Senior News

Notes October 21-18

 
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GARVEYS SUPERVALU AUTUMN LEAGUE CONCLUDES.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The fifth and final round of the Garveys Autumn League took place on recently in St. Augustine’s College (by kind permission). We are blessed to be able to use such a fantastic facility for some of our leagues and as a club we are most thankful. We had near perfect running conditions each night we ran and a some super times and improvements were recorded over the 5 weeks. On the last night Liam Power of Garveys SuperValu was on hand to present prizes to our league winners. League tables are available on the club website.
 
 
 
 
 
CIARAN FRISBY HOLDS OFF ALANNAH TO WIN.
 
 
 
 
 
Ciaran Frisby was clear winner of the 1 lap with the minimum 4 points from 4 first place finishes. Ciaran's best run was in week 4 when he ran 7.16. In second was  Alannah Power on 13 points. Alannah recorded her fastest time of 12.08 in week 5. Well done to all the 1 lap runners.
 
 
 
 
 
 
OISIN O RIORDAN WITH EASE.
 
 
 
 
 
Oisin O’Riordan was the 2 lap winner with 4 points. Oisin's fastest time of 14.01 was recorded in week 2. Yevgeniy Chizikov was second on 7 points with his fastest time the 15.16 he clocked in week 5. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VERY TIGHT BEWTEEN FITZGERALD AND O' RIORDAN.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 3 lap league went down to the wire with just 1 point separating the top 2. Ritchie Fitzgerald came home in front on 5 points with his best time an excellent 20.51 that he ran in week 5. In second was Shane O'Riordan. Shane's best time was the 21.09 he ran in week 2.
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIAN PROVES TOO STRONG FOR THE REST.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cian O'Riordan was a deserving winner of the 4 lap on the minimum 4 points from 4 first place finishes. His best time, an incredible 25.34, which he ran in week 5 was one of the fastest times recorded for 4 laps in one of our Friary leagues in recent times. In second on 8 points was James Whelan. James' best time over 5 weeks was 28.20. Paul Brunnock won division 2 on a total of 25 points.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks again to our league Sponsor, Garveys SuperValu, and especially Liam Power who was on hand to present the prizes. Also massive thanks to the Friary for this use of their fabulous grounds. Thanks also to our crew at the start/ finish, Sharon, Shirley, Ray and James. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to run these leagues, and finally thanks to our chairman Tom Leahy for all his help and work with the league.
 
 
 
 
 
 
REGISTER WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31ST FOR THE 24th ANNUAL "FORDE'S DAYBREAK" WINTER LEAGUE  6.30 pm.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Wednesday October 31st  sees the registration take place for the 2018/19 25th Annual Forde's Daybreak winter league which will be run over 13 weeks and organised by West Waterford athletic club. The event for those few who are not familiar with it caters for all types of runners and especially for those that have never ran before, we provide plenty of advice and encouragement so please don’t feel that you might be the only person trying it for the first time as guaranteed there will be many coming along again this year for the very first time just like you. There are 2 distances to choose from and they are commonly known as the long route 5.4 miles and the short route 2.3.miles. Come along on the night and register for whichever route you wish to do. Please bare in mind that you are not stuck with the course you choose at the start, if you wish to change after a while then you may do so. We will be available to answer any questions you may have tonight or any other night. There is no official run on registration night, however many people do run the course but there will be no stewards on the course until round 1 which is the official start of the league. If you can’t register on registration night, you can do so the following week or any other night but we do urge as many as possible to come along and register in order to speed up proceedings for the following week. Your cooperation with this matter is much appreciated.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ONCE-OFF REGISTRATION FEE OF 5 EURO.
 
 
 
 
 
 When you register, there will be a fee of €5 to cover the cost of the waterproof number and timing chip attached. This number and chip will be issued to you and you only and it will be your number for the duration of the 13 week league so it’s most important that you have it and wear it every Wednesday night, please pin it to the front of your bib only. This is a once-off fee, payable on the night you get your number and then after that it will be just €2 each night that you run for members and €3 for non-members. Last year we introduced a once off payment for the entire league and this was taken up by half of all winter league runners who save themselves some money by doing so. For club members you can pay 30 euro (this includes the 5 euro once off number payment) and for non members you can pay a once off payment of 40 euro which also includes the 5 euro number payment charge.
 
 
 
 
 
REGISTER ONLINE.
 
 
 
You can of course register from the comfort of your own home or work place just long on to our winter league online registration page at 
 
 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=57121354
 
 
 
 
 
 
FORDE'S DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE TEAM COMPETITION.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also proving very popular at the winter league is the team competition which was introduced three years ago. There has been really great interest in this element of the league and a great number of teams competing. Teams again this year will be comprised of 3 members and can be all male, all female or mixed. The scoring will be based on the positions of the two best placed members on the team on each night of the league from the normal winter league results. There is no extra charge to register a team. Once you are registered for the winter league, you will be eligible to go on a team. All members of the team need to be registered to run the same course in the league. Anyone who is interested in going on a team, but is new to the league or doesn’t know people to go on a team with, can leave their name and we will help to find a team for them. All teams must be registered before week 5 of the league (i.e. before 5th December 2018). Details of how register your team will be provided at the Winter League.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MICHAEL ROCHE CARPETS SERIES.RACE 2.
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD HOSPICE TO BENEFIT FROM 10th ANNUAL PADDY JOE CURRAN MEMORIAL TURKEY TROT.
 
 
 
 
On Sunday November 18th the 10th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile run and 4 mile walk will take place at the Marine Bar, Pulla, Dungarvan. All proceeds from this year's event will go to West Waterford Hospice. The 4 mile walk will begin at 11 am, while the 5 mile run will get under way at 12 noon. If you would like further information or would like a sponsorship card for the event email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28th ANNUAL JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 LAUNCHED.
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Waterford athletic club are delighted to announce that entries for our 28th annual 10 mile  event will open on this coming Thursday November 1st at 9 am. The entry options will be online entry through our race web site www.dungarvan10mile.org or through our chip timing www.myrunresults.com or by downloading an entry form on our club web site www.westwaterfrodathletics.org there will also be hard copy entries forms available. The event now in its 28th year has established itself as a must run race on the Irish road running calendar with participants from all four corners of the country and beyond participating. The race has grown year on year from humble beginnings 28 years ago. This year the organisers due to the demand for entries for the race have added extra numbers with a cut off now of 3,000 entries available ,this we hope will see all runners wishing to run the event in 2019 getting an entry to do so. Please note that this event usually sells out well before closing date so do get your entry in if you intend running on Sunday February 3rd 2019.The John Treacy Dungrvan 10 bring’s together the ideal race combination of fun runners, joggers, club athletes and top class internationals who compete over a fast flat 10 mile course around the historic town of Dungarvan as we all look forward to an even bigger and better event on Sunday February 3rd next. To stage such a big event of course requires good sponsor and we are fortunate to have the support many associate sponsors and many local businesses and individuals who are all giving valuable support helping to make the day a great occasion for the town of Dungarvan. The top club runners will once again do battle to have the honour of having their clubs name added to the list of previous winners in the John Treacy Club Challenge Cup for men’s and ladies teams. We will again be calling on all the athletic clubs of Ireland to take on the challenge in 2019 event.
 
 
All race details can be found at www.dungarvan10mile.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
27th ANNUAL MICHAEL ROCHE CARPETS SERIES.
 
 
 
 
 
The popular Michael Roche Carpets series which is now "running " for 27 years heads into yet another season as it will continue on the busy West Waterford AC calendar for the coming autumn and spring, a series which is in existence for the past 27 years and for all of those year’s we are indebted to Michael, Bridget Roche and family for their ongoing sponsorship and support of the club, especially with their sponsorship of this popular race series. The series will see a 5 race programme starting with the Brickey 5k on Sunday November 4th ,the 2nd race will be the Paddy Joe Curran memorial Turkey Trot at the Marine on Sunday November 18th and then after the festive season we will continue the series with the Kiely Monumental Colligan cup on Sunday January 13th .Race 4 will be the Kilmacthomas 5 on Sunday 24th February and finally the Deíse College Dungarvan 10k on Sunday March 10th. Runners will have to complete 4 of the 5 races in the series to figure among the tables and prizes come the final race of the series the Dungarvan 10k in March. The series events will then read in full.
 
 
 
 
Murray's Pharmacy Brickey 5k.
Kiely Monumental Colligan Cup.
Clean Zone Technology Turkey Trot 5.
The O'Reilly Butchers  Kilmacthomas 5.
The Déise College Dungarvan 10k.
 
 
 
 
Once again West Waterford Athletic Club thank Michael, Bridget and family for their continued support to the club by sponsoring this series now in its 27th year. As always we urge or members to support all our sponsors when appropriate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 25th ANNUAL MURRAYS PHARMACY BRICKEY 4 IN AID OF BRICKEY JUVENILE GIRLS FOOTBALL AND COMOGIE GAA CLUB.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bushy Park GAA grounds is the venue for the 25th annual Brickey Run. Again this year we are delighted to announce that Murray's Pharmacy Dungarvan are to continue on with their sponsorship of the race we sincerely thank Elizabeth and all at Murrays Pharmacy for this kind gesture. The proceeds from this year's race will be donated to The Brickey Juvenile Girls Football and Comogie GAA club.  The race distance will be over a very flat fast 5k loop around the Brickey valley starting and finishing at Bushy Park GAA grounds. The race will get under way at 11 am with registration taking place from 10.15 onwards in the GAA clubhouse Bushy Park. The Martin Curran Cup will be awarded to the first man on the day and the Jim Lyons memorial shield will be awarded to the first lady. The prize-giving will take place in the club house immediately after the race and refreshments will also be provided for all the runners. 
 
 
 
 
 
ENTER ONLINE NOW FOR MURRAYS PHARMACY BRICKEY 5K.
 
 
 
 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=57233454
 
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD ATHLETES COMPETE AT OPEN CROSS COUTNRY FESTIVAL.
 
 
 
 
Well done to Micheál Power and Niall Blackwell who competed in today's Open cross country festival under 20 race in Abottstown Dublin. Micheál finished 9th in a very competitive field and Niall ran well also to take 25th place.
 
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
 
Succeeding in running should be seen as an allegory for succeeding in every aspect of life. Set goals, plan out how to achieve them, then stick to the plan.