first_imgThe first event on the 6th October for Even Ages and Novice will take place in the Rosses, a welcome return to the area on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Rosses club.Set against the Atlantic Ocean in one of the most picturesque parts of the country, this race proved most popular in terms of welcome, organisation and participation the last time the event was held here a few short years ago.Similarly, the race for Uneven Ages and Masters to be held in Castlefinn on the 13th October follows on a hugely successful first time hosting last year. Again, for hosting, organisation and an excellent course, Castlefinn will be another welcome return this year.With athletics currently riding on the crest of a wave both in terms of competitive and recreational running, the County Board welcomes athletic clubs from Donegal and further afield to take part in these events.While the races at Juvenile level and Masters are open races, the Novice event is only open to Donegal club athletes.Medals for Juveniles/Masters will be awarded based on 1st,2nd, 3rd finishers and 1st,2nd,3rd Donegal Championship finishers. For many individuals viewing this, you have been attending road races across the county during 2013, experiencing the buzz, excitement, and personal satisfaction of all that athletics has to offer.In the athletics calendar, this autumn/winter period is cross country season and provides for a different type of running experience and ensures a different type of challenge.For many athletes involved in recreational running, Fit4Life Groups, etc, this can be the next step to raise the bar in terms of personal challenges and achievement.Club athletes who started out in Fit4Life Groups achieving personal bests in 5k’s, 10k’s, etc are now important scorers in Novice and Masters club teams.If you’re already in a club, try to take the next step – you might even surprise yourself. If not in one of our registered clubs (Cranford, Finn Valley, Inishowen, Lifford, Letterkenny, Milford, Rosses, Sliabh Liag, Tir Chonaill), just get in touch asap.We look forward to another hugely successful Cross Country in Donegal in 2013.DONEGAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS KICK OFF NEXT MONTH was last modified: September 19th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:athleticsCross CountrydonegalJunior. SportnewsNovicesschoolslast_img read more