Meet & Train 09/10

The Meet and Train Cross Country Series kicked off on Sunday, Nov 8th in Lucan with a record turn out of 144 runners, which also included a record 8 teams entered from Sportsworld.

On the crisp and clear day the weather and the condition of the course were a pleasent surprise given the rains of the previous days. With Edel Madigan and Maraid O’Callaghan making the front running the Red & White figured prominently throughout the two mile event,in the end Sportsworld would take 5 of the top 10 places. Edel Madigan (1st) and Maraid O’Callaghan (2nd) both showed fine form to claim the top two spots. Well done also to Breda Brown (4th) who showed a return to form having a strong run, Ciara Foster (5th) and Ann Higgins (10th) who rounded out the top ten. Congratulations to all that finished the race and special thanks to those who came along to cheer us on!

From my personal point of view it was a great experience. Being in the running club only since August it was my first cross country race so it was interesting to participate in the event which is so different to the road race! It was a great challenge and a chance to learn something new too. For example what ‘spikes’ are?. And that I definitely need a pair of these before the next Meet and Train which, hosted by Sportsworld, will take place in Tymon Park on 22nd Nov.

Full team & individual results available here.

Report By
Natalia Sokolowska