A good article on Sean Hehir is attached from yesterday's Fit Magazine which comes with the Irish Independent.
A Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to all from Rathfarnham WSAF Athletic Club. Why not join us for the Mince Pie run on St. Stephen's Day. Meet at the Clubhouse at 10.00 and have have a go at winnig the last great trophy of the year.
Well done to athletes who won achievement awards at the Annual Club Dinner at the Grange Golf Club last night. The highlight of the night was Sean Hehir winning the Club Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row. He was presented with the Tom O'Driscoll Trophy by Flor O'Driscoll. To recognise the achievements of Sean and Caitriona Jennings in achieving Irish senior vests to compete in Major Championships this year, they were presented with Honorary Life Memberships of the Club. Caitriona ran in the Marathon at the London Olympics in August, while Sean ran in the European Cross Country Championships in Budapest last weekend. National, Leinster and Dublin Championship Medals were also presented. The senior mens team of Barry Minnock, Sean Hehir and Brian Furey were presented with their National and Dublin Marathon Team and Individual Medals. The men's squad were very successful in 2012 after already winning the National 10k Road and Road Relays Team titles. Some pictures of last night's presentations are in the Gallery.
Caitriona and Sean with Life Members Awards
This Sunday looks like being one of the biggest days racing for Rathfarnham athletes according to Club Captain Barry Minnock.On Sunday Sean Hehir competes for Ireland in the European Cross Country Championships in Budapest. Sean has being running very consistantly all year on the roads and cross country, never finishing outside the top 3. He has done the Club proud. Sean is the second person from the Club to feature at a major championships this year, following Caitriona Jennings run in the London Olympic marathon.
Also on Sunday we have two teams in the National Novice Cross Country Championships in Adamstown Co. Wexford. After Paul Stephenson's wins in the Dublin Novice and Intermediate Championships and the team's win in the Dublin Intermediate CC Championships, hopes are high that more All Ireland medals will be won on Sunday.
The best of luck to all. Details on both events are on the AAI website.