Senior News

Notes June 2-19

25th ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2019.RACE 6.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 17th ANNUAL OLD STILL BAR CLASHMORE 5K THIS FRIDAY EVENING FOR THE EDMUND LEDINGHAM MEMORIAL CUP.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next race in the series is the Old Still Bar Clashmore 5k on this coming Friday June 07th at 7.30 pm. The 6th race of the series and the half way point also. This race which traditionally has been a 5 miler has now taken a change of distance and will be held over a new 5k course. This new change to the Clashmore event was met with favourable comment by all last year when we used this new course and distance for the first time .  Online entries are now open and we ask all runners to please help us out by entering online if at all possible, or we will take your entry at the Old Still Bar from 6.30 onwards and it’s also the venue for the refreshments and prize-giving after the race. The entry fee is the only €7 if you enter online or you can enter on race evening for 10 euro, There will be prizes in the usual categories. Race open to all over 16 years of age on race day.
 
 
 
 
 
27th ANNUAL MICHAEL C. NAGLE DUNGARVAN LEADER DROMANA 5.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Now in its 27th year this very popular race will once again uses the same course over the fabulous Dromana Drive from Villerstown to Cappoquin, this race is kindly sponsored again this year by the Nagle family of the Dungarvan Leader. The race takes place on Friday June 21st at 7.30 PM. The winning athlete receives the Michael C. Nagle Memorial Trophy. Entries will be taken in the community hall in  Villerstown with the presentation of prizes at Danny Flynn's Bar Cappoquin. This is a great course and a great race. Entry fee 7 Euro pre registration and its 10 euro on race night. Race open to all over 16 years of age on race day.Prizes-1st 5 men and women and 1st two men's and 1st ladies team of 3 outside ind prize winners plus plenty spots.
 
 
 
Course record:
 
 
 
Pauline Lambe 29.20 (2010)
John Treacy 23.49 (1999)
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD ATHLETES RUN HAVEN PHARMACY LANNENS  DEADMANS 5.
 
 
 
 
 
The Deadman's 5 mile road race was held in Carrick-on-Suir on Friday evening last. A field of 95 athletes lined up on a summers evening for this race which is the third of five races in the Outfield Sports Three Counties Challenge. Winner on the night was Noel Murphy Waterford AC 25.39. Madeline Loughnane Thurles Crokes  AC won the ladies section for the 2nd year in a row with a time of  30.36 to finish 15th overall. Anthony Flynn was the first club athlete across the finish line in an excellent  time of 27.41,Anthony finished a very creditable 5th overall, and our first lady finisher on the night was Ann Dunford in 38.22.The race was sponsored by our club member Patrick Lannen of Haven Pharmacy Lannens so it was great to see a good number of club athletes make the trip to support the event, well done to all. Walter Drohan was just outside breaking the 30 minutes with a time of 30.16,Walter was fist man over 45.Tom Hogan was next in 31.51,Tom smashed his time of last year which was 33.23 and them race sponsor himself Patrick Lannen ran a time of 34.18.Anthony Dwyer followed Patrick home in 34.37.Tony Dwyer followed his father Anthony home in 36.10 while Mick Concannon took on the shorter distance by his standard and ran a time of 36.18. Onra Power did very well to break the 40 minute barrier when she ran a time of 39.46,Geraldine Barry was next in 41.40 and Sinead Ní Faolain finished 13 seconds behind Geraldine in 41.53 and 5 seconds back again was Linda Bradfield in 41.58.Well done to all.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE MINNIE’S BAR FIT4LIFE RUNNING LEAGUE STARTS THIS WEDNESDAY JUNE 5TH.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Minnie’s Bar sponsored Running fit4life league which will be held in St Augustine’s College (by kind permission) starting on Wednesday June 5th continuing for six more Wednesday evenings after that finishing on 10th July. This league we hope should see a big turnout as the league always proved to be a most popular and successful league and it’s absolutely ideal for newcomers and for those that have only recently taken up running as well as our regular seasoned runners. The beauty of this league is the choice and the variety on offer. It’s held in the grounds of the Friary College and runners can opt for one, two, three or four laps of the grounds. Each lap is 1.2 miles and so depending on your ability you choose whichever is most suitable for you. It’s also possible to change as some people may start the league running one lap and after a few weeks they may be capable of running more and so can change to the two or three lap course and it’s not unheard of for some people to go from one lap and to finish the league running four laps. We will keep you updated over the coming weeks with more information on the league but for now pencil in Wednesday night, June 5th the first night of the league. The league begins at 7 pm each night and the entry fee each night is just 2 Euros. All those over the age of 14 are very welcome to come along. For further details on this league and all club activities log onto www.westwaterfordathletics.org. Or catch us on face book.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dates for the Minnie’s Running League:
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday June 5th
Wednesday June 12th
Wednesday June 19th
Wednesday June 26th
Wednesday July 03th
Wednesday July 10th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES TABLES.
 
 
 
 
 
NEW HEIGHTS REACHED.
 
 
 
 
The tables are now available for viewing with 5 races completed from the 12 in this year's series. An interesting stat is that the increase this year in entries at this stage of the series, with a whopping number of entries received, last year after 5 races we had 47 ladies and his year this figure reads 71 entries and in the men's entries it's a similar read with last year's figure 42 now reading 68 for 2019.Your last chance to enter this year's series will be at the Dromana 5 , so come on lads get your skates on and get that entry in if you haven't already done so. remember its 7 from 12 races to count. Please check that your name is included on the table by checking it out on our club web site results at www.westwaterfordathletics.org
 
Any queries please contact Ann Dunford on 086 0619711.
 
 
 
 
INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2019.
 
 
 
 
LIST OF THOSE WHO HAVE ENTERED THE SUMMER SERIES AND HAVE ALL 5 RACES COMPLETED TO DATE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ladies
 
 
1 Sally Forristal
2 Sinead Ni Fhaolain
3 Brigid Coffey
4 Aisling Cusack
5 Claire O’Hanlon
6 Geraldine Barry
7 Ann O’Driscoll
8 Patrycja Daly
9 Catherine Keogh
10 Marie Moore
11 Noelle Conway
12 Grainne Hallinan
13 Fiona O’Riordan
14 Deirdre Clancy
15 Therese Power Hickey
 
 
 
 
 
Men
 
 
 
 
 
1 Raivis Zakis
2 Dermot Gough
3 Ray Hahesy
4 Tom Hogan
5 Eoin Walsh
6 Yevgeniy Chizhikov
7 Martin Tobin
8 John Leonard
9 Donal O’Donoghue
10 Tom Mansfield
11 Micheal Moynihan
12 Owen Power
13 Vincent O’Donovan
 
Any amendments please to Ann Dunford 086-0619711
 
 
 
 
 
FIONA AND BRIAN ORMONDE COMPLETE NORTH POLE MARATHON.
 
 
 
 
 
 
What else would you be doing on a bank holiday weekend only running a marathon on the North Pole !!!. Husband and wife team of Brian and Fiona last Saturday  completed the Spitsbergen Marathon which took place at 78 degrees north, just 1.200 kilometers from the North Pole in the High Arctic archipelago Svalbard. ( yes get Google maps out for this one) Known as the northern most certified marathon race on solid ground in the world where the stewards are armed with rifles in order to protect runners from polar bears.( I kid you not) 162 participants took on the challenge of the full marathon, 7 of those representing Ireland Fiona being the only female from Ireland in the field. To say conditions were a bit different from the norm would be an understatement with temperatures of -2 with a feel of -8 and winds of up to 45 kmph on a snowy, icy course in parts much of which was off road but a very scenic route taking in 2 laps of Longyearbyan. Fiona completed the course in 4.26 and shortly after her Brain came home in 4.28 which was brilliant running as at times during the the 2 lap course there were severe gusts of wind with very steep  climbs for mile 12 and 24.Well done guys enjoy the rest of the trip.
 
 
 
 
 
 
DONADEA 50K ULTRA DONE AND DUSTED FOR SHARON AND PADDY.
 
 
 
Taking on the challenge of their first ultra Sharon Higgins and Paddy Brunnock were up bright and early last Saturday morning at the start line for the Donadea Ultra 50k race. Running every step of the way together under the watchful eye of their coach and mentor Paul and Sue they both sailed through the event in fine style passing the finish post as they started side by side in a fine time of 5.00.48 Adding to the fact that Sharon was running her first 50k she finished 6th overall in the race and first Lady 1st lady with Paddy filling that 7th overall position. Super well done to all concerned.
 
 
 
 
 
 
TERRI GOUGH WINS CATEGORY IN DERRY MARATHON.
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to club member Terri Gough who traveled to Derry Sunday for the Derry Walled Marathon.Terri broke the 6 hour barrier when she crossed the finish line in 5.49 to win the over 70 category.
 
 
 
 
MARATHON WEEKEND.
 
 
 
 
Mick Concannon was on the marathon trail this weekend, starting off on Saturday where he completed the Tullaroan 26.2 miler over the hills of the Kilkenny village in a time of 4.27, Patricia Daly also ran the full here and she was  9th home in a time of 4.46.21.Angeline Drennen ran the half marathon in Tullaroan with a finishing time of 1.52.40 and Darren Coogan ran in the 10k event crossing the finish line with a time of 55.23.Noelle Conway and training partner Marie Moore ran the half also finishing with time of 2.31.02 and 2.32.02 respectively. Mick's marathon races for the weekend weren't finished Saturday as on Monday he headed to Kiloscully in Co.Tipperary for the MCI event and finished 10th overall for the marathon in a time of 4.43.16. His second of the weekend. Not a bad weekends work allround.
 
 
 
 
 
 
CORK MARATHON.
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to our club members who took part in the Cork Marathon, half and relay this morning. Ted O Leary notched up another in Cork with a time of 3.18.31 while Hazel Crowley took in the full marathon and she should be well and truly delighted with her posting of 4.00.17,brilliant running by Hazel, Kate Veale walked the half marathon as part of her training and she completed the 13.1 miles in a time of 1.46.08, also in action in the half were John Fennell with a time of 1.49.13,Fiona O Riordan tan a time of 1.52.03, Lynn O Riordan crossed the finish line in 2.20.32 while Jennifer O Riordan was in next with a time of 2.23.53, Deirdre Clancy ran a time of 2.39.30, club members also made up the ladies relay team who completed the relay marathon in a splendid time of 3.33.34 the team were named Sharon and the pacemakers consisted of Sharon Nugent ,Cait Verling,Linda Foley,Debra Doherty and Sinead Ni Fhaolain well done to all.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SYMPATHY.
 
 
 
West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Dan Dineen Clonea Middle, Dungarvan Co. Waterford and Danny Moore Ballinmuck, Dungarvan who both passed to their eternal reward recently ,may they rest in peace. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
 
Consistency requires discipline. Force yourself out the door.