Monday, April 8, 2013

Waterford...Ger Wyley Sports Summer Road Race Series for 2013


The 19th annual Ger Wyley Sports/SKINS Summer Series organised by West Waterford athletic club gets under way on Friday, the 12th April with the “Marine Bar” sponsored 19th Annual Marine Climb 6 mile road race. At the Ger Wyley Sports Store in Dungarvan recently, David Ling Skins general manager for Ireland and UK, David McCarthy Skins manager Ireland, Ger Wyley of Ger Wyley Sports and James Veale chairman of West Waterford Athletic Club were present for the launch of the 2013 Ger Wyley Sports/Skins Summer Series.

Ger Wyley of Ger Wyley Sports, David Ling SKINS Ireland and James Veale of West Waterford AC
This sponsorship is a brand new sponsorship for West Waterford AC and one which the club was delighted to secure. On behalf of the club and all the runners who take part in this series, WWAC said that they owe Ger Wyley a great amount of gratitude for his on-going input into the local running scene. At the launch, chairman James Veale said..."This series is the original and still the only 10 race summer series in the country, a fact that we are very proud of here in West Waterford AC".

At the launch Ger Wyley welcomed SKINS onboard as the new co-series sponsors. He also thanked David Ling who traveled from the U K and David McCarthy for their involvement in the road racing series in West Waterford and looked forward to many more years of his involvement with the club now that SKINS are co-sponsors also.

Skins General Manager for the UK & Ireland David Ling said...“We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity of becoming involved with this established and prestigious event. It provides an excellent platform for Skins to be able to communicate direct with the running community in association with one of Ireland’s most reputable sports retailers’’

David Mc Carthy Skins manager in Ireland spoke of his association with the store which he said was ideally located in the heart of Dungarvan town. As a SKINS Compression Centre, and as the largest sports store in the south east, they offer potential SKINS customers great personal service and advice, and a wide range of garments from which to choose the right product relevant to their individual sport.

10 RACE PROGRAMME....Again this year, it’s the traditional 10 race programme and West Waterford AC said that they were delighted to announce that they have retained the sponsor for each of the 10 individual races in the series. There are a full programme of races right through the summer months finishing up with the Ardmore 5 on Friday August 09th, where the overall winner for 2013 will be presented with the Micheál O Hogáin memorial Cup.

BEST VALUE SERIES AT 5 EURO ENTRY FEE....This year also, West Waterford AC mindful of the current economical climate have decided that all of the clubs organised events in the series will now have an entry fee of only 5 euro. Whereas the overall prize fund for the series will increase, this is achievable with thanks to the generosity of the sponsors. As a non-profit making club which has always strived to cater for all levels of participants and promoted itself as having events organised for runners by runners, West Waterford AC feel runners will appreciate the effort being made by the club in this matter and participants from far and near will support their efforts by participating in West Waterford AC organised events......"We're really looking forward to seeing runners of all standards and our promise is that everyone will be made welcome."

1. You must pay to enter each race - if you would like to join the series, you pay €5 separately.
2. For those that join the series, WWAC keep track of your finishing position in each race that you do and your final score will be your best 5 races. You must do a minimum of 5 races to count in the series.
3. After the final race, prizes will be awarded to the top ten men overall and also to the 20th, 30th, 40th man, every 10th position.
4. In the ladies, prizes will be awarded to the top five women overall and also to the 10th, 15th, 20th finisher, every 5th finisher.
5. A €30 SKINS voucher (redeemable at Ger Wyley Sports Shop) will be awarded to any runner that takes part in any 5 of the 10 races.

CAN YOU COMPLETE FIVE FROM TEN?....West Waterford AC will continue this year with the rewards system where any runner that completes five out of the ten races will once again qualify for a SKINS voucher redeemable at Ger Wyley’s Sports to the value of €30.Previously this voucher was for completing 6 races from 10 and it was to the value of 25 Euro. West Waterford AC said......"This year thanks to our great sponsors, we have reduced this to 5 races from ten and the value increases to 30 Euro, where else would you get it??"

RANKING SYSTEM FOR THIS YEARS SERIES.....The main individual prizes will be the top ten ranked men of any age and the top five ranked women of any age. After that then instead of divisions, there will be prizes for the 30th ranked, 40th, 50th etc in the male category and the 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th etc in the ladies category as well as the top 5 finishers.

For more information on the race series, visit the West Waterford AC website

Ger Wyley Sports is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 6pm. Located in WYLEY SPORTS O'Connell st Dungarvan and Dungarvan Shopping Centre.

Located in the heart of Dungarvan town, Ger Wyley Sports is the largest sports store in the south east stocking name brands such as Nike, Adidas, Umbro, Canterbury, Helly Hanson, Puma, Azzuri, O'Neills, Myrco etc. They have been in business since 1989.

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