4 519 Fionnuala McCormack Ireland 26:00
13 518 Lizzie Lee Ireland 26:41
23 512 Caroline Crowley Ireland 27:01
43 514 Ciara Durkan Ireland 27:36
54 515 Michelle Finn Ireland 28:05
55 523 Kerry O'Flaherty Ireland 28:11
4+13+23+43 = 83 points
There were of course a number of excellent personal performances. Fionnuala McCormack (nee Britton) finished 4th after moving up through the field.
Lizzie Lee from Cork ran a great race finishing an amazing 13th in Europe! In 2012 when the Irish team won Gold, Lizzie was the 4th scoring member and finished in 23rd place. Fast forward to 2015 and Lizzie is the second scoring member and finished 13th.
Caroline Crowley only started running a few years ago and finished 23rd in Europe! Makes you wonder how much untapped talent is out there?
Ciara Durkan was the 4th scoring member of the Irish team.
Michelle Finn wins her second European XC Bronze
|Irish team post race.......Photo: James Veale of West Waterford AC|
Outside of the Irish team, there were a few other suprises. Last years winner Gemma Steele of Britain only finished 8th and the 2013 winner Sophie Duarte of France finished way back in 49th.