29TH ANNUAL FORDES DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE.
The Fordes Daybreak Winter League will once again take place from the Sports Centre, Quanns Dungarvan for 11 Wednesday nights commencing on Wed 15th November. We will continue for 6 nights before Christmas bringing us up to Wednesday 20th December.After Christmas we will return on Wednesday the 3rd January and continue for 5 nights with our final night on the 31st January.Number pick up will take place at the Sports Centre Dungarvan on Wednesday 8th November at 6.30pm or on first night of the league from 6.15pm.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 2024 on a high note.As usual there are 2 options to choose from. The first is the “long” route which is 5.2 miles while the second choice is the “short” route and the distance here is approx 2.5 miles. Both routes start and finish at the Sports Centre, Quanns. There are a few very important rules and they are not optional.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 tshirt.No watches allowed or No Headphones. 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.Stewards must be obeyed at all times. Your participation in this event is an indicator of your compliance with this rule.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.
YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE LEAGUE INDICATES THAT YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE ABOVE RULES
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.
ONCE OFF ONLINE REGISTRATION PAYMENT.
The clubs winter league which now enters its 29th year will begin in a few weeks’ time. This year the registration night will take place on the Wednesday November 8th.The following week the league will begin officially on November 15th. On this particular night the 8th all those interested and have registered online for the winter league are asked to come along and collect their number. You will be issued with a number for a cost of €5. This number should be used every night that you run. We will have people on hand at the sports centre that will be available to answer any questions you may have and we will also explain the rules and regulations of the league as well as the two courses of the league .The first official night of the league will be the following week November 15th. For all those that won’t be able to make it to the sports centre on the number collection night you may still register online and get your number on the following Wednesday night. In fact, it’s possible to join the winter league at any stage throughout the course of the league. Last year we introduced the ability to pay in full for the league, a once off payment, which will save you money if you intend running the league each night. For club members you can pay 30 euro ( this includes the 5 euro once off number payment) and for non-members you can pay a once off payment of 40 euro which also includes the 5 euro number payment charge. This amount will cover you for the full duration of the league. We will shortly post up on Facebook the entry link for winter league.
MURRAYS PHARMACY TO SPONSOR 28th ANNUAL BRICKEY 4 IN AID OF CARRIGLEA AND GLENBEG NATIONAL SCHOOLS.
Bushy Park GAA grounds is the venue for the 28th annual Brickey Run. Again this year we are delighted to announce that once again as they have now done now for many years Murray’s Pharmacy Dungarvan are to continue on with their sponsorship of the race we sincerely thank Elizabeth and all at Murrays Pharmacy for this kind gesture. The proceeds from this year’s race will be donated to Carriglea and Glenbeg national schools in the area. The race distance will be over a very flat fast 5k loop around the Brickey valley starting and finishing at Bushy Park GAA grounds. The race will get under way at 11 am with registration online only numbers can be collected at the club house from 10.15 onwards . The Martin Curran Cup will be awarded to the first man on the day and the Jim Lyons memorial shield will be awarded to the first lady. The prize-giving will take place in the club house immediately after the race and refreshments will also be provided for all the runners. Online entries open now.
JOE ON A ROLE.
It’s being a fruitful week for Joe Gough after finishing first in the over 70 age category autumn cross country to be picked for the Irish team in 3 weeks time in Glasgow today he was also nominated as a nominee for Irish master of the year award by the IMAA the winner will be announced by AAI shortly .
COUNTY MASTERS CROSS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS.
The county masters cross country championships will be held on Sunday November 05th in Tramore with a 12 noon starting time. All club athletes eligible are asked to be at the venue on time. Please wear your club singlet as this is a championships race.
CATHAL REYNOLDS RUNS VALENCIA HALF.
The Valencia half marathon was held today Sunday in the Spanish city where conditions were warm for the 13.1 mile race. West Waterford’s Cathal Reynolds ran the race one of his first half marathon races ever and he acquitted himself very well with a great time of 1.27.43.
32nd ANNUAL 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 32nd Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 which will be held on Sunday February 4th 2024, with a start time of 11 pm. 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 3,500 entries is reached. 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 4th 2024. So remember entries open December 1st.
All race details can be found at www.dungarvan10mile.org