Thomas Barr finished 5 th in a time of 49.90 seconds in a top class 400 metres hurdles race at the Brussels Diamond League meeting last Friday evening. In a comparatively slow race the World bronze medallist Jeffrey Gibson Bahamas won in 48.72, with Bershawn Jackson USA second in 48.76 and Kareem Hussein Switzerland was third in 48.87 The world champion Nicholas Bett Kenya was 7 th and his fellow countryman Boniface Tumuti another world finalist was 8 th.
Ballyduff win or Murphy
Seventy competed in the Liz Hayes Memorial 5 miles road race in Ballyduff Lower on Friday last and Noel Murphy Waterford AC won it in 28 minutes and 1 second, Patrick Lannon West Waterford was second in 30.07 and Jake Bagge Ferrybank was third in 30.41. Adele Walsh St Senan's won the ladies section in 31.51, Sally Forristal was second in 32.32 and Elaine O'Donovan was third in 33.14 both St Joseph's AC. The category winners were Men; M40 Vinnie Codd Waterford, M 50 Rah Hahessy West Waterford, Junior Alex Foley Waterford. Women F40 Lorena Mooney ( Ind ) M 50 Frances O'Connor,Junior Elaine Grogan ( Ind )
Waterford Primary Schools Cross Country
Today Tuesday at 12.30 pm the Waterford Primary Schools Cross Country Sports for boys and girls will be at the RSC .Races over short distances for each class 1 st to 6 th. ranging from 200 metres to 800 metres Medals for first 12 home in each race and Perpetual Cups for best Schools etc Contact 087 6889330
Kilmacow Cross Country
Above fixture is on Sunday week 27 th Sept in Kilmacow at 1 pm in Kilmacow .Races for boys and girls under 8,9,10.12,14,16, junior men and women,senior men and women with master's prizes.contact 086 8100299
All Clubs including a new club Cappoquin/Lismore were represented at the County Athletic Convention in St Augustine's College Abbeyside on Friday last and a very successful 2015 was looked back on. Waterford athletes collected two World titles during the year through Thomas Barr Ferrybank in the 400 metres at the World University Games in Beijing and Joe Gough in the 800 metres over 60 in France. In addition Barr and Kelly Proper represented Ireland at the World Championships and at under age level Waterford athletes also represented Ireland. Officers for coming year Chair Brian Scanlon, Vice Chair Noel Power Secretary John Behan,Ass Sec Brid Golden,Treasurer Pat Mc Govern,PRO Fintan Walsh
A representative from Athletics Ireland Insurance Company addressed the meeting and with all clubs present all are now aware of who and what is covered. He reminded all clubs that they should exercise caution when signing permits for third parties. If a claim has to be put through as a result, the excess on the policy (€500) will be sought from the club that signed the form. Training Cover; Registered club athletes are covered once they are training in a place/venue sanctioned by the club and minuted. County Championships. All registered athletes competing in the County Championships are covered. However unregistered athletes are not, so clubs should ensure all athletes who compete are registered.Running Groups. Athletes training with casual running groups are not covered as this training is not designated officially by a registered club. Whether or not the athlete is registered is irrelevant in this case.The same goes for athletes competing in races that do not have insurance or are non-permitted. They are not covered, whether the athletes are registered or not.
County Championship Fixtures
The following are the dates for the County Cross Country Championships
Sunday October 4 th Boys and Girls u 10,12,14,16,18, Junior,Senior, Sunday October 11 th u 9,11,13,15,17,Novice Sunday November 15 th ( B ) juvenile u 9,11,13,15, medals first 6 home no team prizes plus Relay trials u 10,12,14,16.All fixtures at 11 am in St Augustine's College Abbeyside
At all county championship meetings all athletes competing must be registered members of Athletics Ireland