Bronze team medal success at Intermediate Cross Country
The AAI Intermediate Cross Country championships hosted by Galway Athletics and Tuam AC were held on Sunday afternoon in the Palace Grounds, Tuam. It was good to see twelve members compete again in a National cross country competition.Our women’s team were led home to Club and County bronze medals by Catherine Conway – a great achievement, well done to all. She finished just outside the individual medals in a brilliant fourth place just over a minute behind winner Aoife Cooke ((Youghal AC). Our other finishers were Angela O’Connor 17th, Noreen McManamon 30th, Mags Glavey 36th and Anne Murray 39th. There were 53 in the field. Sportsworld AC were the club team winners.
John Byrne was our first man home in the men’s race over 8k in 18th place. Timmie Glavey (35), Anto Devaney (56) Dwayne Flynn (63) made up the rest of our team who finished 7th with 172 points behind winners Clonliffe Harriers. Other Mayo AC finishers in the field of 89 were John Nolan, Brendan Murphy and Sean Murphy. Well done to them all.
Thanks to Mags Glavey for sending on some photos – the women’s team photo is above. There are some more on our facebook pages.
The National Masters Cross Country Championships are next on the calendar, February 12 at Waterford IT. See events calendar.