EUROFINS WATERFORD GREENWAY HALF MARATHON.
COACH HOUSE COFFEE SUPPORTING EUROFINS GREENWAY HALF MARATHON.
West Waterford Athletics Club are delighted to announce that for 2023 again Coach House Coffee have come on board as an associate sponsor for our half marathon in September. As a club we aim to provide value for money in all of the events we host each year. This would not be possible without the generosity and support of our sponsors. For this race we are very fortunate to have the support and partnership of businesses that are associated not only with the Greenway but share our passion for sports, health and wellbeing within the community. Coach house coffee is as local a business as you will get on the Greenway. Located at the historic Famine Workhouse in Kilmacthomas this is THE place to stop and refuel on the Greenway. It has been an instant hit since it opened in March 2017 and comes highly recommended for its ethically sourced coffee, mouth-watering cakes and delicious lunches. When we ask that athletes please support our sponsors it’s no hardship supporting Coach House Coffee.
FLAHAVANS LOOKING AFTER YOUR NUTRITION AT THE EUROFINNS WATERFORD GREENWAY HALF MARATHON.
Please support our sponsors…..the finish line wouldn’t be the same without them !
As local a business as you will get on the Greenway. The headquarters of Flahavans are a mere stone’s throw from the start line and can be seen as you pass over the picturesque viaduct in Kilmacthomas. Flahavans are a great supporter of West Waterford Athletic Club and have once again come on board as an associate sponsor. Flahavan’s are Irelands oldest Family Food business, operating in Kilmacthomas for over 230 years. They are also the largest oat milling business in the country producing 40 delicious oaty products made here in the county. Flahavans will be providing post-race glycogen replacement in the form of their highly popular flapjacks. They come in 5 varieties and all are made with natural and wholesome ingredients.
LIDL SUPPORTING THE EUROFINNS WATERFORD GREENWAY HALF MARATHON.
Our sincere thanks to Lidl for their support of the Eurofinns Waterford Greenway half marathon on Saturday September 02nd next, Lidl have come on board and will look after the post-race refreshments at the finish line for all the participants. Lidl are situated just off the N 25 Dungarvan bypass on John Treacy street. Lidl are a successful chain of grocery stores and have been expanding strongly throughout Europe for over 40 years. Lidl currently operates around 12,000 stores and more than 200 goods distribution and logistics centres in 31 countries, offering top-quality food and non-food products at the best price.
SOLAS NA MARA SUPPORTING THE EUROFINS GREENWAY HALF.
The physio is always our first port of call when injury strikes. In an ideal world we should all be visiting a physio / physical therapist for maintenance purposes only, to enhance performance. After a few hard weeks of running it really does help and enhances recovery.Solas na Mara has once again come on board as associate sponsors of the Eurofins Greenway Half for which we are very grateful. If you are planning sports massage to aid your recovery and performance you might consider giving them a turn. For centuries in Ireland it is known that ‘taking the waters’ brings relief from aches and pains, harnessing the minerals of the sea and its seaweed to promote natural healing. A Seaweed baths at Solas na Mara is a great treat for the muscles post-race or sessions. Bookings can be made on (058) 46052
If you wish to apply as an elite runner please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, date of birth, club and fastest time and location for either half marathon or 10 mile race ran in the last 3 years. Half Marathon time: Under 1.20 for men (1.30 for women) 10 Mile Time: Under 60 mins for men (65 for women)
This is perhaps one of the flattest routes for a half marathon in the country with a net elevation of -100 mts. Not only is it flat it also contains some incredible scenery along the way. From the old Workhouse built in 1850 in the beautiful village of Kilmacthomas over the Kilmacthomas viaduct to the stunning views of the Comeragh mountains to the North, cross over Durrow viaduct past Durrow Railway Station where the old platform and station still stand. Then it’s on to the spectacular Ballyvoile tunnel, a 400mt long tunnel which is full of atmosphere (don’t forget to watch out for the fairy door’s on either side). Next you will cross over the Ballyvoile viaduct, blown up in 1922 but now restored to its former glory. From here you can almost smell the sea as you round the headland and take in the spectacular views of Clonea strand and Dungarvan Bay. Then it’s downhill all the way to the finish as you take in the sights along the way, through the 12 mile mark and the playground in Ballinroad over the Clonea Road and finishing just before the Gold Coast Road.