FORDES DAYBREAK CHARITY WINTER LEAGUE A GREAT SUCCESS.
Congratulations to all who competed in the clubs Fordes Daybreak charity virtual winter league which saw 2.000 euro donated to local charity “Surprise Surprise”. Our sincere thanks to Kevin Forde of Fordes Daybreak for his continued support of the league and our club despite our current Covid times which has curtailed much of our sport the past year and indeed the media coverage available to our sponsors.
A total of 204 athletes signed up for the 4 week league which was a great number, we had 93 signed up for the 5k with 111 signed up for the 10k.
From those who initially entered 41 completed all 4 rounds of the 5k while 72 completed all four rounds of the 10k.
There was a good enter local entry and the event did spread its wings to include other counties also with entries from Waterford city along with entries from Limerick, Cork, Laois, Wexford, Tipperary, Wexford, Kilkenny and Dublin.
The total number of participants over the 4 weeks in the 5k was 255 and the following was the break down here.
Wk 1 82
Wk 2 71
Wk 3 59
Wk 4 43
The total number of participants over the 4 weeks in the 10k was 352 with the following weekly breakdown.
Wk 1 99
Wk 2 91
Wk 3 86
Wk 4 76
As advertised at the beginning of the league we have picked some random spot prizes for this charity event with some novel numbers used to select the spot winners. Please note all spot prizes have been posted to the various winners listed.
So from week 1 results we picked 5th place to celebrate Fordes Daybreak 5th year of Sponsorship of the winter league. The winners here were 5k Barry Walsh and 10k Keith Fraher.
For week 2 we picked 27th place as it was the 27th year of the league and the lucky winners here were 5k Micheal Gee and 10k Eileen O’Connell.
For week 3 results we picked 59th place as the virtual league was taking place during the time of the All Ireland hurling final and it was in 1959 the last year Waterford had won an All-Ireland the winners here were 5k Mary Power and 10k Claire Walsh.
We picked 40th placing for week 4 in the 5k as its 40 years since over 2,000 people took part in the first Dublin City Marathon and the winner here was Hilda Nicell and for the 10k we picked 70th place as it was in 1950 70 years ago that Mayo won the All Ireland Football final our winner here in the 10k is Tommy Lenihan.
With such a good entry from outside the area we also picked 2 spots for those who entered the league and were the furthest away from Dungarvan. In the 5k we have Eddie Nugent who is from Blackrock in Dublin and in the 10k we have Donal Heagney from Errill in Co Laois.
ÉAMONN AND EVELEEN-PADRAIG AND LINDA ALL RECORD SUPER FAST TIMES.
The league also as it does every year honour the fastest times recorded with prize for fastest man and woman in each league who all completed all 4 nights. The fastest 5k man award goes to Padraig Healy when in week 4 Padraig ran a great time of 17.25 while our fastest Woman over the 5k distance was Linda Foley who again picked week 4 to run a good time of 21.22. Over the 10k distance our fastest man and arguably the performance of the virtual league came from Éamonn Cashin who on week 3 ran a superb time of 36.10 for the distance and another good time from our fastest lady was recorded when Eveleen Drohan on week 3 again ran a time of 43.13.
All in all it has to be said the virtual league was a good success and again our thanks to all of you the runners and Kevin Forde for his ongoing support and special thanks to our club secretary Ann Dunford who set up the event and did the weekly work on the times and tables etc..
For now keep safe and keep running.