A group of some 15 young Clonliffe athletes will make the trip to Waterford on Sunday morning for the National Juvenile uneven ages cross country. The boys U/17 team travel as Dublin Champions and will be optimistic that they can challenge for a podum place with a team of Cathal Doyle, Ross Kearney, Brian Flanagan, Sean Carrigg, Mario Bowden and Josh Stubbs-McKenna.
There is also a full Clonliffe team competing in the Girl’s U/17 race, although the squad has been depleted with injuries and with some of the girls having only recently returned to training the girls will still give a strong account of themselves. The girls team is Hope Saunders, Laura Tuite, Sally Ahern and Alannah Cooley. There are no Clonliffe teams in the younger age groups although at U/15 there are four athletes travelling as part of the Dublin team, in the U/15 girls Sophie Higgins and in the Boy’s U/15 Joseph Hession, Kevin Loftus and Alex Hogan.
The Championships take place in Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus with an 11.30 a.m. start. The first race with Clonliffe interest is the Girls U/15 over 3500 metres at 12.20 p.m. followed by the Boys at 12.40 p.m., the Girls U/17 over 4000 metres at 1 p.m. and the Boys U/17 running over 5000 metres at 1.25 p.m. The juvenile athletes are to meet at the Clonliffe clubhouse in the stadium at 8.45 a.m. Bring food, drinks, warm up gear, your racing gear (make sure to bring short and longer spikes and spike spanner, club singlet), warm down gear, towel and complete change of warm clothes. If athletes are making their own way to Waterford (please let your coach know) meet there at 11.00am.
For information and course map click: web-info-uneven-novice