27th ANNUAL MURRAY’S CAREPLUS PHARMACY BRICKEY 5K.
The 27th Annual Murray’s Careplus Pharmacy sponsored Brickey Run was held last Sunday in what turned out to be a nice morning despite the forecast for the race. It was great to be back at the famed Brickey GAA grounds after a 2 year Covid absence and a good turnout of runners and walkers came along on the day to support the event with 130 taking part with all proceeds going to this year’s recipients Brickey Juvenile GAA club. Our sincere thanks to all concerned with the event as they had everything running like clockwork on the morning with special thanks to Noel Hogan for his work behind the scenes on the race and the assistance by stewards from the club whose help was invaluable on the morning. All great events need great sponsors and we have been fortunate again this year to have Murray’s Careplus Pharmacy Dungarvan on board, a huge thanks to the Murray family for the wonderful prizes presented. We would especially like to thank Elma Drea Murrays Careplus Pharmacy was on hand to present the beautiful prizes to all or winners. Thanks to Liam on van duty and Jamie who looked after signage etc. and to Gerry who managed to get the road dry for 5 minutes on Saturday to get the course marked. At the prize presentation the club chairman Tom Leahy thanked all who came along to run and those who took part ion the walk also he thanked all who helped with the race especially all the stewards and our own West Waterford AC crew who once again did an excellent job. Our thanks to PJ Curran who came along to present the Martin Curran memorial Cup to the men’s winner and to Colin Lyons and his grandchildren Hollie and Nathan who presented the Jim Lyons memorial shield to our ladies winner. A special thank you go to the Brickey ladies who looked after the refreshments after the race, they saw that everyone were well looked after with tea coffee and lovely treats. Next race coming up will be the Turkey Trot on Sunday November 27th, get your online entry in ASAP. We hope to see you all back in the Valley next year.
THE MARTIN CURRAN MEMORIAL CUP GOES TO NIALL SHEIL FOR THE 3RD TIME.
A regular and always welcome visitor to the Brickey race from Wexford Niall Sheil St.Killians AC last Sunday was to lift the Martin Curran perpetual cup for his 3rd time.Niall won the race previously in 2016 and 2018. From the starting gun Niall and local West Waterford AC man Raivis Zakis broke clear from the field and after 800 meters it was down to these two as to who was going to be the victor. The two leaders ran shoulder to shoulder for the first 2.5k and when the race came back from the Canal circuit Sheil made his move back on the main road to the finish and by 3km had a lead of 30 meter, a lead he was to extend over the final 2 km’s Niall crossed the finish line back at the Brickey GAA grounds in 16.52 and was the only athlete on the day to break the 17 minute barrier, having previously won the race way back in 2007 and 2010 Raivis kept his pace gong well and finished well clear in 2nd place on this occasion with a time of 17.01.Third man whom and breaking away rom the early chasers was a new and welcome visitor to one of our races Paul Spiteri Midleton AC who ran a time of 18.24.Well done to all.
MENS RACE RESULTS BRICKEY 5K 2022
1st Niall Sheil St Killians AC 16.52
2nd Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 17.01
3rd Paul Spiteri Midleton AC 18.24
KATE VEALE CLAIMS THE JIM LYONS MEMORIAL SHIELD.
The ladies race saw some fast times recorded with club international race walker Kate Veale coming out the clear winner this year with a splendid time of 19.22, this was Kate’s 2nd time winning this race as she also won it in 2015, Kate currently is back training for the upcoming national 35k and 20k walk championships to be held in late December so it good to see her out running for the club when she gets an opportunity to do so.A new and welcome face to one of our races was the 2nd Lady home Vicky Spiteri of Midleton AC who like Kate broke the 20 minute mark as she ran a time of 19.56, Vicky’s husband Paul also ran well finishing 2nd overall in the men’s section. Third lady home was Jackie Carty Kilmore AC Wexford 20.33 ,Jackie was running her 1st race in over 2 years and it was great to see the 3 times winner of the race back at the Brickey 5k last Sunday. There were very nice spot prizes awarded to drawn winners among all participants and these went to Sharon Higgins, Grainne Moore and Triona Shalloe .well done to all.
LADIES RACE RESULTS BRICKEY 5K 2022.
1st Kate Veale West Waterford AC 19.22
2nd Vicky Spiteri Midleton AC 19.56
3rd Jackie Carty Kilmurray AC 20.33
28th ANNUAL FORDE’S DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE STARTS THIS EVENING.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHALLENGE?
There was a great turn out last Wednesday night for registration night for this year’s winter league, our thanks to all those runners who registered online and who came along last week to register it will take a lot of pressure off our registration volunteers for tonight. The 27th year of the event kicks off tonight Wednesday with round one of the 11 week league with the traditional 2 week break over Christmas. If you didn’t manage to get down for registration last week you can of course come along and register tonight or indeed you can join in the league at any point you wish. Both the long course and the short course will both remain the same as last year and both will be stewarded. We of course want each and every runner to come along and enjoy the event but of safety for all is paramount to the league success, with this in mind we ask all runners to please obey the organisers and stewards at all times, they are there for our safety and if we can keep each other safe out on the road it will add greatly to our enjoyment at the event. The main aim of the winter league is and has been for all of 28 years is to promote health and fitness through running, especially for those that have never ran before. If it’s your first winter league we are there to help you in any way that we can, indeed the league itself is structured in such a way that it’s ideally set up for all no matter what your standard of fitness is as our league handicap system which is used has the total beginner in mind. The first night of the league will get under way at 6.40 tonight when we fire the starter’s pistol announcing the start of this year’s league sending the large field of runners on their way in the traditional first night mass start.
HAVE YOU REGISTERED ALREADY?
If you have registered online and have your number collected we thank you, all you need to do is pin your number to your hi viz running bib and be at the start line at Dungarvan Sports centre this evening for the mass starts. Our sponsor Kevin Forde will get the short course runners under way at 6.40 sharp and then 5 minutes later at 6.45 the long course runner’s will set off. If you need to still register you will need to be down early to get the paperwork out of the way.
FORDE’S DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE HALL OF FAME LEAGUE WINNERS.
LONG COURSE SHORT COURSE
1994 Johnny Clarke 1998 Ann and Catriona Bennett
1995 Eoin O’Riordan 1999 Eilis Ni hAodha
1996 Philip Harty 2000 Shane Power
1997 Michael Bennett 2001 Geoff Bullen
1998 Gerry Cantwell 2002 Jennifer Ui Dhuibhir
1999 Tony Shalloe 2003 P.J. Curran
2000 Stephen Curran 2004 Cordelia Burke
2001 Dan Dineen 2005 Collette Bannon
2002 Norma Wall 2006 Liam Budds
2003 Pat Dunford 2007 Angeline Drennan
2004 Tony Shalloe 2008 Carolyn Byrne
2005 Pat Dunford 2009 John Foley
2006 Brigid Coffey 2010 Kelly Cantwell
2007 Michael Dunford 2011 Damien Casey
2008 Tom Scanlon 2012 Tony Ferncombe
2009 Bernard Walsh 2013 Eamonn Flavin
2010 Kevin Hickey 2014 Gerry Cummins
2011 Sinead Moore 2015 Jason O’ Riordan
2012 James O Donnell 2016 Tony Hamilton.
2013 James O Donnell 2017 Debra Doherty
2014 Alice Fitzgerald 2018 Kelly Shalloe
2015 Paul Mc Grath 2019 Theresa Curran
2016 Tony Ferncombe 2020 Kim Daly
2017 Paul Lenihan 2021 COVID
2018 Alice Fitzgerald 2022 Stephanie Curran
2019 Joe O’Rourke
2020 Christopher Phelan
2022 Ray Hahesy
SAFETY ON THE ROADS IS PARAMOUNT TO THE SUCCESS OF THE WINTER LEAGUE.
The first rule of safety when running on the road is that all runners must wear their reflective bib at all times. Bibs can be bought at any sports shop or hardware shop. We must obey the stewards at all times. They are there for our own safety and are not to be ignored. Please be wary of traffic at all times but especially when crossing the road or overtaking somebody.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WATCHES, IPOD’S AND REFLECTIVE BIBS
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY RUNNER BE ALLOWED TO TAKE PART IN THE WINTER LEAGUE WITHOUT A REFLECTIVE BIB. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET GOT A BIB PLEASE DO SO BEFORE THE OFFICIAL START OF THE LEAGUE TONIGHT. WATCHES AND IPOD’S OR ANY MUSIC DEVICES ARE STRICTLY AGAINST CLUB RULES AND PENALTY POINTS WILL APPLY IN ALL CASES.
JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 ENTRIES OPEN ON DECEMBER 1ST FOR AI MEMBERS.
As and from December 1st entries will open to Athletics Ireland club members for the 31st Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 which will be held on Sunday February 5th 2023, with a start time of 11 am. Entries for all others, none club members will open on December 8th.West Waterford Athletic Club have announced details of the event which has established itself as a must run race on the Irish road running calendar with participants from all four corners of the country and beyond participating. The race has grown year on year and is a pre entry race which will close when 3,750 entries is reached. The race also incorporates the popular John Treacy Club Challenge Cup for men’s and ladies teams which has proved to be hugely competitive. We will again be calling on all the athletic clubs of Ireland to take on the challenge in 2023. The John Treacy Dungarvan 10 brings together the ideal race combination of fun runners, joggers, club athletes and top class internationals who compete over a fast flat 10 mile course around the historic town of Dungarvan, we look forward to welcoming you to our town on February 5th 2023. So remember entries open December 1st for club AI members and ten entries will open on December
DUNGARVAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TO BENEFIT FROM 14th ANNUAL AN SEAN PHOBAL MEMORIAL TURKEY TROT.
On Sunday November 27th the 14th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile run and 4 mile walk will take place at the Marine Bar, Pulla, Dungarvan. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to Dungarvan Community hospital. The event is once again kindly sponsored by Cleanzone Technology Ltd of which were most grateful. The 4 mile walk will begin at 11 am, while the 5 mile run will get under way at 11.30. If you would like further information or would like a sponsorship card for the event email email@example.com.
JOE GOUGH 2ND AT HOME COUNTRIES INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY.
Club member Joe Gough was on the Irish team in the over 65 age category at today’s home countries international cross country fixture between Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland and Nr Ireland. A great days races was held with some top performances in the various races held. In Joe’s race there were athlete’s form the 65 to 75 age categories in the same race and a field of 57 ran on the famed Santry Demesne course. The overall race winner was Alastair Walker Scotland 20.44 followed by Joe in 2nd place in 22.46 with Jonathan Hayes England 3rd in 22.49, Joe lead the Irish over 65 team to gold along with Eugene Moynihan 22.54 and Martin Mc Donald 23.28, England were 2nd and Scotland 3rd.Another fine performance by Joe to add to his ever increasing medal tally in all athletic disciplines.
MICHEÁL POWERE FINISHES 5TH TO HELP TULSA MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TO WIN MIDWEST REGIONAL IN TIEBREAKER.
The University of Tulsa men’s cross-country team captured its second regional title in school history as the Golden Hurricane beat Oklahoma State in a tiebreaker to win the NCAA Midwest Regional at Gans Creek Cross Country Course on Friday afternoon. The win also guaranteed Tulsa will race in the NCAA Championship next Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. The Hurricane men finished three, four, five, six and 31st for its scorers. Tulsa’s one through four runners all finished within a second of each other. Shay McEvoy lead the men with a time of 29:42.0 in the 10k race. Cormac Dalton, Isaac Akers and Micheal Power were right behind him, with Micheál taking sixth in 29:42.8. All four runners earned all-region Honors.Oklahoma State and Tulsa were neck and neck down the final stretch and finished with 49 team points each. The tiebreaker went to head-to-head among the top five. Oklahoma State’s Isai Rodriguez won the individual title, giving OSU the edge in first finishers for each team. But Tulsa held the advantage in second, third and fourth finishers, handing the Hurricane the team title. Congratulations to Micheál and his team mates at Tulsa.
- Tulsa – 49* points
- Oklahoma State – 49 points
- Iowa State – 73 points
- Loyola (Ill.) – 156 points
- Wichita State – 184 points
- South Dakota State – 204 points
- Illinois – 257
- Bradley – 271
- Minnesota – 283
- Drake – 320
MARK BLACKWELL COMPETES FOR UL AT NATIONAL IUAA RELAYS.
Club member Mark Blackwell ran the 2nd leg for University of Limerick B relay team at the national Universities relay championships held last Friday in Maynooth. Mark and his team finished 16th team on the day from the 28 teams which competed.
MICK AND TERRI COMPLETE MARATHON ON TULLAROAN HILLS.
Club members were out bright and early last Saturday morning when Mick Concannon and Terri Gough completed yet another marathon club of Ireland marathon race. Held over 7 loops on the very hilly Tullaroan countryside Mick came home in a time of 4.03.25 while Terri was one of the early starters came home in 6.21.48.These two members have more marathons ran between them than most of the rest of the entire club members combined.
BEAT THE TRAIN 10 MILE RACE.
The annual beat the train 10 mile race was held in Kilmeaden last Saturday morning and a field of 324 completed the Down Syndrome charity event along the Waterford Greenway. The overall race winner was Noel Murphy Waterford AC in a tim3e of 54.28 with Ferrybank’s Louise Morgan took the Ladies victory in 65.36.John O’Rourke was the first club man home if 59.49 for 10th place, first club lady was Kate Veale who finish 2nd overall with a time of 65.36.As there is no official club team results available for this race I won’t print any as someone maybe omitted. Well done to those who completed the 10 mile race.
West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Tom Barry Towns Park, Lismore, who passed to his eternal reward last week, may he rest in peace.