Senior News

Notes October 28-18

28th ANNUAL JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 .
 
 
 
 
ENTRIES  NOW OPEN.
 
 
 
 
West Waterford athletic club are delighted to announce that entries for our 28th annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race will open for entries 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 Dungarvan 10 brings 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 4th 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 SUPPORTS THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF IRELAND.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three years ago for the first time we decided through the generosity of you the runners of the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 that we would give all participants the opportunity to support a chosen charity when entering the race ,this proved very popular as over the past three years over 8.200 euro was raised for Dogs for the disabled in year one and Aoibheann’s Pink Tie “National Children’s Cancer Charity” in year two and last year it was the turn of Cystic Fibrosis and on all three occasions  you the runners came up trumps. This year we are delighted to be teaming up with yet another very worthy charity in The Alzheimer Society of Ireland as our chosen charity. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is the leading dementia specific service provider in Ireland.The Alzheimer Society of Ireland works across the country in the heart of local communities providing dementia specific services and supports and advocating for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia and their carers. Their vision is an Ireland where no one goes through dementia alone and where policies and services respond appropriately to the person with dementia and their carers, at the times they need support. A national non-profit organisation, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is person centred,rights-based and grassroots led with the voice of the person with dementia and their carer at its core.When entering this year's John Treacy Dungarvan 10 you have the option of supporting this charity. On race day we will also be taking donations at race H.Q for those who might like to contribute. We are delighted that in the past three years that a very high percentage of those who run this great race in most cases have also subscribed to our charity, a trend we hope will continue this year. Thank you in participation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
REGISTER TONIGHT WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31st FOR THE 25th ANNUAL FORDE'S DAYBREAK
WINTER LEAGUE AT 6.30 PM.
 
 
 
 
 
On tonight Wednesday October 31st registration will 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 and the short route. Come along tonight and register for whichever route you wish to do. Please bear 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 tonight, many people do run the course but there will be no stewards on the course until next week which is the official start of the league. If you can’t register tonight, you can do so next 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.
 
 
 
 
 
€5 ONCE-OFF REGISTRATION FEE
 
 
 
 
 
 
When you register tonight, there will be a fee of €5 to cover the cost of the waterproof number. This number 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. This year for the first time also you can pay for the entire league with a once off payment and save yourself 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
25th ANNUAL FORDE'S DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE REGISTER ONLINE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now also available is the clubs online Forde's Daybreak winter league registration. By following the link below and the instructions there after you can enter online for the 2018/19 league. No queuing, just come along on the first night of the league and pick up your number from the on online registration desk.
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=57121354
 
 
 
 
 
SAFETY ON THE ROADS.
 
 
 
 
 
The first rule of safety when running on the road is that all runners must wear their reflective bib at all times. Bibs can be bought at any sports shop or hardware shop. Under no circumstances will any runner be allowed to take part in the winter league without a reflective bib. If you have now yet purchased one please do so before the start of the league. Watches and I Pods or any music ear pieces are strictly against club rules and will not be allowed. Runners must obey the stewards at all times. They are there for our own safety and are not to be ignored. Please be wary of traffic at all times but especially when crossing the road or overtaking somebody.
 
 
 
 
 
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 1.
 
 
25th ANNUAL MURRAYS PHARMACY BRICKEY 4 IN AID OF BRICKEY AND KILROSSANTY JUVENILE GIRLS FOOTBALL AND BRICKEY 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, David and all at Murrays Pharmacy for this kind gesture. The proceeds from this year's race will be donated to 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. Entry fee is 10 Euro. 
 
 
 
 
 
PRIZE CATAGORIES FOR BRICKEY RACE.
 
 
 
 
 
The following are the prize categories for the 25th Annual Murray's Pharmacy Brickey run 1st 3 men and 1st in the following weight categories. Under 60 kg 70 kg 80 kg 90 kg 100 kg and over 100 kg. The Ladies prizes will be awarded to the first 6 ladies across the line.
 
 
 
 
 
ONLINE ENTRY TO MURAYS PHARMACY BRICKEY 5K.
 
 
 
 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=57233454
 
 
 
 
 
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..
 
 
 
 
 
 
SOLID PERFORMANCES AT DUBLIN MARATHON 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
The 39th Airtricity  Dublin city marathon was held last Sunday in idea marathon weather conditions. The club was well represented this year as it has been over the 39 years of the event on the street of our capital city.The club was well represented this year as has been the case over the past 39 years, with some very good performances all round, the clubs first person home was Dermot O'Donovan in a excellent time of 3.10 and our first lady finisher was Deirdre Murphy again running her usual solid race crossing the finish line in 3.25. A couple of other good times of note were recorded by James Whelan 3.11, Ted O'Leary 3.12,Martin Tobin 3.21,Linda Foley 3.54, Debra Doherty 3.52,Sinead Ní Fhaolain 4.05. aslo great running by Sharon Nugent 4.11, Hazel Crowley 4.14 and Linda Garcia 4.18 just to mention a few. Over 20,000 participants turned out for the annual race  and the overall winner this year's race was Ethiopia's Asefa Bekele in 2.13 while his fellow compatriot Mesera Dubiso won the women's race in 2.33, there was a strong Irish representation in the field with Mick Clohisey of the Raheny Shamrocks club claiming the Irish Athletics National Marathon, finishing in a time of 2:15:57.It was the fastest time to win the National title since 1991. The Dublin man placed sixth overall. Cork native Lizzie Lee took third place in the women's race and finished in an impressive time of 2:35:04 Lizzie was our winner at the Brickey 5k this time last year. Well done to those who completed their first marathon also ,we hope it's the first of many.
 
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD AC ATHLETES DUBLIN MARATHON 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
Dermot O'Donovan 3.10
James Whelan 3.11
Ted O'Leary 3.12
Martin Tobin 3.21
Joe Barry 3.25
Kevin Casey 3.26
Darren Tutty 3.33
Deirdre Murphy 3.25
Mark Cliffe 3.27
Cathal Gleeson 3.29
Micheal Callaghan 3.36
Catriona Kiely 3.53
Linda Foley 3.54
Jody Hallinan 3.49
Conor Murray 3.48
Debra Doherty 3.52
Sinead Ní Fhaolain 4.05
Declan O'Callaghan 4.08
Sharon Nugent 4.11
Hazel Crowley 4.14
Brian Ormond 4.16
Linda Garcia 4.18
Jean Beresford 4.32
Mark Lenihan 4.33
Terri Gough 4.53
Vincent O'Donovan 5.19
Michael Coakley 5.28
Noelle Conway 5.35
Marie Moore 5.42
 
 
 
 
 
 
RAIVIS ZAKIS AND DZINTARS KLAVA RUN CHINESE ULTRA.
 
 
 
 
A huge congratulations to club members and fellow Latvian countrymen Raivis Zakis and Dzintars Klava who made the long trip this weekend to China to compete at the world class invitational Chinese Changan ultra 100k and 50k challenge. Raivis took on and trained very hard for the 50 k event and having been in 12 position at the mid way mark on the course he put in a sterling performance to really out in a huge effort eventually takeing the runners up spot with a new personal best time of 3 hours 12 mins beaten by a Chinese native who won in 3.09,third went to Manual Auguita Bayo of Spain in 3.14 and 4th Ollie Garrod another Spanis athlete in 3.17. Dzintars took on the might of the 100k and he proved once again that they don't come much tougher than the man from Dizstende when he smashed his personal best for the distance when clocking a time of 9 hours and 52 minutes. As we go to press his actual finishing position is unknown but he finished well up in the top end of the field. Congratulations to the two boys once again.
 
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
 
Let him that would move the world first move himself.