WEST WATERFORD AC ATHLETES COMPLETE 42nd IRISH LIFE DUBLIN MARATHON.
John Treacy was chosen as the official race starter for last Sundays 42ND annual Irish Life Dublin Marathon to mark the 30th anniversary of his win in the 1993 Dublin Marathon. John got the thousands of runners on their way from Fitzwilliam Street upper to take on the 26.2 mile challenge. The event is a huge undertaking now as the numbers taking part have increased tenfold from the bygone days when just a couple of thousand took to the streets of the capitol on the bank holiday weekend. The weather this year for the event was wet early morning but clearing up nicely as the morning progressed with just some sun showers on route. West Waterford AC was well represented as has been the norm over the past 42 years at the famed marathon event which this year saw Kemal Husen of Ethiopia winning in a time of 2:11:30, claiming the race title and a new course record 2.06.52 with Amente Sorome Negashwinning also of Ethiopia taking the women’s title in 2:26:21.West Waterford was well to the fore in the Ladies race well at least to the half-way point as club member David Mc Carthy was the official elite ladies pacer to the half marathon point on the course taking the 4 strong lead group through half way in a time of 1.13.57.The race incorporates the national marathon championship of Ireland and here we had two new names in Irish marathon running added to the list of champions Stephen Scullion Clonliffe Harriers AC was first Irishman home in a time of 2.20 finishing 3rd overall while Ann Marie Mc Glynn Letterkenny AC 2.34.11 won the national women’s section finishing 5th overall.As mentioned our club had another great turn out this years and all are to be congratulated on their efforts training all year for the event.Dermot Gough with an excellent time of 2.53.47 was our first male home and our first Female this year was Sandra Moore who had a very solid run 3.51.40,well done to everyone who competed Its time for a little rest now before we get our winter league underway on November 15th and of course the Paul Brunnock memorial run this coming Saturday which is completely sold out and then the Brickey 5k the next on the menu November 12th .
Well done to all.
Dermot Gough 2.53.47
Padraig Healy 2.54.15
Billy Ryan 3.06.33
Richard Stilwell 3.15.05
Colm O’Hare 3.20.55
Dermot O Donovan 3.23.32
James Whelan 3.31.00
Martin Tobin 3.37.13
Gerry Power 3.38.31
Liam Fitzgerald 3.48.37
Gareth Pope 3.50.01
Mick Concannon 3.50.01
Sandra Moore 3.51.40
Rose Kinsella 3.52.09
Tom Leahy 3.57.21
Fiona Longan 3.59.19
Alan Ryan 4.06.26
Brian Ormonde 4.17.04
Eoin Walsh 4.19.38
Sharon Higgins 4.24.55
Mary Cahill 4.25.31
Anita Beatty 4.25.35
Bernard Beatty 4.27.54
Rose Power 4.29.21
David Regan 4.34.57
Geraldine Sinnott 4.46.56
Terri Gough 6.29.19
PAUL BRUNNOCK MEMORIAL RUN ON NEXT SATURDAY.
EVENT A SELL OUT.
The response to the Paul Brunnock memorial run has been huge, so much so that the MCI Marathon club of Ireland our partners in the event have closed entries since last Sunday morning, there was plenty opportunity to enter in fairness as it was open to all for 6 weeks. We look forward to meeting up with all those who have an entry next Saturday and remember it’s not a race it’s a memorial fun run.
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.
FORDES DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE TIME.
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.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 period.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.
1.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.
2.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.
3.Stewards must be obeyed at all times. Your participation in this event is an indicator of your compliance with this rule.
4.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.
COUNTY MASTERS CROSS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SUNDAY.
The county masters cross country championships will be held on this coming Sunday November 5th 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.
West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Rosemary (Rosie) Phelan, Wilderness Grove, Clonmel who passed to her eternal reward last week, may she rest in peace.