The event was well organised and hosted by Longford Athletics Co Board.
Competitors were blessed with a beautiful sunny day. There were a couple of short showers and rainbows arced over the rolling hills of the Longford Cavan borderlands. Clubs from across the Region competed on a course that combined one large lap of 1.5k with a 500 metre loop. Conditions were generally good but cut up and soft in sections making for a tough test.
A number of closely contested uneven ages races preceded the senior/masters/novice races. All three categories started together. We were represented by two runners.
Women ran 4k. Colette Tuohy ran strongly without extending herself ahead of Derry in a couple of weeks. She finished third overall behind runaway winner Adrianna Melia (Longford AC) with Kathryn Casserly (GCH) second.
Men ran 8k in the last race of the day at 2:30. Feidhlim McGowan (North Sligo AC) was first home ahead of Paddy O’Toole (Westport AC) and Kevin Maye (Moy Valley AC). Paddy consolidated his position in the Novice category, having won in Calry last week. Tom Hunt (Mayo AC) ran in the masters category. Both Calry and Moyne senior men’s races were an accurate 8k.
Results spreadsheets: (includes Senior, Master, Novice)
The final Connacht League leg for Senior/Masters/Novice is at Kiltoom on November 18, the same day as the British and Irish Masters Cross Country in Derry.
Hollymount International Road race is on the following day Sunday November 19 and online entry is now open. Early bird online entry of €15 will close on Friday November 17. On the day entry fee will be €20.