Senior News, 05-January 2020





The second half of the West Waterford Athletic Club winter league kicks off again tonight Wednesday 8th January at the sports centre, Quanns, Dungarvan at 6.50 pm. A large crowd is expected for the first night of 2020 and we hope that all those of you who have made the New Year resolutions to improve your health and fitness will come on down and join the league and the other 435 runners who have made the right decision already. Our motto at the winter league is that it’s never too late, so why not come along and get on your way to a healthier and fitter 2020. If tonight is your first night please come along around 6.30 so that we can issue you with a number and explain the procedure to you. Newcomers are welcome each night of the league and if you can’t make it tonight then come along next week and bring a friend or two with you, the more the merrier! Now that we all have had a break from the league it’s time to get back on track and concentrate on the next six weeks of the league. Even if you haven’t managed to get some training in don’t let that put you off coming tonight, we will all be a little bit sluggish tonight for the first mile or two, just adjust your pace and in no time you will be back to your normal running pace. The starting times will vary each week in order to make each run as interesting as possible and also to give us all that extra push and motivation to get to the finishing line as quickly as possible. Don’t forget your reflective bib and your number for tonight. See you at the Sport’s Centre!








The Michael Roche Carpets Series will continue on Sunday the 19th January with the 32nd Annual Kiely Monumental Colligan Cup. The Juvenile race starts at 11.00 pm. The senior race is over the usual 5 miles Colligan wood circuit and Juveniles will have a single 1-mile circuit to run. The Colligan cup is a unique event in that it is run on a handicap basis where you simply predict your finishing time over a 5 mile run, with the winner being the person who is nearest to that predicted time. This makes the race open to all no matter what your standard is, everyone has the same chance of taking the title. Now in its 32nd year we would like to thank sincerely our sponsor for all of those 32 years David Kiely of Kiely Monumental for his on-going support for the local running club West Waterford AC. So for a great fun event on the yearly running calendar Colligan is where you need to be come Sunday 19th January






The final race in the Michael Roche carpets series will be on Sunday February 23rd at 11 a.m., the 18th Annual Kilmacthomas 5. Entries will be taken at the community hall Kilmacthomas at the top of the town with the entry fee being 8 Euro. Shower facilities will also be available in this hall after the event for both men and women.  very attractive prize fund will be on offer for the top competitors and plenty of spots for down the field finishers also. Sandwiches and refreshments will be available to all after the event. This is the final race in the Michael Roche carpets race series and presentation of series prizes will take place on the day.





We are heading onto the last few weeks of training for the John Treacy 10 mile race.

If this is your first time running 10 miles or you need to get some structure into your training why not join us for January.

WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR ? Anyone who can currently run 8k, at any pace, and wants to train to either increase the pace or the distance they can run to complete the John Treacy 10 mile race.

WHAT DO I GET ? A coached running session on a Tuesday evening, training plan for the rest of the week and online support. You will also have the support and camaraderie of the group which makes training ,much easier

If you have any questions by all means contact us. Claire Kennedy 087 911 6997 or Jim Fleming 087 288 1151






Following on from the success of the inaugural ladies social running group in Autumn 2019 we will continue with this initiative into 2020.The focus for this group is on general fitness not performance but for anyone who needs a goal we will be working towards the Kilmac 4 mile race in mid February. If you enjoy running and can jog for 20 mins then you will be well able for this group. We offer 2 routes 3k or 5k and you progress at your own pace. If you want to walk / jog that is fine and if you want to run fast that is also fine. YOU decide what works for YOU on the night. There is no such thing as too slow.If you finish work at 5pm you can have your run done at 5.30pm and be home by 6.30pm. If you finish work later we also have a 6.30pm group.If you struggle to get out on your own and find running on your own hard come and join us on Monday nights. Nobody gets left behind and we all run with a buddy so the run is over before you know it. For further information and to book your spot contact  Irene on (086) 8242348





The club membership for 2020 can now be paid now. The club membership is for the calendar year January to December. The membership stays unchanged at 25 euro. You can pay your membership at any club event or download a membership form on club web site and send to registrar Gerry Cantwell Helvick, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Also you can now pay your club membership online at





The annual Kilmacthomas 10k charity fun run and 5k walk  was held last Sunday morning a once again there was a great turnout of runners and walkers supporting the event which was organised by the Troy family. The top 3 ladies and men were awarded prizes plus many spots was drawn among all who participated. First home was Pat  Hennessey  West Waterford AC in an excellent time of 32.26,Pat was followed home by Noel Murphy  Waterford AC  33.43 and  John O’ Rourke Ferrybank AC 34.37 was 3rd man past the post. Our first lady finisher was Angela McCann Clonmel AC in a fast 38.14 with Mary Molloy Carrick On Suir AC next in 41.34 and in third place was Deirdre Ansbro Youghal AC in 41.37.Many thanks to the event sponsors Brennan Refrigerated Transport Fews and associate sponsors are Kirwans Pharmacy Kilmacthomas.



Run specific S&C continues every Tuesday night for the winter. Over the weeks we cover exercises and drills to help bulletproof your body to withstand the rigors of training and keep injuries at bay. All club members are welcome, just bring along a mat and €3.Build up this winter for the John Treacy 10 mile don’t break down. Give Irene a call on 086-8242348 for any further information.






Second place is not a defeat. It is a stimulation to get better. It makes you even more determined.

Upcoming Events

Tue 21

Club Training Night – Run-to-Improve Group

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 21

Club Training Night – S&C

January 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Tue 28

Club Training Night – Run-to-Improve Group

January 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm