Senior News,October 17 2021



The Fordes Daybreak Winter League will once again take place from the Sports Centre, Quanns Dungarvan for 11 Wednesday nights commencing on Wed 10th November.  We will continue for 6 nights before Christmas bringing us up to Wednesday 15th December. After Christmas we will return on Wednesday the 5th January and continue for 5 nights with our final night on the 2nd February. On behalf of all involved in the league we once again would sincerely like to thank Kevin Forde of Fordes Daybreak for his continued support of our club and particularly his generous sponsorship of the winter league. We hope you will join us again for this annual event and if you haven’t been with us before we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.  It’s an 11 week challenge that can maintain your fitness over the winter and start 2022 on a high note. As usual there are 2 options to choose from.  The first is the “long” route which is 5.4 miles while the second choice is the “short” route and the distance here is approx 2.3 miles.  Both routes start and finish at the Sports Centre, Quanns. 




You can of course register from the comfort of your own home or work place just long on to our winter league online registration page at



This year because of the ongoing covid situation we will only be able to cater for online entry only so no monies will be taken on a weekly bases as before, The full payment including the 5 euro number bib cost will be included with club members paying a one off payment of 35 euro for the full 11 weeks and none club members 40 euro. The event for those few who are not familiar with it caters for all types of runners and especially for those that have never ran before, we provide plenty of advice and encouragement so please don’t feel that you might be the only person trying it for the first time as guaranteed there will be many coming along again this year for the very first time just like you. There are 2 distances to choose from and they are commonly known as the long route 5.4 miles and the short route 2.3.miles. The league will start on Wednesday November 10th and on the previous Wednesday November 3rd we are asking all to come along to the sports centre to collect their number as this will make the first mass start of the league go much smoother for the organisers once all numbers have been given out. We will be available to answer any questions you may have that night also or any other night of course. There is no official run on registration night, however many people do run the course but there will be no stewards on the course until round 1 which is the official start of the league the following week. Your cooperation with this matter is much appreciated.





The Fordes Daybreak Winter League is organised on a time handicap system and your off time can change weekly as you improve your times, your start time will be posted on Facebook prior to each Wednesday league run and of course the times recorded each Wednesday night will also be posted. Our mission is to introduce as many people as possible to running/jogging.  We don’t care how fast or slow you are we just want you to enjoy the league and see the benefits of running for yourself. The league is quite a simple concept really, however there are just a few stringent rules for us all to follow and they are.

No High Vis, No Run.  We will not allow any runner take part who doesn’t wear a high vis.  No exceptions.  It has to be a high vis not a luminous t-shirt.

  1. No watches allowed.  This is a very strict rule of this event. We will publish your time asap after the run. Your aim each week will be to run the time you ran the week before or if possible a little faster.
  2. Stewards must be obeyed at all times.  Your participation in this event is an indicator of your compliance with this rule.
  3. Rules of the road apply. You must run on the footpath at all times when available and only cross the road at designated points where stewards will direct you.




The annual Butlerstown 5k took place last Sunday with a field of 128 Participating, like all road races currently going ahead it was I’m sure great to be back on the roads for all in attendance. The overall winner was Waterford’s Harry Colbert with an excellent time of  14.40,Harry after a sprint finish with his club mate and recent winner of the Ballinameela 5k Matheo Mary who was clocked at 14.41 with another Waterford ac athlete young Aidan Burke 3rd in 14.57, good running by all three breaking the 14 minute barrier. West Waterford’s Pat Hennessey worked his way through the field well and was our first man home in 5th place with a good time of 15.29.The ladies winner was Ruth Fitzgerald Waterford AC in a time of 16.49 finishing 17th overall in the race, following her home in 2nd place was another Waterford AC athlete Ruth Heery 17.13 with Kate Veale West Waterford 3rd home in 18.34.Well done to all and to Vinny Codd the race director in Butlerstown.



Pat Mossie Keogh 18.09

Hennessey 15.29

Kate Veale 18.34

James Whelan 18.48

Des Feeney 19.30

Darren O’Droma 19.51

Ray Hahesy 20.00

Liam Fitzgerald 20.06

Jamie Organ 22.19

Cathal Gleeson 23.49

Aisling Cusack 24.24

Andrea Gaffney 25.32

Michael Coakley 28.06






West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Maura Brunnock Rathgormack and Paul Ormond Cappoquin who passed to their eternal reward recently, may they rest in peace