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Dublin Cross Country Championships this Sunday November 4th Santry Demesne

Clonliffe Harriers play host to the Dublin Cross Country Championships this Sunday November 4th in Santry Demesne with Championship races for juvenile athletes from U/9 to U/19, junior athletes and senior athletes. The programme gets underway at 11 a.m. with the U/9 girls. The juvenile programme will then run as far as U/17 boys at 12.55 p.m. and then at 1.15 p.m. will see the U/19s incorporated with the juniors and then the senior races with the senior women racing over 6000m at 2.15 p.m. and then the senior men over 10,000m at 2.45 p.m.

A few important notes for all competitors and spectators:

Car-parking: Competitors and spectators are specifically requested to park within the confines of Morton Stadium. Fingal County Council who own Santry Demesne and allow the event to take place specifically request that no event parking take place in the park itself.  The park is used by local people and people from further afield at weekends and Fingal are anxious not to interfere with their normal enjoyment of the park.  If the stadium is full please be careful where you park as illegally parked cars in the Santry area may well be ticketed and removed by the authorities.

Track: the track in Morton Stadium is absolutely out of bounds for all cross country competitors. No warmups are permitted on the track or in the infield and any encroachment on the track is specifically prohibited by order of Morton Stadium.   Morton Stadium are kind enough to allow the facility to be used as a base for the cross country and we appeal, therefore, to clubs and coaches to tell athletes in their charge not to encroach onto the track. Anyone encroaching onto the track with cross country spikes will do irreparable damage to the track surface.

Litter: thanks to the co-operation of Fingal County Council we have use of the park. All clubs are requested, therefore, to remove all litter from the park post event.  Failure to do so will mean that the volunteers who will be on site from 8 a.m. erecting the course will then be there after dark cleaning up your athlete’s rubbish.  Not the most pleasant of tasks and certainly not fair on the hard working volunteers.  Clubs are requested please to do the right thing.

Members of the course building team are requested to assemble at 8 a.m. Clonliffe then have a requirement for volunteers to marshal the course.  Please note that the people who would normally look after this will be looking after teams on the day so, therefore, the club needs others to step into the breach.  Club members who are available are please requested to contact Noel Guiden on 087 9599 888.  Marathon runners maybe you will not be running on Sunday and you can make yourself available from 10.30 a.m.  Likewise parents of juvenile athletes please you might consider making yourself available for a few hours on Sunday.  Anyone available please report to the Clonliffe clubhouse for assignment of duties at 10.30 a.m. but please do contact Noel Guiden on 087 9599 888 by text in advance with your name and the time you will be available from.

Timetable: 2018 DublinXCtimetable

Course map: Map Dublin Uneven Ages, Junior & Senior Cross Country Championships 2018

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