Rachel Ayers made her international debut last weekend competing on the Irish team at the UK Cross Challenge in Perth, Scotland. Rachel received the call-up for the event having finished seventh at last year’s Cross Country Championships in December. She had a fantastic race finishing in 37th overall, and she battled her way to third Irish scorer on the team.
The U/17 and Junior events were ran together which made for large fields and greater competition for all athletes. Well done to Rachel on a great achievement and there’s no doubt that it will plant a seed to help continue her excellent progress in athletics and inspire many more young female athletes to continue to progress in the sport.