1st Road Running Club Medal - 17/03/2016
This years Cork County Road Championships were held in Castlelyons, hosted by St. Nicholas AC. The Watergrasshill Ladies represented by Gwen, Elaine and Noreen headed off 1st and came back with some impressive PB's. Next up was the men's race, our team which included Martin, Dave Mullins, Dave Murphy, Liam, Kieran and Bryan, came home with a bronze medal behind Leevale and St. Finbarrs and in doing so won the Clubs 1st Road Racing County Medal.
Couch 2 Relay **Updated 13/03/2016
Due to a great interest in this program, the club will hold a information night on the 21st of March, upstairs in The Fir Tree in Watergrasshill from 6:30.
The Program itself will commence on the 22nd.
Watergrasshill AC are delighted to announce a couch2relay program to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cork City Marathon. This program is geared towards all those people who are new to running or have never ran and would love to be part of the Marathon experience on the 6th of June.
The program will begin on the 22nd of March and will run for 12 weeks, which will include 3 sessions a week. Tuesday and Thursday nights in Watergrasshill as well as a Saturday morning session.
Full mentoring and support will be on hand for all sessions.
" You CAN do it "
Ballycotton 10 - 2016
Its testament to the success In the development of runners in the Club to see the numbers of orange tops that were donned with pride for this years annual Ballycotton 10.
Damp and dreary it may have been , but the conditions failed to effect the great times run by so many.
A special word for the 1st timers who were many , 10 Miles is certainly a great achievement which should be celebrated in style. Also a hats off to our club captains who battled illness to line up and finish on what was not an easy day for either.
Another mug for the dresser and a PB in the bag for many...There will be drier days
Results: » Ian Wills 01:05:05,» Dave Murphy 01:05:31,» Stephen Hurley 01:07:01,» Bryan Crowley 01:09:32,» Sean Sharpe 01:09:57,» Kevin Nash 01:10:28,» Jim O'Keeffe 01:13:12,» Steve Dunlea 01:13:19,» Vincent Murphy 01:15:38,» Ciara Magner 01:17:59,» Lynn O'Leary 01:19:31
» Alan Foley 01:19:32,» Joe O'Riordan 01:19:34,» Sean O'Brien 01:22:04,» Leonard O'Sullivan 01:22:25,» Nessa Goggin 01:22:39,» Orla Houlihan 01:22:44,» Stuart Roche 01:22:54,» Lisa Crowley 01:23:00,» Colette O'Donoghue 01:23:15,» Ken Crowley 01:23:17,» Claire O'Connell 01:23:21,» Ricky Costello 01:23:33,» Aislinn Hurley 01:23:39,» Maude Kelleher 01:24:11,» Valerie Lynch 01:24:27,» Steven Murphy 01:24:29,» Jason Lynch 01:24:35,» Andrea Houlihan 01:27:06,» Noel Prendergast 01:27:20,» Donnacha Savage 01:28:08
» Claire Carroll 01:28:09,» Maggie Stack 01:29:02,» Jackie O'Keeffe 01:30:21,» George McDonnell 01:30:39,» Aisling McEvoy 01:31:01
» Sinead O'Leary 01:34:11,» Paul Forrest 01:35:58,» Yvonne Savage 01:38:02,» Ciara Forde 01:38:12,» Elaine Mulcahy 01:40:16
» Don Buckley 01:40:21,» Catherine O'Donoghue 01:41:48,» Elaine Dolan Crowley 01:42:57,» Mary Knowles 01:43:10
» Lorraine Slowey 02:01:09
Dungarvan 10 - 31/07/2016
The 1st running "Major" of the year was held in Dungarvan on Sunday last for the John Treacy 10 Mile Road Race. It attracted a great crowd of over 2500 altogether with 1,000 of them coming from Cork alone. Watergrassshill AC were well represented and many came home happy with new PB's anprizes. It was great to see the faces of recently joined new members, crossing the finish line with impressive times being recorded on their Watergrasshill AC debuts.
The Biblical weather promised thankfully did not materialise but as is now the norm for the Dungarvan race, a cold wind blew many runners chances away between miles 3-5.
As usual the organisation and stewarding was excellent and the quality t-shirt for all finishers is always well regarded amongst runners. Unfortunately it seems for many runners, a wait of 15-20 minutes arose, due to a failure in the Chip Timing systems. Unfortunately technology left the West Waterford Hosts down on this occassion.
There were many great times performances by WGH AC runners, a special mention however for new member Dolores Duffy on coming 2nd in her category with a great time of 67.39. A fulll list of of all Watergrasshill AC members will be availble once released.
Results from Dungarvan
TRACEY Liam 00:58:16,CROWLEY Bryan 00:59:31,O'BRIEN Sean M 01:05:07,HURLEY Stephen
01:07:02,DUFFY Dolores 01:07:39,O’CONNELL Eddie 01:13:25,O' DONOGHUE Colette 01:15:10,MAGNER Ciara 01:18:57,SAVAGE Donnacha 01:21:29,COSTELLO Ricky 01:25:09,MURPHY Steven
669 NÍ CHÉILLEACHAIR Maude 01:25:30,294 HOULIHAN Orla 01:26:32, HOULIHAN Andrea 01:27:43,605 CARROLL Claire 01:34:06,FORREST Paul 01:36:36,277 FORREST James 01:37:34,SAVAGE Yvonne 01:39:00,ALLMAN Colm 01:48:20
The South Tipp town of Cahir was awash with orange on Sunday as the men and women of Watergrasshill AC turned out in great numbers for the first instalment of the Cahir Downhill Half Marathon. On what was a warm and humid day some great times were posted on what could surely be described as a tough day for running.
Congrats to Mooreabbey Milers AC who hosted a great race and well done to all members who competed. A synopsis of the days events are now up on the race report page.
Congratulations to clubman Paul Deasy who today completed the 30th staging of the annual Marathon des Sables. This last week has seen Paul run across the Sahara Desert in Morocco in an inspirational show of grit and determination. It is a testament to Paul's commitment to training that he finished the race in 89th position out of nearly 1400 competitors in a total time of 31hrs 16mins 05sec for the 251km he has covered. Most of us would struggle to put up that kind of mileage in a month never mind over 5 days in the inhospitable conditions of the Sahara Desert. I am sure everyone involved with the club is delighted for Paul. He has done himself, his family, his club and his country proud. Hopefully we will see him at club night in the Hill on Tuesday where everyone can offer Paul much deserved congratulations.
Well done Paul on a truly super human effort, no doubt he is already plotting his next venture.
There was plenty of race choices this weekend with the latest instalment from the BHAA being the Carmel Lynch 10k race being hosted by UCC on Sunday. There was plenty of WGH singlets in the pack with some new faces on the race scene. Well done to everyone who ran, results and race report will be up on the site.
Sunday also saw the last race of the Cloyne Commons 4k series and Kieran McKeown was flying the flag down in East Cork. Kieran ran superbly and finished just behind the winner Nigel Sheehan in 2nd place.
The weekend also saw many of the crew heading to the Manchester marathon getting in their last long training run before winding down the mileage. Distances of 22 miles were achieved over the weekend in tough conditions. Well done to all, time to enjoy the taper now.
Well done to everyone who took part in the Mallow 10 on Sunday. Conditions were good, maybe too good as it was quite warm on the day. There was a great showing from Watergrasshill AC where the orange singlet was clearly visible throughout the race. Check out the race report with results and photos in the Mallow 10 album. Well done to all who participated. Here is a link to the online results:
St. Patrick's day saw the Cork County Road Race Championships taking place in Midleton being hosted by the local club. There was a strong representation from Watergrasshill AC as 11 male and 6 female runners made the trip down. Conditions were perfect for running and quite a number of PBs were ran by runners in orange. The women's team finished 4th overall in the novice category, just missing out on a bronze in the team event while the men claimed 5th spot overall in their novice category. Check out the race report for all the results from WGH AC athletes on the day and the final standings in the team events. All photographs have been added to the gallery section.
Well the dust has settled on yet another Ballycotton 10 and what a day it was. Weather wise it turned out perfectly, maybe even too nice as at times it felt as warm as a summer's day. None the less there was some great running by men and women wearing the orange vest.
It was great to see a mixture of all levels pounding the roads around the small East Cork coastal village.
We will be posting a race report in the coming downs along with results and reaction from those who took part.
Provisional results can be seen on the Precision Timing website. Enjoy the cuppas from those well earned mugs.
Official Club Website
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