The Dublin Intermediate Cross-Country Championships took place last Sunday the 14th Oct in Tymon park. The weather was unseasonably good, which meant the course was in much better condition than you’d normally expect at this time of year. Although Tymon park is mainly flat, there was a hill on each lap of the course to challenge the legs and lungs of the participants. Sean Wall won the under 17 race comfortably – he led from the start and sauntered home with a huge lead on the rest of the pack. The Women’s race was 2 laps, or 4K, and Stephanie Bergin led the team home to a 3rd place finish, while also winning an individual bronze herself. Jackie O Hagan was our 2nd runner home followed by Louise Nolan / Helen Dixon / Kim Masuda / Jenny Maher. Team Places > Stephanie Bergin 3rd / Jackie O Hagan 18th / Louise Nolan 19th / Helen Dixon 24th / Kim Masuda 30th / Jenny maher 39th. The men’s race was 5 laps, or 10K, and the SportsWorld guys narrowly missed out on 3rd place in the team event. Eanna Cunanne picked up an individual silver, while Ed McEntee and Ronan Merrick took 11th and 12th, with Jakub Splawski and Will Greensmyth also running.
Leinster Intermediate Results – Sunday 11th Jan 2007 Leinster Intermediate Cross Country Championships were run over a gently undulating 2KM course in Abbeyleix. There were hills galore on every lap, but these seemed manageable to anyone who tackled the “hill of death” at the Leinster Novice Championships in Avondale 2 weeks previously! The Girls’ team was made up of Sarah McAteer, Orlagh Fleming, Helen Dixon and Clare O’Reilly. They all finished closely together, which was a great team effort in a race dominated by local clubs. Eanna Cunanne led home the Dublin team to a team gold in the men’s event, and also got the individual silver medal (having been narrowly beaten in a sprint finish by Ger Clancy of DMP). Ronan narrowly missed a team gold, and with him and Ed both putting in strong runs, we were unlucky not to have had a full team, as we would have got bronze medals in the team event! ( Report by Eanna Cunanne ) Sarah McAteer Sportsworld 17.11Orlagh Fleming Sportsworld Dublin 17.15Helen Dixon Sportsworld 17.30Clare O’Reilly Sportsworld 17.39 Eanna Cunnane ( 2nd Overall )Sportsworld Dublin 32.02Ronan Merrick Sportsworld Dublin 34.39Ed McAteer Sportsworld Dublin 35.20
Congratulations to everybody from Sportsworld Running Club who took part in the Dublin Novice Cross Country Championships at the weekend. As usual Sportsworld had a great turnout and managed to place well also. The girls team got silver medals in their event. The scoring team members were Stephanie Bergin (8th), Louise Nolan (15th), Crona Brady (20th) and Ciara Foster (26th), backed up by Kim Masuda, Claire O’Reilly and Linda Killeen. Unfortunately the men’s team didn’t place in the team event, however Eanna Cunnane did place 3rd in the men’s race. The rest of the mens team were Ronan Merrick, Colin Bolger, Michael Cunningham, Owen O’Brien, Will Greensmyth, Brian Conway and Colin Mahon. Also a special congratulations to Sean Wall who placed 5th overall in the under 16-19 category and was 2nd in his age group.