County U23 & Master Cross Country Championships
After Katie Bergin’s heroic performances on Saturday at the 123.ie All Ireland U20 & U23 Indoor Track and Field championships at the TUS International Arena in Athlone, it was the turn of our master cross country athletes to lace up their spikes on Sunday for the last cross-country race of the 2023 season, as Storm Isha began to brew.
This year’s championship was hosted by the Rice family of Fethard AC. The course was an excellent mix of grassy terrain and woodland trail, with the usual energy sapping cross country mud. First up for Moyne AC was Edel Delaney in the master women over 40 category. Edel had 2 laps of the circuit to complete which totalled to 4km. Edel ran an excellent race to finish in 14th position overall and 10th over 40 across the line.
Next up to take on 4 laps of the course (7km) were John Renehan in the over 45 category and Patrick Bowe in the over 50 category. Patrick ran a strong race to finish in 28th position overall and 12th over 50. John managed to bag himself a silver medal in the over 45 category while finishing 22nd overall.
Well done to Edel, John, and Patrick on their great performances and thanks to the Rice family and Fethard Athletic Club for hosting the event.
That brings the curtain down on another cross-country season for Moyne AC, well down to all of the athletes that competed excellently throughout the cross country season. Next stop indoors.
Dylan McLaughlin PRO.