A Strange Kind of Fun - Mud, Muck and Medals in Kilbeggan

National Inter County Cross Country Race Report (Kilbeggan, 22 Nov.)
 
By Deirdre Hassett
 
Okay, I had fun. Kind of. And we are the proud owners of B division All Ireland silver medals (and for the smart among you, I like to quote el Jefe Mick: “Well, there may only have been two teams but they weren’t going to POST you down a set of medals, now, were they?”) We came, we finished, we picked up hardware. And I’ve certainly been MUCH colder and wetter and closer to hypothermic in other sporting events this year (c/f Valentia Triathlon and the Burren half marathon). But I need to clarify some points.
 

Fields of Athenry 10k Prize Structure - 2009

 Senior Men:

1st Engraved Crystal Trophy
2nd Engraved Crystal Trophy
3rd Engraved Crystal Trophy
4th Engraved Crystal Trophy
5th Engraved Crystal Trophy

Senior Women:
1st Engraved Crystal Trophy
2nd Engraved Crystal Trophy
3rd Engraved Crystal Trophy
4th Engraved Crystal Trophy
5th Engraved Crystal Trophy

Men’s Team:
1st Engraved Crystal Trophy X 4
2nd Engraved Crystal Trophy X 4

Going: soft, soft to heavy in places...

Maeve Noone - Image from racepix..com

 Tough conditions prevailed in Kilbeggan yesterday at the National Senior Cross Country races.

Athenry AC were well represented, with Eimear Butler, Deirdre Hassett, Maeve Noone, Miriam Wall and Valerie Glavin making up the backbone of a Galway team which secured Silver team medals in the B Grade.

The mens team went one better, securing Gold medals in the B grade. Athenry representatives included Paul MacNamara, Mick Rice, Brian Bruton and Seamus Gilhooley. This reporter ran just for the fun of it!

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