The third round of the Autumn Leinster league was held today on 3rock we had a small turn out of runners.
Storm clouds stayed away and did not deter the large numbers turning out.
We had no runners on the yellow and orange courses. On the Light green course Caoimhe O Boyle showed a clean pair of heels to all challangers winning in a time of 51.07.
Eilen Hill was our only competitor on the green course and finished down the field in 25th position after having a tough day on the hills. Ben O Boyle finished 17th on the blue course. We had all our big guns running on the Brown course with Colm Hill winning and Hugh Cashell finishing second. Senan O Boyle finished 11th and Tony Lawlor finished 16th. Brian Hill opted to run this event which proved to be a poor choice as he DNfed, there was some excuse after his exertions on powerscourt ridge run on Saturday in which he won the junior event.Don Shortt also had a poor outing by his standards as he also DNFed.
For the next event we will hopefully have our international runners back to score valuable points for the club. Some pre race planning should take place so that we can spread runners over all events and hoover up points thereby moving us up the league table.
I picked up some old IOA magazines at the event and will post some info on the site that may be of interest.