Sunday, January 10, 2016
Irish athletes excel at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country...Sat 9th Jan 2016
Following on from the European Cross Country Championships in December, there are a number of high profile cross races held in the UK and Europe. One of those is the annual Great Edinburgh Cross Country in Scotland.
There was a large contingent of Irish athletes present for this with some in a Celtic Nations competition, a relay event and top athletes in a competition between Europe, Britain and the USA.
Senior Women.....In the Senior Womens race, Fionnuala McCormack finished in an impressive 2nd place with Lizzie Lee of Leevale AC in Cork moving up through the field to finish in the top 10. The full results can be seen HERE
This slow motion video shows some of those taking part...
Senior Men...The big suprise in the Senior Mens race was the fact Olympic 5000m & 10000m champion Mo Farah was beaten into second place. Results HERE
Relay.......In the 4 x 1km relay, the Irish team of John Travers (Donore Harriers), Laura Crowe (An Riocht), Eoin Everard (Kilkenny Harriers) and Kerry O'Flaherty (Newcastle) finished in 3rd place. Results HERE
Celtic Nations.......In the U23 race earlier in the day, Shona Heaslip from Kerry finished first. Results HERE
The results of the U23 mens race is HERE
1) Dermot McGranaghan has an album on Facebook HERE
Coverage of the U23 races from Scottish Athletics...
European Athletics have coverage of the Relay (9-22), Senior Women (30-45) & Senior Men (59-1:27)...