Leevale’s Lizzie Lee captained the Irish women’s team to another team medal at the European Cross Country Championships which were held in Hyeres, France. Lizzie ran a storming race to finish in 13th place over all, she was second Irish athlete to Fionnuala McCormack who finished in 4th place, Caroline Crowley took 23rd and Ciara Durkan was 46th in what was easily good enough for third spot overall, behind Great Britain and hosts France.
Lizzie post race interview
This makes four European team medal for Leevale athletes in recent years, Lizzie has a gold & bronze while Michelle Finn has two bronze. This is testament to the middle distance structures that are now in place in the club.
Ryan Creech, competing in his first senior international race, had a good run to finish 64th in the men’s event, which was dominated by African athletes.
End of senior women’s race: