Galway City Harriers
Conditions were perfect??? Not a sentence we’ve heard a lot of lately in the West for any sport but once in a while it all comes together and we are blessed with the ideal conditions to run. Saturday was one of those days………….
Three events too place this year……… 10k, Half Marathon and the addition of a Marathon saw approx. 2600 runners invade the prom with their own individual missions….to participate…….finish……PB…….win!!!
Emma Moore led the way home to win gold in the U12 competition today at the Place Grounds in Tuam helping her team to win silver , she was well supported by Eabha Joyce, Isabella Burke and Gillian McGrath.
Jennifer Hughes took an early lead in the U14 race and finished strongly to win ahead of team mate Eimear Rowe. Ciara Dunne was 4th , the girls won the team competition with the help of Kara McCleane, Joanna Healy, Mairead Flynn, Ella Tomczak and Sinead Duggan.
We have a many items of sport clothing left behind by Juveniles after training during the 2015 track season in the Club Shed. Any items not claimed within the next two weeks will be donated to Charity as they are getting damp in the Shed. Please check the boxes at training.
There will be no training for U7s to U13s on Sunday 4th October and Sunday 10th October due to the County Cross Country Championships being held on those dates. The Closing date for entry for the Cross Country is Wednesday 30th Sept. Please notify any of the coaches asap if wish to enter and have not signed up already.
Calling all GCH athletes to support Craughwell AC's Guinness World Record attempt on this Saturday 26th Sept in Dangan from 9am to 9pm. All levels of fitness welcome, just run 100m to take part in this 12 hour relay in conjunction with Mental & Physical Health Awareness day. Call in at anytime during Saturday there will be food, beverages and kids activites. Full details on the Craughwell AC website.
Please find September's Training plan attached which is geared towards the forthcoming Cross Country Season
Thanks to Matt Lockett and Brian Bruton for putting this together.
Due to the huge interest in Sunday's All Ireland Hurling final we are postponing our return to Juvenile training until Sunday 13th September. Looking forward to seeing you all back for the New Season.
Track training will return tonight 25th August at 7.30pm at Dangan.
Full steam ahead for the forthcoming Cross Country Season with Matt Lockett and Marathon training with Jerome Debize!!
Warm up done and €2 at the gate.
Monday 21st Sept is the next start date. Venue is Westside Library and time is 7pm. Anyone who is thinking of starting needs to turn up on that evening to attend a short talk followed by a short taster session. Membership forms will be available on that night and all questions will be answered on how it works. Parking is available in Dunnes Stores Carpark near the Library.
Clare River Harriers never fail to put on a great race and 2015 didn’t disappoint with a well organised and exciting race at yesterday evenings Claregalway 10k. Flat for the most of this course this always brings home PB’s and is a target race for most athletes at the end of the Summer racing or for those targeting the Dublin City Marathon. Despite a very wet evening, the race was yet again a great success!!
The results and prize-winners for the Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway 8K road-race for 2015 have been declared official and are attached below. The decision of the race organising committee is final in all matters and no further correspondence can or will be entered into at this point.
Two PDF files of the final results have been generated, the first one sorted by finish (gross) time (and from which official results and prize-winners are calculated) and a second one sorted by chip (nett) time for information purposes only. A final list of individual category and team prize-winners is presented in the third attachment. Note - an adjustment has been applied to both F40 and F45 prize-categories to ensure that the correct finishers are credited with the appropriate prize in each case.
The national half marathon took place in conjunction with the Rock n Roll half marathon last weekend, August 2nd in Dublin. The race proved a very succesful one from a club point of view with a host of great results.
A provisional set of results and prize-winners for the 2015 Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway 8K road-race are attached below.
A PDF file of the initial results data has been generated, sorted by finish (race/gross) time (and from which official results and prize-winners will be calculated). A chip (nett) time is also included for information purposes only. A provisional list of individual category and team prize-winners is presented in the second attachment.
The day has finally arrived and the 30th annual "Streets of Galway" 8K road-race is almost ready to go to the start-line! Please find attached a full and final list of the official starters for this year's race. This event has been 6 months in planning (and 30 years in existence) so all that remains now is for all our participants to have an enjoyable, fun-filled evening pounding the streets of Galway where they will be following in the footsteps of many famous runners who have gone before. Have a great race one and all. Go neirí go geal libh go léir!
Note - The list is sorted alphabetically, by way of surname (last name), then forename (first name).
Find attached a provisional list of starters for this year's Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway 8K road-race as per all registered entries as at midnight Wednesday 5th August.
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this data, please understand that there may be some discrepancies as we continue to merge participant data from multiple sources.
Previewing the 2015 Kearney Cycles SOG 8K Road-Race
Galway’s biggest road-race marks a significant milestone this year, as 2015 sees the 30th running of the iconic ‘Streets of Galway" 8K road-race. The Galway City Harriers organised event, which is sponsored for the third year running by local company Martin Kearney Cycles, takes place on Saturday 8th August next.
Two of our GCH athletes represented Ireland at the Celtic Games in Scotland this weekend.
Bryan Ndego had a brilliant performance in the High Jump. His impressive leap of 1.90m was the same height as the eventual Scottish winner Cameron McCorgray but on count back Bryan was awarded Silver.
Cillian Greene was in superb form too claiming bronze in both the 200m and the 4X100m relay.
GCH claimed 5 National Titles at the Relay Championships yesterday, breaking three All-Ireland Records in the process. First up our U13 Girls, in a time of 52.63 Sinead Duggan, Sarah Agboola, Emma Moore, Eimear Rowe and Chellene Trill set the tone for the day leaving the opposition in their trail. This same team broke the Irish Indoor Record earlier in the year. Our boys U19, Eoghan Dobey, Shane Trainor Canavan, Dylan Neary and Cillian Greene stormed home also a record time of 43.88 dominating the race from the start. The U18 Boys were impressive in their race with E
A GCH Bus will leave Dangan at 8 am on Saturday 18th July for the National Relay Competition in Tullamore. Also stopping at Dunnes Headford Road at 8.10am and Dunnes Briarhill at 8.30am