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Senior News,May 08 2022

 

THE AHS TUNING IRELAND TO SPONSOR 7th ANNUAL BALLINROAD 5K THIS FRIDAY.

 

 

Our first race in the new look summer road race programme for 2022 will get underway with the AHS Tuning Ireland sponsored Ballinroad 5k on this Friday May 13th at 7.30 pm. Firstly our sincere thanks to John Coleman of AHS for his continued sponsorship of this race which he has sponsored for the past 7 years. All at our club wish John and his team ever success in his new premises out on Coolagh road where he has recently moved to a bigger premises with his successful AHS Tuning Ireland business.This year once again after a two year break due to covid 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 Pitch fund. The race will incorporate a fun run/walk with proceeds from them going towards the clubs fund for this project. Starting at 7.30 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. 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. The entry fee is 10 euro pre entry online.The course chosen for the race is an excellent out and back course which is very flat so if it’s 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. See you all Friday 13th May for race one.

 

 

 

GREAT VALUE SUMMER RACE PACKAGE.

 

 

West Waterford Athletic Club are delighted to confirm dates and times for our summer programme of Road Races 2022.  We are finding that many are now using our online pre entry to our races which is a huge help to the race organisers .This year our online entry will be 10 euro per race. Also we are continuing our online race series package which will cost you only 50 euro for all 6 races. Going forward we hope to have more runners entered online as it really helps minimize the workload on the day of the race.

 

 

Here is the link for the series package.

 

https://eventmaster.ie/event/qMDzSP7SQq

 

 

7TH ANNUAL AHS TUNING IRELAND BALLINROAD 5K IN ASSOCIATION WITH BALLINROAD SOCCER CLUB.

 

Enter Ballinroad AHS TUNING IRELAND 5k online now. Numbers can be collected on the evening of race. This race will cost 10 euro to enter online.

 

Here is the link below to enter.

 

https://eventmaster.ie/event/preview/0y5pTzqsA1

 

 

 

RACE PARKING IN BALLINROAD.

 

As parking will be pretty restricted for Friday evenings race in Ballinroad we are asking as many as possible to share spins to the race HQ at St. Laurence’s hall, There is some parking available for the early birds in the Soccer club but once this is full its full. Parking is available around St Laurence’s church and it’s a short walk to the race HQ also from there. Your cooperation with this matter is much appreciated in advance.

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE BALLINROAD 5K.

 

2014

Philip Harty West Waterford AC 15.25

Sinead Mansfield West Waterford AC 18.41

 

2015

David Mansfield Clonliffe Harriers AC 15.46

Sally Forristal St. Josephs AC 19.05

 

2016

Barry Keane Waterfrod AC 15.49

Sally Forristal St.Josephs AC 19.04

 

2017

Niall Blackwell West Waterford AC 16.13

Sally Forristal St.Josephs AC 18.47

 

2018

Noel Murphy Waterford AC 16.15

Sally Forristal St.Josephs AC 18.03

 

2019

Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC 15.31

Sally Forristal St.Josephs AC 18.03

 

PAT HENNESSEY WINS PORTLAW 5.

 

 

The Annual O’Neills Pharmacy sponsored Tom Jordan Portlaw 5 mile road, which was race 2 of the Outfield sports summer series was held last Friday evening and was hosted by Carrick On Suir AC, a field of 81 ran on the night with the overall victory once again going to the inform man on the road racing scene presently West Waterford’s Pat Hennessey who clocked an impressive 25.02, Raivis Zakis finished 5th taking the 1st over 40 prize and Pat Fitzgerald was  8th .Well done to all club members who made the trip to Portlaw.

 

Raivis Zakis 26.26

Pat Fitzgerald 26.54

Dermot Gough 27.41

Ray Hahesy 31.36

Michael Dunford 32.34

Mick Concannon 34.51

Martin Tobin 35.05

Johnny Burkin 35.49

Brigid Coffey 38.34

Andrea Gaffney 42.53

Pascal Proctor 45.03

Edel Curry 49.02

 

SILVER FOR RAIVIS AT COUNTY TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

 

Well done last Sunday to club member Raivis Zakis on his silver medal over 800 meters at the county track and field championships held at the RSC.

 

GARRY AND LINDA PERFORM WELL AT DINGLE HALF MARATHON.

 

Two members made the trip to Kerry last Weekend where the Dingle half marathon was held, both ran very well with Garry Cantwell finishing a creditable 19th overall with a good time of 1.23.32. and likewise Linda Foley had an excellent run to finish 19th in the ladies overall category with a time of 1.43.35.