2018 County B Even Ages Cross Country

4 Nov 2018

2018 County B Even Ages Cross Country

With the new Gowran AC marquee set up in the center of the field there is no question as to where to meet. It took a team to set it up and this was the start of great team effort today. Having a dry place to change after the race, shelter from the cold & rain or write up results is such a welcome comfort. But with the beautiful autumn day in Kilmacow, most club members and parents spent the morning on the course cheering on our athletes. Well done to all on a great morning.

U8 Girls
5th Heidi Ryan

With 18 girls in this race Heidi started well and worked her way up through the field finishing in 5th place.

U8 Boys
1st Aaron Carrigan
4th MJ Carroll
9th Aidan Corrigan
13th Aidan Malone

22 Boys started in this race and Aaron started on the inside and got out first on the whistle. He kept to the front and battled hard with Barrow Harriers and KCH to win first place. MJ and the 2 Aidans all ran well to come well placed in the top 13.

U10 Girls
1st Team
1st Kate Hayden
8th Kathy Phelan
10th Aisling O’Neill
12th Abbie Cunningham
29th Lucy Cunningham

U10 girls was a big field of 37 but Kate immediately took to the front for this 500m and never took her eye off the finish line. Kate won with a strong lead. Kathy, Aisling and Abbie all ran well and finished in the top 12 earning the team gold.

U10 Boys
1st Team
2nd Evan Ryan
6th Odhrán Prendergast
13th Conor Malone
22nd Dylan Drennan

Seeing Kate’s win in the earlier race, the boys U10 had high hopes for the same. In a field of 30, Evan and Odhrán both made it to the corner with the lead bunch. Evan made his way to the front and took the lead with 150m to go but got passed by KCH coming up the hill to the finishing shoot. Odhrán, Conor and Dylan all ran well too to get the team 1st place.

U12 Girls
15th Alice Hatton
22nd Molly Lynch

U12 Girls race jumped to 100om which was two laps of the course. Alice and Molly ran their very best and finished well in the field of 27. Unfortunately the girls had no team and most of the others Gowran AC girls were not eligible to run.

U12 Boys
2nd & 3rd team
5th Ben Drennan
7th Charlie Ryan
8th James Kelsey
9th Liam O’Dwyer
10th Ruairi Phelan
13th Noah Denieffe

U12 Boys started fast with St Josephs stretching the field out. Strong performance from all the Gowran boys with Ben first home in 5th.  The boys were happy with 2nd and 3rd team medals.

U14 Girls
5th Maria Connolly

Maria ran a great race coming 5th out of 10 and looked strong finishing the 1500m.

U14 Boys
1st Luke Phelan

Luke was the only boy in his race so he ran with the U16 boys which was a great training session for him.

U16 Girls
1st Pia Grady

New club member Pia had only 3 in her 2000m race but she led the field and won with ease.

U16 Boys
1st Team
4th David Byrne
5th Adam Ryan
6th Diego Rodiguez

David, Adam and Diego has a great race today in their 200om, showing a big improvement on fitness and strength. They won first team for their great efforts.

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