Senior News

Notes August 14-16

FINAL RACE OF THE 22nd ANNUAL GER WYLEY SPORTS/NIKE SUMMER SERIES 2016.
 
 
 
17th ANNUAL GLAXOSMITHKLINE 5 MILE ROAD RACE THIS FRIDAY.
 
 
 
The final race of the summer series is almost upon us when the eleventh and final race takes place on Friday night  next August  19th  at 7.30 pm when the 17th Annual GlaxoSmithKline 5 will be held. If you haven't entered online already through our online entry system for the race you can do so on the night at the Dungarvan soccer club pavilion but registration will close at 6.45 sharp so please be down early. The entry fee is 10 euro and the presentation of prizes along with refreshments will take place in the Soccer club pavilion after the race. Along with the prizes for the race the overall summer series presentation will take place and the Michael Hogan memorial cup will be presented to the overall men's winner of the series plus a brand new trophy to the series the Slateway's Perpetual trophy will be presented to this year’s ladies series winner plus all the overall men's and women's winner's will be presented with their prizes. The race proceeds this year will be donated to The Irish Hospice Foundation, no need to remind anyone of the great and the invaluable work Hospice do other than to say that your support will be much appreciated. The race will start at 7.30 sharp at the Kilrush estate. The  GSK course is regarded by many to be one of the fastest 5 milers in the country and one where most personal best 5 mile times have been recorded locally over the years. The course records currently for this course are held by Sandis Bralitis of West Waterford who in 2008 clocked 24.34. and the ladies course record holder is Sinead Cummins St Josephs AC who way back in 2004 set the ladies record of 29.20.This race is always superbly organised by the hard working race committee at GSK under race director Dermot Dwyer and his team. A technical T shirt will be given to the first 250 entered, Changing and showers will also be available at the soccer club and it’s also where the refreshments will be provided after the race.
 
PRIZE CATAGORIES FOR GSK 5.
 
1st 5 men.
1st over 40-45-50-55-60 and 1st Junior
 
1st 5 Women
1st over 35-40-45-50-55 and 1st Junior
 
Prizes for the first GSK male and female runners and plenty of spots for non prize winners also.
 
 
 
 
ENTER ON LINE NOW FOR GSK 5 MILE.
 
 
 
 
 
Our online entry is open now on Active Europe for the upcoming GSK 5.Save the registration queuing on the night of the race by entering online today.
link to online entry
 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=38316752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANNOUNCING CASH PRIZE FOR ONLINE RACE ENTRY FOR GSK 5.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The organizers of the final race in this year's 22nd annual Ger Wyley Sports/Skins summer series 2016 are offering a cash incentive of 50 euro to be drawn among all runners who enter online for Friday night's race which starts at 7 pm. It is a huge help to us if you enter our races online and especially the final race at GSK as its a 7 pm start because of the fading light and we need to have all participants put into our chip timing system before the off at 7. Draw will be made on the night at prize giving .Link for entries on club web site or face book page.
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMER SERIES VOUCHERS.
 
 
 
 
 
 
As the GSK 5 is the final race in the series the vouchers for all those that have entered the series and are eligible will be presented on the night. Anyone who has run any 6 of the 11 races will automatically receive a 30 euro voucher and of course all those who have run all 11 races will be awarded a special gift, thanks to our very generous sponsors Ger Wyley Sports and SKINS
 
 
 
 
 
22nd ANNUAL GER WYLEY SPORTS/SKINS SUMMER SERIES 2016.
 
 
 
 
AFTER THE MARINE CLIMB PEOPLE WITH ALL 10 RACES COMPLETED AND GOING FOR FULL HOUSE 11 FROM 11.
 
 
 
 
Catriona Kiely
Sharon Higgins
Josie Ui Chuirrin
Sandra Moore
Claire Fitzpatrick
Margaret Conway
Grainne Hallinan
Mary Hogan
Martin Hayes
Yevgeniy Chizhikov
Mush Keane
Tom Hogan
Anthony Carlin
Cathal Gleeson
Tomás Coleman
Donal O Donoghue
Eamonn Curran
Vincent O Donovan
 
 
 
 
PEOPLE WITH 6 OR MORE RACES COMPLETED.
 
 
 
 
 
 Kevin Kenneally
Anthony Flynn
Mossie Keogh
Dermot O Donovan
Tomás Mahony
Ray Hahesy
Tom Leahy
Shane O Riordan
David Towey
Pat Fitzgerald
Stephen Shasby
Peter Duggan
Gerard Murphy
Garret Pope
Ted O Leary
Liam Clince
Liam Kavanagh
Peter Cunningham
Micheal Callaghan
Michael Wade
Martin Tobin
Brian Ormonde
Darren Coogan
Gerry O Connor
Kevin Casey
Michael Tutty
Liam Dwyer
Mary Molloy
Kate Veale
Diana Chizhikova
Angeline Drennan
Catriona Lee
Brigid Coffey
Fiona Ormonde
Anne Massey
Carol Pope
Onra Power
Patrycja Eichelman Daly
Sharon Nugent
Michelle Cunningham
Geraldine Barry (74)
Ciara Duffin
Caroline Russell
Rose Power
Catherine Condon
Ruth Landy-Ryan
Eileen O Carroll
Noelle Conway
Kate Tobin
 
 
 
 
PEOPLE WITH 5 RACES COMPLETED
 
 
 
 
List of runners who need to run GSK 5 to receive 30 euro voucher .
 
Paula Collins West Waterford A.C.
Laura Flavin West Waterford A.C.
Amanda Mansfield West Waterford A.C.
Geraldine Barry (75) West Waterford A.C.
Alan Cullen West Waterford A.C.
Enda Donnelly West Waterford A.C.
Trevor Mason West Waterford A.C.
Patrick Power West Waterford A.C.
Noel Hogan West Waterford A.C.
 
 
 
 
 
 HALLAHANS PHARMACY PREDICT YOUR TIME LEAGUE.
 
 
 
PAUL BRUNNOCK WINS WEEK 8. 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Once again conditions were perfect for running for week 8 of the Hallahan’s Pharmacy predict your time league which was held last Thursday evening in the Friary. As usual at this time of year , the Friary Grounds are an ideal place to run and give a break from the roads. This league differs from most in that the winner is the person who finishes closest to their predicted time. The winner this week as the person closest to 0 on the clock having run slower than their predicted time was Paul Brunnock. He was closely followed by Kate Veale who was just 1 second out. Next was lat weeks winner Gerry O'Connor who was just 2 seconds out. Tony Ferncombe was 4th and Liam Kavanagh 5th jutst 3 and 4 seconds out respectively. The unlucky person on the night who was just ahead of the clock was Yevgeniy Chizikova who was just 1 second fast. Onra Power was just 5 seconds out and Margaret Whelan was 10 seconds fast.  Our thanks to Shirley and Ray for taking the entries and operating the finish line and a big thanks to the Hallahan’s Pharmacy for their sponsorship of this league.
 
 
 
 
 

THANKS.
 
 
 
 
 
West Waterford Athletic Club would like to thank all those that have helped in the running of the league. Thanks so much once again to the Friary College for permitting the use of the grounds and of course thanks to those that helped by taking the entries, names, times and results, it’s very much appreciated.  Thanks again to Jamie, Patrick and our sponsors at Hallahan’s pharmacy and as always we would like to invite our members and participants in our leagues to support our sponsors where possible.
Last week was the final week of this league. .A round-up of the overall winner and the prize winners will be reported on in next weeks notes.Our next league will be the popular Garvey's League which starts on Thursday 1st September at 6-30.
 
 
 
 
 
 
GOOD PERFORMANCES AT CLONMEL HALF.
 
 
 
 
 
Weather conditions were ideal for the Clonmel AC promoted Boston Scientific half marathon in the south Tipperary venue last Sunday morning.A large field of 608 finished the well stewarded and marked course. The overall race winner was John O'Connell Leevale AC in a time of 1.12.18 while the ladies victory went to Claire Gibbons Mc Carthy Leevale AC in 1.15.10 from a West Waterford point of view we had a big travelling contingent and our first man home was Raivis Zakis in 7th place overall, with a time of 1.16 and following him was Dermot Ryan in a time of 1.21. which gave him 18th overall. Our first Lady finisher was Kate Veale in 1.33 and just behind Kate was Sandra Prendergast in 1.34.well done to all 33 club members who supported thus race .
 
Raivis Zakis 1.16
Dermot Ryan 1.21
Walter Drohan 1.23
Dermot O Donovan 1.24
Trevor Mason 1.24
Tomas Mahony 1.26
Michael Dwyer 1.27
Kate Veale 1.33
Sandra Prendergast 1.34
Anthony Dwyer 1.36
Martin Tobin 1.37
Jim Fleming 1.40
Paul Lenihan 1.42
Ann Dunford 1.42
Ray Burke 1.45
Peter Cunningham 1.46
Sharon Nugent 1.49
Rose Kinsella 1.51
Sandra Moore 1.51
Aine Moore 1.53
Catriona Kiely 1.55
Michelle Cunningham 1.55
Neva Hodge 1.57
Ciara Duff 1.59
Catherine Condon 2.02
Eleanor Casey 2.06
Rose Power 2.07
Olivia O'Reilly 2.10
Sue Genc 2.11
Rita Cronnolly 2.12
Liamie Sandford 2.22
Ruth Landy Ryan 2.39
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 FRIENDS OF JOHN NUGENT MEMORIAL RUN/WALK.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The local community have come together to organises a once off run/walk on Sunday 28th August at 2 pm from Kilgobinet Sports Centre, Bohadoon in aid of the young family of local man John (Nudie) Nugent whose untimely death occurred from Motor Neurone Disease at the age of just 42 years. The event see's two distance that can be either jogged or walked over 3 or 5 miles and it is hoped all on sundry will come along to support this worthy local cause. Sponsorship cards are available from 087-9589013 and all donations will be greatly accepted. You can also donated monies at http://www.ifundraiser.ie/nudie
 
 
 
 
 
AILISH NÍ hAODHA MEMORIAL RUN BALLYDUFF 5.
 
 
 
 
 
This year's race takes place on Friday August 26th, walkers setting off at 6:15pm and runners at 7pm.Entry for runners and walkers is 10 euro.se2 have sponsored cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd males and females home along with cash prizes for the first over 40 and 50 male and female finishers.The first male and female home will also be presented with the perpetual Liz Hayes Memorial Trophy along with a smaller trophy to be kept by the winner.Once again we will have a large number of fantastic spot prizes generously sponsored by local businesses, giving everyone taking part in the race or walk a good chance of winning a prize.John O'Shea will be providing the entertainment on the night.There will also be a wide range of refreshments served after the race in the nearby Community Centre where the prize giving will also take place.All funds raised will be given to the Ballyduff Community Centre Redevelopment Fund.This is a very scenic course along the country lanes around Ballyduff, with a great atmosphere, fine refreshments and a large number of fantastic prizes.
 
 
 
 
 
JAMES LEDINGHAM WINS EAST CORK 5k.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Well done to club member James Ledingham who won the Mount Uniacke 5k race in East Cork last Friday evening in a time of 16:26.
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, "Are you going to be a wimp, or are you going to be strong today?.