Cross Country – Coming soon

The evenings are closing in and the leaves are beginning to fall so the Cross Country Season must be around the corner. Here are some fixtures and information on races up to the end of the year  that should be of interest to many Mayo A.C. members


*Sun 7th Oct, County XC,  Ballina, Novice and Seniors, 5 Euro entry, Juveniles start at 11am.

*Sat Oct 13th.. Connacht  Masters and Novice XC .. in Calry [outside Sligo ]  @ 1pm

Sun Oct 20th, County XC, Swinford, Masters and intermediates

*Sun Oct 21st. Gerry Farnan XC in Phoenix Park   [ includes Irish Master Team Trials more info on this below]

*Sun November 4th.. Connacht  Senior+Junior  XC …Ballina

*Sat November 10th.. British+Irish Masters XC International  Belfast.

*Sun November 25th A.A.I. National Inter County XC . Tattersalls, Rathoath Co Meath

** The Annual British and Irish Masters  Cross Country International takes place this year  in Belfast on Saturday November 10th. This popular masters event is contested annually by teams from Ireland England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland .   Men and Women teams [usually 4 or 5 per team ]  are selected in each  age category beginning at +35  then +40 and so on. If many of our  Mayo A.C. members who have achieved much  national  success at masters level over the various age categories  in road running in recent years can transfer that form to cross country it would put them a great position to be selected to represent Ireland  on what is the biggest day in masters cross country running  in those Islands.  As outlined above the Gerry Farnan  Cross Country Races in the Phoenix Park on Oct 21st  acts as the Trial Race for selection of  the  Irish masters teams .

**The A.A.I National  Inter County Cross Country Championships take place at Tattersalls, Ratoath, Co Meath on Sunday November 25th. It is hoped that Mayo will have  strong Men and Women teams taking part consisting of members of  Mayo A.C. members of other Mayo clubs and a number of Mayo born runners who are members of clubs outside the County. This race also acts as the Irish Trial to select teams for the European XC Championships which take place in December.

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