The Woodie’s DIY Novice and Uneven age group championships took place last Sunday at the Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare and Westport AC had 13 juvenile athletes competing.

First up was the U11 Girls 1500m and Westport was well represented by Saoirse O'Brien, Briana Bruton, Sarah Staunton and Anna O'Riain, who all ran well in the race of over 150 competitors, with Saoirse O'Brian, running out of age, coming home in an excellent 17th position, surely a contender for next year.

Next was the U11 Boys 1500m and the Westport team consisted of Luke Dawson, Cillian Heaney, Rossa McAllister, Sean Doherty, Steven Keating and Michael Hamilton.  Great performances all round with Luke Dawson, running a superb race, coming in a fantastic third position bringing home both an individual bronze and a regional bronze as part of the Connaught team.

The U13 Girls and Boys 2500m were next where both Aoife O'Brien and Joe Dawson put in fine performances for Westport.

The last, but by no means least, competitor of the day for Westport was David Harper.  The rain came down just before his U17 4500m race but this did not stop David being up there with the leaders, running a brilliant race and finishing in third position, ending what has been a fantastic year for David.

This year's cross country success has to be attributed to both the athletes and coaches for all the hard work involved with the training on the beach, the track and the Greenway.  A huge thanks to you all! 

 Bronze medalists l-r David Harper (3rd U17 Boys) 
 and Luke Dawson (3rd U11 Boys)

 U13 Aoife O'Brien and Joe Dawson 

 U11 Girls team l-r Sarah Stauton, 
 Brianna Bruton, Saoirse O'Brien and Anna O'Riain 

 U11 Boys Team l-r Steven Keating, 
 Michael Hamilton, Rossa McAllister,
 Cillian Heaney, Sean Doherty and Luke Dawson