Our disappointment in just missing out on a senior team medal yesterday turned to delight today as Lauren and Jodie were both selected on the under 23 team. Celine and Pierre were unlucky to lose out in their categories as were Nadia(ill) and Fiona, not selected despite some excellent performances in the USA.
Congratulations to Enda and Clark who had both his daughter and son, Luke, selected on the team.
Very hard to remember a nicer day for Nationals than today in Santry. Great course, great weather and great races! Our under 12 girls were getting their first taste of Nationals and did very well to hold their 2nd Dublin team position today. Well done to Jessica, Pearl, Amelia, Saoirse and Robin. Jessica took a tumble, got back up and managed to score on the Dublin county team which finished 3rd.
In the under 14 race Goda was on the winning Dublin team in the inter county and the club team improved on their Dublin result finishing 2nd Dublin team . Well done to Goda, Aimee, Nina, Aoibhinn, Aoibhinn and Erin.
In the junior women’s race Celine finished a fine 7th place in a very high standard race. Cliodhna, Clare and Aisling all ran well.
Our senior women missed out on bronze medals by one point! A very tough outing for the team with Cliona Murphy leading them in with her best race this year. Tough luck but well done to Cliona, Lauren, Jodie, Edel, Sinead, Aislinn, Alison and Aoife.
We saved the best till the final race when Pierre lined up in the senior men’s race over 10k. A stacked field set off at a great pace with Pierre already up at the business end from early on. He ran a great race and finished 9th in his first senior National. Great achievement!! Well done everyone!
All National Cross Country Championship tickets will continue to be sold online right through to this Sunday lunchtime. Entry to the Championships is only by e-ticket and cash/card will not be taken on the day.Tickets: https://entry.athleticsireland.ie/#/
Sat 20th Nov HITW at 10 older middle distance group and sprints group
Sun 21st Nov HITW at 11 everyone not competing in Santry.
Best of luck to Saoirse, Jessica, Robin, Amelia,Pearl, Aimee, Aoibhinn and Aoibhinn, Erin, Nina and Goda in Santry. See earlier posts for parking and timetable. Aim to be out there around 10 as traffic will
Be very busy. Warm tops, hats and tracksuit bottoms over your racing gear!
Good luck to Clare, Celine, Ashling and Cliodhna in the junior women’s race! To Pierre in the senior men’s race and all our womens team in the senior race.
Tue 23rd Nov Bogies at 4 for anyone who’s free, everyone else Grangegorman at 7.
Thur 25th Nov 4.30 crew at HITW. Everyone else Grangegorman at 7.
On the 28th of Nov in Tymon park league 3 will be held starting at 11. This event is for everyone regardless of standard of how long you are training. Details later