Sunday, December 11, 2016

National Novice, Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country C'ships 2016

There was another excellent showing at the Irish Life Health National Novice and Uneven Age Cross Country Championships in Dundalk IT on Sunday December 11th. The competitors were blessed with the weather, temperatures in the double digits and bursts of sunshine in a well laid out course made running very fast.
Shauna McCarthy competing in the U13 2500m race was part of the Munster team following her 4th place finish in the Munsters XC. Shauna ran very well, keeping with the lead group for the most part of the race. Shauna crossed the line in 23rd place out of 137 runners. 
Cian Spillane also competing in the U13 category ran a very gutsy race. Keeping with the lead group for all of the race. The pace was very fast, yet Cian held on and fought hard to finish in an unbelievable 3rd place. He also lead the Munster team to Gold. A great performance by both athletes. 
A special thanks also to their coach & mentor Maria McCarthy for her hard work throughout the year.