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East Cork Men and Youghal Women Selected for ECCC Cross-Country Championship 2023

East Cork AC Men and Youghal AC U20 Women Selected for ECCC Cross-Country Championship

Oropesa del Mar, Spain

Sunday February 5th 2023


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East Cork AC Youghal AC


Following their performances at the National Cross-Country Championships, in Rosapenna, Donegal, in November, East Cork AC Men and Youghal AC Under 20 Women have both been selected to represent Ireland at the ECCC Cross-Country Championships, in Oropesa del Mar, Spain, on Sunday February 5th


Timetable (PDF File)

Course Description

"Despite being almost flat, the circuit designed for the event will certainly be challenging as each lap, runners will have to negotiate approximately 260 metres of sandy beach, which the organisers described in a rather unstated manner as  “something very unusual in cross country events”.

In addition, this section of the course is also where the runners will face one of the most difficult parts of the circuit, what the organisers have dubbed ‘La Curva de la Muerte’ – or ‘The Death Turn’ in English – a 180-degree turn on a sandy surface which runs downhill.

The majority of the course, about 1500 metres, will be natural grass per lap but additional difficulty will come from a series of  narrow sharp turns which will have little room in which to pass"

Athletics Ireland Release

European Club Cross Country Championships 2023

The ECCC Cross Country is one of the longest standing and most established cross country fixtures on the calendar, even predating the SPAR European Cross Country Championships by more than three decades. The 2023 event will take place on 5th February in Oropesa del Mar in Spain

Eight Irish teams secured their place by virtue of their first and second place team finishes at the 2022 National Cross-Country Championships in Rosapenna, Donegal

The following clubs are eligible to travel in February with the support of a grant of €1000.00 from Athletics Ireland for each club to assist with costs


U20 Ennis Track AC Youghal AC
  Nenagh Olympic AC Finn Valley AC
Senior Clonliffe Harriers Dublin City Harriers
  East Cork AC Letterkenny AC

Media Information


Course Maps

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