A large group of Waterford runners who took part in last week’s Dublin City Marathon.
On Sunday next the annual Sanofi 5 miles Road Race in aid of M.S. is on the outskirts of Waterford City on the Old Kilmeaden Road, at the Sanofi Factory. It’s over the same course as previous years, walkers start at 10.30am/runners start at 11am.
The Beat the Train 10 miles in aid of Down Syndrome is on Saturday week November 16th at 10 am starting at Suir Valley Railway, Kilmeaden on the Greenway.
Coming up is the Waterford AC Annual Half Marathon on Saturday December 7th at 9.30 am (please note change of time) at WIT Sports Campus Carriganore see event website. This race is already sold out and entries closed. Please note the organisers are not operating a waiting list but do offer a transfer facility but this is between the two participants they are not capturing names. Another race that’s already sold out is the Annual John Treacy 10 Miles in Dungarvan on February 2nd 2020 and they maybe operating a waiting list, see their website.
Munster Cross Country
On Sunday next the next Munster Cross Country Championship fixture will be in Conna, East Cork at 11.30 am.Its the boys and girls u 9,11,13,,15,17, 19 and also the under 20 and senior men and women Athletes may move up ONE age group except for the U/9 age group. To compete U/9, the minimum age is EIGHT years (i.e. all athletes must turn 8 years old in 2019, no athlete turning 7 in 2019 may compete and u 19 can enter u 20 also. Many athletes from Waterford clubs will compete in the majority of the races.
Close finish in Brickey 5km
170 competed in the 26th Annual Murray’s Pharmacy Dungarvan Brickey 5 km run and walk in the Bushy Park area outside Dungarvan on Sunday last and the race had a thrilling finish.
Andrew Connick Ferrybank got the verdict in 15 minutes 45 seconds ,just in front of Noel Murphy Waterford in 15.47 and Evan Fitzgerald Clonmel was even closer behind Murphy third in 15.48. First lady home was Louise Morgan Ferrybank in 20.12, Sarah Nyhan West Waterford was second in 20.31 and Mary Molloy Clonmel third in 20.59. It was race 1 of the Michael Roche Carpets Series and proceeds go to Glenbeg School. The overall winner got the Martin Curran Memorial Cup and first lady the Jim Lyons Memorial Shield.
Irish Life Health Athletics Awards
Sonia O’Sullivan set to enter Hall of Fame at Irish Life Health Athletics Awards. Sonia is arguably Ireland’s greatest ever athlete and will celebrate her 50th birthday by being honoured with the Hall of Fame award at this year’s Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards on Thursday November 28th at 12 noon at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown. Awards will be presented to athletes of the year U20, U23, Endurance and Senior Track and Field Athlete of the year. For this award Thomas Barr is included among the three candidates from which the choice will be made the others are Ciara McGeehan and Mark English Other awards that will be presented on the day include, Club of the Year, Services to Coaching, Lifetime Services to Athletics, Official of the Year, and many more.