Glenmore AC had a small group of 5 athletes who made the 2.5 hour journey from the Cooley Peninsula to Ferbane, Co. Offaly on Saturday last for the Leinster Cross Country Championships. Weather conditions were tough with gusty winds testing the athletes. The under foot conditions were pretty good despite heavy rain falling in the days leading up to the event. This is what you could call a real cross country course with all types of testing terrain containing up and downhills to challenge the athletes. Well done to Ferbane AC for hosting a great event.
Sarah Duffy, Holly McCann & Molly Anne Moore joined the 148 athletes on the starting line of the girls U11 race in what was by far the biggest field of the day. The race took off at a furious pace as athletes jostled for position before the course narrowed along the 1500m course. The girls all ran well in their first Leinster Championships finishing well up in the field.
Next up was Ava Brady in the girls U15 race. It was another busy start for the 102 athletes. The athletes spread out along the 3.5km course with Ava finishing strongly in the middle of the field.
Last up representing Glenmore AC was James Dunne who arrived to the start of the boys U15 race as Louth County Champion. James ran well in what was a very fast field across 3.5km to finish in 15thposition, just outside the medals. His hard work was rewarded however with a silver medal as part of the Louth Team.
Well done to all our athletes who competed at the Championships – you did the club proud.