Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 12th September 2016

Winning Start to Cross Country Season

A small group of West Waterford athletes travelled to Adamstown on Sunday last for their annual open cross country. David Gaffney got the season off to a winning start with a fine run in the boys under 10 race. Ian Holmes followed up with a third place in the boys under 11 race. Angelina Chizhikovefinished 6th in the under 12 girls race. West Waterford had their second winner of the day when Tommy Fennell crossed the line first in the under 13 boys he was followed closely by his brother Rory in 2ndplace. There were three West Waterford athletes in the top ten in the under 15 girls race Lucy Holmes had a good run to finish in 2nd place with AoifeO’Brien 8th and Hannah Hallahan 9th.
Well done to all who made the trip to Adamstown last Sunday.

Schools Cross Country on Friday 16th September

Arrangements are well under way for the Primary Schools Cross Country on Friday September 16th .The course will be open from 5.30 with the first race for 2nd class girls leading off the programme at 6pm. This event is open to all primary school students in the West Waterford area. There will be races for boys and girls in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. There will also be races for 1st and 2nd year post primary schools.
A school may be represented by as many athletes as they wish.

Distances; 2nd class boys and girls - 400m
3rd class boys and girls - 400m
4th class boys and girls - 400m
5th class boys and girls - 600m
6th class boys and girls - 800m
1st/2nd year boys and girls - 2000m

Prizes will be awarded for the first six in each race and also for the top three teams with three athletes to score. The event will take place in St Augustine’s College. This is the seventh year that West Waterford Athletic Club has organized this event and the numbers competing have grown each year.


Entry fee is €2.00 per athlete payable on the night. The programme should be complete in one hour approx.

Once again John White of JB White’s Chartered Accountants is sponsoring the event and we thank him for his continued support.

Fixtures

Friday 16th Sept. WWAC Primary and Secondary Schools Cross Country
St Augustine’s College 6pm

Sunday 18th Sept. Taghmon Open Cross Country

Sunday 25th Sept. St. Senan’s Open Cross Country Kilmacow

Sunday 2nd Oct County Championships under 8, 10,12,14,16,18 Junior and Senior St Augustines College 11am start

Sunday 9th Oct County Championships under 9,11,13,15,17,19, Novice St AugustinesCollege 11am start

Sunday 23rd Oct Munster under 10,12,14,16,18 Novice ,under 23 Carrig na bhFear Cork