The inaugural SPAR Autumn Open Cross Country was hailed a major success by organisers Athletics Ireland as more than 2, 000 runners of all abilities competed at the magnificent Sport Ireland National Sports Campus on Sunday.
The purpose-built cross-country course, which will host the European Cross Country Championships in 2020, was picturesque and in magnificent condition considering all the heavy rain – there were some small muddy patches out the back section but in general it was full of running – and all who competed thoroughly enjoying taking on this challenging course.
As well as the elite races on the day recreational runners were afforded the unique opportunity to run the course in the SPAR Cross Country Xperience, which also attracted a large turnout on the day, including a large number of SPAR Retailers.
Speaking on the day, SPAR Sales Director Colin Donnelly said, “I would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the SPAR Autumn Open International Cross Country Festival and the SPAR Cross Country Xperience. It was a fabulous day and one that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.”
Caption: Members of Team SPAR who took part in the inaugural SPAR Cross Country Xperience at Sport Ireland National Sports Campus