Inaugural Spar cross-country experience deemed a success

Team Spar ahead of the Spar Cross Country Xperience at the National Sports Campus Abbotstown in Dublin

A special cross country race held by Spar was attended by more than 2,000 athletes competing at a range of abilitites, in the first-ever Spar Autumn Open Cross Country.



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22 October 2019 | 0

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The inaugural Spar Autumn Open Cross Country was hailed a major success by organisers Athletics Ireland as more than 2,000 runners of all abilities competed at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus on Sunday.

The purpose-built cross-country course – which will host the European Cross Country Championships in 2020 – was in magnificent condition considering all the heavy rain, albeit with some muddy patches in the back section. All who competed thoroughly enjoyed taking on this challenging course.

As well as the elite races on the day, recreational runners were afforded the unique opportunity to run the course in the Spar Cross Country Xperience, which also attracted a large turnout on the day, including a large number of Spar Retailers.

Spar Sales Director Colin Donnelly congratulated all who took part in the SPAR Autumn Open International Cross Country Festival and the Spar Cross Country Xperience. “It was a fabulous day and one that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone,” Donnelly said.


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