Senior News, 19 October 2019

REGISTER WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30th FOR THE 26th ANNUAL “FORDE’S DAYBREAK” WINTER LEAGUE  6.30 pm.
Wednesday October 30th  sees the registration take place for the 2019/20 26th 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=65160654

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 4th December 2019). Details of how register your team will be provided at the Winter League.
 
MICHAEL ROCHE CARPETS SERIES.RACE 2.
PALLITIVE CARE UNIT DUNGARVAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TO BENEFIT FROM 11th ANNUAL PADDY JOE CURRAN MEMORIAL TURKEY TROT.
On Sunday November 17th the 11th 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 oldparishturkeytrot@hotmail.com.

29th ANNUAL JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 LAUNCHED.
West Waterford athletic club are delighted to announce that entries for our 29th annual 10 mile  event will open on this coming Thursday November 1st . 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 29th 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 29 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 2020 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 2nd 2020.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 3nd 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 2020 event.
 
All race details can be found at www.dungarvan10mile.org

MURRAYS PHARMACY TO SPONSOR 26th ANNUAL BRICKEY 4 IN AID OF GLENBEG NATIONAL SCHOOL.
Bushy Park GAA grounds is the venue for the 26th 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 Glenbeg National School.  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.
 
ONLINE ENTRY LINK FOR MURRAYS PHARMACY BRICKEY 4.
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=65141953
 
STRENGTH AND CONDITION -WHY BOTHER.?
As runners we like to run…….and run and run and run……until we get injured. Then S and C and rehab is our number one priority that we embrace like a long lost friend.
For this next block of training why not stop this cycle and join us on Tuesday nights 6.15-7.15pm starting 5th November in Abbeyside School for run specific S and C. A strong body will set you up well to take on the next block on training ahead of the John Treacy 10 mile race.
Do you have the physical strength and the engine to take on this training? The body has 2 capacities – Central & Peripheral. The central capacity is your heart / a lung etc and is like the engine in a car. The peripheral capacity is your body – can the framework support the engine? Are you breaking down in training and getting injured / are you lacking the strength in your legs towards the end of a race. You may well have the engine of a Porsche but if you have the body work of a Micra it won’t support the engine. Both are important and both need to be trained.
No needto book just arrive and be ready to start at 6.15pm. Please bring a mat with you. If you are injured all exercises can be easily adapted to suit your needs.
 
NEW LADIES 5K RUNNING GROUP.
For winter 2019 we have set up a ladies only, social running group. It’s suitable for anyone who can jog for 20 minutes at any effort and the focus is on general fitness not performance.
There are a couple of places left in each group so if you are interested please book in.
For further information contact  Irene on (086) 8242348
 
JOHN TREACY 10 MILE 2020 TRAINING.
If this is your first time training for a 10 mile race, or are returning to training after a break, we have a new beginner 10 mile training group. Under the guidance of experienced coaches we will give you the support needed, including a training plan, to get to the start line. 
This training group was exceptionally popular last year and we look forward to training for the 2020 race. Meet at Eurospar , Abbeyside  6.30pm-7.30pm on Tuesday evenings. 
 
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.

Upcoming Events

Tue 19

Club Training Night

November 19 @ 6:30 pm
Tue 26

Club Training Night

November 26 @ 6:30 pm