Monday, August 29, 2016

Waterford...Results of the Liz Hayes Memorial 5 mile race - Fri 26th Aug 2016

From West Waterford AC........Ailish Ni hAodha memorial Ballyduff 5 Mile 2016
The SE2 sponsors Ailish Ni hAodha memorial Ballyduff 5 Mile road race took place last Friday evening and the weather was ideal for the 105 runners and 40 walkers who completed the undulating course, after the nine stop downpour we witnessed at last years event, this year we are delighted to report that Ballyduff looked splendid in the evening sunshine which was welcome by all. It was great to see a much larger turnout this year which is deserving of the organizers Tony Latham and his team of helpers who had everything in tip top order for the event. 

The race was started at 7 pm by our honorary race starter this year Waterford's county hurling manager Derek McGrath from the community hall,which all the process from the night were donated to the upkeep of.Our sincere thanks to Derek for taking the time out to come along to support the local community in Ballyduff.As the runners made their way out of the village to the musical sounds of top WLR Broadcaster John O'Shea our eventual race winner was well and truly on his way to claiming the memorial cup on offer,Waterford's Frank Quinlan raced through the first mile in just under 5 minutes and laid the marker down without reply from any quarter , by the 2 mile the race was truly over as Frank was a minute clear of the chasers. the Waterford man went on to cross the finish line in a time of 26.50 well clear of his team mate Trevor Swift who finished 2nd in 28.38 with David Kynes Kilmore AC 3rd in 28.38.Mossie Keogh broke the 30 minutes when clocking 29.19 , excellent running on this course from Mossie. Ray Hahesy took the over 50 category with a time of 30.53. and the 1st junior priE was claimed by Alex Folry Waterfrod AC in 29.06. The prize for the first local finisher went to Brian Cuddihy 29.15.

Men’s Prize Winners
1st Frank Quinlan Waterford A.C. 26.50
2nd Trevor Swift Waterford A.C. 28.38
3rd David Kynes Kilcoole A.C. 28.56
O/40 Mossie Keogh West Waterford A.C. 29.19
O/50 Ray Hahesy West Waterford A.C. 30.53
Junior Alex Foley Waterford A.C. 29.06
1st local Brian Cuddihy Waterford A.C. 29.15

Emma Leahy who ran as an individual "with no club " was to be the winner of the cup for ladies in 2016, Emma ran and excellent time of 32.55, all most a minute ahead of her nearest rival Elaine O'Donovan St.Josephs AC 33.50 who finished 2nd with West Waterford's Kate Veale 3rd in 34.50.?claudia Lane Waterfrod Sc was to take 1st over 40 in a time of 35.50 and the over 50 prize winner was Ann Dunford West Waterford AC in 38.20 ,the first local finisher on the night was Rosie Van Der Valk In a time of 46.10.

Women’s Prize Winners
1st Emma Leahy N/A 32.55
2nd Elaine O’Donovan St. Joseph’s A.C. 33.50
3rd Kate Veale West Waterford A.C. 34.29
O/40 Claudia Lane Waterford A.C. 35.50
O/50 Ann Dunford West Waterford A.C. 38.20
1st local Rosie Van Der Valk Waterford A.C. 46.10

RESULTS >> The full results are up on the West Waterford AC website HERE

1) Presentation photos HERE
2) Race photos HERE

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