Senior News

Notes July 31-16

 HALLAHANS PHARMACY FIT4LIFE PREDICT YOUR TIME LEAGUE.
 
 
 
EMMA HOGAN GETS IT RIGHT FOR WEEK 6. 
 
 
 
  
Conditions were again ideal for week 6 of the Hallahan’s Pharmacy predict your time league which was held last Thursday evening in the Friary. This league differs from most in that the winner is the person who finishes closest to their predicted time.36 runners took on the predict our time challenge for this week with an even split of runner either side of the clock with 19 too fast and 17 on the right side of the clock. The winner this week as the person closest to 0 on the clock having run slower than their predicted time was Emma Hogan who was just 7 seconds off her time. In second was Michael Moynihan who was just 9 seconds off followed 2 seconds later by Yevgeniy Chizikov. Next Closest was Angeline Drennan who was 12 seconds out with Mick Concannon rounding out the top 5 and was just 14 seconds out. The unluckiest runner on the night was Tony Ferncombe who came in just 1 second too fast, with Simon Moloney 2 seconds and Sharon Higgins 3 seconds ahead of the clock. 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. The Hallahan's Pharmacy Fit4Life Predict Your Time Running League is certainly gaining momentum with great crowds turning up which is really encouraging to see. It’s great fun and the element of having to run as close as possible to your predicted time without being faster makes the league really interesting and entertaining. The league continues each Thursday evening at 7 pm at St. Augustine's college. This league is ideal for beginners or new runners as you can take on between 1 and 4 laps. Even though you may not consider yourself as a runner, if you come along to the Friary and make a start you will be a runner in no time at all. Don’t put it off anymore, just come along to the Friary any night that you can and see for you what it’s all about.  There is a vast range of runners out there; there is the beginner runner as well as the seasoned runners that will provide plenty of support and advice so we hope to see as many new faces as possible. 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. There are now just two nights left in this league, the 4th and 11th of August. It doesn’t matter if you can’t run every night; just do your best to come whenever you can. See you out there. 
 
 
 
 
 
HALLAHAN'S PHARMACY FIT4LIFE  CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TABLES 2016.
 
 
 
 
There are just 2 weeks left in this league and Michael Moynihan has strengthen his lead after and excellent 2nd place finish this week and sits on 147 points. Angeline Drennan has moved up from 6th to 2nd and has a total of 118 points. In third place is Simon Moloney with Sharon Higgins 4th and Fiona Fitzgerald 5th. Ger Fitzgerald sits in 6th with Catriona Kiely 7th . It is still all to p[lay for in the top 5 with just 12 points separating 2nd and 7th. 
 
 
 
Micheál Moynihan  147
Angeline Drennan  118
Simon Moloney 113
Sharon Higgins  111
Fiona Fitzgerald 109
Ger Fitzgerald  107
Catriona Kiely  106
Liz O Riordan  101
Conor O'Neill 99
Josie Ui Chuirrin 98
 
 
 
 
 
 
 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.
 
 
 
 
 
22nd ANNUAL GER WYLEY SPORTS/SKINS SUMMER SERIS 2016.
 
 
 
24th  ANNUAL MARINE CLIMB ON THIS FRIDAY August 5th .
 
 
 
 
Race number 10 in the 11 race 22nd  annual Ger Wyley sports /SKINS summer series 2016 will take place on this coming Friday August 5th next at 7.30 pm with the 24th annual Marine Climb 6 mile road race.  Please note race entries will be take at Dungarvan sports centre Quann's from 6.15 pm. Race entry is only 5 euro pre registration and its 8 euro on race night. The race categories are: 1st 3 Men, Masters Men over 40,45,50,55 and 1st Male Junior, 1st 3 Women,  Masters over 35,40,45,50, 1st Female Junior, There will also be plenty of spot prizes drawn from amongst all non-prize-winners. A cash bonus of 100 euro is on offer to the first male or Female to break either course record Friday night. Siobhain O’ Doherty  Borrisokane 37.48 (2009).James Sullivan Waterford A.C 30.20 (1995).
 
 
 
 
 
 
ENTRY TO MARINE CLIMB.
 
 
 
 
Entry fee to Marine Climb online is only 5 Euro if you wait until race evening it will cost you 8 euro. please use link here to enter. 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=38057351
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARINE CLIMB PREVIOUS WINNERS
 
 
 
 
 
1993 Pat Heffernan Thurles Crokes 32.17.
1994 Kieran Maher Ring/Old Parish AC 33.01
1995 James Sullivan Waterford A.C. 30.20 (course record)
1996 Bill Lacey St Senans, Kilmacow 33.05
1997 James Sullivan Waterford A.C. 31.55
1998 Peter Duggan St Joseph's AC Kilkenny 33.36
1999 James Sullivan Waterford A.C. 31.55
2000 William Harty K.C.K 31.50
2001 William Harty K.C.K 32.07
2002 Peter Duggan St Joseph's AC Kilkenny 34.03
2003 William Harty K.C.K. 33.45
2004 Peter Duggan, St.Josephs AC. 33.43
2005 Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 33.04
2006 Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 32.28
2007 Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 32.40
2008 Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC. 32.24
2009 Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 31.59
2010 Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 33.24
2011 Philip Harty West Waterford AC 34.40
2012 Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 33.31
2013 Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 32.48
2014 Philip Harty West Waterford AC 34.47
2015 Niall Sheil St.Killians AC 33.56
2016.??
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STILL ON FOR THE FULL HOUSE IN 22nd ANNUAL GER WYLEY SPORTS/SKINS SUMMER SERIES 2016.
 
 
 
 
 
The following are still on target to run the full 11 from 11 Ger Wyley sports/skins summer series challenge for 2016.
 
 
 
 
 
1. Mary Molloy Carrick On Suir A.C.
2. Sharon Higgins West Waterford A.C.
3. Cathriona Kiely West Waterford A.C.
4. Sandra Moore West Waterford A.C.
5. Claire Fitzpatrick West Waterford A.C.
6. Margaret Conway West Waterford A.C.
7. Kate Tobin Touraneena Road Runners
8. Grainne Hallinan Touraneena Road Runners
9. Mary Hogan West Waterford A.C.
10. Josie Ui Chuirrin West Waterford A.C.
 
 
 
 
MEN WITH ALL 8 RACES DONE TO DATE.
 
 
 
 
1. Martin Hayes West Waterford A.C.
2. Yevgeniy Chizhikov West Waterford A.C.
3. Mush Keane West Waterford A.C.
4. Cathal E. Gleeson West Waterford A.C.
5. Donal O Donoghue Little Island
6. Tomás Coleman West Waterford A.C.
7. Eamonn Curran West Waterford A.C.
8. Vince Donovan West Waterford A.C.
9. Tom Hogan West Waterford A.C.
10. Anthony Carlin West Waterford A.C.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 WEST WATERFORD LADIES WIN TEAM AWARD AT PILTOWN 10K.
 
 
 
 
 
The annual Iverk sponsored Piltown 10k,race 4 in the Outfield sports Carrick AC series was held last Friday evening and a field of 96 completed the race. Kevin Maunsell Clonmel AC in 34.10 was the winner on the night and first lady home was Jackie Carty Kilmore AC 38.11.Paul Lenihan was our first runner home in a time of 43.00 with Peter Cunningham next in 45.22,Mick Concannon ran 45.49 and this saw Mick take first over 50, Bernie Prendergast ran a time of 48.52 and was first lady over 55 while Onra Power ran a time of 50.06, a special well done to Onra who knocked a whopping 6 minutes off her time of 2015, Anne Massey and Michel Cunningham were our next two home in 50.49 and 51.30 respectfully. Siobhan Lenihan ran a time of 55.44 and Terri Gough complete the 10k in a time of 66.26. A big well done to our ladies team of Onra, Anne and Michelle who took first ladies team on the night and well done to all runners.
 
 
 
 
 JAMES LEDINGHAM JOINT FIRST IN CLOGHEEN 5K.
 
 
 
 
A field of 220 walkers/runners took part in last Thursday evenings Clogheen 5k road race. The overall winner, well winners were James Ledingham West Waterford AC and Kevin Maunsell Clonmel AC who were deemed to be inseparable at the finish line as both recorded exactly the same time and were deemed to be joint 1st on the night ,for the record both athletes were recorded as finishing in a time of 15.46,first lady was a more clear cut affair when Aine Roche Clonmel AC took the victory in 19.10.
 
 
 
 
 
CHURCHTOWN SOUTH 5.
 
 
 
 
A field of 531 completed last Thursday evenings race number 3 of 4 in the Ballycotton running promotions series the Churchtown South 5, winner on the night was Sean Mc Grath East Cork AC in 26.36 and the ladies winner was Aoife Cooke Youghal AC who finished 10th overall in a time of 28.35, Micheal Dwyer 32.06,Ted O'Leary 32.36,Gerry O'Connor 33.44,Onra Power 40.06,John Fennell 41.47,John Foley 44.56,Wee done to all.
 
 
 
 
 
 LIBBY AND RAY PRIZE WINNERS AT THE DERMOT O'LEARY AGRI LTD CONNA 5K.
 
 
 
 
 
A big field of 245 completed the 5th annual St Catherine's AC promoted and Dermot O'Leary Agri Ltd sponsored Conna 5k last Friday evening, the race was held in ideal conditions for the participants as they covered the undulating course. Race winner on the night was Jonathan Finn from East Cork AC in a time of 17.41 and the Ladies winner was Leevale's Martina Kiely in 18.04 which saw her finish 5th overall. West Waterford was well represented on the night with 17 athletes making the trip and two club members brought home prizes, Ray Hahesy took the over 50 category in 18.38 which saw Ray finish 9th overall and Libby Murphy McGinn took the ladies equivalent in a time of 23.11.Well done to all who supported the event form the club.
 
 
 
 
Ray Hahesy 18.38
Patrick Lannon 19.19
Ted O'Leary 19.22
Martin Tobin 21.25
Mark Cliffe 21.30
Conor Blackwell 21.32
Liam Kavanagh 22.04
Paul Brunnock 22.21
Libby Murphy McGinn 23.11
Sharon Nugent 24.22
Rose Kinsella 24.36
Paschal Proctor 25.25
Jim Fleming 25.29
Sharon Higgins 25.37
Catriona Kiely 25.58
Vincent O'Donovan 26.31
Sue Genc 29.13
 
 
 
 
 
 
MICK RUNS BALLYNONTY 10.
 
 
 
 
 
Mick Concannon was in action Sunday Morning last when he completed the Ballynonty 10 mile road race ,Mick finished the course in 1.14.37,well done Mick.
 
 
 
 
EDDIE IN MARATHON ACTION.
 
 
 
 
 
Well done last Sunday morning to club member Eddie Doran who ran 4 hours 33 minutes in the Omagh, County Tyrone marathon. This was their first full marathon event in Omagh and there was no shortage of hills is the report back from Eddie.
 
 
 
 
MEDALS GALORE FOR WEST WATERFORD ATHLETES AT MUNSTER TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS LAST SUNDAY.
 
 
 
 
 
West Waterford athletes were in terrific form last Sunday at the Munster senior and masters track and field championships which were held at the RSC Waterford. Setting the tone for the day Thomas Houlihan took gold in the senior men's pole vault with a vault of 4.40 meters and his team mate Yuri Kanash took silver with 4.00 meters. Gregory Fitzgerald took two gold's in the men's over 45 200 meters in a time of 26.33 and then in the 400 meters  with a time of 58.77.Harry O'Brien took gold over 50 in the 1.500 meters with a time of 4.45.70 and Ray Hahesy took a silver over 50 in the 3000 meters 10.40.24 and  bronze in the 400 meters men's in 1.07.61.Jimmy Mc Grath took two silvers over 60 in the 100 meters in 19.74 and over 200 meters in 42.36 and Yev Chizhikova in the over 45 800 meters took silver in  2.20.89.Michael Tutty took gold in the javelin over 50 with a throw of 34.76 and Mossie Keogh in the 3.000 meters over 40 took bronze in 10.07.32, ,rounding off a great championships there was a super new personal best in the shot for Rachel Power who threw 9.30 meters to smash her previous best of 8.61,very well done to all. 
 
 
 
 
COMMITTEE MEETING.
 
 
 
 
The Senior clubs monthly committee meeting takes place this Wednesday August 3rd at 8.30 in Minnie's Bar. Abbeyside.
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
 
I've run distances that have put me through as much pain as any nonprofessional runner can experience and can honestly say no mile was ever more difficult, more painful, or more unlikely than my first.