Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 15 January 2018

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
First Event of the Year Colligan Cup on  Sunday
Sunday January 21st  will be a busy one in Colligan.  Its time for our young athletes to get back in action after the Christmas break. The juvenile Colligan Shield will get under way at the earlier time of 11am this year. Registration starts at 10.15.
 This event, which will again be sponsored by Albert McGrath Newsagents, challenges an athlete’s pace and judgement as well as their running skills.
This is an open event and anyone can take part. The juvenile race will be run over one circuit of Colligan.  The person with the slowest predicted time will start first and the fastest runners will go off last so speed or age makes no difference. The winner will be the first person home after the clock hits zero.  Last year 39 juveniles took part in this event and we hope for even bigger numbers this year. Last year’s winner was Aimee Ryan who was just five seconds outside her predicted time.  All five prize-winners were within 30secs of their predicted times.  Remember it is not how fast you run that counts but how near you are to your predicted time. Last year just 7 athletes ran faster than predicted.  Who will get it right this year?
Training for Schools Cross Country
Training is well underway for those competing in the schools cross country in January and February. Training continues on Monday and Wednesday @6.15 in the Friary and Saturday morning in the Friary @10am. All athletes of secondary school age are welcome.
The first school event will be the Waterford schools cross country which will be hosted by St Augustine’s College On Friday jan 26th. There will be races for Minor, Junior, Intermediate and Senior athletes. All the local schools will field teams in this event.
The 26th will be a busy day for athletics in the county as that evening the Combined Credit Unions will host their annual awards where the overall winner for the year will be announced.
Upcoming Events 
Sunday Jan 21st Colligan Cup 11am Start Registration 10.15
Friday Jan 26th Waterford Schools Cross Country 11.00 Friary
Friday Jan 26th Combined Credit Union Awards Waterford
Thursday Feb 8th East Munster Schools Cross Country Carriganore 12.30
Friday Feb 23rd Munster Schools Cross Country Carriganore 12.30
Tuesday  March 6th Munster Schools Indoors Nenagh 11am
Saturday March 10th All Ireland Schools Cross Country Carriganore