Senior News

Notes October 15-17

COUNTY MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS.
 
 
 
RAIVIS ZAKIS WINS MENS. 
 
 
 
BRIGID COFFEY TAKES BACK TO BACK TITLES.
 
 
 
CLEAN SWEEP IN TEAM HONOURS FOR WEST WATERFORD AC.
 
 
 
 
The county masters cross country championships for 2017 were held last Sunday at St. Augustine's college. The race was preceded by the juvenile B championships. The morning saw a good heavy mist for the race with underfoot conditions getting quite mucky but none the less there was no cold for the small field of runners. The ladies and men's race's started together with the ladies covering 4.000 meters and the men 6.000 meters. In the ladies race it was gold silver and bronze for West Waterford AC with recent county novice champion Brigid Coffey coming from behind after the first lap to pass club  mate and early leader Diana Chizhikova to take gold making it a double for the Ballymacmague woman. Diana took the silver  with Onra Power winning bronze this was the gold medal winning team also for West Waterford AC . In the men's there was a clear gun to tape winner in West Waterford AC's  Raivis Zakis who looked very impressive over the soft Friary grounds, Mossie Keogh also West Waterford took silver and for a clean individual medal haul for West Waterford AC Jason Travers took the bronze, These above three along with Michael Dunford who was 4th finisher took the gold medals and the silver team honours went to West Waterford AC B team of   Joe Gough, Justin Coonan. Darren Tutty and Liam Clince. Well done to all club members who participated.
 
 
 
 
 
FORDES DAYBREAK TO SPONSOR 24th ANNUAL WEST WATERFORD ATHLETIC CLUB WINTER LEAGUE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Waterford Athletic Club are delighted to announce this week that Kevin Forde of Forde's Daybreak on the Youghal Rd will continue their sponsorship of our upcoming winter league which is now entering its 24th year. The original and famed West Waterford AC league brings all levels of runners and joggers in Dungarvan and indeed all surrounding area's to the towns sports centre each Wednesday evening over the winter months. The club are delighted to have Forde's Daybreak on board again this year and our hope is that the league will be bigger and better than any previous year.  The Forde's Daybreak winter league registration night is on Wednesday 1st November  and the first night proper on the following week Wednesday November 8th. The league will begin with the traditional registration night and 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 waterproof number for a cost of €5. This number should be used on every night that you run and its most important that you bring this number as it will be chipped which will record you finishing time each week (no number and chip and no time), We will have people on hand at the sports centre that will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding the league. For all those that won’t be able to make it to the sports centre on the first night, you may register and get your number on the following Wednesday 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 will be €2 for each night for West Waterford AC club members and €3 for non -members. Please do feel free to spread the word and bring along a friend or two, to Irelands original 13 round winter league, see you in Quann's.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 and all at Murrays Pharmacy for this kind gesture. The proceeds from this year's race will be donated to The 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 8 Euro. Proceeds from the event this year will be donated to The Brickey Juvenile GAA club.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
27th ANNUAL JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 .
 
 
 
 
 
Entries for the 27th Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 which will be held on Sunday February 4th  2018.West Waterford Athletic Club have announced details of the event which 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 and is a pre entry race which will close when 2.750 entries is reached. ( please note this race was full in a very short time last year ). West Waterford Athletic Club is delighted with the support it receives from its sponsor for this event, we are fortunate to have the support of the  Glaxosmithkline, Tipperary Water, Flahavan’s, Déise Design, Nike , Top Oil  along with many other local businesses and individuals who are all giving valuable support helping to make the day a great occasion for the town of Dungarvan. The race also incorporates the popular John Treacy Club Challenge Cup for men’s and ladies teams which has proved to be hugely competitive. We will again be calling on all the athletic clubs of Ireland to take on the challenge in the 2017 event. The John Treacy Dungrvan 10 brings 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 ,we look forward to welcoming you to our town on Sunday February 05th 2017. Don't be disappointed as many were last year get your entry in soon.
All race details can be found at www.dungarvan10mile.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
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..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AMSTERDAM ALIVE WITH WEST WATERFORD AC RUNNERS.
 
 
 
 
 
Our club runners took Amsterdam by storm last weekend as a large group travelled over to run the marathon and half marathon distances. Held in warm conditions which reached over 20 degrees Kenian Laurence Cherono ran 2.05.09 which broke the course record while Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele took the ladies title in 2.21.53. We had two members running the full, cousins Linda Garcia and Jackie Tobin ran ever step together clocking a time of 4.52.53 as they crossed the finish line side by side.Running the half were Paschal Proctor 2.08.44 our only male competitor on the day, Rita Cronnolly will be pleased with her performance when she clocked 2.18.08, Paula Earley was our first female home well under the 2.30 mark when clocking a time of 2.25.12 , and just behind Paula by a second was Mary Harney 2.25.13, finishing very close together we had good runs from Valerie Power 2.31.10 with Ciara Duffin running 2.31.32 and the same time was accorded to Tricia Cullinane 2.31.32 here also. Helene Hayes completed yet another half in 2.33.14 while the birthday girl herself Jacinta Sheil celebrated in style completing the course in 2.38.54,Irene Dee rounded off a great weekend for our runners in the land of the tulips when she ran 2.40.26.
 
well done to all.
 
 
 
 
 
DESK TO 5K.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A huge well done to all the participants on our lunchtime Desk to 5k programme. This is an 8 week programme run in conjunction with Waterford Sports Partnership and is proving to be very popular.On week 1 we did a mix of running and walking and already by week 5 we are up to running 4km comfortably. This is only the start of the running journey for these athletes as many of the graduates of our initial Lets run programme are now in the final stages of preparation for Dublin City Marathon.The sky is the limit !If you are interested in joining us on our next programme either at lunchtime or in the evening contact Irene Clark on 086 8242348 or Claire Kennedy on 087 9116997. We will also be starting a run to improve group soon so if you can run a little but want to take it to the next level this is the place for you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
 
 
Life is complicated. Running is simple. Is it any wonder that people like to run.