The Striders had an amazing ten athletes competing in the All Ireland Even Ages Cross Country Championship, at the new cross country course, at the National Sports Centre, in Abbotstown. Getting this far has been a real achievement for these athletes, as qualification for the All Ireland is earned through the provincial events.
Myles Hewlett was the Striders star man earning an U12 individual medal and helping Leinster win gold in the Provincial competition. In a field of nearly 200, Myles got a quick start and set off with the leaders. Continue reading
It was another super Sunday for the Striders at provincial cross country level, in Tyrellspass, with the highlight being a superb gold medal by the U13 boys in the club event. Moya Corbett was our lone competitor in the GU11 event and despite being out of her age group, she finished in a very respectable position and also scored for her county team. The U11 boys of Ronan Shannon, Sean Lennon, Sam Myers and Luca O’Connor all did really well helping their club to a 12th place finish and county to a 5th place. The U13 girls didn’t have the required numbers to make up a club team, but Leona Berry, Ciara Murphy and Kelly Corbett did great, as the Wexford team again finished 5th. The eight strong U13 boys Striders squad made history, by winning club and county gold medals. Continue reading
Post from Catherine (Child Officer : USAC and Wexford Athletics)
My New Years resolution (trying to get ahead of myself!) is to make our club more aware of the importance of looking after the welfare of our children in athletics, so that our sport is safe and our children are always a priority. My intention is to post simple bulletin points every month, so here’s #1. Continue reading