Senior News

Notes March 24-19

LAUNCH OF 25th ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2019 IN ASSOCIATION WITH WEST WATERFORD ATHLETIC CLUB.
 
 
 
 
 
 
This week we launch the 25th edition of the counties original and longest serving summer series of road races, it is also the only 12 race summer series of road race in the country.Many of the races in the series have been part of the package for all of the 25 years and some. Two years ago our lead sponsor became Intersport Elverys along with international running sports brand Asics and we are delighted that this great combination of sponsors will continue into 2019.Alaso in 2018 we brought the number of races from 11 to 12 with the introduction of the Ballinameela 5k,again this proved to be a very popular addition to our summer of road races.The 12 race program will be held over the summer months from April to August with a diverse programme of events which holds something in it for everyone, both distance and terrain wise.  "The Inter sports Elverys/Asics Summer Series in West Waterford gets under way on Friday 5th April next with the 6th Annual M T S Broadband Ballinroad 5k road race and our final race will be in the Ballinameela 5k on Friday August 30th at 7pm. We are looking forward to meeting all our old friends throughout the summer months and hopeful we make many new acquaintances along the way as well.  For further information please contact James 086-8184762 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find us on facebook.
 
 
 
 
 
IMPORTANT NEW RACE ENTRY INFORMATION FOR 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Waterford Athletic Club are delighted to once again confirm dates and times for our Summer Series of Road Races which is now in its 25th year.  We would like to thank Intersport Elverys for their support over the past few years and of course Asics who have been a loyal sponsor also.
We are finding that many are now using our online pre entry to many of our races which is a huge help to the race organisers .This year our online entry will be 7 euro and if you wait to enter on the night of the race it will be 10 euro. Also we are continuing our online race series package which will cost you 40 euro. For 2019 we have a few announcements to make regarding the series and these are designed to enhance the enjoyment for all the runners and to make the Summer more interesting!  Going forward we hope to have more runners entered online as it really helps minimize the workload on the day of the run and it also means we can be more organised and this means a better experience for all.
With the view to achieving this we have decided to announce that we are going to commission a specially designed T-Shirt for those runners who meet the following criteria:
Purchase the Summer Series Package online and complete 7 out of the 12 races. (Any 7)
Enter online for at least 7 races and complete those 7 races (you must of course enter the Summer Series as well, this can be done online or at a race.)
Run all 12 races (and enter the series).  This will be in addition to the prize you receive for doing all 12 races.
And finally if you meet any of the above criteria you will automatically qualify for a guaranteed, Non transferrable entry to the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 Mile race for 2020.
Terms and Conditions Apply and these are:
The entry fee for the John Treacy race will be €25 and you must be 18 on race day to take part.
Those who enter the Summer Series will this year have a personal number that they can use at any race (the 1 exception is Waterford to Tramore as we don’t take the entries).  Once you collect your number on the first night you will have that for the full 12 races.  Remember we have 7 races that are included in the package and they are as follows:  Ballinroad 5k 5th April, Ardmore 5 Mile, 10th May, Clashmore 5k, 7th June, Dromana 5 Mile 21st June, Ras Na Rinne, 28th June, Ballymac 5 Mile 19th July and the Marine Climb, 1st Aug.
The races that have to be purchased separately (either online or on the night) are Butlerstown 4 Mile, 12th April, Waterford To Tramore, 27th April, Touraneena 5k, 24th May, G.S.K. 5 Mile 16th Aug and Ballinameela 5k 30th Aug.
This 2019 season of Road Running will take us over to towns and villages all over Waterford and we look forward to meeting friends old and new over the course of the next few months.
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the link for the series package.
 
 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=61265051
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 CAN YOU COMPLETE SEVEN FROM TWELVE.?
 
 
 
 
 We will continue again this year with the rewards system where any runner that completes 7 out of the 12 races over the series will once again qualify for an Intersport Elverys/Asics voucher to the value of 30 euro which will be  redeemable at the Intersport Elverys Sports store in Dungarvan for Asics product. For the best value summer series in the country it's got to be the Intersport Elverys/Asics series-where would you get it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COURSE RECORDS -INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ballinroad 5k.
 
Philip Harty 2014-15.25
Sinead Mansfield 2014-18.41
 
 
Butlerstown 4 mile.
 
Conor Dooney 2017- 19.23
Martina O'Dwyer 2014-23.50
 
 
Waterford – Tramore 7 miles.
 
Sandis Bralitis  2010-36.44
Pauline Lambe 2010-44.03
 
 
Ardmore 5 miles.
 
Philip Harty 2013-24.30
Madeline Loughnane 2009-29.06
 
 
Touraneena 5k.
 
David Mc Carthy  2008-14.26
Vanessa Molloy  1997-17.41
 
 
Clashmore 5 miles.
 
Sandis Bralitis  2008-24.58
Pauline Lambe 2010-29.45
 
 
Dromana 5 miles.
 
John Treacy   1994-23.49
Pauline Lambe  2010-29.20
 
 
Marine Climb 10k.
 
James Sullivan 1995-30.20
Siobhan O’Doherty  2009- 37.48
 
 
Ballymacarbry 5 miles.
 
David Mc Carthy 2012-23.55
Pauline Lambe 2010-29.48
 
 
Ras Na Rinne 6 miles.
 
William Harty  2000-29.14
Lori Stitch 1998-35.14 and Pauline Lambe  2009-35.14
 
 
Glaxosmithkline 5 miles.
 
Sandis Bralitis   2008-24.32
Sinead Cummins  2004-29.20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 MICHEÁL O HOGÁIN AND SLATEWAYS TROPHIES TO BE PRESENTED TO SERIES WINNERS.
 
 
 
The overall series winners come August and after the 12 races on the card will be presented with two magnificent trophies, the Micheál O'Hogáin trophy to the men's winner and the Slateways trophy will be presented to the Ladies winners. The names of previous winners which are listed below see's many of the top road runners over the past 24 years listed. Who will have their name added to this list only time will tell.
 
 
 
 
Male series winners.
 
 
 
 James O’ Sullivan (1995-1997)
Philip Harty (1996)
William Harty(1998-1999-2000-2001-2003)
Peter Duggan (2002-2004)
Raivis Zakis (2005-2012-2013)
Sandis Bralitis (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Brian Murphy (2011,2015) 
Kevin Kenneally (2014,2016)
Kevin O'Leary ( 2017,2018)
 
 
 
 
 
Female series winners.
 
 
 
Rebecca Harty (1995)
Una Murray (1996)
Geraldine Guiry (1997)
Catherine Hennessey (1999-2000-2001)
Jackie Carty (1998-2003-2004-2005-2006)
Sinead Crotty (2007)
Corinna Walsh(2002-2008-2011-2012 )
Pauline Lambe (2009-2010)
Nollaig O’ Neill (2013)
Martina O'Dwyer (2014)
Sandra Prendergast ( 2015)
Mary Molloy (2016)
Kate Veale (2017)
Sally Forristal (2018)
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD ATHLETIC CLUB INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER ROAD RACING SERIES 2019.
 
 
 
 
Race 1. Ballinroad 5k 5th April 2019
 
Race 2. Butlerstown 4 Mile 12th April 2019
 
Race 3. Waterford to Tramore 7.5 Mile May 4th 2019
 
Race 4. Ardmore 5 mile 10th May 2019
 
Race 5. Touraneena 5K 24th May 2019
 
Race 6. Clashmore 5 Mile 7th June 2019
 
Race 7. Dromana 5 Mile 21st June 2019
 
Race 8. Ras Na Rinne 6 Mile 28th June 2019
 
Race 9. Ballymacarbry 5 Mile 19th July 2019
 
Race 10.  Marine Climb 6 Mile 1st August 2019
 
Race 11.  GSK 5 Mile 16th August 2019
 
Race 12. Ballinameela 5k 30th August 2019
 
 
 
 
 
All individual race details can be viewed at www.westwaterfordathletics.org or on club face book.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 25th ANNUAL INTERSPORTS ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2019.
 
 
 
 
SUMMER SERIES "KICKS OFF" WITH THE M T S BROADBAND SPONSORED BALLINROAD 5K IN ASSOCIATION WITH BALLINROAD SOCCER CLUB.
 
 
 
 Friday week April 5th see’s the start of the Intersport Elverys/Asics summer series for 2019 when the 6th Annual M T S Media Ballinroad 5k will get this year's series under way. This year once again we are delighted to be able to help and support the local community in Ballinroad as the local soccer club Ballinroad A.F.C. will be the benefactors of the race , with monies donated towards their development fund. The race will incorporate a fun run/walk with proceeds from them going towards the clubs fund for this project. Starting at 7 pm with Ballinroad community hall as the race H. Q. A huge turnout is expected if last year is anything to go by as we deem the race to be the fastest flattest 5k course around. Our sincere thanks to John Coleman and Jamie Moroney of MTS Broadband for attaining the sponsorship for this race. As you know in West Waterford AC we like to cater for all and have different prize structures in all our races, for the Ballinroad race we will have prizes for the top 5 men and women with lots and lots of spots for down the field finishers and for only a 7 euro pre entry fee. But remember you must enter online to avail of the 7 euro entry otherwise its 10 euro on the night. The course chosen for the race is an excellent out and back course which is very flat so if your first attempt at the 5k distance or you’re looking for a fast time on a flat- fast course this is your opportunity to shine. Full race details in next week's notes. But for now spread the work Ballinroad 5k Friday April 5th is where it's at.
 
 
 
 
 
 INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2019.
 
 
 
6TH ANNUAL M. T. S. MEDIA BALLINROAD 5K IN ASSOCIATION WITH BALLINROAD SOCCER CLUB.
 
 
 
Enter Ballinroad M.T.S.Media 5k online now via West Waterford Athletic Club website ! On "upcoming fixtures there's a link to do so. Numbers can be collected on the evening of race. This race will cost 7 euro to enter online but if you wait until the night of the race the entry fee will be 10 euro.
 
here is the link below to enter. 
 
 https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=61352451
 
 
 
 
 
 
MASON FINANCIAL COLLIGAN LEAGUE KICKS OFF THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING MARCH 27TH.
 
 
 
 
The Mark Mason Financial Colligan league kicks off  this coming Wednesday 27th March in Colligan wood at 6.30 p.m. Once again Mark has come on board as sponsor again this year and the club would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Mark and his family for their generous sponsorship. Mark has sponsored this league over the past number of years and has always been a most supportive and generous sponsor and we are delighted to be once again be associated with Mark for 2019.  This league is perfect for all in that it caters for every kind of runner and non-runner. You don’t need to be a regular runner to join up, many newcomers start at this league each year and again this year we expect the same trend to follow. There are three different routes to choose from so we really do cater for everyone. We guarantee you will surprise yourself with what can be achieved in a short few weeks, and you will never know what you can achieve unless you come along, so please do give it a go. It’s just €2 each night to enter, you can of course come along any week to partake if you can't make it the first evening and hi don't forget to Bring a friend don’t keep it to yourself. 
 
 
 
 
 
FORMAT OF THE LEAGUE.
 
 
 
 
Over the course of the 5 weeks of the league we will keep a record of each person’s finishing position. If you finish first you get one point, fifth place will earn you 5 points and so on. All runners will be put in to divisions of 5 and after the five weeks the winner of each division will receive a prize. Prizes will be awarded to those in each route and the divisions make it fun and interesting and all the more enjoyable. The overall winner of the hill league will also receive the Veale Family Perpetual Shield.
 
 
 
 
DATES OF THE LEAGUE.
 
 
 
Round 1: March 27th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 2: April 03rd at 6.30 p.m.
Round 3: April 10th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 4: April 17th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 5: April 24th at 6.30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD ATHLETES AMONG THE PRIZE WINNERS AT MALLOW 10.
 
 
 
Conditions were ideal for Sunday's Annual Mallow 10 mile road race which saw a field of 1.500 complete the course on the day. The race overall winner this year was Sergiu Ciobanu Clonliffe Harriers AC in a time of 49.21 with the ladies title for 2019 going to Youghal AC athlete Aoife Cooke in a time of 55.17.West Waterford's Micheál Power finished a very creditable 4th in a time of 52.58,this was  a brilliant run by Micheál especially as it is his first time competing on the roads over this distance. He lead our team of 21 club finishers home. Others among the prizes were Ray Hahessy who was 2nd over 55 and Ann Dunford was 3rd lady home over 50,well done to all who travelled for the event.
 
 
 
Micheál Power 52.28
James Whelan 64.18
Ray Hahesy 67.53
John Downey 68.21
Ted O'Leary 75.32
Declan O'Callaghan 75.40
Ann Dunford 77.06
Karen Ryan 77.35
Angeline Drennan 78.43
John Fennell 80.05
Irene Clark 82.44
Rose Power 86.03 
Liam Fitzgerald 90.15
Olivia Reilly 91.21
Margaret Conway 97.03
Rita Cronnolly 97.32
Michael Coakley 102.20
Lynn O'Riordan 103.13
Jennifer O'Riordan 103.46
Fiona O'Riordan 108.21
Deirdre Clancy 108.22 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TED AND MICK RUN ROSCOMMON MARARTHON.
 
 
 
 
There was great running last Saturday morning from Ted O'Leary and Mick Concannon at the Roscommon marathon Saturday. Ted ran a time of 3.29 and Mick 3.53.well done boys.
 
 
 
 
 
PAUL BRUNNOCK COMPLETES LONGWOOD MARATHON.
 
 
 
Well done last Saturday to the Brunnock boys Paul brother Paddy who both completed the East of Ireland Marathon in Longwood with a time of 4:03:41.
 
 
 
 
EMER CASEY RUN IN YOGHAL THURSDAY EVENING.
 
 
 
 
The Emer Casey run will take place on Thursday 4th April in Youghal.   Runners will start at 8pm and walkers will head off at the earlier time of 6.30pm. Registration will take place at the Youghal Community Centre from 5pm and the cost will be 10 euro.   Walkers will start from the Community Centre while the run will start from Bunscoil Mhuire.
 
 
 
 
 
ANTHONY WHELAN OPEN'S ULTRA SEASON WITH 8TH PLACE FINISH.
 
 
 
 
Club member Anthony Whelan opened his ultra season with a solid performance last Saturday finishing 8th in 4 hours 25 minutes at the Maurice Mullins Ultra held in Wicklow. The Irish mountain running association were using the race as a trial for the world championships so there was top ultra athletes from the UK and beyond at the event . The race was held over a distance of 51k with 2000m climbing, which is quite short for some ultra runners including Anthony who prefers 80 to 100 k races. Anthony is currently coached by top female mountain runner Sarah McCormack since early in the new year and he is very happy with his progress under Sarah's guidance with his goal race in the summer which they are building towards, this race will be held in Switzerland  “the eiger ultra trail” its 101k with 6700m climbing and is  part of ultra world tour series. As the Abbeyside man said the real work starts now and Saturday was just tester for the bigger picture later in the summer, we will keep you posted on his progress.  
 
 
 
 
 
RECORD BREAKING UNDER 14'S REMEMBERED.
 
 
 
On Sunday March 30 th 1969 -50 years ago this Sunday- the Waterford under 14 boys team became the first ever County team to win an All Ireland  X Country County team title for Waterford. This they did in Belfield in Dublin the scorers being Ger Deegan De La Salle 11th, Tom Jordan RIP St John's Park 13 th, Kieran O'Connor Lismore 14 th, John Casey RIP De La Salle  16 th, Jack Flaherty De La Salle 19 th and Tony Ryan  Deise 23 rd,also on the team were Noel Keating,De La Salle,Edde Drohan and Matt Crowley Butlerstown, Pat Power, Michael Russell, RichardHanrahan,Fergus Mc Cormack Friary.Tony Crowley Butlerstown RIP was selected but due to injury did not compete. Mentors  with them were Paddy Byrne RIP,Fr O'Donnell OSA RIP andFintan Walsh. The County Board will host a get together in the next week to remember them.  
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport.