|true sprint racing|
A huge thanks to Danny O'Hare and Ruth Lynam who put together some excellent training exercises on the Coumshingaun map on Saturday morning. Thanks to the support team of mentors and shadows who facilitated the various line following, star and control picking exercises in true wet mountain weather. Some of the shorter (oops younger) competitors found the vegetation head high in places.
In the afternoon there were sprint races with varying degree of gaffling and loops at the WIT sports campus in sunny mild conditions. Josh O'Sullivan Hourihan narrowly pipped Conor Short on the long course.
Emer Perkins beat all on the short course ahead of Clodagh Moran and Eadoin McKavanagh. Full results here.
Thanks to Laura and Angela Cox for their help in running the event. The planner got locked in behind the barrier whilst bringing in controls and had to call for help.
Those staying the Beach Haven hostel were served up a feast for dinner by Jeni and Nigel Pim. The weekend is worthwhile for this alone.
|start of sprint|
Around 30 enthusiastic torched up runners took to the sand dunes in Tramore in the evening only to be foiled by a thunderstorm of epic waterfall proportions. Eventually it was decided for health and safety reasons to call the event off. Apologies to all those who were looked forward to the mysteries of John Casey's planned courses. Thanks to John and Ian who battled the elements to bring back in the controls.
|my car needed a good wash!|
|visibility starting to worsen|