On Saturday next April 30 th the 46 th Annual Bluewall Technology Waterford to Tramore Paddy Flanagan Memorial Road race will start near City Hall, The Mall in Waterford at 7 pm Late entries will be taken at Theatre Royal,The Mall Waterford near the start from 5.45 pm to 6.45 pm The Race finishes opposite The Majestic Hotel in Tramore and runners don't forget to organise a lift back to Waterford to collect your car. Mrs Flanagan's special prize to a Waterfod athlete of her choice at the race.
Munster Marathon and Half Marathon
Limerick is the venue on Sunday next for the Munster Marathon and Half Marathon Championships incorporated into the Great Limerick Run and all details on Munster Athletics Website
Munster Junior and under 23 championships
On Monday next May 2nd with a 9.30 am start the Munster Junior and under 23 Championships as well as the Juvenile Pentathlon Championships under 11 to u 16 are in Templemore County Tipperary. Many athletes from Waterford clubs will be competing in the fixture See Munster Athletics website for timetable
Primary Schools Sports
This morning Tuesday April 26 th the Annual Waterford and District Primary Schools Sports promoted by Ferrybank AC takes place at the RSC at 11 am . Sprint and middle distance races for each class from 1 st to 6 th class as well as Relays. Note; Fixture only for Waterford Schools in the city and surrounding areas in County Waterford.Contact number 087 6889330. On this Wednesday also at the RSCthe Waterford Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships start at 12.30 pm Events for minor,junior,inter/senior and help required to run this fixture.
Angela Burns Memorial Run
320 runners and walkers competed in the Annual Angela Burns Memorial 10 km road race organised by the Ferrybank GAA Club on Sunday last in fine condition's two holders defended their titles successfully Brian Murphy Carrick on Suir for the second successive year and Elaine O'Donovan St Joseph's for the third year in a row. Murphy was the easy overall winner leading all the way finishing in a time of 32 minutes 51 seconds,Aaron Donnelly St Senan's was second in 36.05 and Owen Whelan was third. Elaine O'Donovan was equally impressive in winning the ladies section in 40.27 ,Aisling Ferguson was second in 42.16 and Mary Molloy Carrick on Suir was third. The event was enjoyed by all and well organised with help of the Gardai and many stewards and officials
Faugheen 5 KM Details
135 competed in the Carrick Road Runners well organised Faugheen 5 Km road race on Friday last and quite a few from Waterford were among the entries.In a sprint finish Niall Sheil St Killian;s Wexford won in a time of 15 minutes and 45 seconds,Kevin Moore Dundrum Co Tipperary was second in 15.49 and Damien Murphy West Waterford was third in 15.36. First lady home was Sylvia Malone Waterford AC in 18.13, Anna Leigh Hore, Kilmore was second in 18.42 and Suzanne Dullaghan Waterford was third in 19.07. It was race 1 of the Outfield Sports 3 County Challenge.
At the Athletic Ireland Annual Congress in Tullamore last week end three Waterford people were elected to different positions.Brid Golden to the Chair of the High Performance Committee,John Mc Grath West Waterford as juvenile secretary and David Murphy Waterford AC to the Coaching and Development Committee Committee
May a big month for Track and Field
County Championships RSC on Sunday May 8th and Sunday May 15 th both at 11 am, all clubs now have full programme please let all your coaches have copies and they in turn bring them to all sessions and let athletes know, Saturday May 14 th RSC Second Annual Tón na Ghaoithe National Senior Fixture,Saturday and Sunday 28 th and 29 th Munster u 12 ,u13 Championships and u 9 to u 11 Ennis 11 am, Saturday 28 th and Sunday 29 th AAAI Games and Combined Events senior ,junior youths and masters Morton Stadium Santry Secondary School fixtures coming up in May are as follows; East Munster Girls Wed 4th Waterford RSC 12 noon, East Munster Boys Wed 11th Templemore11.30 am, Munster Schools Finals Waterford RSC Saturday 21 st 9.30am (for first time)
Friday May 6 th Portlaw 5 miles Race 2 Outfield Sports Series 7.30 pm.Friday May 13 th Splashworld 10 km Tramore 7 pm.