WAC HALF MARATHON ENTRY NOW OPEN
The long wait is over, registration is now open for our Annual Half Marathon, our first half since December 2019.
Entry on the link as below :
Training Resumes @ WAC from 7th September
Cross Country Training. We'd love to see all our athletes take part in cross country training season
Juveniles U8-U16s XC
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-7pm WIT Arena
Tuesdays 6pm-7pm WIT Arena
Thursdays 6pm Portlaw
Saturday 9.30am Carriganore - Greenway
Sunday 10am Kiloteran - Greenway
We are looking into current options for a venue for Little AAthletics in an indoor session and will announce date and venue for this to return later in September as soon as possible.
For those not part of the XC training session we will have Track & Field training as follows:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm-8pm Waterford RSC
HAVE YOU RECIEVED YOUR MEMBERSHIP E MAIL LINK.
Waterford AC membership renewals were sent out from AAI to the Email address on file with a link to the online membership system.
If you have not received an email, please check your email “promotions” folder or junk mail.
If not, please forward your Name & E-Mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you with a membership link by return.
Membership for 2021: Juvenile: €25 Senior/Masters: €30.
This system streamlines club membership with easier administration, and is safer for all at the moment where we cannot meet, handle money, etc.
You will have access to your membership on the A.A.I. website, where you can update information, access your Lifetime registration number and can download your own membership card.
We are missing a small number of email addresses for our 2020 registered members and will be in contact with you during the week to update the system and send out the renewal notification email.
Waterford AC Club Records
Male and Female athletes
|100m||11.58secs 9w)||Aoife Hearne(J)||Cork, Irl|
|100m||11.73secs||Aoife Hearne||Edinburgh , SCO||1998|
|200m||24.05secs||Susan Smith||Cork, Irl||22/06/1996|
|400m||54.90secs||Susan Smith||Atlanta, USA||1996|
|800m||2:06.96mins||Elaine Fitzgerald||Antrim , Irl||03/06/1999|
|1500m||4:09.12mins||Elaine Fitzgerald||Arnhem, NED||10/07/1999|
|3000m||9:07.97mins||Elaine Fitzgerald||Walnut, USA||14/04/1999|
|5000m||16:12.00mins||Elaine Fitzgerald||Eugene, USA||12/05/1998|
|100m Hurdles||13.08secs(w)||Susan Smith||Cork, Irl||1998|
|100m Hurdles||13.12secs (NR)||Susan Smith||Tullamore, IRL||09/08/1998|
|400m Hurdles||54.31secs (NR)||Susan Smith||Zurich, SWZ||12/08/1998|
|Long Jump||5.89 (J)||Susan Smith (J)||Cork, Irl||06/05/1989|
|Triple Jump||10.92m (J)||Rachel Brown (J)||Cork, Irl||1993|
|High Jump||1.66m (J)||Lisa Marsh ( J)||Birmingham, ENG||1998|
|Shot Putt||16.29m||Patricia Walsh||1984|
|Discus||57.60M ( NR)||Patricia Walsh||Santry, Irl||07/07/1984|
|4 x 100m Relay||48.49secs||A.Hearne (J) , R.Quinn(J), S.Fitzpatrick (J), S.Smith||Tullamore, IRL||09/08/1998|
|4 x 400m Relay||3:55.01mins||R.Quinn(J), E.Fitzpatrick, N.Lonergan (J) , S.Smith||Tullamore, IRL||09/08/1998|
|400m||48.68secs||Kieran Leahy||Tullamore, IRL||22/07/1987|
|1500m||3:44.20mins||John Treacy||Belfield, IRL||22/07/1979|
|5000m||13:16.81mins||John Treacy||Oslo, NOR||28/06/1984|
|10000m||27:48.70mins||John Treacy||Brussels, BEL||1980|
|Marathon||2:09.15Hours (NR)||John Treacy||Boston, USA||18/04/1988|
|3000mSC||8:24.09mins (NR)||Brendan Quinn||Brussels, BEL||26/08/1985|
|110m Hurdles||15.42secs (J)||Declan Dower||Tullamore, IRL||11/07/1982|
|400m Hurdles||5.36secs||Declan Dower||Santry, IRL||08/07/1984|
|Long Jump||7.51m||Cyril O'Regan||Waterford, IRL||27/07/1969|
|High Jump||1.98m||Shay Fitzpatrick||Reykyavik, Iceland||05/07/1970|
|Triple Jump||14.88m||Jim Hayes||Mossfellbaer||02/07/1990|
|Pole Vault||4.00m||Shay Fitzpatrick||Wiesbaden|
|Shot Putt||13.49m||Jim Hayes||1989|
|Javelin||62.17m||Brian Scanlon||Santry, IRL||20/09-XXXX|
|4 x 100m Relay||43.0secs||Mardyke, Cork, IRL||1989|
|4 x 400m Relay||3:16.76mins||Santry, IRL||12-8-XXXX|
Results from Day 2 of the National Track & Field Championships.
On a windy evening in santry Evan keane contested the final of the 1500m. The race was high on quality and Evan ran his heart out to finish 8th overall and 2nd u23 and came away with a big pb 3.54.
Evan is only 20 so the future is bright for this young distance athlete.
Congratulations from all in Waterford Athletic Club.
Waterford Athletic Club welcomes a limited return to training under Phase3.
LITTLE ATHLETICS will hope to return in September subject to relevant guidelines with regards to indoor gatherings.
TRACK & FIELD training will hope to resume in September as normal with U17 - 19, Senior and Masters currently training for eligible National Competition.
DISTANCE training continues on Tuesday evenings at WIT Arena. Contact your club coach for details.
Training times are for Club Members Only.
All athletes need to be fully aware of the Waterford AC athlete return to training protocols. See attached:Return to Training - Athletes Guidance Document - Phase 3
Statement Re: Announcement from Athletics Ireland
Dear club members,
This information applies to both juvenile and senior athletes
Training remains suspended for Waterford A.C. for the foreseeable future, and will not return on the 18th of May. The announcement from Athletics Ireland advised that clubs now have the permission of Sport Ireland to return in very small and controlled groups, under strict conditions, and where the club can control the facility in which the training occurs. More information on this announcement can be found on the Athletics Ireland Covid-19 updates page. Documents detail the restrictions on athletes, clubs and coaches that must be met before training can resume.
As a club, we train at both the RSC and WIT Arena. Both of these facilities remain closed with no current timetable for when they will reopen. The relaxing of restrictions that are to come into effect next Monday do not allow for the club to return to training at this time. We would love to see all members back training, however it is not possible to do so yet.
When training can resume, we will notify all members through text, our Facebook page and website, and will try to give as much notice as possible. There are still many limiting factors restricting us, and we don't know at this time when it will be possible to return.
We encourage all members to continue to train alone or with family household members only, and to follow the guidelines from the HSE on social distancing and maintaining safety when you are out and about.
We will update our members again just as soon as the return to training becomes clearer.
In the meantime we advise athletes and coaches to study the Athletics Ireland Guidelines; https://www.athleticsireland.ie/…/coronavirus-covid-19-upd…/
WAC Master Athlete Frank Quinlan has planned on running 21km (Half Marathon) every day for 21 days consecutively starting 14th April until 5th of May all within the 2k zone permitted.
The 2 local charities that will benefit are Pieta House Waterford and the front line in WRH.
Frank is conscious that it’s a difficult time to be asking for donations from people in the current situation but if you can at all give a small amount whatever it may be, it would be greatly appreciated.
Click link for more information:
WAC IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Following the advice from Athletics Ireland today in relation COVID-19 and the advisory issued by the HSE and NPHET, Waterford Athletic club has taken the decision that all training will be suspended with immediate effect, until further notice. As the situation is changing rapidly, we will monitor developments closely and will follow the advice given by Athletics Ireland.
Athletics Ireland continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus outbreak and the advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team and the HSE. As announced by An Taoiseach this morning the following measures will come into effect from tomorrow morning until the 29th March, 2020.
Schools, colleges and childcare facilities will close from tomorrow (Friday). Indoor mass gatherings of 100 people or more and outdoor mass gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled
Athletics Ireland has instructed all affiliates to suspend all athletic competitions and events with immediate effect. This decision is taken in the best interests, not just of the athletics community, but of the Country.
The recommendation from Athletics Ireland is that club training sessions be cancelled at this time.
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