Tuesday, 28 January 2014

John Treacy Dungarvan 10

Last Sunday we headed to Dungarvan for the 1st 10 miler of the year, expectations and hopes were high in everyone's minds. We had 13 members running and unfortunately a couple missing due to injury. With warmups done we all headed to the start line but unfortunately there was nearly a 15min delay due to the unfortunate funeral taking place and as we would be passing the church the guards delayed the race, so all warmup went out the window as we were lined up the heavens opened and pelted every runner with hailstones. Eventually we were sent on our way,  every single runner frozen. For the 1st 2.5miles we were constantly battered by driving hailstones and then all of sudden just stopped and the sun popped it's head out from behind the clouds, what bliss to feel a bit of heat on our frozen legs and arms. Passing Maria McCambridge in trouble before you get to the 3 mile is not what the everyday runner expects to see but it just goes to show the elite are vulnerable aswell as us. We on the other hand had all 13 pass the finish line, with some elated with their times,

Kealan O'Connor 60:43
John Murphy 63:11
Don Pyne 65:36
Darren Flynn 65:50 (PB)
Clo Fitzgibbon 68:57 (PB)
Joan Ennis 69:16 (PB)
Maurice Tobin 70:10
Michael Pratt 75:45 (PB)
Sean Freeman 76:32
Mike Ennis 78:49
Mike Hayes 82:42
Emilija Dorgan 84:42
Yvonne O'Brien 89:02

Again WestWaterford AC pulled out all the stops with regard to the race, facilities  and refreshments, it's one race you can pencil in every year to your race calender.
Hopefully we have set ourselves up for a good year. Keep up the hardwork, it does pay off.

Sunday, 19 January 2014


Training Times


6:15pm Road Session



Speedwork:       6:15pm Clancy St, Mile Repeats 3-4, (2-3miles warm up and cooldown)

                                7:00pm Colemans 400's



Road Session 6:15pm

Hill Repeats:       8x200m across from Cavanaghs 7:00pm (2miles warm up and cooldown)



Hill Repeats :      6:15pm  same hill as previous day (faster pace)(2-3miles warm up and cooldown)

                                6:30pm same hill as previous day (slower pace)



7:00pm Road Session



8-8:30am, long Run, 15miles and upward, pace between 7:30 and 8min/mile



9:00am ,long Run, either up to Corrin Wood or out on the road


We meet at Loretto carpark for all runs, speedwork including mile repeats warm up on the road for 2-3miles warmup and cooldown, same for the hill repeats.
Lads and Lassies,
A week to go to the John Treacy Dungarvan 10, hopefully everyone is fit and looking forward to it, how bout a couple of sociables later on after the race, I know we have work on the monday but one r two won't hurt. Let us know.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Right Lads and Lassies,
3 weeks today till Dungarvan '10', hope training is going well now, heads up on some of the training runs during the week,
Sat - Long run, not for the faint hearted as I found out yesterday, pace is a bit faster(7.30 - 7.40/ mile) but will bring any runner on in leaps and bounds.
Sun - Long run again, either you can run out to corrin and take in a couple of laps which include the driving range, great for building strength as hills everywhere or head out on the road taking in Castlelyons and Rathcormac.
Tue - Speedwork in Colemans @7pm, a must for every runner who wants to improve.
Thurs - Hill repeats, across from old Opel garage, again all runners should think about this session.
We will post a proper schedule on the blog in the next week when all days, times and sessions are finalised.
Hi All,
Just one for the calender, Ballygiblin 5k is on Feb 23rd, I'll b measuring the course hopefully next weekend so I'll let everyone know what the course is like. Johnny O'Sullivan is pushing this race to raise funds for a recreational walk out around Ballygiblin GAA pitch so as parents can go for a walk when they drop their kids for training instead of sitting in the car. Johnny hopes it will encourage the parents into exercise.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

2014 The beginning

Hi All,
Hopefully we can keep this Blog up to date this time around. A few results over the Christmas period by members of the club,
Newmarket 5k, 2 runners from the club ran this race, John Murphy finished 49th overall in18:15 and John Griffin finished 101st in 20:21.
Men's race won by David McCarthy (West Waterford AC) in14:14, Womens race won by Laura Crowe (Riocht AC ) in16:56. 278 runner's took part.

Belgooly 4 mile, Joan Ennis was our sole runner in this race, Joan finished 109th overall and 2nd O/45 in 27:03.
Men's race won by Brian Keane (Leevale AC) in 19:36 and Jill Hodgins won the women's in 23:02.
740 runners took part.

Togher Christmas 5k, John Murphy was our sole runner in this race, John finished 25th overall in 17:52, another great race by John, times are coming down.
Cathal O'Donovan (St Finbars AC) won the men's race in 15:15 and Niamh Roe also (St Finbars AC) won the women's race in17:40.
288 runner's took part.

Bandon 5 mile, 2 runners from the club ran this race, John Murphy again took part finishing 30th overall in 29:38, sub 30 for John, great running again, Michael Pratt finished 106th in 35:59, great running by Mike aswell.
Men's race was won by David McCarthy ( West Waterford AC ) in 23:41, that time was a course record by Dave, also his 2nd win in 10 days, Womens race was won by Clare McSweeney (Leevale AC ) in 29:13.
264 runner's took part in the race.

More results will be posted in the week's to come. Speedwork, hills and long runs are starting back this week. Day's and times will be posted up soon.