Best of luck to all of our athletes taking part tomorrow in day 2 of the Connacht cross country. We have teams entered in all age groups bar U19 girls.
The course is close to Ballinasloe – following directions are from the St Ronan’s AC website who are hosting the event – turn off the motorway to go through Ballinasloe town and take the old N6 to Athlone for approx. 2 miles, passing the Birchgrove pub, a big pub with a thatched roof, and then a left turn immediately thereafter.
The venue is Padraig Pearse’s GAA Club and the first race (U11 girls) will be off at 1pm sharp. The other races will follow in quick succession.
Please note that spikes are not permitted in the function area or the dressing rooms.
The following are the races distances:-
AGE DISTANCE COURSE Actual Course
Under 11 1500m 1 lap of “ B” 1520m – Do small loop.
Under 13 2500m “ D” and 2 laps of “ A” 2566m- Do big loop first
Under 15 3500m “D” and 2 laps of “ C “ 3566M – Do big loop first
Under 17/19 Girls 4000m
U17 Boys 5000m
U19 Boys 6000m
More information on the course can be found at http://www.ronans.ac/joomla/index.php/competitions/81-pearses-gaa-club