Senior News

Notes April 02-17

MARK MASON FINANCIAL SERVICES COLLIGAN RUNNING LEAGUE KICKS OFF.

 

 

Round 1 of the Mark Mason Financial Colligan Spring League took place last Wednesday evening in the beautiful surround of Colligan wood. The league was a few weeks later starting this year as it was decided to wait until the clocks changed making it safer for the runners with more light with the extra hour, this proved to be a wise move as an excellent turnout were present. The clock had gone forward as we said and with a 6:30 pm start we were all be home and showered before the sun set.  This year, the league will be 5 nights instead of 4 and to be included in the tables you need to run 4 out of the 5 nights. We got underway  at  6.30 in the presence of our league sponsor Mark Mason along with his wife Louise and Daughters Amy and Rebecca . A total of  22 runners completed the 2 laps, We had 18 who ran the 5 mile flat course which is 3 ½ laps of the wood and road and finally 50 took on the challenging 5 mile hill route. This league will continue for the next 4 Wednesday evenings (April 5th, April 12th, April 19th and finally April 26th) so no excuses folks why not come along and give it a go for yourself if you missed the first evening,

 

 

 2 LAP CHALLENGE LEAD HOME BY GERRY CUMMINS.

 

 

The 2 lap challenge is geared towards beginners and we were delighted to see 22 runners sign up on the first night and they were led home by Gerry Cummins running a very good time of 20.57. he was followed immediately by the Hallahans, Donna and Karen who both recorded 20.58. Next home was Arthur Chizikov in 21.17. Emma Hogan will have 30 minutes as target having clocked 30.01 League sponsor Mark Mason also ran and recorded a time of 31.16. We have plenty of room on this route for lots more runners so spread the word, Colligan is the place to be for the next 4 Wednesday evenings.

 

 

 

 5 MILE FLAT COURSE LED HOME BY MICHAEL RYAN

 

 

The 5 mile flat was led home by Michael Ryan in a speedy 30.48. he was followed by Kevin Casey in 34.57. next was our first lady, Kate Veale who walked around in 41.31. Nessa Foley and Margaret Conway will aim to break 44 minutes soon having clocked 44.07 and 44.15 respectively. Rita Cronnolly, Christine Fogarty and Marion Keane ran together and finished in 53.32– well done girls and well done to all who took part in week 1, just keep up the effort now guys for the next 4 weeks lads it will be worth it.

 

 

 

MOSSIE KEOGH LEADS HOME 5 MILE HILLS GROUP.

 

The biggest entry of the night goes to the 5 mile hills with a very impressive 50 taking on this tough challenge. Mossie Keogh rocked home first with a very impressive time of 31:18 but he hadn't it all his own way as he was followed closely by Sean Stilwell in 31.54 and Colm Ryan in 32.05. Next was Eoghan Moloney in 33.45 with Mark Shalloe 5th on the night in 34.12.  in 31:30. First lady on the night was Laura Flavin in 39.38 with Diana Chizikova 2nd lady in 41.17and Ann Dunford 3rd in 41.44. David McNally, Gerry O’Connor and Donal O’Donoghue finished together in 44.06. 2017 Colligan Cup winner Patrycja took on the hills and will hope to break 45 minutes in the coming weeks having finished in 45.05 just ahead of Joe O’Rourke who finished in 45.09. Well done to each and every athlete who ran the Colligan Hills – It is not easy but very rewarding to cross the finish line. See you all this Wednesday for round 2.

 

 

SPONSORS AND THANK YOUS

 

 

Once again thanks to Mark Mason of Mark Mason Financial Services Barrack St. Cappoquin for his kind sponsorship and also for his attendance at the league each year.Thansk to our honary sterts for the first night of the league Louise, Rebecca and Amy Mason.  As always thank you to Shirley, Tony, Ray, Gerry, Jim, James and Sharon for all their help on the night.

 

 

23rd ANNUAL INTERSPORTS ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2017.

THE M T S BROADBAND SPONSORED BALLINROAD 5K THIS FRIDAY EVENING.

 

 

This Friday 7th April see's the first of 11 races in the newly sponsored Intersport Elverys/Asics summer series when the 4th 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 Astro 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 5 euro pre entry fee we will have chip timing at no added cost to you the runners. But remember you must enter online to avail of the 5 euro entry otherwise its 8 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.See you all Friday evening.

 

 

 INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2017.

 

4TH ANNUAL M. T. S. MEDIA BALLINROAD 5K IN ASSOCIATION WITH BALLINROAD SOCCER CLUB.

 

Enter Ballinroad M.T.S.Media 5k online now on active works or via West Waterford Athletic Club website ! On "upcoming fixtures " under Ballinroad 5k click "enter". Numbers can be collected on the evening of race. This race will cost 5 euro to enter online but if you wait until the night of the race the entry fee will be 8 euro.

 

here is the link below to enter.

 

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=43616954

 

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE M T S MEDIA BALLINROAD 5K.

 

 

 

 

2014

Philip Harty West Waterford AC 15.25

Sinead Mansfield West Waterford AC 18.41

2015

David Mansfield Clonliffe Harriers AC 15.46

Sally Forristal St. Josephs AC 19.05

2016

Barry Keane Waterfrod AC 15.49

Sally Forristal St.Josephs AC 19.04

 

 

IMPORTANT PARKING NOTICE FOR BALLINROAD 5K.

 

 

We ask those travelling by car to Friday evenings race to use Dungarvan Rugby club grounds as the race  car park (by kind permission). There is limited parking at the Soccer club grounds but this will be filled very early. There will strictly be no parking allowed on the road. We urge athletes to please observe the parking restrictions and if possible to park away from the race HQ if possible .The area around the church in Ballinroad would be an option also with a short jog to the registration/start line. We need everyone's cooperation with this matter please.

 

 

 

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 €35 you are entered for The Ballinroad 5k on April 7th, Ardmore 5 Mile on 19th May, Clashmore 5 Mile on 9th June, Dromana 5 Mile on 16th June, Ras Na Rinne 6 Mile on 30th June, Ballymacarbry 5 Mile on 21st July, and Marine Climb on 4th 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.

 

 

 

 https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=43565652

 

 

 

 

23rd ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES- RACE 2.

 

34TH ANNUAL SE2 SPONSORED BUTLERSTOWN 4 MILE ROAD RACE FRIDAY 14TH APRIL.

 

 On Friday April 14th we have race number two in this year’s Intersport Elverys/Asics summer series, the SE2 sponsored Butlerstown 4 mile road race starting at 7.00 p.m. This race is a very popular event in the series especially since the race distance changed a few years back from 10k to 4 miles which is a distance that is achievable to all. Entries will be taken at the Butlerstown GAA centre . The centre will also be used for parking and of course changing and shower facilities will also be at the centre. All proceeds from the race will be donated to between the Waterford Alzheimer's Society and Butlerstown GAA club. The Butlerstown race is always well supported with another big turnout expected this year . The new bypass road circuit will be used for the race course . Presentation of prizes and refreshments will be available at the Viking Hotel.

 

Prize categories are:

1st 3 Male 1st over 0/40, 45, 50, 55, 60 and 1st Junior.

1st 3 Female 1st over 35, 40, 45, 50 60 and 1st Junior.

 

 

 

CLUB MEMBERSHIP

 

 

 

 

The club membership is now due and can be paid at any of our club events. Gerry Cantwell Helvic.Ring.Co Waterford. is the club registrar and he will be available at all club events to accept your membership at a cost of 25 Euros. Any athletes currently not paid up members for 2017 will not feature on club teams so with the summer series not too far away it’s time to sign up. Please note that membership with the club is for the calendar year and will cease on December 31st and it’s not 12 months from the date that you join. The current up to date membership list for 2017 is now posted on club web site, Are you a member ?

 

 

 

THE CURRAGH OF KILDARE COMPLETED BY PAUL AND MICK.

 

 

 

 

Well done this morning Saturday to club members Paul Brunnock and Mick Concannon who both ran the beautiful Curragh of Kildare marathon. Paul completed the course in 3.49 and Mick ran a time of 4.18 he then the following day Sunday ran the Rosrun marathon in Roscommon town where he completed the race in 4.13. This was his 98th marathon with Listowel next weekend and Madrid the week after for his 100,Mick ran his first marathon in Madrid also. Almost there Mick.!!!

 

 

 

NEW P.B. FOR PAT FITZGERALD IN LONDON.

 

 

 

 

Well done last Saturday morning  to club member Pat Fitzgerald who completed the Olympic park 10k race in London, the race finished at the Olympic Park stadium now home of West Ham United football club. Pat completed the course in a time of 38:25 which was a new personal best time .

 

 

 

 

MANCHESTER MARATHON.

 

 

Well done last Sunday to four athletes who ran the Manchester marathon.

Held on a good course the weather conditions were ideal for the race. 

Garret Byrne 3.05.49

Micheál Callaghan 3.40.04

Sharon Nugent 4.02.59

Liz Callaghan 4.45.13

 

 

 

COPPER COAST CHALLENGE.

 

 

 

 

Well done last Sunday to Maria Whyte who was 3rd lady home in the 10k Copper Coast challenge 48.31, held in ideal weather conditions on a very undulating course there were also good performances by Eleanor Casey, Catherine Condon and Mary Cahill who finished in a time of  59.56. well done to all

 

RUNNING QUOTE.

 

 

See what you are about to do as a thing that has already been accomplished; it will in fact help you do it.