Galway City Harriers
Galway Athletics County Board are delighted to announce that the following people have been selected as category winners in the 2014 Galway AAI Athletics Awards.
The winners will be presented with their awards at a reception in the Ard Rí Hotel in Tuam, on Saturday next 4th April 2015, from 7pm. Contact Brendan Monaghan of Tuam AC for further details of the reception or to book a place- email@example.com or 0868371136
Close to home this time and the Craughwell 10 saw the second event of the 2015 GCH Club Challenge. Close to 40 GCHers toed the line on a close to perfect day for running. Grainne Ní Uallachain and Matt Bidwell led home the GCH challenge.Bernie Kelly leads up the women's side of the GCH challenge thanks to her bonus points from Ballycotton and strong run in Craughwell. Matt and Conor Dolan share top spot in the men's challenge. Next up is the National 10km in the Phoenix Park.
G.C.H juveniles had a great weekend at the National Juvenile Championships in Athlone.
The club won 4 Gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.
Congratulations to all our GCH athletes who took part in this year’s Craughwell 10. The sunshine brought over 33 GCHers to the race and not only did we see many podium finishes but lots of PB’s this year too.
St. Patrick’s weekend this year was filled with sunshine and so the runners came out in all their glory......all the training in wind, rain, sleet and snow paid off as some fantastic performances ensued.
In the Abbey 10k, Larry Kelly won the Male O40 in 38.12 and was 5th overall, Danny Carr stormed home as first MO50 and in 6th place in 38.25. Sinead Brody was first lady on the button in 40.00 and 11th overall. A storming performance by all!!
And they're off and running (well, jogging anyway) in the 2015 GCH club challenge. After one of the most successful GCH cross country seasons in years XC fatigue set in and the opening event of the Club challenge (Inter-club XC) had no GCH competitors. However, the first bonus event of the challenge did see 2 GCHers travel south for one of the stars in the Irish road racing calendar, Ballycotton 10. Bernie Kelly and Conor Dolan have laid down their markers for the season ahead and sit atop of the GCH Club Challenge table.
As the National 10km is fast approaching and it carries potential bonus points for PBs can anyone interested in earning these bonus points pass on their current 10km PBs to the Challenge administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, watch this space for news on the GCH Club away race.
The 30th Annual Streets of Galway 8k Road Race will take place this year on August 8th. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />
GCH has reserved a small fund to help young athletes to make the tricky transition from promising junior to successful senior. The U23 age group is the time at which many athletes are lost from the sport.
The U23 Bursary assists with the cost of conducting a serious competition campaign: Physio / medical assistance, travel etc. Successful applicants will be required to provide six monthly reports on the progress of their training and racing, alongside a summary of how they used any funding. They will also be expected to compete for the club on a regular basis. Athletes aged 18-23 should send completed forms (as attached) by 19th March to:
Galway City Harriers Secretary, c/o Bernie Kelly, Caislean, Inverin, Co. Galway.
The tough conditions didn't hold GCH back at the 2015 Kinvara Rock and Road Half Marathon and 10k.
GCH took 2nd and 3rd in the Men's 10k with Matt Bidwell in 33.19 and Owen Byrne in 35.14.
Sean Hanley also had a great run in 6th place in 38.19.
The GCH ladies stole the show however taking all three top spots in the 10k. Helen Corbett stormed home in first place in 39.39, followed by Sinead Brody in 40.37 in second place and Esther O'Flaherty took thrid place in 42.02.
The Club is delighted to announce the club challenge for 2015 for all runners. The aim is to encourage all club members & club teams to take part in a broad range o events including many of the top regional and national events. The objective is to encourage team spirit whilst promoting our club colours. There are 15 chosen races. Members must compete in 7 to qualify for prizes.
Next start date for Beginners to Fit4Life is Monday 13th April 2015.
Meet at 7pm at Westside Library.
Any queries to Bernie 087-7504066
No Juvenile training Sunday 1st March due to Connacht Indoors Championships.
There will be a Bus to Connacht Indoors on Sunday leaving Dangan at 7.30am.
Price for the bus is 10 euro.
Senior training plan attached thanks to Matt Lockett.
Track Training from 7.30 (warm up done) at Dangan Track every Tuesday.
Unoffical Training session every Thursday (see attachement.
Training from Dangan Pavillion every Saturday from 10.00am.
Sunday Morning Long run from the Cathedral at 9.00am.
Check out Facebook for updates.
Many runners log their miles using a GPS-enabled watch. The map below shows the areas in Galway that have been most logged for running. Dark blue means it's a route used a lot, and red used even more. Cappagh Rd (Parkrun), The Prom, Dangan and the racecourse are all heavily logged. A similar view is available for biking routes, or biking and running combined:
All members are invited to join us at a social gathering in Munroes, Dominic St. on Saturday 21st February from 8pm. As well as a chance to catch up with friends and glam-up there will be some Club Awards to recognise the achievements over the past year.
Awards will start around 8:45pm, including awards various county, provincial and national team medal winners, as well as for the Club Challenge and our club leaders. See you there!
So here it is the Club Results, congrats to all participants!!
1 Gerry Carty 196
2 Martin Kearney 194
3 Martin McEvilly 182
1 Niamh Hennelly 201
2 Jane Walsh 195
3 Margaret Sheridan 192
Men Over 40
1 Vincent Jordan 171
Women Over 40
1 Carmel Brannigan 185
Men Over 50
1 No Qualifier
Women Over 50
1 Bernie Kelly 167
So after all the sweat, tears, sunshine, rain, sleet, wind, (more rain, sleet and wind it seemed than sun) the final results of the 2014 GCH Club challenge are in.
National Masters and Intermediates All Ireland Cross Country is on in Tuam, Co Galway, Feb 8th next, in the Palace Grounds, along with Juvenile Development events
This is the first National Cross Country Championship held in Galway since 1999.
Theres already huge interest and some strong teams are likely to be fielded for these events.
The event list below shows how many can be entered and how many score on all teams and race distances