Eugenia Bateson Reports: Week 2 of the Athletics Ireland Club Challenge was full of bounce. For this week the athletes were challenged to see how many jumps they could do in 20 Seconds. And they were Jumpin!!
Lack of facilities was no barrier to the group. Obstacles ranged from kitchen roll, foam rollers, bamboo sticks, tinned food, cones, hockey sticks, hurleys and I think I even spotted a Samurai Sword??
The highest number of bounces went to Cian O’Hare with 71 in 20 seconds. At the time of compiling this report, Graham was still putting in attempts to beat him. U9 James Connolly 55. U12 Girls was led by Sienna Kelly with a very impressive 61 jumps with Caoimhe Nolan and Hannah Walsh coming in very close behind. U13 Girls were Ashling Faherty with 55 , Cara Connolly 49 and Harriet recording 36 U14 Girls were Sarah McDonnell with 60, Ali Connolly 59, Alexandra Kelly 50 and Rebecca Walsh 41. U15 Girls were Sorcha O’Connor 62, Kate Faherty and Hazel Kenny 45. U16 Girls were Ailbhe Nolan 56, Clodagh Nic Dhomnaill 51, Eabha Guy 44, and Ciara Scott 35
U13 Boys – Aidan Benjacar recorded 39. U14 Boys – William Walsh recorded 70, Jack McDonnell 58, Sean McHugh 56, Noah Rossi 52, Jake Kane 45, Jaydon Carroll 42, Cathal O’Neill 32U15 Boys – Cian O’Hare 71, Mark Goss Keogh 60, Devan Morrissey 52 and Lorcan Benjacar 40.
Best attempt however has to go to Clodagh’s dog who also had a go – Cruft’s look out. A few dogs got involved in this one. Hope they don’t do the sprint next week!
The difference in height of obstacles was telling in this one with the Foam Rollers imperially proven as requiring the most bounce and recording the least jumps….. To quantify that statement William Walsh recorded 47 jumps over cans and 70 over a hurl. Every day’s a school day. Well done to all.
A quick reminder to Grahams Group – training will finally resume on Tuesday 16th June in Santry Demense. All athletes musts be pre-booked as per Club guidelines. Bookings must be made through your coach. Please do not turn up to training without booking as you will not be permitted to join the group.
Please ensure that if you are in Graham’s group that your parent is in the WhatsApp Group. Contact your friends to make sure that their parents are in the group for details on meeting points etc. Athletes parents from Graham’s group can join the WhatsApp group by texting Eugenia on 0861722451.