Wednesday, 19th September 2018
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Andrew Connick first in Brickey 5 KM.

200 runners and 100 walkers took part in the 24th Annual Murray's Pharmacy, Dungarvan Brickey 5 Km run and walk near Bushy Park outside Dungarvan on Sunday last and the run was won by Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC in 15 minutes 45 seconds, Niall Sheil St Killian's Wexford was second in 16.02 and Raivis Zakis West Waterford was third 16.16. The first lady home was Lizzie Lee Leevale in 16.51,Kate Veale West Waterford was second in18.39 and Louise Morgan Ferrybank was third in 20.11. The first juniors were Jake Bagge Ferrybank in 17.07 and Aoife O'Neill unattached in 28.23. The proceeds go to Brickey Rangers Juvenile Club and it was race 1 of the Michael Roche Carpets Series.

Munster X Country Championships on Sunday

The Munster Juvenile Uneven Age u 9,11,13,15,17,19, boys and girls and Senior Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships are in Galbally County Tipperary on Sunday next with the first race the girls u 9 starting at 11.30 am sharp. Lots of athletes from Waterford clubs will compete mainly in the under age sections and quite a few are expected to challenge for titles individual and teams.

Further X Country Fixtures in November

Saturday 18 th British and Irish Master's X Country Derry.Sunday 19 th Munster Master's and Juvenile Inter Club X Country Relays u10, 1, 14, 16. Riverstick Co Cork,Sunday 26 th All Ireland Senior and Junior X Country Championships plus the Juvenile Even Ages u12, 14, 16, 18, Abbotstown, Dublin.

Race the Train 10 Miles

Race the train 10 miles coming up on Saturday week November 18 th at 10 am along the Waterford Greenway from the Railway station in Kilmeaden in past Mount Congreve, WIT Carriganore, The Dan Donovan Tunnel and on towards Bilberry where all will turn around for the return journey to Kilmeaden. Event in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland Waterford and Sth Kilkenny.Entries closed but check website for official transfer option only.

Waterford AC Annual Half Marathon

On Saturday Dcember 2 nd at 10 am From WIT Sports Campus the Anual Waterford AC Half Marathon takes place with 2,500 competing. Entries are closed long ago but transfers can be done through official means only.Transfers have frequently caused problems with prizes in the past and it is very unfair when genuine prize winners do not receive the credit they deserve on the day. At Waterford AC we understand that sometimes circumstances change. For this reason we have introduced an official transfer process. Transfers will be available through official means only until 28th November (see Website). Please note that if your race pack is sent prior to completing the transfer form it will be your responsibility to pass it on to the new registrant. We can not reissue race packs.

All Ireland fixture for Carriganore

Again a reminder of Sunday December 17 th when the All Ireland Novice and under 11,13,15,17,19 X Country Championships will be held in The WIT Sports Campus Carriganore starting at 11.30 am with the first race until 3 pm with the final one. It is hoped Waterford will be represented in each of the events, male and female. For the Novice Men's 6000 metres and Novice Women's 4000 metres Championships and under 19 races its hoped a big effort from mentors and athletes will be made to have very competitive teams competing for club's and county, a number of athletes in their late teens and early twenties have been doing quite well this past few years and should be got together collectively by those that know them best regardless of which club they are with, all it needs is a bit of initiative by a few mentors to give it a push but that push has to be now.


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