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.
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.
9th ANNUAL AGLISH FUN RUN/WALK IN AID OF CRUMLIN.
The 9th Annual Aglish Fun Run/Walk is back and will take place on Easter Monday 10th April 2023. Registration from 11.30am on the day and costs €10 / Donation.The popular 5k Walk and run will kick off at 11.30. All proceeds to Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin. Numerous Spot Prizes.
JOE BREAKS HIS OWN EUROPEAN RECORD.
Joe Gough set a new European 800 meters indoor time for over 70 men when he broke his own record which he set at the Irish masters indoors in February when he clocked a time of 2.24.01, last Saturday he competed as a guest at the Leinster masters indoor championships held in Abbotstown and again he reset the record books when running as time of 2.23.33 to set the new standard.
1 Joe GOUGH (G) M70 West Waterford A.C. 2:23.33
2 Brian MCGRATH M70 Le Chéile A.C. 2:59.00
3 Conor COONEY M70 Drogheda and District A.C. 3:02.21
4 Frank BRADY M70 Drogheda and District A.C. 3:08.90
DAVID MC CARTHY WINS WINDMILL 10K,
The Windmill Garristown Co Dublin 10 k road race was held last Sunday with a field of 277 completing the course which incorporates the Dublin Men’s 10k Championships for 2023. West Waterford’s David Mc Carthy was in action here and duly took a deserving victory with a time of 31.00 which was 51 seconds ahead of his chaser Isak Eriksson Dundrum South Dublin AC 31.51 with Darren Ryan Lusk AC 3rd in 34.02 the first lady was Jill Horan in 39.59.Well done to David on his victory here.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
The clubs annual general meeting will be held on Thursday April 13th at 8pm.All members welcome to attend.
GERALDINE COMPLETES LISBON HALF.
Congratulations to Geraldine Barry who last Sunday traveled and complete the EDP Lisbon Portugal half marathon on a very warm morning, Geraldine clocked a time of 2.18.38.