Our junior athletes will begin their trip to EYOC Slovakia on Tuesday morning with their team leaders John McCullough and Ber O’Sullivan.
There are over 400 competitors from 35 countries.
The skills and stamina of the team will be put to the test with the Sprint held on hilly terrain of historical city of Banská Bystrica with narrow streets, newly mapped for the event.
The Long and Relay are held on the surrounding hilly terrain with varying runnability, from very good to difficult. The areas were previously mined and so have highly detailed terrain, vegetation is mixed with mostly beech trees.
We wish them every success.
Senior athletes have been giving their top tips via social media.
Run with full control, total confidence and Irish pride. Nic Simonin.
Trust your abilities and have the confidence to do what you are best at. If it’s your first, remember it’s a learning experience and take notes for next time! Ruairi Short.
Please keep up to date with their progress via social media.