Claregalway 10km - 20th August

John O'Connor (c)
217 runners took part in this year's 29th Claregalway 10km, numbers being slightly up on last year. Ten athletes donned the maroon and white club colours, taking on the traditional one lap loop. Weather conditions were described as blustery but remained dry! For the third consecutive year, local man (he lives less than 200 metres from the start of the race) Matt Bidwell of Galway City Harriers claimed victory, while Regina Casey GCH last year's winner, finished second.

31st Streets of Galway 8km

2506 athletes completed this year's Streets of Galway 8km. The iconic club photo usually taken on the steps of Jury's Hotel was organised by James Lundon. There was a smaller representation from the club this year as the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon was on the following morning. Race conditions were described as blustery, but for once, we saw the wind favour athletes as they ran along the prom in the final stage of the race. There were a few reported PB's and possibly more! We saw an impressive finish to the ladies race with only 18 seconds separating the 3 podium places.

So it begins...

After 8 years in the planning, work finally commenced today on the construction of our new sports facility in Moanbaun.

Work started on clearing the entrances onto the site, putting down a contractors' carpark and recovering gravel and sand from the spoil heaps on the site.

Work was also started on the perimeter cross country track, which is hoped will be complete in a couple of weeks.

Galway Teams to bid for National Team Glory

In just a few days time we will all become experts in converting Irish time to Rio time so that we can plan our viewing around the upcoming Olympics.  However, before we sit in anticipation to chart the progress of the Irish team in Rio there is a somewhat significant display of domestic elite athletics that will be of great interest to us in County Galway.  The GCH mens team and the Galway ladies team have both comfortably qualified for the National Track and Field League Final in Tullamore Stadium on 7th Aug (from 11.30am).

Club Handicap 'Burger Run' 10KM Result

Two guests!

The 11th iteration of the new infamous Burger Run successfully place around the old Athenry 10KM course last evening, Friday, 23 July 2016.

Thirty six hardy souls toed the start line shortly after 8PM under the watchful eye of starter, Mick Rice.  James Corbett again laid out the logistics, refreshments and prizes, with the expert help of MTB & BAW as well as young Michael & Sean Rice.  John O'Connor was there to capture the event!  A full album will follow on Flickr's 77EdenHill in due course.

Mullingar 10 Mile Race

A few of us headed in the direction of Mullingar this Sunday for the annual Mullingar AC 10 mile road race. We knew from my better half Esther, who had participated the previous year, that it actually takes place outside the town of Mullingar in a little place called Dalystown, so Google Maps was our navigator.

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