Senior News

Notes July 17-16

HALLAHAN’S PHARMACY PREDICT YOUR TIME LEAGUE.
 
 
 
 
 
We are now at the half-way stage in this very popular league and it really is going from strength to strength.  It’s also encouraging to see that new faces are turning up each week and many are returning for more.  The success of the league is that it is really suited for beginners so we want to see more of you out at the Friary and remember  this league is on Thursday night's.The league begins at 7 p.m. every night so come along at about 6.50 p.m. in order to get registered. The weekly fee is €2 each night and everyone is welcome on any night that they can make it. It doesn’t matter if you can’t run every night; just do your best to come whenever you can. See you out there!
 
 
 
 
DARREN COOGAN WINS WEEK 4.   
 
 
 
 
It must have been something in the air at last week's league as only 2 runners on the night finished on the right side of the clock, our winner on the night Darren Coogan who was bang on 0.00 and Micheal Moynihan who was just 6 seconds off that mark. Simon Moloney was unlucky to be just 1 second too fast while Sharon Higgins was 6 seconds out and Catriona Kiely was 8 seconds too fast. 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 Shirley and Ray for taking the entries, times and results and of course thanks again to Patrick, Jamie 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 HALLAHAN'S PHARMACY FIT4LIFE  CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TABLES 2016.
 
 
 
 
As we reach the half way point of this year's league we can take a quick look at our champions league table ,well out in front at this juncture is Micheal Moynihan who is currently on 99 points from husband and wife team of Ger and Fiona Fitzgerald who hold 2nd and 3rd positions on the same points of 76. 4th place currently is Liz O Riordan along with Angeline Drennan and Simon Moloney who all rest on 71 points. We have 2 on 70 points Eamon Curran and Diana Chizhikova with Sharon Higgins 69 and Yev Chizhikov 69 filling the top 10 positions. please remember it's still only half way and plenty of running is still to come before this league's winners are announced.
 
 
 
 
Micheal Moynihan18223029 99
Fiona Fitzgerald10262515 76
Ger Fitzgerald11252416 76
Liz O Riordan17162612 71
Angeline Drennan2920814 71
Simon Moloney27131120 71
Diana Chizhikova231928 70
Eamonn Curran16142713 70
Sharon Higgins28121019 69
Yevgeniy Chizhikov251723 65
Catriona Kiely12201218 62
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
22nd ANNUAL GER WYLEY SPORTS/SKINS SUMMER SERIES 2016.
 
 
 
 
21st ANNUAL DOOCEY’S BAR BALLYMACARBRY 5 MILE ROAD RACE THIS FRIDAY.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 9th and third last race of the Ger Wyley Sports/SKINS summer series, the Doocey’s Bar sponsored Ballymacarbry 5 mile road race takes place on Friday July 22nd at 7.30 pm. The entries will be taken in the community centre from 6.45 pm onwards and the race itself starts on the Nire Road and will be got under way by our honorary race starter Frank Bolger. This race sees a mixture of road and wood over the 5 mile course. 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=37534152
 
 
 
 
 
 
BALLYCOTTON-CHURCHTOWN SOUTH 5 MILE ROAD RACE
 
 
 
 
 
 
The third race of the Ballycotton summer programme takes place this Thursday 28th 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.
 
 
 
 
 
VICTORY FOR JAMES LEDINGHAM IN YOUGHAL 5k MILE ROAD RACE.
 
 
 
 
 
Described by one onlooker as the best finish to a road race seen in these parts for many years the Youghal AC promoted 5k road race brought out a big field of 320 runners last Thursday evening to the East Cork town. Just 6 seconds separated the first 4 runners such was the competition on the night ,with 100 meters to go a blanket could cover the top 4 but the track speed of West Waterford's James Ledingham came into play when the final kick came and he crossed the finish line victorious in a time of 15.15 just 1 second ahead of the 2nd place runner James Mc Carthy East Cork AC 15.16 from another East Cork athlete Sean Mc Grath 15.18 in 3rd and Eric Curran of Leevale AC was 4th in 15.21,a brilliant battle by all four and a deserving win for James in such stiff competition. Host Club Youghal AC provided the ladies winner in Aoife Cook 16.47 which saw her finish 9th overall. Damien Murphy had a brilliant run also for the club to finish 5th in 15.54 , a time which would on another day could easily win such a 5k race. Mossie Keogh ran his usual steady race in a time of 17.22 and 16th overall. Club chairman Tom Leahy ran a good time of 18.21 while Joe Salmon clipped around in a nice 18.45,Onra Power was our 1st lady finisher in 23.34 followed by Ann Massey 23.48,Margaret Conway ran a time of 25.03 and John Foley 25.47. Well done to all.
 
 
 
 
 
WOODSTOWN 5.
 
 
 
 
 
A field of 113 completed last Friday evenings Woodstown 5 mile road race with overall victory going to Frank Quinlan Waterford AC 26.55 first lady home was Sylvia Molone in  time of 31.43.The first West Waterford finisher was Ray Hahesy who came home in 10th place overall, Ray took the 1st over 50 prize here. There were also good performances from club members Jim Fleming 38.10,Peter Cunningham 41.38,Michele Cunningham 41.54,and Terri Gough 55.41.well done to all.
 
 
 
 
P B FOR YURI KANASH IN POLE VAULT.
 
 
 
 
Recent winner of the national Junior pole vault championships Yuri Kanash continued on his way to the top of his chosen sport pole vaulting when a personal best performance last Saturday in cork. Under the watchful eye of his coach Br Patrick Lennon, Yuir cleared 4.45 to set himself a new personal best height. Well done.
 
 
 
 
DERMOT O'LEARY AGRI LTD-CONNA 5K.
 
 
 
 
 
St Catherine's AC are holding their annual 5k road race and walk on Friday 29th July 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.
 
 
 
 
 
MUNSTER SENIOR AND MASTERS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD AT RSC WATERFORD.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please note that the Munster Senior and Masters track and field championships are on in the RSC track Waterfrod on Sunday 31st July and that closing date for entries is quickly approaching. Any athletes wishing to take part must contact the club’s track and field coordinator Orla Bannon 087 315 6592 before July 25th July . No entries will be taken on the day of competition.
 
 
 
 
 
 
CAHIR DOWN HILL HALF MARATHON.
 
 
 
 
181 took part in the recent Cahir downhill half marathon. The overall race winner was Freddie Heron Stuck with a time of 1.08 and the ladies victory was claimed by Clonmel's Aine Roche in 1.29.48.The club had 6 athletes who made the trip with Ann Dunford taking her very first prize in her new category, well done to all.
 
 
 
 
Ann Dunford 1.42.00
Sharon Nugent 1.50.00
Clare Kennedy 1.51.33
Margaret Conway 1.56.06
Laura Conway 1.59.10
Rita Cronnolly 2.05.24
 
 
 
 
 
MARATHON 100-CLUB TRAINING.
 
 
 
 
 
Marathon Training for our 1916-2016 100 marathon challenge is now well and truly underway. This week we head in to week 2 of a 16 week plan to get all our athletes to the start line of the Dublin City Marathon in peak physical shape. Whether this is the first or 50th marathon the challenge of getting to the start line remains the same. Last year we introduced a club marathon training programme that was both progressive and effective in getting good sustainable results for athletes. The programme is based on the principles of Arthur Lydiard and other old school coaches. This year we will be building on that base to further improve on last year. If this is your first marathon we have a similar training plan that will build you up not break you down over the 16 week period of marathon training.It’s not too late to join us at club training on a Tuesday night at 6.30pm in the Friary. This is an integral part of the marathon plan as well as fulfilling a social role for the club. It is an opportunity to train with like minded individuals and find athletes at a similar level to you that you can train with outside of club training.We also have a dedicated club Face book group for club members who attend training regularly and who follow the club marathon plans. If you are not in a position to attend training every Tuesday we have introduced a new option this year whereby you can purchase a marathon plan, avail of online support, be guided through your plan on a weekly basis and join in our training group long runs for a nominal fee of €50. This is the last week of this offer so if you are interested contact Irene on (086) 8242348.Summer series training will be reaching a peak in the next few weeks with our goal race the GSK 5 mile on 19th August. There are still lots of athletes focussing on the shorter distances particularly our ‘Lets run’ group who started training with us in February with the aim of completing a 5K race. This group have now moved up in the distances and are comfortably completing and competing in many of the summer series of races. This is a huge achievement considering they only laced up their runners for the first time a few short months ago.Club training is for members only but if you are not a club member and would like to try a session please come along and join us any Tuesday night at 6.30pm to give it a try. After two sessions you can decide whether it’s for you or not and can then join the club so that you are covered by insurance and Athletics Ireland regulations. Club membership is a great investment at only €25 and you can join at training or at any club events.
 
 
 
 
 
MOUNT MELLERAY RUN/WALK IN AID OF CANCER.
 
 
 
 
Last Friday evening saw the Mount Melleray Community run / walk in Aid of Cancer Charities SERT and Hospice (New Palliative Care Unit) and a good turnout came along to support the event. The walk and run was held over 5 miles of the beautiful monastery grounds and adjacent country side and everyone who participated enjoyed the event, on our return the ladies of the committee served up  a huge amount of nice eateries for which we sincerely thank them. Well done to all who came along to support the event.   
 
 
 
1st Raivis Zakis
2nd Mossie Keogh
3rd Ted O'Leary
 
1st Kate Veale
2nd Geraldine Lacey 
3rd Brigid Coffey.
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
When you have the enthusiasm and the passion, you end up figuring how to excel.