An ode to XC


It was the night before Halloween

When all were asleep

My eyes are open, my mind still awake

Cross country is upon us, the seniors no less

A 10k is a beckoning, and my hair is a mess


With a venue named Trinity, my prayers begun

As I head for the start line, the cries are rung

“Run, run, run” said the voice in my head

But boy oh boy my legs feel so dead

5 races in 5 weeks could be the answer

Yet the shouts from the sideline, made me run faster


Around and around the merry field we went

Until the line we crossed and our energies spent

A team of warriors, our sportsworld hero’s

A team of supporters, our sportsworld crusaders


After all is said and done

I’m glad for this race that I’ve just run

For those who fear the rain and the muck

Don’t worry at all, we’ll not see you stuck

Come one, come many and join in the fun

Cross country is calling, it’s time to run


Authors Note:

Well done to Lisa for championing sportsworld in the women’s race and to all on the men’s team including Gareth, Gavin, Karol, Michael, Conor and Brian for battling through the somewhat mucky terrain and strong competitive field of athletes. Also a big thank you to all who came out to support including Paul, Emily, Myles et all and even those from other clubs were shouting us on.

The results can be found at the below link

Me still wondering “what the hell was I thinking”