Well done to the under age United Striders squad, who won an unprecedented five-in-a-row in the Wexford Winter League, in great style on Sunday, at Enniscorthy. Leading by only a handful of points after the first two rounds, well done to the following, who made sure that we were well represented on the third and final round : Isabella O’Connor, Laura Murphy, Lauren Phelan, Anna Murphy, Hannah Carney, Maeve Burke, Moya Corbett, Aoife Barry, Sarah Finn, Sadhbh Rossiter, Isabel Bawden, Hazel Hickey, Aoife Lyng, Kelly Corbett, Erinn Shannon, Clodagh Foran, Louise Doyle, Eve Byrne, Ellie Quinn, Clare Doyle, Aoife NiEochaidh, Donagh Grennan, Niall Barry, Jake Sutton, Roan Kavanagh, Gearoid Byrne, Cormac Delaney, Sean O’Brien, Max Murphy, Eanna Grennan, Conor Meehan, Ruairi Lyng, Alex Breen, Sam Myers, Olan Delaney, Eoin Hannan, Cillain Browne, Charlie Alfred, Sean Lennon, Luca O’Connor, Jim Malone, Myles Hewlett, Cosmo Hewlett, Eoin Shannon, Ben Myers, Conor Rossiter, Darragh Flannelly, Owen Lennon, Oisin McEochaidh, Adam O’Connor, Aaron Browne, Cian Flanagan, Daniel Wickham, Ryan Kielthy and Nathan Etherton.
The three trophies, up for grabs were decided as follows :
1 Menapians (539 points)
2 DMP (643 points)
3 United Striders (653)
1 United Striders (447.5 points)
2 Menapians (648.5 points)
3 Bree AC (668 points)
1 United Striders (1100.5 points)
2 Menapians (1237.5 points)
3 Bree AC (1347.5 points)
Eleven athletes won the much sought after Star Awards, for winning all three rounds, in their age group, including Striders Darragh Flannelly, Erinn Shannon and Aaron Browne.
A big well done to the Striders for performing so well at this competition, which is one of the biggest prizes in Wexford athletics. Over the three rounds, we had in excess of seventy athletes represent our club. For our younger athletes, we hope they enjoyed the whole experience of being part of the team, on race day. Finally, a big thanks to Rebecca, Alannah, Grainne and Joanne (too old to race, but it seems like only yesterday when they were tiny tots themselves!!), who recently completed their AAI coaching certification and helped out during the league with the younger athletes, on race days with their warm up.