Saturday, November 30, 2019



Some weeks ago we were made aware of the commencement of road works on the Lacken Road at mile 7 of our half marathon route. We have been engaged with Waterford City & County Council since and although the road is closed to the public our plan had still been that the route could be run as normal. Unfortunately now due to circumstances outside of our control this is not possible. Following meetings with An Garda Siochana and Waterford City & County Council they have supported us in devising an alternative route. We understand this is short notice but we were however conscious we wanted to avoid a postponement or cancellation of the event especially for the many participants travelling from outside the county. Our sincere thanks to the team that have helped us find a solution. We will now continue to work with An Garda Siochana and Waterford City & County Council to make the necessary adjustments to our health and safety plan.

Link to the route:

High level route description as follows:
Starting at the back of WIT Arena (close to our regular starting point)
Turning left down Oliver’s Hill and left on to the Western Link road
The next 6 miles remain unchanged from previous years
After completing the 1.5 mile out and back section on the Western Link road we turn left onto the Old Kilmeadan Road
Turning right into the IDA industrial estate after 1.3 miles
Exiting the industrial estate after 1.7 miles onto the cork road and turning down witches lane
Entering Ballybeg drive towards the Waterford City Fire Station
Turing right on to Kilbarry Road towards the outer ring road
Turning right on to the Outer Ring Road for 1.4 miles
Turning left at the Butlerstown Roundabout towards Kilmeadan for 1.1 miles
Turning on to Tramore Crossroad and continuing on to the Old Kilmeadan road back towards WIT Arena for the remaining 2.6 miles
Race packs and transfers
An post received all race packs this week and they now should have started to arrive. If you have not received your race pack before next Wednesday 27th please let us know. If you transferred your number after Monday the 25th the pack will already have been sent to you so you must make arrangements to get the pack to the new participant. Transfers will remain open until Tuesday 3rd. After this giving your number to someone else is strictly prohibited.

Waterford AC Half Marathon Organising Committee

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