Cross Country season 2022/23 round up

Review of CAH Grass/XC Season 22/23

The 2022/23 XC season has come to a close. 

It all began on 5th September with Helen and Ruth delivering an outstanding and very enjoyable series of grass training sessions for the 38 Club members who participated. Helen & Ruth’s dedication and hard work ensured we were well prepared for the XC season. 

This year 19 Club members participated the various XC races throughout the season. It was by far the best turnout of Harriers for many years. 

The season kicked of with the NI Masters qualifying race for the British and Irish XC in Dublin. Wendy once again was selected for the FV70 age category. She ran very strongly in Dublin wearing her NI vest with pride.  Margaret was fortunate enough to attend and run in the Open Race. It was a very proud and memorable day for both. 

The XC league races followed with the CAH ladies fielding a Team for 6 qualifying races, in Comber, Belfast, Cookstown, Mallusk, Stormont, and finally then NI Seniors XC in Comber. 

We were joined this year by Aaron, Andrew, Darren, Sean and Stu who made up a Men’s Team for the Mathieson Cup. The men gave a great performance and we hope they will return next season. 

Our new Club member Rachel McCartney joined us gave a fantastic performance in 4 of the League races. We also were delighted to welcome Emma and welcome back Carol Annesley who has recently recovered from a prolonged period of injury.

Overall we had a great XC season. We wore our club colours with pride. We look forward to more muddy adventures next season.