Beaufort in Co Kerry was the venue on Sunday last for the first Munster X Country Championship fixture of the season.On the programme were the juvenile uneven as well as the novice and under 23 championships.Waterford was very well represented at the meeting where big fields were the order of the day. Athletes from the county especially in the under age section did very well winning individual and team medals
In the under 10 race Owen Prendrgast was second overall and third placings were secured by David Gaffney u12 and Lucy Holmes u 18 and those with 4 th placings were Isobelle Gaffney u 10 and Cian O'Riordan u 18 all from West Waterford.,5th placings went to Callum Hurley Ferrybank u 16 and Abigail O'Regan KCK u 12 and Luke Brennan Waterford was 6th u 18.Others to get among the top twelve were Brian Scanlon Finnisk Valley, David Nyhan u 12,Oisin O'Riordan u16 and Tommy Fennell u 16 all West Waterford,Hubert Homa u 16 and Emma Caulfield u 18 Anna Duffin Waterford ,Aoife Redmond u16 and Isobelle Cummins u 18 both Ferrybank and Carragh Queally KCK u 12.
In the inter county team competitions Waterford did extremely well .The girls under 18 team won and there were seconds for the boys u 12,under 16 and under 18 and thirds for the girls u10 and 12. In the inter club section KCK were second in the girl's 12 and third in the girls u 10 while West Waterford were 3rd in the boys u 12 and boys u 16.In the novice men's race Ferrybank were third club team.
Autumn X Country
In Abbotstown on Sunday the Autumn X Country went ahead with most of the top athletes in the country competing again in big fields,Waterford was represented in the under 20 men's and women's races.In the women's race Órla O'Connor was 6th and Ruth Heery 12 th both Waterford AC, three Ferrybank girls were 20th,21st and 22 nd Aisling Lowe,Mollie Jean Hutchinson and Emily Goff in that order. First Waterford athlete home in the men's was Miceál Power West Waterford in 9 th place, Hugo Blair Waterford was 17 th,Niall Blackwell West Waterford was 25 th and Jamie Mc Carthy Waterford was 35 th
Dublin City Marathon
The Annual Dublin City Marathon on Sunday next at 9 am will as usual have a field of thousands including many from the County and all over the South East.It incorporates the National Championship also
Coming up on Sunday November 11 th are the Sanofi 5 Mls in Waterford City at the Sanofi Factory at 10.30 am and on Saturday November 17 th Beat the Train 10 mls starting at Kilmeaden Railway at 10 am on the Greenway.Please note the Waterford AC Half Marathon on Saturday December 1st is now sold out.
The AAI National Race Walking Championships takes place Saturday 8th December 2018 at 11am in St. Anne's Park, Raheny, Dublin.Oversees athletes welcome. Races for senior men 20 and 30km,senior women 20 km,Master's 5k men and women.juvenile and junior2km,3km,5km,8km,10 km and 15 km see Athletics Ireland website for entry
All in Waterford athletics send their sympathy to Des Colbert Waterford AC on the death of his mother Anne recently after a short illness.