The running series, which began on Sept.4, is an informal group of low key, cross-country running races, consisting of six races and one relay, being held over an eight-week period. The series was created to develop the sport of cross-country running within the Peace Region.In the boy’s Grade 1-3 race category, Fort St John residents included first place winner Owen Barrow, as well as Tyler Webster and Tristen Bourassa. Alyssa and Sarah Webster both raced in the girls Grade 4-6 category, Norma Webster raced in the Women’s 35-49 category, and Barb Polehoykie and Joanne Gorman took part in the Women’s 50+ Master 2 division, placing first and second respectively.The aim of the running series is to encourage participation of athletes of all ages and skill levels. In order to be eligible for a series award, one must complete at least three races. If more than three are completed, the racers best three results will be counted.- Advertisement -Next week organizers are hoping to go to Grande Prairie for the final X-Country race in the series.
On Sunday last two young 24/7 athletes took part in the Eton Dorney Championships, in the English capital.Christine Russell and Orlaith Fogarty who finished 1st and 3rd respectively in the Irish National a couple weeks ago, headed to London in the hope of gaining valuable experience racing against the world’s best and most competitive underage and junior athletes.Both equipped themselves very well and finish 19th and 21st respectively in the sprint distance race. Next year will be very significant for the girls in that they will be eligible to train with and race against senior athletes in the national series sprint events.The future is bright for the pair and the club would like to wish them all the best.Mourne TriathlonOn Saturday a group of 24/7 athletes headed to the County Down village of Castlewellen for the latest instalment of the National Series. In the beautiful surroundings of Castlewellen park the race kicked off just after 10am in the cold and very choppy waters of the lake.Aidan Callaghan was first of the 350 athletes to exit the water in 17min 30 sec but was caught on the bike by eventual winner Charles Maltha who put in a blistering effort to open up a gap that could not be closed.Aidan finished the race in 7th and will be buoyed by this after a disappointing 11th last week in Dublin.Hugh Gallagher and Pauric Kelly continued their development and raced well having a terrific battle with Hugh catching and passing Pauric on the run with only 30 seconds separating the pair at the finish.Donagh O Sullivan put in a good bike split to finish just outside the top 100, while Paul O Gara, Paul Dilion and Cathal Roarty all had good races with marked improvements on previous outings throughout the year. LETTERKENNY 24/7 JUNIOR ATHLETES BLOSSOM IN ETON was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:24/7AthletesChampionshipsEnglandEtonJuniorsletterkenny