Saturday, 24th February 2018
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Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Airport Run on Saturday

On Saturday next September 16 th at 10 am the Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial 5 KM run is on Waterford Airport Runway with a thousand runners (no walkers) taking part and the event is sold out so no entries on day, proceeds going to Touching Hearts and South East Mountain Rescue. All competitors please note that the time frame at Waterford Airport is a very short one and very little time after the event for hanging around.

Primary Schools X Country

On Tuesday next September 19th the Annual Waterford Primary Schools X Country fixture is at the RSC at 12 noon. Short races for boys and girls from 1st to 6th class in preparation for X Country season ahead.The fixture is promoted by Ferrybank AC, details at 087 6889330. Sunday September 24th Kilmacow Open X Country 1 pm under 8,9,10,12,14,16,18, junior and senior. To celebrate their 40th year in running this event, St. Senan's AC. would like to get 40 teams in the Senior races - something to celebrate our Irish tradition of Cross Country and they would greatly appreciate if Clubs could support their idea, attention those Waterford clubs with plenty of runners.

Adamstown winners

The X Country season began last Sunday with the Adamstown Open fixture in County Wexford. and a number of under age athletes from Waterford clubs competed and did well. There were two winners from Tramore AC, Órla O'Brien under 16 and Zac O'Sullivan u 11, Nathan Bagge Ferrybank was second under 14 and Angelina Chizikova West Waterford was third u 13. Other high placings in large fields were Zoe O'Sullivan Tramore 4 th under 9, Aoife Redmond Ferrybank 5 th u 14 ,Crystal Bray Tramore again 5th u13.Ben Kiely Tramore 7 th u13, and Oisin Whelan Ardmore 9th u9.

Other Road Races

Sunday September 24th 1 pm Vadrafjord 5 Mile Run/Walk starting near Reginald's Tower Waterford in aid of Waterford Hospice Number collection in The Reg, 2 The Mall, Waterford from 10.30am on the day. Registration is available on the day at The Reg. The 'Croppy Boy Road Race will take place on the Saturday 30th of September 2017 at 2:00pm in Passage East. This event has been kindly sponsored by the Scenic Passage East Ferry. There will be a 10km race and 5km fun run/walk, entry fee starts at €10 with chip timing. Families welcome. Registration is available through http://www.totaltiming.

On Sunday October 8th the Annual Solas Centre Run for Life over 10 miles and Walk over 5 miles starts at 12.30 pm from Gladstone St Waterford entries on totaltiming.ie

County X Country Championship Dates

Sunday October 1st u8,u10,u12,u14,u16, u 18 junior and senior, Sunday October 8th u9,u11,u13,u15,u17,u19,Novice, Sunday October 15 th Juvenile (B) u 9,u11,u13, u15, and Master's all fixtures in St Augustine's College Ground's Abbeyside at 11 am

Waterford AC Juvenile Training Schedules

Training nights now Tuesday and Thursday each week Primary Schools X Country. For those who wish to do Cross Country the training will be held in Carriganore on Tuesday and Thursday 6pm to 7pm. Alternatively, Track and Field training takes place in the RSC on Tuesday and Thursday 7pm to 8pm. Little Athletics every Friday from 6 - 7pm in the Kingfisher Hall, Suitable for ages 5, 6, and 7. Please note the change of day and venue

Deaths

Two deaths recently occurred which had associations with the sport of athletics.On Tuesday week the death took place of 88 years old renowned photographer Rory Wyley Dungarvan. Photographers have an important role in publicising all sports and by definition indirectly helping to promote these sports and in the late Rory's case his input and help to Waterford athletics stretched for well over a half a century. Yours truly first met him in 1953 and our association was maintained practically up to this death. An All Round sportsman himself and in particular as a fine racing cyclist he covered hundreds of athletic events at Club, County, Munster, National and indeed International level and was there for many of Waterford's finest Athletic achievements. The second death was that of Jim Fitzgerald of Kinsalebeg after a long illness. Jim was a very handy runner in the 1970s and County Board member and was part of a fine Kinsalebeg X Country team of that era, he also dabbled in politics for a time and was very much involved with the famous Happy Man Festival. Sympathy is extended to the families of both from all involved in Waterford Athletics

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