It was another busy weekend for some of our athletes with the Leinster Juvenile Championships taking place this past weekend in Tullamore. On Saturday we had Charlie, Aoife, Grainne and Órla representing our club. All competed admirably and although some were disappointed with their performances they should be extremely proud of themselves. Competing for Leinster is probably the hardest province to medal in. Charlie reached the final of the U14 long jump finishing 8th and both Grainne and Aoife reached the final of the U16 200m finishing 4th and 8th respectively, Grainne now goes on to compete in the 200m in the Nationals. Órla finished 6th in the U17 800m. Charlie also competed in the hurdles and Aoife in the high jump.
Sunday saw Matthew, Grainne and Eleanor represent our club. Matthew finished 14th in the U14 800m final. Eleanor qualified for the U15 800m final but due to illness was unable to compete in it.
The performance of the weekend has to belong to Grainne who jumped a huge new personal best in the U16 long jump of 5.34m to WIN. A huge congratulations from all of us. This is an athlete who has competed for many years and goes to show that eventually hard work can pay off, a very well deserved win. Needless to say Grainne will represent the club in the Nationals at this event.
Wednesday 19th June Athletics Wicklow U9, U11, U13 & U15 Team Competition
Events available: 60m/80m/100m/300m/500m/600m/800m/High Jump/Long Jump/Turbo Javelin/Shot Putt/Relay (No High Jump for U9’s or U11’s) Each athlete competes in TWO events plus Relay. Each Team competes in FOUR events. Could anyone interested in this event please use the What’s App groups stating what events they want to do.
Tuesday June 25th Bray Runners Invitational takes place from 6:30pm at the Track at Greystones. This event has been a staple of the summer athletics calendar in County Wicklow over the past few decades and we would LOVE to see as many of our athletes as possible take part. This is a club event in that athletes earn points for their clubs so the more Bray Runners athletes there the more points we can earn. Please see the attached programme of events. It is an uneven age event i.e. U9, U11, U13 and U15 so those in even ages can move up a year e.g. U12s compete U13s etc. Can anyone who wants to compete in this event please use the What’s App groups to notify us and can any parents who are able to assist in the smooth running of this event please respond to this email.
Tuesday: training for all groups Shanganagh park; all age groups; 6:50pm - 8pm.
NO THURSDAY TRAINING THIS WEEK
SUMMER HOLIDAYS: WE WILL BE TAKING A SUMMER BREAK AFTER THE INVITATIONAL UNTIL TUESDAY 6TH AUGUST
Appeal for parental assistance: We currently have 95 registered juveniles with the club and in order to maintain the smooth running of our training sessions we really could do with some more help. You do NOT have to be a runner, all you have to do is provide encouragement and support to our young athletes. Please feel free to speak to any of our coaches now or when we return in August re helping out.