new category for Cross Country

At the West Cork Cross Country in Bandon (just out Ballinadee road) on Sun 17th.
this year as well as having a senior and masters section, there will also be a novice section, this is for people who have never won an individual medal in cross country at west cork or county level.
Have to be 20 or older this year, no upper age.
3km for women and 6km for men.
Juvenile races start at 11:30, so senior races would be starting around 12.30
More details on venue etc closer to date.

There won’t be separate races for novice/senior/master, so all the women for example will run together, and declare their category before the start.
Medals awarded to the top 3 in each category at the finish.
Overall team prize also, 4 athletes to score, so team could for example be 2 senior, 1 novice and 1 masters, or 4 novices.
and it would be possible to win more than 1 team prize if enough athletes to form more than 1 club team took part.

Perfect opportunity for some of the many road runners / Fit4Life groups within the clubs to try their hand at a spot of Cross Country for a change!