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Dublin Universities colours xc

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 | Sport

Every year, Trinity and UCD have a cross country-off. This year, they extended the invite to other universities with students from UCC, TUD and Maynooth attending. There hasn’t been too much rain so the ground was lovely: no mud outside of the woods and good traction.

The men were running 6km across four laps. As the race started, the entire pack moved away from me like it was the swim in a triathlon. All I could do was hang on and hope some of them had gone out too fast.

I closed down the person in front of me and overtook them towards the end of the second lap. I really wanted a walking break by the fourth lap but he wasn’t too far behind so I pushed on. By the end of the fourth lap, I was closing down the next runner up but he had a sprint ready for the finishing straight.

I finished in just under 30 minutes (29:19, officially) with an average heart rate of 189. Good to know I can still go that deep. I have an issue with my left leg so I think I may have been faster if it wasn’t for that. But maybe not.

After, everyone headed to the kichen for some homemade cakes and a chat. Trinity managed to take home the men’s and women’s prize: well done, team!