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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Start of the Cross Country Season.......
For those of you new to the running scene, you may not be aware that around this time of year, the cross country season starts. The events are usually pre-entry only and you have to be a member of an athletic club. In general, the races are usually about 4 to 5 miles long for men and 2 to 2.5 miles long for women. Running on soft ground usually requires more effort and the times are always well down on what you would expect to do on the road. Most people wear special shoes with spikes although you could probably get away with an old pair of runners for your first race if it wasn't too wet. If you are a member of a local club, you should ask your club official about the races coming up. The first race is on tomorrow, Sunday the 12th of October in Carrignabhear although I think the entries for that one may be closed. But there are others coming up so have a look at the race calendar.

There is also a cross country race in Dungarvan tomorr0w and that one is open to everyone. No pre-entry is required. So if you are prepared to make the trip, have a look at the Running in Munster website for more information.


"Good to see you mentioning cross country, a pity you left it a little late but better late than never. This will sort out the men from the boys and the women from the girls. There wont be any headphones there I bet.............Anonymous"

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