A great day of athletics to be had on Sunday at the National Uneven XC and Novice Championships in Dundalk IT. The weather was mild, and fairly dry underfoot. Our U15 girls kicked off for the club. Lottie had her best run of the season to lead the team home (14th overall) followed by strong performances from Ruby (26th), Lily (58th), Ella (112th) and Kerrie (114th). As a team they came 7th, but Lottie and Ruby also qualified as part of the Bronze winning Dublin County team.
Next up were the U17 girls. Again strong performances from Anna (59th) and Mairead (77th). Anna also qualified as part of the Silver winning Dublin County team.
Stephen followed in the U17 boys. He had the misfortune of losing a shoe early in the race, so under the circumstances finished a very credible 104th (I believe racing with one shoe is a specialty of his).
After a tough year due to injury it was great to see Isabel racing again, finishing 7th in the U19 girls. An incredible achievement for first race back.
Sad to see Orla B pull out of the Novice race due to injury. Fingers crossed nothing too serious.
It is an incredible achievement to qualify for the Nationals so well done to all, Skerries AC is so proud of you all. Also to Eibhlin who qualified, but couldn’t compete due to illness.
Thanks as always to the coaches, for their hardwork on the day, but also in preparing the athletes to reach the Nationals, and for the parents and their ongoing support.