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Great Day’s Cross Country Promised Sunday at ALSAA Complex Dublin


An extensive programme of cross country action is promised for this Sunday February 6th in the third major national championships of the season, The Woodie’s DIY Intermediate, Juvenile B, Masters and Celtic International in the ALSAA Complex at Dublin Airport.

A full thirteen races are in the programme for the day on what is expected to be challenging conditions underfoot for all runners.

Beginning with a series of juvenile races at 11:30 with the Girls U11 1500m race, and concluding with the Girls U19 5000m event at 13:35, in between there will be races over various distances for boys and girls in the popular and competitive U13, U15 & U17 age categories.

Spectators on Sunday will also be able to enjoy international cross country action, as the progressive Celtic International Cross Country will also be taking place in conjunction with races on the day. Teams from Athletics Ireland will be competing against visiting teams from Ulster, Wales and Scotland in the U17, U20 and U23 categories for men and women.

At 2pm and 2:20pm, the ever popular Masters Women and Masters Men cross country championships will get underway respectively. A wide range of age categories for both men and women, from O40 to O75, will be eagerly contested for national individual and team medals tomorrow over challenging distances and conditions.

The final two races of the day will be the highly competitive Intermediate Women’s and Men’s events over 4000m and 10,000 respectively. These particular championships are important for many young and ambitious athletes in their quest for improvement and development in the challenging sport of cross country running. Teams and individuals from Athletics Clubs across the country have entered the two races and will be hoping to put in good performances in their build-up to the big one – The 2011 Woodie’s DIY Inter Clubs Cross Country Championships, on February 26th in Santry Park.

First race gets underway at 11:30 tomorrow and all are welcome.

Parking Information.
Please be advised that there is no car parking available for athletes or spectators in ALSAA grounds next Sunday.
Parking on the road is very restricted and dangerous. The Gardai have advised to use the DAA Long Term car park instead.
Plenty of space is available in Zone F Red Long Term Car Park, which is the most convenient to the venue.
It is advised that you book online to avail of special rates, as the Dublin Airport Authority has not given a parking concession to date.
Bus parking is available in the same area – the Red Zone in the coach layover section. Again it is advisable that the coach driver books online to avail of special rate.
Please note any vehicle parked on any approach road to the car park will be clamped and /or towed away.
The Gardai will be on hand to enforce parking restrictions.

For more information please visit www.athleticsireland.ie