Info on Connacht XC Sunday 11th Nov Beleek, Ballina

Info on Connacht XC Sunday 11th Nov Beleek, Ballina

Click here for Google maps link to Beleek Ballina and read on below for more information in regard to travel and parking. Please arrive at least an hour before your race to give time to warmup and familiarise with course. Races start at noon sharp.

Connacht Uneven Ages,


Novice, Senior, Masters Cross Country League – 3rd Round.

Belleek, Ballina

11th November 2018

Start time:  12.00 NOON for Juveniles & 

2.00pm approx for Seniors.

U11 Girls & Boys – 1500m

U13 Girls & Boys – 2500m

U15 Girls & Boys – 3500m

U17 & U19 Girls – 4000m

U17 Boys – 5000m

U19 Boys – 6000m

Senior League – Ladies & O’65 Men – 4000K.

Men – 8000m

The Connaught Cross Country Championships (under 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, Seniors, Master’s) will take place in Belleek, Ballina on the 11th of November with the first race to start at 12:00. The finest cross country runners from the Western region encompassing the counties of Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Longford will descend on the beautiful North Mayo town to take on the beautiful but challenging parkland course. For the past few days, there have been delays on the approach to Ballina coming from Foxford so please give yourselves plenty time to accommodate this.

Moy Valley Athletic Club, in consultation with Ballina Municipal District, are encouraging all who will travel to the event to use the Council owned parking facilities in Ballina (especially at (1) the Market Square; (2) adjacent to Dunne’s Stores and LIDL; and (3) Bachelor’s Walk) and then make the relatively short walk to Belleek. The cross country course is best accessed via the historic Belleek Gatehouse ( ). There will be both Garda and club stewards in the area to minimise traffic delays so please observe their directions.


The race Headquarters will be Ballina Town Football Club ( but please note that race numbers will be given out in a designated tent on the cross country course itself until 11:30 am.

Course Map

The course will be laid out in two laps as detailed below. The small lap is 400m long and the blue lap is almost 1000m long with a run to the finish line of almost 100m, Where the 400m lap is required, athletes will run the shorter lap first. Therefore, the race distances will be covered as follows:

1500m = 1 small loop; 1 large loop

2500m = 1 small loop; 2 large loops

3500m = 1 small loop; 3 large loops

4000m = 4 large loops

5000m = 5 large loops

6000m = 6 large loops

8000m = 8 large loops


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