Senior News,September 18 2022



On Saturday October 1st at 10 am the club will hold a memorial run/walk in memory of one of its club members Paula Nugent who passed to her eternal reward some months ago. Paula is fondly remembered by all in our club who miss her greatly but of course her loss is most felt by her loving family, her husband Joe daughters Lily and Alex her parents John and Tess and sisters Sharon, Gillian and Denise and all of the extended Nugent and Collins family and her many friends. The club are holding a run/walk in memory of Paula and we would like to invite all who would wish to be part of the unavailing of a bench in Paula’s memory which will be situated at the top of the Greenway walk near the Railway cottage Café. Paula loved nothing more than her weekly run with her club friends in West Waterford AC along the Greenway and she was a regular on the clubs Tuesday evening training sessions here also. There is no fee involved for the run/walk just come along and be part of a special morning of remembrance of a very special lady who is gone from our mist but not our thoughts, we would love to see everyone who knew Paula from any club or organisation that she was involved in to come along also all are very welcome.  









With the summer road racing scene now behind us and the evening light drawing in our thoughts start turning towards the club’s annual winter league event and this coming winter league see’s it entering its 28th year. The club committee have been working away behind the scenes in organising this year’s event and are delighted to say that Forde’s Daybreak on the Youghal Road have committed once again to sponsoring this great event for the coming league.  Registration night this year will be on Wednesday November 9th.The following week the league will begin officially on November 16th. We will provide more information in the coming weeks but for now all you need do is pencil the date into your diary.




 The clubs winter league which now enters its 28th year will begin in 10 weeks’ time.  This year the registration night will take place on the Wednesday November 9th where you can register for this year’s league and we can 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 16th. For all those that won’t be able to make it to the sports centre on the first night of registration, you may register and get your number on the following night. In fact, it’s possible to join the winter league at any stage throughout the course of the league. The cost of the league is €5, this is a once -off payment for your number and then €2 for each night for West Waterford AC club members and €3 for non-members. 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.



Club member Damien Murphy was in action recently when he made the trip up West to Swinford Co. Mayo for the Swinford  AC organised 5k . This was Damien’s first race on the roads in Ireland for quite some time as he is currently living and working in Zurich Switzerland. Damien put in a battling performance beating Jake O’Brien Moy Valley AC by the slimmest of margins, one second Damien 16.55 and the runner up 16.55 with Bryan Renton 3rd in 17.05. Great to see Damien back on the roads again and hopefully he can stay healthy now for the upcoming cross country season.



Are you wondering how to get the best out of yourself on the day?

Do you know how to fuel properly during your training and during race week and on the day?

Are you wondering what time to aim for or what you are capable of based on racing the Greenway half Marathon?

All this and more will be covered on the night. You will leave with the knowledge and a worksheet on how to make an individual plan.

You have put the time, effort, and energy into your training, and this will help you get the very best out of yourself on the day. It’s all about controlling the controllables.

Numbers are limited and booking is essential.

Please text Claire Kennedy on 087 911 6997 to book your spot

Open to all.



It’s that time of the year again when we must remind all those out running on the road to wear a reflective bib, also most important is to wear bright coloured clothing, remember you can see that car but can the driver of that car see you it’s a simple motto, be safe be seen





Raivis Zakis was in top form last Saturday morning when winning the battle of the Kilkenny Medieval 30k! Kilkenny city provided the historic backdrop for Ireland’s 5th medieval event which included a 10k half marathon 30k and full marathon. The races set off from Ormonde Street for the Marathon, 30K, and Half Marathon, The route took in some of the most historic sites in the medieval city before winding out the country roads, making its way back to Kilkenny to finish in front of Butler Gallery in the heart of the city. Recoding a time of 1.53.13 Raivis took the victory for 2022 with another Waterford athlete in Tramore’s Aubrey Story 2nd home in 1.55.56. This will give Raivis plenty of confidence as it was his final race preparation for the upcoming European ultra 50k championships to be held in Spain on October 8th next. Another club member of our club also ran the 30k when Linda Foley clocked time of 3.36.35.Terri Gough was in action over the marathon distance on the day also and she ran a time of 6.19.58.Well done to all three athletes.




Very well done to all our lady members who competed and completed last Sundays Women’s Mini Marathon around the streets of Cork, 2884 runners crossed the finish line with thousands raised for various charities throughout the Southern part of the country. Very well done to our first lady home on the day Lucy Holmes who clocked a time of 22.23 for 9th place overall.




West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Johnny Lyons Boreenatra, Dungarvan who passed to his eternal reward, may he rest in peace.






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