NEXT LEAGUE IS THE POPULAR MARK MASON FINANCIAL SERVICES COLLIGAN LEAGUE.
The club’s next big local event is the 5 week Mark Mason’s Financial Services Colligan running league for beginners and regular runners and all are welcome once they are over 16 years of age. We would especially encourage newcomers to come along and join in this league in Colligan wood. For the complete beginner there is the option of doing two laps of the wood, beginning at the wooden bridge and finishing at the wooden bridge. This is 4km in distance or 2.5 miles so it might suit all those that ran the short route over the winter league plus this route is more or less completely on the flat. Another option is to take part in the 5-mile circuit; this is 3 and a half laps of the same flat circuit of the wood mentioned above. The final option is the 5 mile hill route which is one lap of the wood for starters and then up the first hill and down the hill and then across the road for the second hill and finishing in by the wood at the bridge. The entry fee for all runners is €2 each night. The overall winner of the league will receive the Veale family perpetual shield. The league will start on Wednesday March 29th and continue for five Wednesday evenings April 5th,12th,19th and 26th .Mass start each evening at 6.30 pm.
ARE YOU NEW TO RUNNING?
If you started running previously or have promised to get back to it, maybe our beginner running group will help you get going again. If you can run for 15-20 mins at any pace then this group is for you. By the end of 6 weeks you will be able to run 5km easily.
When – Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm commencing this Tuesday.
Where – Meet at Walton Park, Abbeyside
Who – anyone who wants to be able to run 5k easily? In 6 weeks, you will be ‘a runner’
This has been an incredibly popular program in the past so if you are interested, please just come along where Claire and Jim will be at hand to give you more detailsl.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN WEST WATERFORD ATHLETIC CLUB.
West Waterford AC membership renewal e mails have been sent into your e mail account inbox recently.Membership stays at the very low reasonable price of 25 euro with 20 of this going to AI for your membership registration. Due to the introduction by Athletics Ireland of a new 1 day fee for all NON CLUB members we invite you to join or re-join now to avoid this extra cost when you are entering our many events planned in 2023.If you would like to join the club for the first time or would like to re-join the club but don’t have your AI membership renewal e mail you can click the link below and follow the new membership link.
2023 WEST WATERFORD AC FIXTURES.
15th January 2023-Kiely Monumental Colligan Cup
5th February 2023-John Treacy 10 Mile
29th March 2023 to 26th April 2023-Colligan Hill League for 5 Wednesdays
10th April 2023-Aglish Fun Run
12th May 2023-AHS Tuning Ballinroad 5k
26th May 2023-Round Tower Hotel Ardmore 5 Mile
9th June 2023-Dungarvan Leader Dromana 5 Mile
30th June 2023-Oriel Bar Ballymac 5 Mile
7th July 2023-Deise College 10 k
21st July 2023-Ballinameala 5k
2nd September 2023-Eurofins Greenway Half Marathon
12th November 2023-Murrays Pharmacy Brickey 5k
25th November 2023-Big annoucement of a very special club event to follow
26th November 2023-Turkey Trot
ANOTHER GREAT PERFORMANCE BY MÍCHEAL POWER IN AMERICA.
Micheál Power gave another outstanding performance last Saturday when running for his university Tulsa at the 3.000 meter conference at the final American Indoor Track and Field Championships event of the season in Birmingham, Alabama. After the disappointment of being disqualified the night before in the team Distance Medley Relay, Micheál bounced back showing true character when running an excellent 7.52 80 for the 3.000 meter and setting a new meet record into the bargain as well as becoming an American champion. Congratulations Micheál.
Micheal Power 7:52.80
Scott Beattie 8:01.21
Shuiab Aljabaly 8:05.35
Shay McEvoy 8:05.70
Malte Propp 8:07.73
Ryan Shumaker 8:20.37
Max Nores 8:20.56
ANOTHER RECORD FOR JOE.
Competing at a guest at the Connaught indoor championships last Saturday in Athlone Joe Gough broke yet another Irish record in the M70 400 meters indoor when running a time of 61. 37, breaking the old record which stood at 63.26, there’s+ no stopping Joe at the moment as he continues to set new standards in his age category.
West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Andy Hallissey Rockenham Ferrybank Waterford and Críostóir Ó Cionnfhaolaidh Cnocán an Phaoraigh,Rinn Ua gCuanach who passed to their eternal reward recently, may they rest in peace.