NOVICE CROSS CROUNTRY, LOUISE, JOE C, NOELLE AND SADHBH IN THE MEDALS.
Wicklow Novice C/C C/Ships were held on Sunday 6th Oct., in Kilcoole. The course was a very demanding one, and with the weather being very warm for the time of year, it became even more demanding. In the womens race Louise Nolan put in a magnificent performance to take the silver medal, just pipped on the line by Claire Earls of Inbhear Dee AC, a top class 800mtr runner. Noelle Thorpe finished in 3rd place, adding a bronze medal to her silver from last year. Elaine Nuzun (20) and Mary Hourihan (23) both ran way above expectation to help the team to the bronze medal. The team finished on equal points with Ashford, but lost out on countback, and were a mere 2 points behind the winners Kilcoole.
In the mens race Joe Cawley ran a brilliant tactical race, working his way through the field over the final two laps to finish in 2nd place. Chris Morgan also finished very strongly over the final two laps to finish in an excellent 5th place. Dominic Horan, although suffering an injury on the final lap, finished in 8th place, a top class effort. Michael Nalty (18), Bill Stanley (24), Jason O'Connor (36), Bernard Quinn (37), Tom Cavanagh (38), Denis Patterson (41) and Paddy Ryan (42) all performed heroically to help the team to 2nd place, the winners being Parnell AC.
Juvenile medals will be presented at training on Tuesday.