Senior News

Notes April 16-17

23RD ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES.RACE 2.
 
 
 
 
 
 FOR THE  SE2 35TH ANNUAL BUTLERSTOWN 4.
 
 
 
 
 
Last Friday evening saw the second race of the Intersport Elverys/Asics summer series take place with the 35th annual Butlerstown 4 mile road race. Conditions were ideal for the race as the earlier drop of rain had cleared just before the off making conditions quite pleasant for the event which saw a huge entry of  271 runners plus walkers. Just like the Ballinroad race the previous week where numbers were similar making for a superb start to this year's summer series, so well done to all who are supporting our events. The race last year came under the organisation of Butlerstown GAA club  and they are to be congratulated on the great work they have put in the last number of years. Congratulations also to race director Vinnie Codd who does a great job in a quiet and professional manner. Thanks to John and Jamie for all their work out the course and to all the stewards who manned the various junctions on route. Thanks to the Gardai for their invaluable assistance on the night also. To Ann who looked after all the pre reg's online for the race , and that's said thanks to all the runners who registered online it is a big help to the race organisers on the night .Our thanks to Breda,Shirley,Tony,Ray,Sharon, Ann, and Ray for all their assistance once again with entries and results and sorting out the prizes winners. Thanks to Jim for his finish line assistance.  The huge numbers again in this year race was handled expertly by our crew well done guys. The entries were taken at the Butlerstown GAA pavilion and the it was the same venue for the presentation of prizes many thanks to the Ladies who provided us all with a great cuppa and bite to eat after the race. Our thanks to main sponsor's SE2 and Paula Kelly who was on hand to present the winners with their prize. There were many associate sponsors also last Friday evening and we thank them all for their generosity. Thanks to Fintan Walsh on PA and finally to Vinnie Codd and all involved in Butlerstown with organizing the race this year .Monies raised were donated to Butlerstown GAA club and Waterford Alzheimer's Society.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONOR DOONEY SETS NEW COURSE RECORD.
 
 
 
 
 
Records are there to be broken and this young Conor Dooney did last Friday evening in style at the  Butlerstown 4 mile road race when he posted a gun to tape winning effort smashing the old course record of 20.09 recorded a resounding 19.23 making his trip down from the capital a worthwhile one. The Raheny Shamrocks AC athlete proved to be a class apart on the night with last year's winner Waterford AC and local Butlerstown man Trevor Power having to settle for the runners up spot on this occasion, Trevor is training currently for the upcoming London Marathon and he posted a very good time also Friday evening 20.33 which was 13 seconds faster than his winning time of last year, winner of race 1 in the series the previous Friday evening in the Ballinroad 5k Westb Waterford's Niall Blackwell proved no flash in the pan when he showed he can mix it with the best and for sure the best is yet to come for this youngster as he took 3rd place in 21.24,his team mate Raivis Zakis took 4th place in a time of 21.37. Nigel O'Flaherty Clonmel AC took the over 40 category in 22.26 finishing a high 11th overall and Yev Chizhikov West Waterford AC  won the over 45 category in 25.05. The winner of the over 50 category was Ray Hahesy for the 3rd year in succession when he clocked time of brilliant time of 23.32 which was  a whopping 45 seconds faster than his time of 2016.Well done to Ray. Dermot Power Saturday road runners won the over 55 section in 26.18 and the over 60 category went to Tommy Burns Waterford AC in 26.52,Tommy just turned 60 the previous Tuesday. Finally the junior men's prize was claimed by young Cian O'Riordan West Waterford AC in 22.05,a super run from young Cian who finished 6th overall in the race, Well done to all our prize winners.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Men’s Results
 
 
 
 
 1ST CONOR DOONEY RAHENY SHAMROCKS AC 19.23
2ND TREVOR POWER WATERFORD A.C. 20.33
3RD NIALL BLACKWELL WEST WATERFORD A.C. 21.24
4TH RAIVIS ZAKIS WEST WATERFORD A.C. 21.37
M 40 NIGEL O FLAHERTY CLONMEL A.C. 22.36
M 45 YEVGENIY CHIZHIKOV WEST WATERFORD A.C. 25.05
M 50 RAY HAHESY WEST WATERFORD A.C. 23.32
M 55 DERMOT POWER SATURDAY ROAD RUNNERS 26.18
M60 TOMMY BURNS WATERFORD A.C. 26.52
M JN CIAN O RIORDAN WEST WATERFORD A.C. 22.05
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JACKIE CARTY GUN TO TAPE .
 
 
 
 
 
 
Well done to Wexford's and Kilmore AC athlete Jackie Carty who took a resounding Butlerstown 4 win in the ladies race last Friday night. It was indeed a gun to tape success for Jackie as she took to the front and was never in any danger from the chasing pack crossing the finish line at Butletsown GAA club grounds in a time of 24.56. Jackie had a comfortable advantage over the 2nd placed runner Kate Veale West Waterford AC  who also had a great run when she crossed the finish line in 25.16, this was two and a half minutes faster than her time posted last year so great improvement from Kate. Not too far behind was Sinead Murphy Ind who was 3rd with a time of 25.33. Waterford Ac's Joan Mahony was our 4th lady home in a time of 25.48.In the categories prizes Louise Morgan Ferrybank AC claimed top spot in the over 35's in 26.13,Mags Kearney Ind ran a fast 28.30 to claim 1st over 40 while Waterford AC athlete Cait Caulfield won the ladies over 45 section in a time of 27.21,the over 50 winner was Anne Fitzgerald Waterford AC in 29.22. And a very special well done to West Waterford's Deirdre Clancy on winning the over 60 category in a time of 42.32.Well done to all the our ladies winners on the night.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ladies Results
 
 
 
 
 
1ST LADY JACKIE CARTY KILMORE A.C. 24.56
2ND LADY KATE VEALE WEST WATERFORD A.C. 25.16
3RD LADY SINEAD MURPHY N/A 25.33
4TH JOAN MAHONY WATERFORD A.C. 25.48
F 35 LOUISE MORGAN FERRYBANK A.C. 26.13
F 40 MAGS KEARNEY N/A 28.30
F 45 CAIT CALUFIELD WATERFORD A.C. 27.21
F 50 ANN FITZGERALD N/A 29.22
F 60 DEIRDRE CLANCY WEST WATERFORD A.C. 42.32
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HAVE YOU GOT YOUR ENTRY IN FOR SUMMER SERIES.
 
 
 
 
 
Please note that entry to the summer series is separate to that of the individual races. It’s an extra 5 Euros to join the series and you may join the series at any of the races up to and including the Dromana race which is the deadline for doing so.  When you enter the series, you must do 6 of the 11 races and you will automatically qualify for a 30 euro Intersport Elverys/Asics voucher. For those who need a bigger challenge how about having a go at the 11 from 11. Those who complete the 11 from 11 challenge will receive a special prize on the final night courtesy of our sponsors. Get your entry in ASAP.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23rd ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES.
 
 
 
 
 
48th ANNUAL BLUEWALLPADDY FLANAGAN MEMORIAL WATERFORD TO TRAMORE ROAD RACE NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.
 
 
 
 
 Race 3 and one of the oldest road race’s in the country the Bluewall Waterford to Tramore 7.5 mile event takes place on Saturday April 29th .The race starts at Waterford's new Viking Triangle in Waterford city and goes out the Tramore road to finish in Tramore outside Splashworld. Showers, refreshments, and prize giving will be in the GAA centre in Tramore after. Registration will be available on www.totaltiming.ie and on the day entries are between 5:45 and 6:45. This race has really grown in popularity with another big turnout expected for this year's race, we urge all athletes to please register online to ease queues on the night. Again Bluewall Technologies have come onboard as main sponsor for the 6th year. Changing and shower facilities plus refreshments and prize-giving will take place in the Tramore GAA clubhouse after the race. The usual array of prizes will be on offer.
 
 
 
 
Course record Pauline Lambe Tullamore Harriers A.C. 44.03 (2010) Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 36.44 (2010)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IDEAL EVENING FOR WEEK 3 OF MARK MASON FINANCIAL SERVICES COLLIGAN SPRING RUNNING LEAGUE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Round 3 of the Mark Mason Financial Services Colligan Spring League took place last Wednesday evening in the beautiful surround of Colligan wood on what was, once again, a perfect evening for running.  The league starts each night at 6.30. 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. A total of  21 runners completed the 2 laps, We had 13 who ran the 5 mile flat course which is 3 ½ laps of the wood and road and finally 46 took on the challenging 5 mile hill route – this gave us a great crowd of 80 runners on the night. This league will continue for the next 2 Wednesday evenings ( 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, you can still join, just come  to the club van at the wooden bridge around 6.15  and we will get you started.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 SEAN DUGGAN LEADS HOME THE 2 LAP RUNNERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 2 lap challenge is geared towards beginners and we were delighted to see 21 runners sign up on the 2nd night and they were led home by Sean Duggan in 20.56. (Over 1 minute faster than last week). In second was 21.22. Next was our first lady, Sinead Moore in 22.07 and she was followed in 4th place by  Michael Moynihan in 22.22. In 5th place was our 2nd lady, Sharon Higgins in 23.14 closely followed by Una Maher in 23.31. League sponsor, Mark Mason will be happy with his run having dipped under 30 minute when clocking 29.59 and Lorna Murphy will have 30 minutes as a target over the next 2 weeks having run 30.06. 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 2 Wednesday evenings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 5 MILE FLAT COURSE LED HOME BY MICHAEL RYAN FOR THIRD WEEK. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 5 mile flat was once again led home by Michael Ryan in  30.12. This is very solid running my Michael who has been first home on this route all 3 nights.. He was followed by Kevin Casey in 34.59. Next was our first lady, Fiona Ormond in 38.33 - this was a super run by Fiona who was over 2 and a half minutes faster than last week. She was closely followed by Niamh McGrath in 38.40, with Anne Casey running under 40 minutes when clocking 39.18. Others to record good runs on the night were Margaret Conway (42.42) and Evelyn Beresford (45.29). Well done to all who took part in week 3, just keep up the effort now guys for the next 2 weeks lads it will be worth it.
 
 
 
 
 
MOSSIE KEOGH LEADS HOME 5 MILE HILLS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The biggest entry of the night goes to the 5 mile hills with a very impressive 46 taking on this difficult course. Mossie was first home in  30.42 followed by Sean Stilwell in 31.04. In third was Colm Ryan in 32.32 with Ray Hahesy 4th in 34.07 and Tom Leahy 5th in 34.26. First lady on the night was, Laura Flavin in 38.58. 2nd Lady was Ann Dunford in 39.56 with Diana Chizikova 3rd lady in 40.25. Michael Hayes and Liam Costin will be targeting 40 minutes having run 40.03 and 40.11 respectively. Others to record good runs included Patrick power (41.16), Jim Barry (41.28), Eamon Curran (41.33) and Onra Power  (43.30).  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 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 SPONSORS AND THANK YOUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Once again thanks to Mark Mason of Mark Mason Financial Barrack St. Cappoquin for his kind sponsorship and also for his attendance at the league each year. As always thank you to Shirley, Ray, Catriona, Jim, James and Sharon for all their help on the night.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SPRING INTO SUMMER-LETSR RUN GROUP.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The highly successful West Waterford AC ‘Lets Run’ programme is back with a NEW MORNING SESSION. This is an 8 week plan to go from no running to being able to run 5k. Our aim is for everyone to leave each class feeling good and having enjoyed the run. During the 8 weeks you will be guided by our professionally qualified coaches and we will hold your hands through the entire programme so that you can become the runner you do not wish to admit you are. The programme will culminate in everyone being able to run 5k by 20th June. If you have always wanted to run but have never tried it then this is the programme for you. It will be a great challenge for Spring and is also ideal if your fitness has slipped over the winter and you want to get back into a fitness routine before the summer. We do not expect you to be fit but we do need you to be healthy so if you have any health concerns please get clearance from your GP before you join us. There will be a fun, social atmosphere with no shouting just encouragement and advice to keep you on track. It is a non intimidating atmosphere and welcoming to all. Some of the comments from previous groups
‘Atmosphere was good, can run at your own pace’
‘Everyone was really encouraging’
‘Learning to pace really helped’
When – Tuesdays at 10.00am commencing 2nd May 2017
Where – Meet at the Coffee Shop in Eurospar
Who –  anyone who wants to be able to run 5k. In 8 weeks you will be ‘a runner’
Cost - €30
 
For further information & to book your spot please contact Claire Kennedy on (087) 9116997 or Irene Clark on (086) 8242348. Places are limited so please book in advance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD ATHLETIC CLUB GREENWAY RUN.
 
 
 
 
 
 
As part of our preparations for the Cork City Marathon / Half Marathon & Relay we will be doing a club run on the Greenway from Kilmacthomas back to Dungarvan.The date for this is Sunday 14th May. This run is geared towards final preparation for our first target race of the year but all club members are more than welcome to join us on the day. There will be no numbers, chip timing, water stations or prizes it’s purely a self supported training run.A bus will leave Dungarvan at 8.30am and drop everyone to Kilmacthomas. After the run we will go for coffee. A nominal fee will be charged to cover the cost of the bus and coffee which will be dependent on numbers. If you are interested in joining us on this run please text Irene on (086) 8242348.
 
 
 
 
 
RUNNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
I have met my hero, and he is me.