These are the upcoming Cross Country Championship dates provisionally agreed at the Connacht Athletics Council and Mayo Co Board meetings recently.
They offer opportunities to build stamina over the winter, an ideal addition for those who’ve been putting all their legs in one distance basket.
Many champions past and present ran cross country successfully in addition to track and road careers: John Treacy, Grete Waitz, Kenenisa Bekele, Sonia O’Sullivan, Fionnuala McCormack, to name but a few.
Mayo County Cross Country Championships Even ages: Senior Masters
3rd October hosted by Moy Valley AC at Belleek.
Autumn Open Cross Country, Sunday 17th October, Abbottstown
(Not a trial for B&I International as that has been cancelled).
Connacht National Schools and Senior/Masters League Day 1, Saturday 23rd October, Sligo
Connacht Cross Country Championships Even Ages, Juniors and Senior Masters League Day 2, Sunday 31st October Mayo @ Belleek
Connacht Cross Country Uneven Ages and Senior League Day 3, Sunday 7th November, Galway
National Even Ages, Juniors and Seniors, Sunday 21st November
National Uneven Ages and Novice, Sunday 5th December
European Cross Country Championships, Sunday 12th December, Abbottstown
Some venues still tbc and will be announced in due course.
Prior to these dates Castlegar AC are hosting open cross country races on Saturday September 18 at Ballybrit racecourse