Sportsworld had great team and individual performances at the National Novice XC in Tullamore today. Very damp conditions underfoot meant the going was tough at Charleville Demesne. Add to that fields of well over 100 runners in each race.  Highlight of the day was the womens team taking 3rd place in a very competitive race. The mens team were 15th.

Womens Results
20 797 O’Callaghan Mairead Sportsworld A.C.
27 799 Foster Ciara Sportsworld A.C. Dublin – Dublin Team
28 801 Kelly Ruth Sportsworld A.C Dublin
56 798 Mc Donnell Susan Sportsworld A.C
69 803 Nolan Louise Sportsworld A.C
76 802 Jordan Orla Sportsworld A.C
77 800 Higgins Caitriona Sportsworld A.C

The women’s novice race saw Eilish Kelly (Raheny Shamrock AC) dominate the race to win with thirteen seconds to spare over Fiona Clinton (Dundrum South Dublin AC) and Una Britton (Sli Cualann AC) a further six seconds back. 122 runners finished the course with Dundrum South Dublin AC winning the club title from Raheny Shamrock AC and Sportsworld. Cork won the inter county title from Dublin and Sligo.

Mens Results

64 521 Bolger Colin Sportsworld A.C.
85 128 Cronin Karole Sportsworld A.C
94 524 Duffy Paul Sportsworld A.C
99 518 Murran Gareth Sportsworld A.C
120 517 Cunningham Michael Sportsworld A.C
146 519 Mc Fadden Liam Sportsworld A.C
152 509 Enright Packie Sportsworld A.C
158 520 Kevin Sportsworld A.C

In the mens race Michael Mulhare’s continued his fantastic cross country season with a comprehensive win to add to his European U23 team gold from last month. Chasing his home was Michael Herlihy from North Cork AC who won the Bord Gais Cork City Marathon last June. Roger Barrett (Balina AC was third. North Laois AC won the club title from Donore Harriers and Tullamore Harriers, while Cork won the inter county title from Kerry and Offaly