After a very long break cross country returned but not to the usual wet, mucky, cold, farmers field but to a very warm, sunny, Tymon Park. For the first time Sportsworld took on hosting a championship race and with 19 races it was going to be a long day. Thanks to all the help from club members everything was done on time and all the runners appreciated all the support around the course.

After all the junior races the ladies were up next with one of the largest fields ever for Dublin Novice. A number of ladies had their first Novice cross country on a fast 4Km course. I don’t think anyone was expecting the heat during the race and some were not even expecting the race either. There was some great performances but DCH came away with the top team with their top 4 runners all in the top 10.

Next up were the men in the 6km race and again there were a few first time cross country racers. The rabbits the night before did their best to dig up new challenges for the runners but like the ladies race it was almost like a road race the ground was so firm. Raheny was the dominate team in the men’s race with 3 of their runners in the top ten but local club Tallaght secured 2nd place.

Full results can be found below.

Click to access Novice%20Cross%20Country%20Women%20and%20Men%20Results%202021.pdf