280 competed in the SE2 Annual Butlerstown 4 miles road race on Friday last the second race in the Intersport Elvery's/Asic Series promoted by West Waterford AC. From the gun Conor Dooney RahenyShamrocks AC Dublin from a great athletic family hit the front and was never headed as he set a new course record of 19 minutes 23 seconds,Trevor Power Waterford was second in 20.23 and Niall Blackwell West Waterford came home third in 21.24 Jacqui Carthy Kilmore Co Wexford led the ladies home in 24.56,Kate Veale West Waterford was second in 25.16 and Sinéad Murphy was third in 25.33 .The category winners were as follows.Men M40 Nigel O'Flaherty Clonmel, M45 Yev Chizhikov West Waterford,M50 Ray Hahesy do, M55 Dermot Power,Saturday Road Runners, M60 Tom Burns Waterford, Junior Cian O'Riordan West Waterford. Women F35 Louise Morgan Ferrybank,F40 Mags Kearney,F45 Cait Caulfield Waterford,F 50 Ann Fitzgerald, F60 Deirdre Clancy West Waterford. The proceeds go to Butlerstown GAA and Waterford Alzheimer's Society. The organisers wish to thank the Gardai, Butlerstown GAA Club,all the stewards,West Waterford AC personnel, those serving refreshments and the main sponsors SE2 who were represented at the prize presentation by Paula Kelly assisted by race organiser Vinnie Codd also from SE2.Others who provided sponsorship were Sheridan Cork Road, ButlerstownPlayschool, Rowe Craven Medical Practice , Nigel O'Connor Physical Therapy,Tramore, Greenacres Agri Marketing -Aileen Barron,Fieldmaster The Quay Waterford and Madra Nua Dog Grooming Killure
Easter Bunny 5 Miles
160 runners took part in the Annual Easter Bunny 5 miles Run in the city on Sunday last and lots of walkers also in the 5 km walk the proceeds going to Our Lady's Hospital in Crumlin. The run was won by Brian Murphy Carrick on Suir in 26 minutes 24seconds ,Brian Swaby Waterford was second in 27.56 and Pat Grant Ferrybank was third in 29.52 .First Lady home was Kealy Tideswell Clonmel in 32.06,Kate Veale West Waterford was second in 32.26 and Louise Matthews Dooneen was third in 33.56. It was another very enjoyable event with many sideshows at the RSC and well done once again to all involved.
Munster fixture at RSC
On Saturday next at the RSC lots of athletes from all over the province of Munster including many from Waterford will be competing at the RSC in the Munster junior and under 23 championships as well as the under 11 to 16 Penthathlon Championships .The fixture gets under way at 10 am for a long day of athletics.
Carrick Road series begins in Faugheen
On Friday next the first race in the Carrick on Suir Road Runners 11 th Annual Outfield Sports 3 County Challenge Series the Faugheen 5 Km takes place with a 7.30 pm starting time. Entries in Faugheen a few miles from Carrick on Suir from 6 pm and the course is a very flat one and suitable for all grades.
Angela Burns Ferrybank Run on Sunday
The Annual Angela Burns Memorial 5 mies run is promoted by Ferrybank GAA Club on Sunday next with an 11 am start(please note time) entries have been on totaltiming for some time and they will be taken from 10 am until 10.45 am on Sunday
Wednesday April 26 th Waterford Secondary Schools Championships at RSC, Wednesday May 3rd Waterford Primary Schools Championship RSC.10.30 am. contact 087 6889330. Road Races coming up are this Friday April 21 st Faugheen 5 km 7.30 pm Carrick on Suir Road Runners Series( Race 1 ), Ferrybank GAA Road Race Sunday next April 23 rd 11 am (please note time) entries now on total timing.ie, Saturday April 29 th Annual Bluewall Paddy Flanagan Memorial Waterford to Tramore 7.5 miles Road Race starting at City Hall Waterford 7 pm.Friday May 5th Portlaw 5 Miles at 7.30 pm race 2 Carrick on Suir Series.Friday May 12 th Splashworld 10 km Tramore 7pm.