PJ McCarthy has been prominent competing in the Tralee half marathon, Omagh half marathon and the Hamburg full marathon where he ran a personal best time of 3 hours 21 minutes.
Other members have been busy too. Joanne Heffernan was our only member to brave the Suirvivor Mud run on the 20th April last and although she is still washing the mud out, she has recommended this event and suggests we should get a team together for the next one.
Claire Fowler ran another great half marathon in Wexford on the 21st April last and also took part in the Stoneyford half earlier in the year (and probably a few more which I have forgotten).
Darren Crowley is busy training for the Edinburgh Marathon on the 26th May next and we wish him the best of luck with it.
SUMMER ROAD RUNNING
The road running summer series is well under way now. A number of our members took part in the Butlerstown 10k on the 19th April and a larger number ran in the Tramore 4 on the 26th April and all seemed happy with their efforts. We may not have won any of the prizes in the races themselves but we certainly won the race to the refreshments afterwards - always very important!
The next race is the summer series is the Waterford to Tramore run this coming Saturday May 4th at 7pm, details below.
you can pre-register on http://www.runireland.com/active/all-events
There are many other races coming up from 5k to 15k and of course the Waterford Viking Marathon. Our members should be able to find something to suit them in the list below:
Friday May 10th Portlaw 5 mile at 7.30pm
Sunday May 12th Annerville 10k at 2pm in Clonmel
Sunday May 19th Stoneyford 10k at 12.30pm
Friday May 24th Ras Na Rinne 6 mile at 8pm
Friday May 31st Tournaneena 5k at 8pm
Friday June 7th Deadman 5 mile at 7.30pm in Carrick-on-Suir
Friday June 14th Clashmore 5 mile at 8pm
Sunday June 16th Fenor 15k at 12 midday
Friday June 21st Dromana 5 mile at 8pm - Cappoquin
SATURDAY 29TH JUNE WATERFORD VIKING MARATHON at 9am
Friday July 5th Glaxosmithkline 5 mile at 8pn - Dungarvan
Friday July 12th Rathgormack 5 mile at 7.30pm
Friday July 26th Ballyacarbury 5 mile at 8pm
Friday August 2nd Piltown 10k road race at 7.30pm
RYAN AND ETHAN VIKING MARATHON CHALLENGE
Don't forget that if you plan on taking part in the Waterford Viking Marathon in aid of the Ryan and Ethan appeal, you should give your entry form and your sponsorship money of, at least €125, to Tracey Dunne who will register for you and not through the Viking Marathon website. Please get your entry forms and money to Tracey as soon as possible.
MUNSTER MASTERS TRACK AND FIELD
If any of our members wish to take part in the Munster Masters Track and Field Championships in Cork on the 2nd June 2013 next, please let either Siobhan or Shirley know as we will have to put in the entries soon.