First round of the the Dublin Cross-Country League is tomorrow. For those competing, here is what you need to know.
Venue. Map below shows the location. Head to Lusk and head out the Skerries Road, there is a right turn just outside the village and there is car parking here. There is ample parking and its €2 per car.
When To Arrive. The times for each race are listed below. Try to arrive 45mins before your race time. The races do not take long, average time 5 minutes, so it’s a quick day. When you arrive, we will have our Clongriffin AC Flag up so you will be able to see us. We will have the athlete’s numbers for them.
Race Times & Distances
Gu9 (2014): 11:00 (400m) (eg arrive at 10:15)
Bu9 (2014): 11:05 (400m)
Gu10 (2013): 11:10 (600m)
Bu10 (2013): 11:15 (600m)
Gu11 (2012): 11:20 (800m)
Bu11 (2012): 11:25 (800m)
Gu12 (2011): 11:30 (1000m)
Bu12 (2011): 11:38 (1000m)
Bu13 (2010): 11:54 (1000m)
Bu15 (2008): 12:32 (1500m)
Weather & What To Wear: Looking like it will be a lovely crisp and sunny autumn morning. Bring rain coats etc just in case. If athletes have spikes, bring them but the ground should be solid enough to just use runners also. You will need to bring your Clongriffin AC vest or tee. If you don’t have one we should have a tee available when you arrive.
Finally, nerves. If you are nervous about competing, that is ok. Means you care and it means something to you. The good news that everyone else is probably nervous too. By stepping to the line and being in the arena, remember, you are already winning….
“.......the credit belongs to the athlete who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends their time in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least fails while daring greatly......”