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Sunday, November 9, 2014

First urban sprint race in Ireland?

Waterford Viking Quarter was the venue for a close fought urban race. The Beach Tower on the old Norman walls was the start, the course took in both Cathedrals, Reginald's Tower, the Adephi Qauy, the People's park, the Bishop's Palace and finished in John Robert's Square.
A huge thanks to everyone who made this event possible@ the City Council; St Patrick's Gateway centre (who allowed us use their hall for registration and download, and supplied stewards for the road crossings);  Wato club members (especially Andrew Pim chief logistics organiser on the day and Elizabeth Storey on registration); and DUO members (who looked after download and all computer matters on both days, and supplied loads of pix). Click here to see more pictures.
The long course was won by Conor Short (DUO) who pipped 4 runners from UCD. Robert Pim was the best Wato runner, just 5 minutes behind the winner. Ciaran Kearns from Fingal won the Medium course from Niamh Corbett (UCDO) and Eadoin McKavanagh (GEN). There was local interest in the short course with Jana Cox and Laoise Doyle both in the top 4 places.