The Dublin Walking Grand Prix was held in the PhoenixPark last Sunday. This event is very popular with walkers from all over the British Isles. This year it was given an added international dimension by the presence of many continental athletes seeking qualifying times for the world championships. Our own star walker Jamie Costin has already qualified and is out of the country training for the world championships so West Waterford’s sole representative at this event was Kate Veale who competed in the girls under 14 event. This too had an international flavour with the presence of walkers from the Isle of Man. Undaunted by the opposition Kate walked to victory in a time of 11m 11secs, which was 12 secs faster than her winning time of the previous week. Well-done Kate.
The second round of the club championship was held last Friday night. It was long jump for girls and ball throw and shot for boys. This event is being keenly contested across all the ages and the points board on display aroused much interest. One of the best performances last week was that of ChloeLake who jumped over 4mts in the girls under 14 long jump. Next Friday it is long jump for boys of all ages and ball throw for girls under 9 and 11, with shot putt for girls under 13, 15, and over 15. Tony’s board with all the points score will be on display before the event starts at 6p.m.
Munster Championships next Week End
We have a large group of athletes travelling to take part in the Munster Club Championships in Cork next weekend. The event starts with the girls hammer competitions at 9am and the pole vaults at 10am and the track programme getting under way at 11am. Check the notice board for details of transport.
Club Flag Day
On Thursday and Friday next the club will hold its annual flag day. This is our main fund raising event for the year and the support of our athletes and their parents in the running of it is very much appreciated.
Training continues on Wed. and Fri at 6pm in the friary and new members are always welcome.
West Waterford Athletic Club
Founded in 1994 West Waterford Athletic Club has gone on to become one of the premier athletic clubs in Ireland. The club has both juvenile and adult sections and was formed out of the amalgamation of Cappoquin/Ballinameela A.C., Dungarvan A.C. and Ring/Old Parish A.C.