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Sinéad Brannigan to join the team!

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Sinéad Brannigan joins the WVM Committee for 2019! 

Hi, my name is Sinéad. Some might know me as a Fitness Tutor, Runner, Dog Walker, Good Singer, Chocolate Lover, or just a local Déise girl!

How did I end up here?
Well...I grew up in a sports mad house, so naturally I had no choice but to like sport, or else….! I honestly played everything under sun to get of school, which, in my defence and much to everyone’s surprise, proved beneficial in the end when I received my Honours Degree from the Department of Health & Exercise WIT.


I started running in Secondary School... on a cold wet day I ran with three other school friends in the school’s cross country. Now there were two elites in my year group, the Sonia O’Sullivan’s of this world! They went on to win in St. Augustine’s with 1st and 2nd. Myself and my other team mate fought hard to the finish.....we had agreed to finish together but she broke her promise saying ‘I’m sorry I can’t be last with 10 meters to go!’ I was gutted but, believe it or not, we ended up winning the team prize! Never give up and all that 😂

I eventually recovered and returned to running again in 2012 when the Waterford Viking Marathon came to town, so this event has always had a special place in my heart. It was my first Full marathon and since then I’ve paced the Half marathon on more than one occasion and appeared at Quarter marathon too. I love how the Viking Marathon offers something for all.

Since then others have even allowed me to assist them with their training for the event and that, for me, is my biggest achievement to date!

The Viking Marathon is just a fantastic day from start to finish. I have helped with the warm up each year on the Mall and the buzz of the crowd on a warm summers morning all set to head off on route always gives me butterflies! I find that the timing of WVM is a landmark target date to strive towards after which you can sit back and enjoy the summer months. Plus, as a local, being able to train on the route is such an advantage over the bigger events around the country.

I am very excited to be part of the WVM team for 2019 and I’m looking forward to serving all participants well on the committee.

RNLI benefit from WVM 2018

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€2,150 raised for the RNLI..

Joe Cawley, WVM Race Director, and Roisin Ferris, Event Manger, were delighted to present the RNLI Lifeboats with a cheque for €2,150 from donations collected through the WVM Event 2018.

The RNLI lifesaving service is run on almost entirely on donations, so we hope that these funds will go some way to helping the RNLI Lifeboat crew continue the essential service they provide.

Getting Enough Protein

We’re all great at preparing for our long runs each weekend. We drink loads of water the day/night before, eat bowls of pasta or spuds (or sweeter stuff!). Some of us get up early for our porridge and hit the sack again for another hour before heading out (that would be those without babies/toddlers hanging out of them!).

But we often let our bodies down AFTER our run. Read more here about how Viking runners need to be refuelling after training!

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Runners Stretches

Thanks to Patricia O’Neill and My Yoga Waterford we have put together some videos with the key recommended stretches for runners;

Calf Stretches:

Groin Stretches

Hamstrings

Back

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RNLI Lifeboats to benefit from WLR Waterford Viking Marathon 2018

Waterford will play host to its 7th annual ‘WLR Waterford Viking Marathon’ on Saturday June 30th and event organisers are delighted to announce the RNLI Lifeboats as the nominated charity for this year’s event. Training for many is well underway as registration is now open for the Full, Half and Quarter Marathon.

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