Sunday sees the thirtieth anniversary of the Gerry Farnan Cross Country, the inaugural race back in 1983 was held at Santry Woods (now Santry Demesne) at the rear of the Morton Stadium and was won by Eamonn Coghlan who earlier that summer had won the World 5000m Championship, Eamon was of course coached by Gerry Farnan who had died the previous year.
Sunday’s event is now part of a cross country festival hosted by MSB and the festival will commence with the final round of the Dublin Juvenile Cross Country League. Clonliffe juvenile athletes in the younger age groups will be competing on Sunday as follows:
U/11s – 1200m, U/12s – 1800m, U/13s – 2200m, U/14 – 2500m.
The Juvenile races get underway at 11 a.m. – Clonliffe athletes to meet in the Phoenix Park at 10.15 a.m. (see below for course map).
At 2.15 p.m. the Women’s race will commence, this incorporates Juniors, Seniors and Masters for the Sheila Brennan team trophy.
The Gerry Farnan race itself will take place at 3 p.m. over five miles for Seniors and Masters with Juniors running 6000m. Please note that the Dublin U/18 Cross Country will be held in conjunction with the Dublin Juniors xc on November 3rd in st. Annes.
To see map of Sunday`s course click: Phoenix Park Cross-Country Coursemap