Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Notice: West Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon - Sat 2nd Sept 2023

The Eurofins West Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon is coming up this year on Saturday the 2nd of September 2023 at 9am. This scenic half has a limit of 750 entries so I would advise anyone that is interested to enter asap.


From West Waterford AC... On 2nd September 2023 at 9 am West Waterford Athletic Club will host our 5th annual Waterford Greenway Half Marathon.  Once again we are delighted to have local company Eurofins as our title sponsor for this unique event and we thank them for their commitment to this race and to our club. 

The race will be limited to 750 entries with the entry fee set at 40 euro, entries are available on from July 4th.Entry fee includes a specially commissioned Greenway Medal and Dry fit T-shirt !

Pictured at the launch of the Eurofins Waterford Greenway half marathon were Tom Leahy, Kellie Firzgerald & Ann Dunford West Waterford AC with Sean and Dolores Walsh & Nick Hannigan of Helvick Lifeboat


Each year for the Eurofins Waterford Greenway half marathon we partner up with a charity that will benefit from the donated monies by the runners taking part in the event. This year we are delighted to announce our charity partners for the event will be the Helvick RNLI.

 Helvick Head Lifeboat Station has been serving the community for many years. The RNLI charity saves lives at sea as its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service from Helvick head as they operate a B class Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat.We all know the valuable work this organisation do in our community and hopefully we can raise some much needed funds as we know they are a voluntary organisation who rely on the public for support.log on to club web site and follow the link on home page for GREENWAY all race information and entry link is available here or click the link here for your entry

Please note this event is expected to sell out fast.

This fantastic amenity opened officially in 2017 and has already experienced visitors from all over the country and beyond. Users are amazed by this 47 km spectacular off-road cycling and walking trail along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan.

Please note this is a point to point race starting at the Coachhouse Kilmacthomas and finishing near Ballinroad, Dungarvan. Entry fee includes bus from Ballinroad to the start line in Kilmacthomas.

As the map shows below, the half-marathon starts near Kilmacthomas and finishes in Dungarvan.

As it was an old railway line, the course is very slightly downhill overall. The old railway line at Kilmacthomas is about 60-metres above sea level while Dungarvan is just above sea level. 

The course is certainly a LOT flatter than the average race on public roads.

Friday, July 7, 2023

Results & Photos of the Coillte 10k road race in Dundrum, Tipperary... Wed 5th July 2023

The annual Coillte 10k road race in Dundrum, Co Tipperary was held on Wed 5th July 2023 with 285 runners crossing the finish line, a big jump of 45% on the figure for 2022. As can be seen from the chart above, this is a record number of finishers for this event which is probably one of the flattest and fastest 10k races in the country.

Coillte 10K Race Results - Top 3 men & women
Place Athletes name Club Time Division Bib  
1 Kevin Moore Dundrum AC     31:28 SM 147  
2 Peter Brandon Somba Dunboyne AC     31:31 SM 223  
3 Kane Collins Donore Harriers AC     31:36 SM 38  
18 Mary Mulhare Portlaoise AC     34:05 SF 151  
23 Laura Mooney Tullamore Harriers     34:45 SF 237  
45 Sharon Rynne Kilmurray/Ibrick/NClare AC     36:43 SF 214  

In the various categories, two new records were broken. Vivian Foley of Eagle AC finished first in the M50 category in a time of 32:58, breaking the old record of 34:12. Joe Gough of West Waterford AC finished first in the M70 category in a time of 41:40, breaking the previous record of 44:04.

Full results HERE 

1) There is a gallery of photos by John Kenrick on the Dundrum AC Facebook page HERE

2) Susan Parket Laste has loads of photos on her Facebook page HERE