Category Archives: Cross country

My first cross country race: BHAA Eircom CC 2015

If only because I managed to eat my own weight in barm brack afterwards, my cross country¬†debut¬†was a success. Last Saturday I ran the BHAA Eircom CC 5-mile race in 34:09, for a good time in every sense. (The BHAA … Continue reading

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Spikes on for cross country

After all these years of burning tar, I’ve decided to go off-road and take my running into the fields. This Saturday morning I plan to run in the St Enda’s GAA Eircom CC in Dublin. The race is part of … Continue reading

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Catherina McKiernan’s silver on the snow

With all my bellyaching over snow and ice, you’d think no Irish person ever ran on a real winter’s day. Well, you might have seen recently Fionnuala Britton charging across the snowy plains of Hungary to European cross country glory, … Continue reading

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Britton and Ireland, European cross-country champions

Compared to North America or Central Europe, it doesn’t snow much in Ireland and Britain. Until recent years, a few centimetres of snow was enough to close all schools, roads and airports. But since the extreme winter of 2010, every … Continue reading

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Fionnuala Britton and cross country running

Well done to Fionnuala Britton on winning the Great Edinburgh Cross Country race today. What with winning the European title last month, she’s certainly on form – and no better time than in an Olympic year. Of course, we’ll all … Continue reading

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