When: February 3
City of Derry Spartans will host this national event in conjunction with officials from Athletics Ireland and Athletics NI. The 12-race programme is one of the four major annual cross country championships staged by Athletics Ireland. Spectators of all ages are guaranteed lots of top quality National cross country championship action at the event which will attract in excess of 1,000 athletes from clubs all over Ireland.
Runners aged from 10 years to 80 plus will travel to the city to compete for National individual and team/county honours. North West and NI/Ulster clubs will welcome the chance to challenge for National honours at the excellent Gransha venue with local runners especially bullish about their chances to impress on home turf.
The local Spartans, Foyle Valley and Olympian athletes across the various races will no doubt thrive on the boost from the home spectators and many are expected to be serious individual and team medal contenders come 3rd February. First Race (Girls U 11 years) at 11 30am. Final Race (Male Masters, 35 to 64 years) at 3pm.
A gate fee of £10 per car/coach for non-competitors/officials will be operated by the national Governing body, Athletics Ireland. 11.00am – 4.00pm