Weather conditions were perfect for the 1st leg of the Cork Schools Invitational XC event held at the brand new venue of Tramore Valley Park in Cork City on Tuesday Nov 22nd. The course was superb, with all the athletes taking on a 1km loop in the beautiful sunny conditions. Over 450 athletes attended from all over Cork City and County and all really enjoyed the event. There were 6 races on the day held over 1km, 2km, 3km distances.

Leevale athletes competed for their respective schools and there were wins for Louise Shanahan (Scoil Mhuire) and Matthew Murnane (CBC). There were prominent runs from:

Ali Murphy 4th – 1st year girls
Aisling Hanrahan 3rd – 2nd/3rd year girls
Kate Crowley 5th – 2nd/3rd year girls
Sophie Collins 6th – 2nd/3rd year girls
Peter Fagan 4th – 2nd/3rd year boys
David Fox 5th – 2nd/3rd year boys
Shaun Hennessy 2nd – 4th/5th/6th year boys

Full results

A special thanks to Liam O’Brien and all the other people that helped in the running of the event. Also a big thanks to the Cork City Council on their willingness to hold a cross country event on the land.

The 2nd leg of the Schools XC takes place on Friday 9th December at Cork IT. For further information please contact RDO Steven Macklin at 087-6335565 or e-mail steven@athleticsireland.ie