The Annual Solas Centre Run for Life 10km which has a run and a walk will once again have a huge entry and it starts at 12.30 pm on the Quay in Waterford City for both runners and walkers and all competing asked to come into Broad Street to be ushered over Georges St to Gladstone St and down on to the Quay to the start.The run will go down the Quay,out the Mall, Parnell St, The Manor continuing on to the turn left out Tramore Road to Ballindud Roundabout ,turning left and over Outer ring road to Solas Centre Roundabout, turn left and down John's Hill as far as Lower Newtown turn right over to Water St left down Water St and turn right to finish on road under De La Salle College.
Final County Championship fixture
On Sunday next again in St Augustine's College Grounds Abbeyside the County B Juvenile under 9,11,13 and 15 boys and girls as well as the Master's men's and women's championships go ahead.In the juvenile races there are medals for first six home in each race and no team prizes.
Day 2 County X Country Championship Report
It was another fine day in Abbeyside again last Sunday for the second day of the County X Country Championships in St Augustine's College Grounds and there was a fine entry in most of the races. West Waterford AC dominated the individual results winning ten of the fourteen races held with three from the same family winning titles ,Isobelle Gaffney u9 Sarah Gaffney u11 and David Gaffney u 13. In the juvenile team section three clubs won three team awards each,Waterford,West Waterford,KCK and Ferrybank won two.For the first time in the thirty three years history of the Overall Juvenile Award for the Babs Connors Perpetual Trophy awarded for the best team results over the two days Waterford AC were the winners. The following were the results; Girls u 9 1 Isobelle Gaffney W. W 2 Arwen Mulligan WAC 3 Liadan Mc Grath KCK Team 1 KCK 20 pts 2 WAC 30 pts 3 F/B 64 pts.u 11 1 Sarah Gaffney W.W 2 Kassandra Abullo WAC 3 Lucy Clinton do Team 1 KCK 25 pts 2 W.W 38 pts3 WAC 39 pts. u13 1 Eimear Griffin F.V. 2 Muireann Duffin WAC 3 Lea Harty F.V Team 1 KCK 26 pts 2 WAC 27 pts 3 Finisk 47 pts,.u 15 1 Aoife Redmond F/B 2 Caoimhe Prendergast W.W 3 Sarah Nyhan do Team W.W 14 pts.u 17 1 Lucy Holmes W.W 2 Anna Fanning WAC 3 Mary Kate Prendergast W.W Team WAC 17 pts. u19 1 Ruth Heery WAC 2 Isobelle Cummins F/B 3 Aisling Lowe F/B Team F/B Novice 1 Sandra Flynn W.W 2 Nicole Moroney do 3 Emma Brent WAC Team 1 W. W 7pts. Boys u 9 1 Anthony O'Donnell W.W 2 Tom Windross KCK 3 Scott Windle F/B Team 1 F/B 24 pts 2 F.V 34 pts 3 KCK 60 pts.u 11 Liam Broderick W.W 2 Finlay McHardy WAC 3 Eoin Prendergast W.W. Team 1 W.W 15 pts 2 KCK 29 pts 3 WAC 41 pts.u 13 1 David Gaffney W.W 2 Cal Turty do 3 Eoghan Lattimore do Team 1 WW 10 pts 2 WAC 35 pts 3 F.V 46 pts. u 15 1 Tommy Fennell W.W 2 Aidan Burke WAC 3 Rory Fennell W.W Team WAC 17 pts. u 17 1 Callum Hurley F/B 2 OisinO'Riordan W.W 3 Ben Keane WAC Team 1 WAC 21 pts 2 F/B 22pts. u 19 1 Cian O'Riordan W.W. 2 Fergus O'Brien WAC 3 Craig O'Brien F/B Novice 1 Sean Stillwell WW 2 Daryl Kearns do 3 Mark Flavin do Team 1 W.W 6pts 2 W.W 18 pts 3 WAC 21pts.
At the Munster Secondary Schools Combined events in Nenagh on Wednesday last three Athletes from Waterford Schools did well. Emily O'Mahony St Augustine's was second in the intermediate grade, Darragh O' Neill Árd Scoil na Mara Tramore was third at junior level and also at junior level Katie Nolke Ursuline was fourth,all three have qualified for the All Ireland's which are on this Saturday at AIT Athlone with a 10 am start
Munster X Country
On Sunday week October 21 st the Munster X Country Championship season gets under way in Beaufort in Co Kerry.just beyond Killarney. On the programme are the Novice and under 23 Championships for men and women as well as the boys and girls under 10,12,14,16 and 18.first event 11.30 am
Munster X County fixture lost to the County
Every year the Munster X Country Championships rotate around the six counties in the province and Waterford gets one each year.This year the fixture allocated was the Senior and juvenile championships u 9,11,13,15,17,19, on November 11 th. and hundreds of athletes plus their supporters would be present. Munster Council covers the cost of hiring of venue etc but Waterford has lost the fixture simply because Munster say they could not afford to pay the fee specified by WIT in Carriganore.Its a big loss to the athletes in our county who will now have to travel and also to WIT not alone for the hire fee but also to their Catering Dept who do extremely well out of these fixture.The event for November 11 th has now been allocated to Two Mile Borris in Co Tipperary.
Coming up on Sunday November 11 th are the Sanofi 5 Mls in Waterford City at the Sanofi Factory at 10.30 am and on Saturday November 17 th Beat the Train 10 mls starting at Kilmeaden Railway at 10 am on the Greenway.Please note the Waterford AC Half Marathon on Saturday December 1st is now sold out.