUR INTEREST – OPEN TO ALL ENDURANCE ATHLETES BOTH CLUB MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS
 
 
 
MARATHON NUTRITION
 
 
What to eat ?
When to eat it ?
Carb loading ?
Gels ?
Recovery nutrition ?
Fat adapted or carb loading ?
If these questions are buzzing through your head we might have the answers for you.
We are considering inviting Barry Murray down to do a talk on marathon nutrition. This would be on WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER. If the demand is there it will happen if there is no demand it won’t. Cost will be €10 per person. If you plan on attending please LIKE this post so that we can get an idea of the level of interest. As time is short we will be making a decision on this on Sunday evening.Barry Murray is a Performance Nutritionist that holds a BSc in Chemistry from University College Dublin and an MSc in Sports & Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University. He specialises in endurance sports using a modern approach to nutrition for health and performance. He currently works with pro cyclists from various top professional teams (BMC/ Team AquaBlue) as well as many professional athletes. Barry has been columnist for the Irish Independent newspaper, has featured on several national radio broadcasts and has presented seminars to various sports teams and corporate businesses around Ireland and the UK.Barry is also a competitive endurance athlete himself and races competitively in ultra mountain marathon events and represented his country at the World Ultra Trail Championships. He has won several national ultra marathons including the 2015 Wicklow Way 127km and 2015 Kerry Way 200km as well as many top placings in some of the toughest ultra marathons in Europe.
 
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFROD AC ATHLETES COMPETE AT GREAT NORTH RUN-NEWCASTLE.
 
 
 
 
 
About 57,000  runners took part in the Great North Run last Sunday in Newcastle the race was won by Mo Farah in a time of 1.00.04 . Kenyan's  Vivian Cheruiyot won the women's race in 67.54.West Waterford AC had a big contingent on their annual trip to the event and they were lead home by the Hogan brother Tom and Noel, well done to all who made the annual trip. 
 
 
 
 
Tom Hogan  1:39:17
Noel Hogan 1:42:01
Nuala Hogan   1:59:45
Sinead Moore  2:07:13
Vincent O'Donovan 2:13:39
Jackie Tobin2:24:17
Mary Harney2:24:17
Karen Coleman  2:24:18
Jacinta Sheil2:41:06
Helene Hayes2:44:37
 
 
 
 
 
SANOFI 5 SUCCESS FOR WEST WATERFORD ATHLETES.
 
 
 
 
 
The Sanofi 5 mile road race was held last Friday evening in Waterford with all proceeds donated to M.S.A field of 144 ran on the night with the overall win going to Trevor Power Waterford AC in a time of 26.24. The Ladies winner was Elaine O'Donovan St.Josephs AC 32.28.West Waterford's Brian Byrne Had terrific run on the night when finishing 2nd overall in 28.29. Ray Hahesy likewise ran very well to finish 4th overall and 1st over 50, Joe Gough is back training and getting in a few road races before the track and field season kicks in, he was rewarded with 1st over 55 in a time of 31.41.Sharon Nugent had a great run and she took 1st over 35 in a time of 37.00.Liam Clince ran a time of 40.32 While Siobhan Lenihan broke the 45 mark in Style with a posting of 44.25.Well done to all.
 
 
 
 
 
P.B's THE ORDER OF THE NIGHT AT CORK 10 MILE.
 
 
 
 
 
Just over 500 runners turned out for last Saturday evening's Cork City 10 Mile road race with victory on the night going to Freddy Kearon in 53.45 with the ladies title for 2016 going to Gill Hodgins 59.43.Ted O'Leary lead or club runners home with a time of 1.06.17 which was over 2 minutes faster than the time he posted in last year's race. It's obvious from the times posted by club participants that their hard work is paying dividends as most recorded personal best times for the distance. Well done to all.
 
 
 
 
Ted O'Leary 1.06.17
Peter Cunningham 1.13.41
Brian Ormonde 1.16.46
Pat Frisby 1.19.20
Fiona Ormonde 1.23.17
Michele Cunningham 1.26.01
Ciara Duffin 1.28.18
 
 
 
 
 
 
ST. SENANS OPEN CROSS COUNTRY.
 
 
 
 
 
The annual St. Senan’s open cross-country meet in Kilmacow gets the cross country season underway this Sunday September 25th. The day’s racing starts at 1 pm with a full juvenile programme followed by the senior races. There’s a 3.000m Junior Ladies race and a 7.000m Junior Men’s with 7,000m  for the senior men and again 3,000m  for senior women. Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 senior men and women and to the first three Masters and to the first 3 juniors. Entry 5 euro.
 
 
 
 
 
 NOTICE-MARATHION WEEKEND ACCOMMODATION.
 
 
 
 
Notice to all those who have paid a deposit on the clubs hotel accommodation for the marathon weekend that the remainder of the monies are now due, the final 200 euro should be placed in an envelope and marked "marathon hotel" and dropped to James, or bring along to Tuesday training and give to Irene, All remaining monies must be paid by Monday 19th September .
 
 
 
 
 
SAFE RUNNING AT NIGHT-BE SAFE BE SEEN.
 
 
 
 
 
It’s that time of year when we remind runners of the importance of wearing high viz running gear and reflective bibs etc. We need to think about safety and being seen at night when out running or walking. Dark clothes and shoes can make you virtually invisible to motorists so wear bright clothing and light colours. Whatever gear you wear it’s most important to put on a reflective running bib as your final piece of clothing when going out the door. This winter keep safe-and be safe be seen. You can see that car but can that driver see you?
 
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
 
It's all those little battles with yourself that are the most satisfying to win.