600 competed in the 2nd Annual West Waterford AC organised Eurofins Waterford Greenway Half Marathon on Saturday last from Kilmacthomas to Ballinroad and it was a Waterford AC 1,2,3 with Trevor Power -after finishing second the previous evening in the Cill Barra 5 Km- winning in 71 minutes 15 seconds,Noel Murphy was second in 73.34 and Mark Mc Kenna was third in 73.48. Ruth Fitzgerald made it a great day for Waterford AC by easily winning the ladies section in 81.58, Órla Towhey Grange Fermoy was second in 85.12 and Julie Kirwan Slaney Olympic was third in 86.01.The following were the category winners Ladies;F35 Órla Towhey,F 40 Ellen Hanley Grange/Fermoy, F 45 Deidre Murphy (Ind),F50 Órla Crosbie St Finbarr's, F 55 Grainne GrennanBlackrock Dublin. F 60 Bernie Hopkins Clonmel Junior Sinéad O'Brien West Waterford .Men M40 Trevor Swift Waterford, M45 John Byrne do, M50 John Kissane (Ind), M55 Liam LenehanSportsworld, M60 Anthony Dwyer West Waterford. Junior Ciaran Mahony do.
Connick wins in Ballybeg
150 competed in the Annual Cill Barra 5 km Run last evening and first home in 15 minutes 36 seconds was Andrew Connick Ferrybank,Trevor Power was second in 15.41 and Brian Swaby was third in 16.37 both Waterford.First lady home was Madeline Loughnane Thurles in 18.20, Adele Walsh St Senan's was second in 18.41 and Caiolte Macone Kilkenny City Hrs was third in 18.53.Category winners Men; M40 Patrick Roche Carrick on Suir, M45 Philip Fennelly Adeles Gazzels,M50 Ray Hahessy West Waterford, M 55 Daryl Hale Waterford, M60 Thomas Burns do, M65 Pat Hayes Waterford Warriors, Junior Fergus O'Brien Waterford.Women F 35 Caroline O'Leary,F 40 Aisling Ferguson Waterford,F45 Helena Coleman Waterford, F50 Mag Kirwan AdelesGazzels,F55 Breda Griffin Greenway Joggers, F 60 Mary Flynn do Junior Anna Duffin Waterford, Proceeds went to Waterford Marine Search and Rescue
Joe in final in Malaga this morning
On Sunday last in Malaga at the World Master's Track and Field Championships Joe Gough West Waterford competed in the semi final of the 800 metres over 65 and won in a time of 2 minutes 28.11 seconds to make it through to this morning (Tuesday's) Final scheduled for 10.10 am Irish time. The winner of the final heat of four on Sunday Barrand Australia posted the fastest time of 2 .26.85 with Joe second fastest. On Saturday next in Malaga Joe competes in the 1500 metres semi final and the final is on Sunday.
Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run on Saturday
On Saturday morning next on Waterford Airport the second Annual Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial 5 km takes place and entries closed for this some time ago,the event starts at 10am.
Waterford Primary Schools X Country
Coming up at the RSC Playing pitches on Tuesday September 18 th at 12 noon is the Annual Waterford Primary Schools Cross Country fixture promoted by Ferrybank AC.Short races for boys and girls starting with first and second class over 200 metres,third and fourth over 400 metres and fifth and sixth over 800 metres,full details on 087 6889330.Kilmacow Open X Country is on Sunday September 30 th the same day as the West Waterford Open X Country in Abbeyside.
More Road Races
The Croppy Boy Run over 10 km as well as a 5 km walk is in Passage East on Saturday September 22 nd at 2 pm. On Sunday September 23 rd the Vadrafjord 5 miles is in Waterford City at 1 pm see total timing website for tboth fixtures