Edel wins Dublin intermediate cross country

Well done to Edel Monaghan on a great win today at the Dublin intermediate cross country in Tymon park. Edel proudly led our team of Silje, Ellen , Aoife Corr and Aoife Donaghy to team gold. A great season for our senior group , winning the Novice, intermediate and senior Dublin county titles. Great reward for a very hard working group of women.

Our younger crew were out early in the day for the juvenile races. Great to see all the young athletes learning their trade and improving with each outing. Thanks to all the parents who helped out and supported the children today.

Dublin Intermediate Results

Maybe there is something in the mountain air that appeals to our women’s team but this is the third time for us to visit the Tallaght area this season and collect first team medals.

Tymon North is located at the foot of Mountpelier Hill which was shrouded in a cold mist all day long. Also hidden therefore was the notorious Hell Fire Club, said to be the scene of much debauchery and meetings of the occult in the last century and even before.We didn’t bother in any of that today but concentrated instead on the job in hand.

A field of 55 runners set off at the appointed time. Our team of Edel M, Silje, Ellen, Aoife C, Aoife D and Edel Mc, all northsiders were prominent from the off. Edel and Silje broke away from their competitors early opening up bigger and bigger gaps the further the race continued. Ellen and Aoife came through the field and picked up places finishing 6th and 9th respectfully. Aoife D continued her improvement with a solid 37th position but Edel Mc had to give up after half way.

Another great day adding the Dublin Intermediate title to the Novice Cross Country and Road Championships. Increasing our reason to celebrate, DCH won the three Dublin Cross Country Championships within the same season for the first time in the clubs history. Hellfire Club be dammed.

Training/ competition this week

Sat 27th Nov anyone not racing in Tymon park on Sunday plus sprinters meet at 10 at the HITW.

Sun 28th Nov HITW at 11 sprints group. Everyone else heading for Tymon park for league 3 . Timetable on earlier post.
Athletes born in 2009 and younger need to be there at 10am to have time to walk the course without rushing. 2008 and older can come a bit later but be there an hour before your race start time. Bring 3 euro entry fee. Wrap up well, hats, layers on top and long bottoms for warming up. Warm jackets for after your race. Same course as league 1 ( beside the basketball arena) .

Tue 29th Nov Bogies at 4 for anyone who’s free. Everyone else Grangegorman at 7.

Thur 1st Dec Grangegorman at 7 everyone.

Photos from National XC

Many thanks to Silje for the super pics from the weekend, you can find them here :