Maria going for hat-trick
Maria McCambridge of DSD and Clonliffe's Sergiu Ciobanu lead the entry for Sunday's Ballycotton '10'
McCambridge smashed the Ballycotton course record when she won in 2012 with a time of 54 mins 48 secs. She then ran 55.01 for a second victory a year later.
This year she comes into the race as newly crowned national cross-country champion.
Ciobanu is going for a fifth consecutive victory, something no athlete has ever achieved, although Noel Berkeley did win the race six times in seven years. A record 5,000-plus will run the race.