Galway City Harriers
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
Here's a list of Fixtures for your 2015 racing calendar.
Provisional results of the Galway Indoor T&F 2015 is attached here.
Congrats to all the GCH Juvenilles and Senior who took part with some great podium finishes on the day
The Galway County Indoor T&F Programme is attached for this Sunday's events on 18th January in Athlone IT
The event starts at 9.30am
Also please NOTE that there is no Juvenile Training in Dangan on Sunday 18th.
A bus will leave Dangan at 7.30am, collecting at bus stop Headford road opposite Dunnes stores & Dunnes Stores Ballybrit car park, cost 10 euro per person.
Here are the standings after the National Novices cross country where our ladies team did the club proud bringing home a national bronze team medal. Not a lot changed at the top of the standings but Alvy Carragher, Barbara Dunne and Helen Corbett showed they would be serious contenders for the Club Challenge title if they put their mind to it. Niamh Hennelly had another great run on the country and looks like she can't be stopped now. Still plenty up for grabs though with the other placings and the age category awards.
On the men's side Martin Kearney, recent recruit to the M60 category, can technically still be denied the the overall award but it will take a perfect storm of results for this to happen. St. Stephen's Day in Athenry will decide all.
Next start date for Beginners to Fit4Life is Monday 12th January 2015. 7pm Westside Library. Any queries to Bernie 087-7504066
Congratulations to Alanna Lally, of Galway City Harriers and Presentation College Athenry who last week was presented with the School Girl's Athlete of the Year award.
The award was presented by Michael Hunt, President of the Irish Schools' Athletics Association, during the National Athletics Awards Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Co. Dublin.
Round 1 of the penultimate club challenge event was the Inter-County Cross Country in Dundalk IT last weekend. It produced a big move in the women's challenge. Niamh Hennelly has leap-frogged to the top of the leaderboard and it will take some fancy footwork and equally fancy mathematics to dislodge her.
In the men's challenge things were largely unchanged at the very top but Gary Thornton, Keith Fallon, Brian O'Connor and John Cronin made great strides up the leaderboard. But have they left their dash too late?
Round 2 of the penultimate event is the National Novice Cross Country Santry on 7th December (best of this and the Inter-counties to count). Of course, the Club Challenge wraps-up with the Fields of Athenry when it looks like final positions could still be up for grabs.
The last of the years training plans only a few weeks remain in 2014 so keep motivated and following the plan till Xmas.
Many thanks to Matt Lockett for putting the training plans together all year.
Why not come along and join the Fit4Life group at Westside Library for a run/jog to celebrate the start of the 8th year?
From very humble beginnings back in November 2007 Fit4Life has grown immensely into the biggest Fit4Life Group in the country. Its main function was and still is in getting participants started on the road to becoming regular joggers/runners. There are 2 training sessions per week on Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm from Westside Library. There are 7 different groups each training at different paces from beginner to advanced runner. Each group has dedicated leaders who plan routes and pace each training session.
Bernie Kelly is pictured above with her 2013 European Athletics Women’s Leadership Award for her dedication to Fit4Life participants. She'll be embarrased seeing it up there but she deserves enormous credit!
The second day of the Connacht cross country held in Westport House last Sunday. The venue was superb for a more traditional cross country course with lots of hills and muck. The heavy passing showers made underfoot conditions difficult and several GCH participants fell during the races but everybody finished.
With the results now in, there have been some small but significant changes at the top of the leaderboards in both the men's and women's events.
Jane Walsh by managing to stay upright in Westport has eked out another 3 points in her lead over Mags Sheridan. In a sport of miles these 'inches' may makes all the difference come St. Stephen's Day.
On the men's side of things Martin Kearney and Martin McEvilly put further daylight between themselves and the chasing pack and the major honours are surely between the two of them now. The elder statesmen of the club are showing the young bucks the way to do it. Vincent Jordan is still keeping his name in the mix and has moved back into third place overall due to his efforts in Mayo.
Next up is more cross country. The National Senior / Novices.