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.
FORMAT OF THE LEAGUE.
Over the course of the 5 weeks of the league we will keep a record of each person’s finishing position. If you finish first you get one point, fifth place will earn you 5 points and so on. All runners will be put in to divisions of 5 and after the four weeks the winner of each division will receive a prize. Prizes will be awarded to those in each route and the divisions make it fun and interesting and all the more enjoyable. The overall winner of the hill league will also receive the Veale Family Perpetual Shield.
DATES OF THE LEAGUE.
Round 1: March 29th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 2: April 05th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 3: April 12th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 4: April 19th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 5: April 26th at 6.30 p.m.
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.
KILLEAGH 4 MILE ROAD RACE.
The Killeagh 4 Mile road race was held recently and a field of 216 runners finished the event, overall winner was East Cork AC’s Michael Harty in a time of 18.19 with the first lady home Michelle Kenny Leevale AC in 23.19, The club was well represented at the race with our first finish Padraig Healy in 13th place 22.39 and our first Lady home was Linda Foley in 27:56, well done to everyone.
Padraig Healy 22:39
Owen Hickey 24:30
Andrew Hickey 25:20
Linda Foley 27:56
Mick Concannon 28:50
Rose Kinsella 29:45
Sinead Ni Fhaolain 30:19
Kim Daly 32:25
Onra Power 34:34
Patricja Daly 35:46
PAT HENNESSEY 3RD IN KINSALE 10.
The annual Kinsale 10 mile road race was held recently and a field of 794 completed the course. Overall winner was Tim O’Donoghue East Cork AC with a time of 50.43 with Tudar Mircea Clonliffe Harriers AC 2nd in 52.51 and 3rd man home was Pat Hennessey in 53.13,the overall ladies winner was Hannah Steeds Leevale AC in 1.00.43. Niamh O’Donovan had a great run here just outside breaking the 70 minute mark by just 15 seconds, well done to all.
Pat Hennessey 53.13
Mark Cliffe 1.10.08
Niamh O’Donovan 1.10.15
Gareth Pope 1.17.43
Carol Pope 1.42.29
CLUB EVENT FOR ALL LADIES ON INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY.
West Waterford AC are inviting all female club members to come join a morning walk to celebrate International Women’s Day. Meet us at 8.30am at the Pond in Abbeyside on Sunday March 12th for a photo, chat and walk and if possible wear club gear! We’d love if you could join us after for a cuppa in The Thatch Cottage in Abbeyside. Friends and Family are more than welcome to join! Please text 0879503168 or message the Instagram page if you wish to join
HOW TO TRAIN AS A MIDLIFE WOMAN WORKSHOP.
Saturday 1st April 9.00 am – 2.00 pm, Dungarvan, Co Waterford
Menopause presents additional challenges to our health and our fitness. We are all trying to continue to train and the big question that keeps coming up is ‘why does exercise feel so hard’. There is no one answer to this as menopause is a jigsaw of balancing training, nutrition, recovery, and menopause symptoms. They all matter, and they all impact one another.
We will join the dots between hormonal health, specific exercise, specific nutrition, and recovery and show you how to tweak your training to get the best out of yourself. It doesn’t have to be a struggle every day and you can still train and have energy for the rest of the day.This is not just about performance it’s about being ‘Future Fit’ for long term health. What we do now will impact how we live our lives as we age. If we want to be the 85 year oldliving a full life and active independently then now is the time to make changes.All workshops are open to all but will be particularly useful for women in midlife as well as those coaching midlife runners.Places are limited and a waiting list will be in place when capacity is reached.Fee is 50 euro and will be presented by Irene Clark.
Link to book https://calendly.com/menopausecoachirene/west-waterford-ac-how-to-train-in-midlife-workshop
MUNSTER ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS.
GOLD FOR JOE GOUGH.
The Munster road championships was held last Sunday in Quilty Co Clare and the club had two athletes competing.Damien Murphy home from his work base in Zurich ran the novice / senior and finished event and finished a creditable 11th place while Joe Gough turned to road racing for a change this week after his impressive door season and again was successful when he took gold in the M70 with a time of 25.27.well done to Damien and Joe .
West Waterford Athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Nora Kelly The Bridge Helvick Ring who passed to her eternal reward, may she rest in peace.