Hugh Murphy Chair of the Sports Development Committee, Cristina Gaillard, Tourist Information Advisor; Dermot Russell, Assistant Director of District Development and Damian McCullough Vice Chair of the Sports Development Committee) look forward to the Cross Country event at Kilbroney.This Saturday the 26th of October sees young athletes from around the province descending on Kilbroney Forrest Park for the NI and Ulster Juvenile Cross Country Championships. The event starts at 11.30am.

Commenting on the event Cllr Michael Ruanne, Mayor, Newry and Mourne said “There couldn’t be a nicer more beautiful place for people to come and take part in Cross Country running than Kilbroney.” 

Ms Jennie Robinson, Admin and Events Manager for Athletics Northern Ireland was very impressed by the facilities at Kilbroney and was happy to recommend the venue to the ANI  Cross Country and Road Running Committee as host of the 2013 NI & Ulster Even Age Group Cross Country Championship and Bobby Rea Memorial Cross Country.

Newry City Runners and Newry & Mourne District Council were successful in their bid to attract this major event to the area. There are 800 juvenile runners expected to participate in this exciting event. Rostrevor will welcome all to the event and will cater for everyone’s needs. The park has an excellent café for refreshments with a panoramic view of the park for anyone who wants to spectate in comfort.

All are welcome to come out and support these young athletes and enjoy a good family day out in Kilbroney Rostrevor.

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