Conditions for the Dublin Intermediate Cross Country Championship were perfect, blues skies, temperatures in the early 20s and just a light breeze to cool the bronzed athletes down, as they made their way around lagoon

Apologies I’m getting my Sundays mixed up, that was the 10k in La Santa! A cold crisp afternoon greeted us in Tymon Park and thankfully the rain stayed away, making for an enjoyable day’s racing.

The heavy rain over the last couple of weeks meant the ground was mucky in spots, but what cross country runner doesn’t love a good mucky course, well maybe Nicola as her runner was almost claimed by the muck. The ladies’ race was 5k consisting of 2 big laps and a small one, with some sharp hills thrown into the mix. The team was lead home by the ever improving Lorna, and finished 4th in the team standings. It was a great team effort with the team all finishing close together.

In the men’s 8k race Andrew lead the charges and the team also finished 4th. Many of the team had just stepped off the plane the day before after a week of running so for many it was a challenging course.

As well as being the top Sportsworld finisher Andrew has also made it on to the Dublin team for the National Novice Cross country on December 15th

As always the support was fantastic the whole way around the course.

Full results from the race can be found on the Dublin Athletics website

Also if you want to look the part we have a full range of Sportsworld club gear available at the clubhouse.