Senior News

Notes July 16-17

 
 
23RD ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS /ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2017.
 
 
 
 
22ND ANNUAL DOOCEYS BAR BALLYMACARBRY 5.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 9th and third last race of the Interspprts Elverys/Asics summer series 2017, the Doocey’s Bar sponsored Ballymacarbry 5 mile road race takes place on Friday July 21st at 7.30 pm. The entries will be taken in the community centre from 6.45 pm onwards and the race this year again will be an out and back course along the Nire Road,same as last year's event,  and will be got under way by our honorary race starter Frank Bolger. After the race showers and changing will be available in the community centre and then it’s over to Doocey’s Bar for the refreshments and the prize-giving. The Doocey family has kindly sponsored this race once again and we appreciate their support and generosity. The entry fee is the 5 Euros pre registration and it will cost you 8 euro on race night.. Thanks to all our friends in Ballymacarbry for their efforts once again this year making it possible to hold this race.
 
 
 
 
 
 
RACE CATAGORIES FOR DOOCEYS BAR BALLYMACARBRY 5
 
 
 
 
 Men 1st 3 Senior, 1st Junior, 1st 0/40, 0/45, 0/50 and 0/55
 
Ladies 1st 3 Senior, 1st Junior, 1st 0/35, 0/40, 0/45 and 0/50
 
 
 
 
 
 
REGISTER FOR BALLYMACARBRY  5.
 
 
 
 
 
Enter for Ballymac race online for just 5 euro as it will cost you 8 euro on race night. Use link below. 
 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=46413051
 
 
 
 
 
Those Who Have all 8 races in the Intersport Elverys/Asics Summer Series done to date.
 
 
Keep it going lads and lassies a nice reward awaits you on the final night.
 
Ladies
 
 
1. Sandra Moore
2. Sharon Nugent
3. Katie Bullen
4. Sharon Higgins
5. Caroline Russell
6. Joanie Mc Grath
 
 
Men
 
 
1. Pat Fitzgerald
2. Tom Hogan
3. Martin Tobin
4. Donal O Donoghue
5. Micheal Moynihan
6. Liam Sandford
7. Mossie Keogh
8. Yevgeniy Chizhikov
 
 
 
 
 
BALLYCOTTON-CHURCHTOWN SOUTH 5 MILE ROAD RACE
 
 
 
 
 
The third race of the Ballycotton summer programme takes place this Thursday 27th July in Churchtown South at 8 pm. The race entry is €5 with entries taken in the local hall. Given that there have been exceptional numbers taking part in the other races it’s advisable to get there in plenty of time.
 
 
 
 
 
YOUGHAL 5k MILE ROAD RACE.
 
 
 
 
The Youghal AC promoted 5k road race brought out a big field of 282 runners last Thursday evening to the East Cork town. Both the men's and women's race saw the host club filing both positions when Feargal Curtin took men's race in an impressive 15.00 and Aoife Cooke likewise in the ladies race in a time of 16.32 retaining her crown form 2016.Damien Murphy had a brilliant run also for the club to finish 4th overall in a time of 15.42 bettering his time and place finish from 2016 which were 5th in a time of 15.54.Mark Rowe had a great run also on the night when he clocked a time of 16.49,Mossie Keogh ran his usual steady race in a time of 17.15 slightly faster than his run here last year 17.22 .Ray Hahesy ran a time of 18.30 and Joe Gough took to the roads for a change from the track clocking as time of 19.02.Great to see Lucy O'Brien back in action running her first race in quite a while Lucy ran a time of 22.47. Next home was Onra Power in 23.16 and Micheal Moynihan ran a time of 24.09,Margaret Conway completed the flat 5k in 26.12 while Tricia Cullinane and Ciara Duffin both crossed the finish line together in 32.10. Well done to all.
 
 
 
 
CONNA 5K.
 
 
 
 
 
St Catherine's AC are holding their annual 5k road race and walk on Friday 4th August at 8.00 pm. The main sponsor is Dermot O'Leary Agri ltd and  entry is 10 euro with registration at the community hall in Conna, there are prizes for 1st 5 men and women and 1st men over 40-45-50-55 and 60 and for ladies over 35-40-45-50-55 and 60 plus 1st junior man and woman, a bonus of 50 euro is on offer for either of the course records 15.37 and 18.38. The usual prizes will also be on offer and a great cuppa after.
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLERIHAN 5 MILE.
 
 
 
 
126 completed in Friday evenings Clerihan 5 mile road race, the race was hosted by Clonmel AC.First man home was David Mansfield Clonliffe Harriers AC in 25.42.Club member Colm Ryan put in an impressive performance to finish 5th in a time of 29.07.Madeline Loughnane took the ladies race in 31.38 holding off Kate Veale who finished a close 2nd in 31.50 finishing 16th overall. Onra Power took the ladies over 45 prize on the night when she once again was well under the 40 minute barrier clocking a time of 38.49,well done all who ran.
 
 
 
 
 
MICK CONCANNON SURVIVES 230 KM ULTIMATE TRAIL RACE IN SPAIN.
 
 
 
 
 
Al Andalus Ultimate Trail race in Granada Spain is held over a distance of 230 km of very difficult trail running, a race which is held over 5 days 10th to 14th July. West Waterford's Mick Concannon was one of the field of 79 starters in this year's event. The race has a total elevation gain of 7.000 metres and a similar downhill number, which is probably the most difficult aspect ,the downhill running part. In this year's race the 79 race starters had to contend with extreme heat even by Granada standards as it hit a high of 45 on at least 3 days. The event is semi supported by a team of volunteers who move your bags around from campsite to campsite in the hills of Andalucía and they also supplying water on the course, but that's about it the rest is yours to figure out. speaking with Mick tonight on his completion of the race he opening admits that day 4 yesterday was without doubt the toughest day for him, but he was reassured by fellow athletes that if you survive this day you will make the finish line for sure, this leg took Mick a time of 10 hours and 54 minutes and again the competitors had 45 degrees of searing heat to contend with, not to mention the terrain, but Mick is Mick and here in the club we know what his made of for sure with not finishing was never an option. There were unfortunately many who didn't survive however with only 39 from the 79 starters surviving the 4 day event. Mick say's Hydration, heat and getting sleep in the campsites were the biggest challenges, but he forgot to mention the 5 legs of the race which read as follows for him. 
day 1.4 hours 58 minutes
day 2. 7 hours 37 minutes
day 3. 5 hours 25 minutes
day 4. 10 hours 54 minutes 
day 5. hours 53 minutes 
which give him a total of 34 hours and 48 minutes for the 230 km's.
 Mick say's he is now Look forward to the West Waterford Greenway half, I'm sure he will have no problem covering the distance anyway.!!!
 
 
 
 
 
IRISH LIFE HEALTH TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS.
 
 
 
 
Very best of luck to West Waterford athletes at this weekend's national track and field championships which will be held at Morton Stadium Santry.
 
 
 
Sean Stilwell 3.000m Steeplechase
Damian Murphy 1.500m
Kate Veale 5.000m Walk 
Thomas Houlihan Pole Vault.
 
 
 
 
 
CAHIR HALF MARATHON.
 
 
 
 
290 took part in the recent Cahir half marathon. The club had 6 athletes who made the trip to the Tipperary venue for the race.Com Ryan finished a excellent 10th overall in a time of 1.24.41,very well done also to Sharon Nugent who recorded a solid 1.47.06 to take 3 minutes off her time posted in this race last year. Maria White was our next lady home and she ran a time of 1.49.47 while Katie Bullen improved her best half marathon time to 1.54.00.Linda Garcia and her "little team" also completed the half in a time of 2.16.26. and Ruth Landy Ryan clipped around the half in a good 2.27.33.well done to all.
 
 
 
 

GREENWAY ONE MILE CHALLENGE.

 

RUN ONE MILE AS FAST AS YOU CAN.

 

This is the perfect test of your running ability, the mile is an historic distance,1.609 meters of pure running indulgence, we have endless opportunities to jog along for hours on end at an easy effort but very few  to run as fast as we can over this distance...until now. Tuesday 25th July at 6.30,greenway car park Ballinroad and its 3 euro. What can you do for the mile .!!!

 
 
BALLINAMEELA 5K RACE AND FUN RUN.
 
 
 
 
Introducing another new race to the busy local road racing calendar on Friday August 25th - The Ballinameela 5k road race and Fun Run will be held at 7.00 pm. registration at Community hall from 6.00 pm.entry fee only 8 euro pre reg and 10 euro on race night. Thsi course is as flat as you could imagine and one for the PB's.
register online at
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=46641653
 
 
 
 
 
ANNUAL BALLYDUFF EILIS NI AODHA MEMORTIAL 5 MILE.
 
 
 
 
The annual Eilis Ni Aodha memorial 5 mile race will be held on Friday August 11th at 7:30pm, walkers will go at 6:45.Entry is 10 euro, Students and Juniors 5 euro, cash prizes for first three male/females home and cash prizes for the first male/female over 40/50’s,first male/female juniors will also receive a prize and there will be many spot prizes on the night.The first male and female will also  be presented with the annual Liz Hayes trophy.John O’Shea will provide entertainment on the night and there will be the usual fine array of refreshments served in the Community Centre following the race, where the prize-giving  will take place.
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
Running was this first humongous step where I felt like I could be proud of myself.