Liam Brady at the AAI Autumn Open Cross Country
The new purpose-built cross country course at the National Sports Campus in Abbottstown, Dublin was the venue for last Sunday’s AAI Autumn Open cross country.
The race festival attracted international competitors but it was recent Olympian Fionnula McComack and Mullingar’s Mick Christie who took the top honours. It was tough course with mixed terrain and was very muddy in places.
Harriers were well represented on the day with Liam Brady, Pauric Ennis, Mark Donegan, John Todd and Danielle Donegan in action. Liam had a great run in the men’s senior 8k race, a tough event that saw him finish 9th out of 174 athletes in a time of 25.44. Pauric Ennis was 44th in 29.17 and Mark Donegan ran 30.45 to finish 57th. Fine performances from all. John Todd competed in the 6k 065 race where he finished 3rd, a result that should secure his place on the Irish team for the Celtic Cross Country. Danielle Donegan raced in the women’s Junior 4k event, finishing 27th in a tough field. Well done to all.
Well done to Richie Faulkner who was 2nd in the Carlow 10k today in a time of 36.48.
Access to Harriers Facilities
Please note that use of the club’s facilities, including the tarmac track, is restricted to members of the club. Walkers are not permitted on the track during training sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm-8pm.
Sun 23rd Scoil Eoin Phoil 5k fun run 11am
Sat 29th Leinster Novice & Masters Cross Country, New Forest Tyrellspass
Sun 30th National Marathon Championships/Dublin City Marathon
Sun 6th Offaly Senior Cross Country, Tullamore
Tues 8th Harriers Winter League Rd 1, 3k
Sun 13th Leinster Intermediate Cross Country, venue TBC
Thurs 17th Harriers Winter League Rd 2, 5k
Sun 20th Business Houses 3k race, Tullamore
Sun 27th National Inter-Club Cross Country, Abbotstown
Tues 6th Harriers Winter League Rd 3, 3k
Sun 11th National Novice & Masters Cross Country, Dundalk IT
Tues 20th Harriers Grand National
Mon 25th Goal Mile, Harriers
Sat 31st Round the Houses, Harriers