On a wet and cold Sunday October bank holiday the ladies and mens Novice and Masters teams headed for Avondale House near Rathdrum in County Wicklow. The course has become  known in the past for it’s “Hill of Death”, lucking enough this year we didn’t have to go up the hill we just  run through a bog at the bottom of it.

The race was a little slower than the Dublin Novice a few weeks before. The conditions and course made it a completely different race. It came down to a battle of wills against the slog and the mud. With tumbles and sore bodies aplenty well done to all those that fought the battle.

Novice Women
Erin O’Connell 10
Orla O’Flynn 40
Bronwyn Murphy-White 54

Masters Women Finished 1st
Helen White 3
Ruth Kelly 4
Sandra Gowarn 15
Breda Brown 23

Masters Men Finished 10th
Jim Browne 66
Conor Kenny 77
Philip Kerr 90
Ray Carpenter 91

Novice Men Finished 7th
Damien Kelly 31
Conor Tully 37
Kevin Curran 47
Conor Butler 48
Gareth Murran 50