Thursday, October 9, 2008

Waterford...'Supervalue' Cross Country Race in Dungarvan - Sun 12th Oct (2:30pm)

Late Autumn is the usual time of year that the Cross Country season starts. In most events, the races are pre-entry only and you must be a member of a club to run. In Waterford on next Sunday, they have a cross country race that is open to everyone and you can enter on the day. If you have never done a cross country race before, you will find it is a different experience from running on the roads. First of all, the ground is a lot softer and it can be more tiring to run on. The second thing is that it can be slippy if it is wet. To do it, you should have special shoes with spikes but to be honest, if it's not wet, you could just wear a pair of old runners and be careful on the corners. Here are the details of the race next Sunday as supplied by James Veale of West Waterford AC.........

The Garveys SuperValue Cross Country Gallop takes place next Sunday October 14th in St.Augustines College with a 2.30 pm starting time. As previous years this event is open to all and caters for all levels of runners from elite runners, club runners, fun runners and joggers all are more than welcome, We have a 1 lap 2k run plus a 2 lap run (4km) or the 4 laps run (8km). There will be prizes on offer in all events and plenty of spots prizes too.This race is now in its 16th year and has seen some great battles over that time. An added bonus to the race is the fact that it incorporates the county senior championships for men and women and here too we hope to have the club well represented as we strive to retain both the Ladies and Men’s team titles won in 2007.Entries are expected from many of the surrounding counties as well as a huge local involvement. After a most satisfactory start in Kilmacow last Sunday week in the Ryan brothers shield competition between St.Senans AC and ourselves we have a commanding lead here and hopefully Sunday we can continue on the same vane by retaining that shield again for 2008. The Gallop has a starting time of 2.30 P.M. The Senior event will be preceded by a full County Juvenile programme for uneven ages, The organisers have tried to make this race attractive to everyone. From the elite Senior Men and Women who will take on the four laps to all joggers, fun runners will also be catered for in the either the 2 lap event or if you prefer the 1 lap event and there is many categories on the day with something for everyone thanks to the generosity of our sponsor Garveys SuperValue Dungarvan. The presentation of prizes will take place immediately after the race at the College grounds.

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