The Dublin Even Age XC Championships took place in a cold damp Abbottstown on Sunday morning, with athletes competing from U/10 to U/18. The Dublin Championships is always a big step up in standard compared to the Cross Country Leagues, with the championships providing an opportunity for our athletes to qualify for the National Cross Country Championships in November. As always, our athletes did their club,coaches, families and more importantly themselves proud.
The morning started with our U/10 boys, Conor C 14th, Conor D 29th and Michael 47th. The Conor’s were treated to a trip to Krispy Kreme on their way home to restore their sugar levels.
The remainder of the races had our athletes hunting National qualification:
U12 Girls : Shauna 5th, Aoife 10th, Isobel 20th & Ava 48th and the team placed 4th overall
U12 Boys : Ben 11th
U14 Boys : Nathan 26th
U16 Girls : Emma 12th
U18 Girls : Lottie 4th and Kerrie 15th.
Following the Dublin Juvenile Championships in the morning, it was the turn of our Junior and Senior athletes, with Eibhlin competing in the Junior race and Orla in the Senior race. Both ran very well putting in solid performances in strongly competitive fields.
Thanks as always to the coaches for preparing the athletes for the competition and to those who were there to give that final bit of guidance and support. To all the parents who came to support, particularly to Chris, Liam & Michelle who acted as officials on behalf of the Club.
Congratulations to all our fabulous athletes.