The Cross-Country season begins this month with Mayo schools area competition due to start next week.
For senior master athletes there is a weekly schedule of competitions and championships right through into December.
The Mayo County Cross Country championships will be in a league format this year with three legs scheduled in October.
“Cross country helps develop athletes, and the challenging courses provide additional strength, endurance and race-fitness that can’t always be achieved just from training”.
Dates for your diary:
September 17: Castlegar Open Cross country
October 1 Mayo senior masters Leg 1 hosted by Moy Valley AC at Belleek.
October 9 Mayo senior masters Leg 2 hosted by Lake District AC at Ballinrobe Racecourse
October 20 Autumn Open Cross Country and Masters International trial Abbottstown.
October 22 Connacht senior masters Leg 1 at Moyne College Longford
October 30 Mayo senior masters Leg 3 hosted by Swinford AC at Mellet’s Hill
November 6 Connacht Mayo senior masters Leg 2 at Leitrim venue
November 12 British & Irish International masters cross country at Santry Demesne
November 13 Connacht Mayo senior masters Leg 3 at Roscommon venue.
November 20 National Senior Cross-Country
December 4 National Novice cross country at Gowran Co Kilkenny.
February 5 National Masters Indoor Championships TUS Athlone
February 12 National Intermediate Masters & Juvenile B Cross Country Championships Gowran Demesne