Sunday, 23rd September 2018
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WLRFM Viking Marathon on Saturday

Over 3,000 overall are expected to compete in the big road race of the year in Waterford the WLRFM Viking Marathon,Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon in the city on Saturday next starting at City Hall at 9 am sharp and finishing at WIT Arena in Carriganore. Athletes will take in the Rice Bridge and Suir Bridge and a lot of the countryside out near Mt Congreve and full map of courses are on the event Website,and there will be traffic delays and restrictions in some areas and road closures . Lots of Music and hype around the routes and again it promises to be a memorable event,we wish all competing the very best and we welcome all visitors from around the country and from abroad and also thank those involved for months on a major logistical undertaking.All those running are asked to obey the stewards at all areas around the route and the public are asked to support the runners all over the course.

Thomas Barr in action in Slovakia

Continuing his preparation for the European Championships Olympian Thomas Barr runs in a 400 metres hurdles race in Slovakia on Saturday

National Juvenile fixture on Sunday

Another fixture in Tullamore on Sunday will be the National Juvenile Games u 9 to u 11 and u 12 and u13 field events as well as the juvenile inter club relays,and again Waterford will be represented there ,first events 10 am for field and 11 am for track

Tailteann Inter Provincial

On Saturday last in Morton Stadium in Santry the Tailteann Schools Inter Provincial match took place and Waterford Schools were well represented on the Munster team and a number did very well. Emily O'Mahony St Augustine's won the triple jump with 11.27 metres and finished second in the long jump with 5.45 metres both personal bests,Lucy Holmes

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