Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Upcoming Euro Cross Country Championships...Sun 9th Dec 2012

Friday, December 07, 2012

Upcoming Euro Cross Country Championships...Sun 9th Dec 2012

The 2012 SPAR European Cross Country Championships take place this Sunday, the 9th of December in Budapest, Hungary. A record number of athletes from all across Europe are set to compete with 539 athletes from 35 member federations taking part including a 30 strong Irish team.

2012 Euro Cross Team as follows:
Senior Women...Fionnuala Britton(Kilcoole AC),
Lizzie Lee (Leevale AC), Ava Hutchinson (Dundrum South Dublin), Linda Byrne( Dundrum South Dublin), Sara Treacy (Moynalvy AC), Sarah McCormack (Clonliffe Harriers AC)

Senior Men...Joe Sweeney (Dundrum South Dublin), Michael Mulhare (Portlaoise AC), Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham AC), Brian Maher (KCH AC), David Rooney (Raheny Shamrock AC), Brendan O’Neill (Dundrum South Dublin AC)

U23 Women...Una Britton (Kilcoole AC), Laura Behan (KCK AC)

U23 Men...Chris Johnston (Letterkenny AC), Dave Fitzmaurice (Clonliffe Harriers), Patrick Hogan (Ferrybank AC), Sam Mealy (Crusaders A.C), John Travers (Donore Harriers)

This is the timetable of events (Irish time)...Junior Women – 4000m 9:15 / Junior Men – 6000m 9:55 / U23 Women – 6000m 10:40 / U23 Men – 8000m 11:25 / Senior Women – 8000m 12:15 / Senior Men – 10000m 13:08

The ones to watch are Joe Sweeney who finished an impressive 5th last year and of course, Fionnuala Britton who is defending her title having won in Slovenia last year.

The event will be covered live on RTE2 television from 12-2pm or via live streaming on the European Athletics Website.

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