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Our Pacers for WVM 2019

Let's talk about PACERS!
We have a great bunch of dedicated runners ready to lead you all around the Waterford Viking Marathon route. We have pacers for the Full (26.2 miles), Half (13.1 miles) and Quarter (7.2 miles) marathon.
We can guarantee you that all of our pacers are very experienced and most have paced many marathons, or half marathons in the past. Some are local Waterford folk and we also have some travelling from further a field. All of them are full of devilment and will look after you well on the 22nd June 2019. See a full breakdown of our pacer slots below.
Full Marathon
Half Marathon
Quarter Marathon
50 mins
60 mins
70 mins

Virtual Event

Can’t make it on June 22nd…you can still take part through our virtual event…

Perhaps you have booked your holidays for that week or you have been invited to a wedding…or maybe you live abroad but you still want to get your hands on the desirable WVM bling ….well that’s where the VIRTUAL option comes in..
The Waterford Viking Marathon 2019 welcomes runners to run this year’s race virtually. The virtual option means you can run or walk your preferred distance from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. And your medal will be shipped directly to you.
How to take part –
1. Register your preferred distance as you normally would here
2. Send us a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm you are a virtual runner.
3. Complete your chosen event on/ after June 22nd and before July 3rd.
4. Submit proof by July 4th 2019 by emailing a screenshot or picture of your time/distance from your watch/Garmin and your order number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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On receipt of this information, we will post a cert, medal and t-shirt to virtual participants. You should receive your pack within 2 weeks of receipt of the above.
Please Note: Virtual runners cannot qualify to win a prize on the day of the event!

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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.

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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.

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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