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2nd Autumn Open International Cross Country Festival 2017

05 September 2017

The 2nd Autumn Open International Cross Country Festival is being hosted by Athletics Ireland and supported by Fingal County Council. 

The venue is a dedicated Cross Country Course within the magnificent facilities of the National Sports Campus. www.sportireland.ie

 

DATE: Sunday 22nd October 2017

VENUE: Abbotstown, Dublin

 

TIMETABLE:

14.00 Women 6,000 metres (Under 20 women run 4500 metres)
14.35 Men 7,500 metres (Under 20 Men run 6000 metres)

 

It is hoped to make this an Annual E.A. permit meeting from 2018

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES TRAVELLING TO THE EVENT:

The team hotel (Crowne Plaza) www.cpblanchardstown.ie is 5k from Dublin Airport and 2 k from the course.
It will be possible to book returning flights from Dublin Airport on Sunday from 5pm onwards.


ATHLETICS IRELAND WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING COSTS FOR INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES WHO HAVE ACHIEVED THE GUIDELINE STANDARDS LISTED BELOW:

€100 contribution per individual athlete to flights (athletes /federations book their own flights)
1 night (Saturday) accommodation in twin room (sharing). Where flights are unavailable, accommodation will be provided for Sunday night.
Saturday – Lunch and Dinner, Crowne Plaza Hotel
Sunday – Breakfast and Dinner, Crowne Plaza Hotel
Airport collection and return
Transport to course and return

 

N.B. The flight contribution is for senior men and women only. Accommodation and other conditions applies to men and women and under 20’s. Refunds on flights will be paid directly to the athlete on the day or to the Federation by electronic transfer.

 

PRIZE FUND

MEN

1st €500.00 
2nd €400.00 
3rd €300.00 
4th €200.00 
5th €100.00 

WOMEN

1st €500.00 
2nd €400.00 
3rd €300.00 
4th €200.00 
5th €100.00 

MEN U20 

1st €150.00 
2nd €100.00 
3rd € 50.00 

WOMEN U20

1st €150.00 
2nd €100.00 
3rd € 50.00

N.B. Prize money presented to athletes on the day

 

GUIDELINE MINIMUM PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

Senior Men: 3000m 8.00; 5000m /5 K 14.10; 10,000m / 10K 29.30 or equivalent performance.
Senior Women: 3000m 9.30; 5000m/5K 16.30; 10,000m/ 10K 34.30 or equivalent performance.
Under 20 Men: 3000 metres 8.30; 5000 metres/5K 14.50 or equivalent performance
Under 20 Women: 3000metres 9.50; 5000 metres/5K 17.00 or equivalent performance.

 

If you have any specific queries or require additional information please
contact:

Liam Hennessy
Email: liamhennessy1@gmail.com
Phone: +353879674768