Monday, December 21, 2015

Waterford...Results & Photos of the Old Parish 5 mile Turkey Trot - Sun 13th Dec 2015

The annual Old Parish 5 mile Turkey Trot was held on Sunday the 13th of December 2015 in Waterford. Organised in conjunction with West Waterford AC, the event attracted 145 runners.

1 HARTY Philip M 72 Senior West Waterford A.C. 00:25:56
2 ZAKIS Raivis M 71 Senior West Waterford A.C. 00:26:50
3 QUINLAN Frank M 106 O/40 Waterford A.C. 00:27:01
24 VEALE Kate F 132 Senior West Waterford A.C. 00:32:50
35 PRENDERGAST Sandra F 101 Senior West Waterford A.C. 00:34:48
39 RHATIGAN Tara F 73 Senior Sportsworld A.C. 00:35:08 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) There is a gallery of photos up on the West Waterford AC website HERE

From the organisers....  Old Parish 5 mile Turkey Trot


The 7th annual Old Parish Turkey Trot took place last Sunday morning. Conditions were ideal. The previous days rain and wind had given way to a fine mild morning. Sincere thanks go to all the crew who were out early in the morning checking the course and ensuring that it was safe for all the runners and especially to all the stewards who manned the course. A total of 150 runners and around 70 walkers took part which was testament to the hard work put in by the race committee & West Waterford Athletics Club.

The generosity of the runners, walkers and locals and the sponsorship acquired meant that €3510 was raised for CUAN HOUSE House Cancer Support Centre for West Waterford and East Cork in Youghal which is a worthy local charity that provides support to cancer suffers and their families. Everyone involved should be very pround to have raised such a huge amount for an important local charity.

Therese O'Connell spoke on behalf of Cuan House at the prize presentation and told us a little of that organisation and the great work they do. She also thanked everyone for supporting the event.
The organisers of the race sincerely thanked and acknowledged the support of all involved. The late Paddy Joe Curran who got this race underway 7 years ago would have been thrilled to see the support on the day. As a way of remembering Paddy Joe, who was our club president for years, his family donated a cup in his memory which is presented to the winner of this race every year.

The overall race winner and receipent of the Paddy Joe Curran Perpetual Cup was Philip Harty of West Waterford AC in an excellent 25.52 on what is the more difficult 5 mile races in the area. In second place was last years winner, Raivis Zakis, also of West Waterford AC in 26.55 with Frank Quinlan of Waterford AC 3rd in 27.03. Philip's mile splits show the up and down nature if the course. Mile 1 - 4.54, Mile 2 - 5.27, Mile 3 - 5.23, Mile 4 - 5.19 and Mile 5 4.47.

In the ladies victory went to the in form Kate Veale of West Waterford AC in 32.51. In 2nd was Sandra Prendergast also of West Waterford AC in 34.48. 3rd place went to Tara Rhatigan of Sportsworld, Terenure.

The race was a huge success thanks to the contribution to all involved.

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