Senior News,April 17 2022

WEST WATERFORD ATHLETIC CLUB SUMMER RACE PROGRAMME.

 

After a break for the past 2 years we are delighted to announce our Summer Schedule of races starting in Ballinroad with our very popular 5k race and finishing in Ballinameela on the 22nd July in another very popular 5k route with all past participants. This is a unique opportunity to enter all 6 races in advance and just turn up on the night to each race and run!  So get your entries in quickly and be ready for a super summer of racing once more.We are all looking forward to getting back on the road again after a difficult few years and we hope to see all the old familiar faces and many new ones in the coming months. You can now enter all 6 races 50 Euro or enter you can also enter the 6 races individually for 10 euro per race. Individual race entries will open two weeks before each race.

Entry link below

https://eventmaster.ie/event/qMDzSP7SQq

 

  1. 13-May Friday Ballinroad 5k
  2. 27-May Friday Ardmore 5ml
  3. 10-Jun Friday Dromana 5ml
  4. 01-Jul Friday Ballymac 5ml
  5. 08-Jul Friday Deise College 10k
  6. 22-Jul Friday Ballinameela 5k

 

 

 

IDEAL EVENING FOR WEEK 3 OF MARK MASON FINANCIAL SERVICES COLLIGAN SPRING RUNNING LEAGUE.

 

 

Round 3 of the Mark Mason Financial Services Colligan Spring League took place last Wednesday evening in the beautiful surround of Colligan wood on what was, once again, a perfect evening for running.  The league starts each night at 6.30. The league is held over 5 nights and to be included in the tables you need to run 4 out of the 5 nights league will continue for the next 2 Wednesday evenings ( April 20th and finally April 27th) so no excuses folks why not come along and give it a go for yourself if you missed the first few evening, you can still join, just come along to the wooden bridge around 6.15  and we will get you started.

 

 

2 LAP RUNNERS DOING GREAT.

 

 

Thomás Kavanagh 22.12 lead home the 2 lap runners last week and was followed by Margaret Whelan in a time of 24.50 with Micheál Moynihan 3rd past the post in 28.29, well done to the participants of the 2 lap league. Keep up the efforts for the next 2 weeks.

 

 

 

3 MILE FLAT PB FOR LINDA FOLEY.

 

This week on the 3 lap mile flat route the participants were led home by Linda Foley in her best time for the league today when she clocked 29.06, well under the 30 minute mark, not to far belind Linda was Shane Flavin in 30.27, Shane will have his sights set on that 30 minute mark next week I recon. 3rd to finisher and 2nd lady on the night was Catherine Mc Intyre in 39.18 with Clodagh Dwyer next in 40.44 and just behind Clodagh was Thelma Caples 42.19,well done to all keep it going now lads for the remaining nights.

 

 

 

PHILIP HARTY JUST HOLDS OFF BRIAN BYRNE ON 5 MILES HILL COURSE.

 

 

We had a great entry of 41 runners taking on the trail run in Colligan this week and first home just like the previous 2 weeks was Philip Harty, however this week he hadn’t as easy a victory as the previous two as Brian Byrne upped the ante this week and only a second separated the two at the finishing tape. Philip was clocked at 34.11 and Brian 34.12 the closest contest for the top spot ever witnessed at this league. The two were followed by the ever improving Kieran Russell 35.15 an excellent run by Kieran. Tara Ni Rheatagáin lead the Lady’s home last week and was nicely under the 40 minute barrier with a time of 39.54 with Michelle Horgan the 2nd Lady home in 43.05 Karen Ryan and Ann Dunford recorded the same time for joint 3rd in 44.56.Well done to all who took on this tough course – no doubt you will see the benefits of this tough running as the year goes on.

 

 

 THANK YOU

 

Thank you once again this week to our finish line team Shirley and Ray and our stewards Jim, Declan Jamie Liam and thanks to Mark and Sarah for their attendance.

 

SYMPATHY.

 

West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Paula Collins An Rosán Ballinroad and Bernie Stilwell Ardmore who passed to their eternal reward last week, May they rest in peace.