Cross Country training

As posted here recently the cross country season is underway and relevant upcoming local events are listed on our events calendar including tomorrow’s races hosted by Castlegar AC at Doughiska.

In addition, Mayo Athletics Co Board have listed three cross country training days: September 30 at Swinford Amenity Park, October 28 at Belleek, Ballina and November 18 at Westport, venue tbc. All from 11am.

“It has long been our desire to see cross country running back in the Olympic Games,” said IAAF President Sebastian Coe recently.  “We see the inclusion of cross country in the programme for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires as the first step towards its return to the main programme of the Olympic Games.

“Cross country is the endurance bedrock on which all middle and long distance running is based and we believe it deserves this recognition.”

And this from Sonia O’Sullivan in her Irish Times column September 6, 2018:

“Cross country is a sport known for tough athletes who are determined and will do everything to finish and never give up”.