Senior News,October 24 2021

THE 27th ANNUAL “FORDE’S DAYBREAK” WINTER LEAGUE IS BACK.

PICK UP YOUR NUMBER TONIGHT WEDNESDAY.

The Fordes Daybreak Winter League will once again take place from the Sports Centre, Quanns Dungarvan for 11 Wednesday nights commencing on next Wednesday 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 tonight Wednesday 3rd we ask all those who have entered online to come along to the sports centre Quanns and pick up your bib number which you will keep and wear each week for the duration of the league. 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.

REGISTER ONLINE ONLY.

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

https://eventmaster.ie/whatson/West_Waterford_AC

WINTER LEAGUE TRAINING 2021.

We have had a great summer of training and our focus is now shifting to winter training for the John Treacy 10-mile race in February.To get a good balance of training and work around the winter league we will be changing our club training night to a Monday night.From Monday 1st November we will have a Club run at 6.15pm. This will be a short, sharp session to put a bit of speed and strength into the legs and to sharpen them up for running the winter league hard on a Wednesday evening.We will meet at St Marys Primary school hall and will go from there at 6.15pm. Please arrive warmed up and ready to go to avoid any unnecessary hanging around if it is cold. Hi-Vis running vest is essential. Parking is available on Mitchell Street. This is a residential area so please park responsibly. Parking also available on the Youghal Road.Club sessions are open to all members and the cost per session is €3. This can be paid on the night or by Revolut. No need to book just arrive along.Sport Pilates & Conditioning at 7.15pm – The club session will be followed with our conditioning session in St Marys Primary school hall. All club members are welcome to attend this regardless of whether you join the club run beforehand.
Details are as follows; –
Open to all fully vaccinated club members
For hygiene purposes please bring your own mat
Masks are not mandatory in an indoor space but if you feel more comfortable wearing one, please do
Spaces are limited to comply with covid regulations, so booking is necessary
Entrance to the hall is by the side gate just past the school entrance.
To book.
Text Irene on 086 8242348 and include a copy of your vaccination cert. Cost is €45 for the term and can be paid by Revolut or on the first night.
Any questions just ask.
On Tuesday night our very popular Social running group with Claire & Jim continues. If you can jog 5k and want some company and craic and like minded people to train with then this is for you. Likewise if you are running and are now at a stage where you might want to train for a longer distance or get a bit faster then you will fit in well here. Please book in advance by contacting Claire on 087 9916997.

GETTING READY FOR THE JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10.
We have spent the last few months building strength in our outdoor circuit sessions. Our focus is now turns to training for the John Treacy 10-mile race in February and the Winter League.We have the strength built so now we will go into maintaining that strength and working on keeping the body in good shape to stay on the road for the winter. This sports conditioning session is designed o do just that and to put more into the body than it takes out.
The plan for Monday nights is as follows; –
Club run at 6.15pm. This will be a short, sharp session to put a bit of speed and strength into the legs and to sharpen them up for running the winter league hard on a Wednesday evening.
Sport Pilates & Conditioning at 7.15pm – The club session will be followed with our conditioning session in St Marys Primary school hall. All club members are welcome to attend this regardless of whether you join the club run beforehand.
To book.
Text Irene on 086 8242348 and include a copy of your vaccination cert. Cost is €45 for the term and can be paid by Revolut or on the first night.Any questions just ask.

WINTER TRAINING
We have spent the last few months building strength in our outdoor circuit sessions. The plan now is to go indoors for the winter which will give us more flexibility and options as well as not spending the day wondering will we get soaked!
We have a lot of strength built so the plan now is to maintain that and keep on building muscle. Muscle is what gives us that toned look so we will be aiming for plenty of tight bodies by Christmas.
Training will now be on a Tuesday night at 6pm in St Marys primary school hall.
Text Irene on 086 8242348

KATE VEALE WINS 20K RACE WALK AT BRITISH GRAND PRIX IN LEEDS.

The British grand prix of race walking was held last Saturday at the Brownlee centre Leeds. The event was a qualifying event for the 2022 World Athletics championships and European Championships with valuable points available for the participating athletes.West Waterford’s Kate Veale upped her distance from two weeks previous when she competed over 10k in the Netherlands, Saturday she doubled the distance when competing over the 20k distance.Kate walked a time of 1.41.48 to take make it two wins from two outings.Another step forward for Kate as she prepares for her target race this year the Irish national 35 k in St.Anne park Dublin on December 19th.This will be her first attempt over the new 35 k distance.

 

TOP 10 FOR KELLY FITZGERALD AND DAMIAN MURPHY.

The Munster Novice cross country championships were held last Sunday at Two Mile Borris, Co.Tipperary, after the full even age’s programme which brought great success to our Juvenile club the Novice men and women were also in action. In the Ladies race from a club point of view the day very much belonged to Kelly Fitzgerald who had her first ever Munster novice cross country outing and she had a brilliant run to finish 6th in a very strong field of Munster’s best. Kelly trained diligently as part of Irene Clarke’s club training group and she received her just rewards with a brilliant performance on the day, she will now eagerly look forward to the All Ireland’s at this grand in a few weeks’ time. In the Men’s race we had a team of 4, Damian Murphy back from Switzerland for the race had a top 10 finfish when filling that 10th place, great to see the Melleary man back after a prolonged injury which kept him out of the sport, Padraig Healy was making his own piece of history Sunday as 50 years ago to the day his father Michael was a member of the Midleton AC team who competed in the then named Cork county league cross country and 50 years later Padraig keeps the great Healy family tradition alive and well in athletics circles as his late mother served as our club secretary for many years also. Padraig had a great run also finishing 32nd in the large field. The clubs 3rd finisher was the ever dependable Mossie Keogh in 47th place Mossie as good as they come over the country gets on with the business efficiently and quietly and always gives it 100 percent. Darren O’Droma another man who is back running very well after a few years side-lined without your 4th scorer in cross country running you have no team so fair play to Darren when called upon he ran for his club and helped to kept the great tradition in West Waterford AC intact of having a team compete at Munster novice cross country championship for another year, Darren was 71st on the day. Well done to all who travelled and wore the club singlet.