The Annual Cross Country Athletics Competition took place in Ratheniska GAA pitch on Wednesday 03rd of October. Children from Ratheniska, The Heath and Portlaoise National Schools were represented. Fourth class children ran 600 metres, fifth class were expected to complete an 800 metre track with sixth class competing over a 1000 metre distance.
It was great to see such interest in athletics with a great atmosphere and enthusiasm evident on the day. The positive effect the London Olympics has had was clear for all to see. Ratheniska was well represented in the medal haul, collecting individual and team medals in every class event in both the boys and girls competition. Who knows maybe the next Irish gold medal!