38th ANNUAL DÉISE COLLEGE DUNGARVAN 10 K.
Conditions were absolutely ideal last Friday evening for the 5th race in the clubs summer programme the 28th annual Deise College sponsored Dungarvan 10k as the field of 112 runners made their way out Kilmurray way in glorious sunshine one of the best Friday evenings we have had this year.Our thanks to all those runners who came along and supported this race again this year after its 2 years covid break from the local road running scene, it was important for us to keep this race alive and part of our road running calendar as it’s a very special event for our club and one of the oldest races on the local athletic scene now in its 38th year.Once again the race this year was kindly sponsored by club member Alan and Caroline Ryan of Déise College, Dungarvan and we sincerely thank them for their ongoing sponsorship of the event, we also thank them for being available on the evening to present the winner’s with their prizes along of course with Alan taking part in the race itself and running very well. Our thanks to all our club staff on duty on the day to Conor Norris, Jamie Mills, Liam O’Donnell on van and all our crew of stewards out on the course a huge thanks. Thanks to Irene and Crea for looking after the water station a very important part of the race in the very warm conditions Friday evening last.Our thanks also go to those who looked after the teas it was very welcome by all the runners at the club house after the race. Thanks go to our admin team of Ann Dunford, Tom Leahy, Ray Burke,Declan O’Callaghan,Onra Power who looked after the entries and results and finish line and Ann Dunford who once again looked after all the prizes. Thanks to our friends at Dungarvan GAA club especially the help from Tony Ryan for the use of their Club house for the event, thanks to those who did the cleaning up after. Finally thanks again to our valued sponsor Déise College, Shandon, Dungarvan.
PAT HENNESSEY CRUISES TO VICTORY.
The Deíse College sponsored 38th Annual Dungarvan 10k this year saw a field of 113 on a beautiful summers evening for running. The race was got under way at 7.30 from the industrial estate and from the gun, our eventual winner Pat Hennessey distanced himself from the field going through mile one in 5.10, even at this stage with over 5 miles to go the race was more or less over as Pat had a commanding lead on the chasing group which was headed up by his club mate Raivis Zakis who passed that mile marker at a more sedated pace of 5.30. Passing the 4 mile mark in 21.20 our leader Pat was home and hosed as they say crossing the finish line in 32.46. However a great battle was going on between the chasing group for the runners up spot with Raivis Zakis took the honours here finishing 2nd place in 34.06 with Keith Kelly Ind taking 3rd in 34.55.Turning to the masters where the 0/40 category victory went to Ed Kelly younger brother to Joe and Chris and showed both a clean pair of heels I might add in a time of 40.40, taking the over 45 category was Alan O’Connor United Striders AC in 37.25, the 0/50 winner was John Murphy Grange Fermoy AC 37.47 and the over 60 prizes was claimed by Joe Gough West Waterford A.C. 40.43, All excellent category winning times recorded there, First junior home was Adam O’Connor United Striders AC 41.35 , West Waterford AC won the team prize with a score of 35 Points. Padraig Healy 8,Billy Ryan 13,Mossie Keogh 14.
1st Pat Hennessey West Waterford AC 32.46
2nd Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 34.06
3rd Keith Kelly Ind 34.55
1st O/40 Ed Kelly Ind 40.40
1st O/45 Alan O’Connor United Striders AC 37.25
1st O/50 John Murphy Grange Fermoy AC 37.26
1st O/60 Joe Gough West Waterford AC 40.12
1st Junior Adam O’Connor United Striders AC 35.37
1st Mens Team West Waterford AC ,35 Points. Padraig Healy 8,Billy Ryan 13,Mossie Keogh 14.
ANGELA MC CANN ON THE MARK.
Angela Mc Cann Clonmel AC claimed victory at last Friday evenings Deise college Dungarvan 10k after a great battle with winner the previous week at the Ballymacarbry 5 mile road race Kate Veale West Waterford AC.Kate ran hard form the gun and by mile one had 20 meters on the Clonmel athlete however that gap never got much wider and by mile 4 Angela was back on level terms with Kate going on to take a great win in a time of 39.15 despite Kate starting to close the gap over the final half mile it was too late as the experienced Angela had 22 seconds at the line over the runner up. In 3rd place was Louise Morgan Ferrybank AC who ran really well also in a strong Ladies field to clocking a time of 40.11,so very close contest in the Ladies race which was great to see. The category prizes were, over 35 went to Sinead Mansfield West Waterford A.C. in 44.48, The over 40 category went to Trish Ryan Dundrum A.C. in. 43.14. Beth O’Connor United Striders AC 42.51 took the over 45 section, Diane Behan Waterford AC was the winner of the over 50 ladies prize in 43.52, West Waterford AC Ladies just like the men won the Ladies team award with the scoring team winning on 27 Points, Kelly Fitzgerald 4,Stephanie Ilsley 13,Tara Ní Reachtagain 12.
1st Angela Mc Cann Clonmel AC 39.15
2nd Kate Veale West Waterford AC 39.52
3rd Louise Morgan Ferrybank AC 40.11
1st O/35 Sinead Mansfield West Waterford AC 44.48
1st O/40 Tish Ryan Dundrum AC 43.14
1st O/45 Beth O’Connor United Striders AC 42.51
1st O/50 Diane Behan Waterford AC 43.52
1st Ladies Team West Waterford AC 27 Points, Kelly Fitzgerald 4,Stephanie Ilsley 13,Tara Ní Reachtagain 12.
BALLINAMEELA 5K ROAD RACE ON FRIDAY JULY 22ND.
The final race in our club summer programme of road races will be the Ballinameela 5k road race and Fun Run which will be held on Friday July 22nd at 7.30 pm. registration online with number collection at Community hall from 6.15 pm. entry fee only 10 euro. This course is as flat as you could imagine and one which will throw up many 5k PB’s. Showers and Changing Facilities and of course the important refreshments will be available at the centre afterwards.
ONLINE ENTRIES OPEN FOR EUROFINS GREENWAY HALF MARATHON ON SEPTEMBER 3Rd.
Have you secured your entry yet for the Eurofins Greenway half marathon which will be held on Saturday September 3rd at 9.pm.If not you can log onto Eventmaster.ie and get your entry in.
MOREABBEY MILES FOR MICK.
Well done to club member Mick Concannon who completed the Mooreabbey Milers 10 mile road race held in Galbally Co.Limerick last Sunday morning. Mick completed the distance in a time of 1.18.30
West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Jimmy Coleman Caseyville, Dungarvan who passed to his eternal reward, may he rest in peace.