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Information for Cross Country this Sunday

Craughwell AC - 6 November, 2015 - 16:43

Best of luck to everyone in action in Boyle on Sunday. Races start at 1pm sharp so U11s should try to be there by noon.

WELCOME TO CONNACHT JUVENILE UNEVEN AGES, JUNIOR, SENIOR, NOVICE & MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY

Sunday 8th November 2015

 

REGISTRATION TAKES PLACE IN THE CAMP AREA FROM 11AM

TEA, COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN LOUGH KEY CENTRE

TOILETS AND CHANGING FACILITIES IN THE LOUGH KEY CENTRE. TOILETS ALSO IN CAMP CENTRE

RACE RESULTS WILL BE POSTED AT THE CAMP CENTRE

RACES BEGIN AT 1PM SHARP IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER

Age Group

Distance

laps

Under 11 Girls

1500

1 large lap

Under 11 Boys

1500

1 large lap

Under 13 Girls

2500

1 small, 1 large (1k, & 1.5k)

Under 13 Boys

2500

1 small, 1 large (1k, & 1.5k)

Under 15 Girls

3500

1 large, 2 small (1.5k, 2 x 1k)

Under 15 Girls

3500

1 large, 2 small (1.5k, 2 x 1k)

Under 17 Girls

4000

1 small, 2 x large (1k, 2 x 1.5k)

Under 17 Boys

5000

2 small, 2 x large ( 2 x 1k, 2 x 1.5k)

Junior Girls

4000

2 small, 2 x large ( 2 x 1k, 2 x 1.5k)

Junior Boys

6000

4 large (4 x 1.5k)

Novice Women

4000

2 small, 2 x large ( 2 x 1k, 2 x 1.5k)

Senior Women

4000

2 small, 2 x large (2 x 1k, 4 x 1.5k)

Masters Women

4000

2 small, 2 x large ( 2 x 1k, 2 x 1.5k)

Novice Men

8000

2 small, 4 large (2 x 1k, 4 x 1.5k)

Senior Men

8000

2 small, 4 large (2 x 1k, 4 x 1.5k)

Masters Men

8000

2 small, 4 large (2 x 1k, 4 x 1.5k)

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Do not park on double yellow lines. Park in the car parks.

How to get here:

http://loughkey.ie/useful-information/getting-here/

WELCOME TO CONNACHT JUVENILE UNEVEN AGES, JUNIOR, SENIOR, NOVICE & MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY

Sunday 8th November 2015

REGISTRATION TAKES PLACE IN THE CAMP AREA FROM 11AM (No fees, no numbers!!)

TEA, COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN LOUGH KEY CENTRE

TOILETS AND CHANGING FACILITIES IN THE LOUGH KEY CENTRE. TOILETS ALSO IN CAMP CENTRE

RACE RESULTS WILL BE POSTED AT THE CAMP CENTRE

RACES BEGIN AT 1PM SHARP IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER

Age Group

Distance

laps

Under 11 Girls

1500

1 large lap

Under 11 Boys

1500

1 large lap

Under 13 Girls

2500

1 small, 1 large (1k, & 1.5k)

Under 13 Boys

2500

1 small, 1 large (1k, & 1.5k)

Under 15 Girls

3500

1 large, 2 small (1.5k, 2 x 1k)

Under 15 Girls

3500

1 large, 2 small (1.5k, 2 x 1k)

Under 17 Girls

4000

1 small, 2 x large (1k, 2 x 1.5k)

Under 17 Boys

5000

2 small, 2 x large ( 2 x 1k, 2 x 1.5k)

Junior Girls

4000

2 small, 2 x large ( 2 x 1k, 2 x 1.5k)

Junior Boys

6000

4 large (4 x 1.5k)

Novice Women

4000

2 small, 2 x large ( 2 x 1k, 2 x 1.5k)

Senior Women

4000

2 small, 2 x large (2 x 1k, 4 x 1.5k)

Masters Women

4000

2 small, 2 x large ( 2 x 1k, 2 x 1.5k)

Novice Men

8000

2 small, 4 large (2 x 1k, 4 x 1.5k)

Senior Men

8000

2 small, 4 large (2 x 1k, 4 x 1.5k)

Masters Men

8000

2 small, 4 large (2 x 1k, 4 x 1.5k)

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Do not park on double yellow lines. Park in the car parks.

How to get here:

http://loughkey.ie/useful-information/getting-here/

Club Challenge - Event 9 & 10 Results

Galway City Harriers - 5 November, 2015 - 22:59

Event 9 - Gerry Fanan/Autumn Open Cross Country and Event 10 - National Marathon/Dublin City Marathon saw some superb performances by GCH athletes which are detailed in other articles on the website.

Event 8 - Connact Cross Country is still in progress and the Club Challenge will be updated once that is completed.

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Indoor Athletics start Fridays for 7 to 10 year olds

Galway City Harriers - 5 November, 2015 - 21:58

GCH Juvenile will commence their Indoor Athletic Programme this Friday night  (5th November) at 7PM in the Pavillion. The programme best suits 7 to 10 year olds and will run until the end of March.  The Programme is games based and the focus is on fun and fitness. With mini circuits, relay shuttle runs and short sprints included it's an action packed fitness class that is ideal for young children of all abilities. 

Hope to see you there!

 

 

Connacht X Country Championships Day 1

Galway City Harriers - 4 November, 2015 - 13:35

GCH had a great start to the day with a win in the U12 Girls for Emma Moore.  The team finished second with strong performances from Rachel Fahy, Gillian McGrath, Eabha Joyce, Isabella Burke and Aoife Dirrane. 

Dylan Connolly was very impressive in the boys race to finish 7th leading the Galway team to Silver medals. Luke Dahler ran strongly to finish 30th. 

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Scottish Indoors 2016

Craughwell AC - 4 November, 2015 - 08:31

The club will be travelling again to the Scottish Indoors next year. Normally all age groups were on the same weekend. This year unfortunately they have split it in 2 on the following dates:-

Weekend 1: U17s and Seniors January 30th
Weekend 2: U15s and U20s March 5th, U13s and U20s March 6th

We won't need to decide on individual events just yet. The fixtures list is at the following link and more information on the program will be made available there later. The events available are the standard ones available in Ireland, sprints, hurdles, jumps, shot putt, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500.

http://events.scottishathletics.org.uk/events

The date cut-off for the age groups is 1st September so someone born on or after 1 September is an age group younger for Scotland in some cases, e.g. next year an U16 whose birthday is Sept or later is an U16 in Ireland but an U15 in Scotland. An over-17 can compete in seniors if wished (if they preferred to travel on the 1st weekend).

I need to know asap who is interested in going. In most cases athletes are accompanied by a parent. If that is not possible, the parent needs to arrange with another parent who is travelling and who will take responsibility for their athlete for the weekend.

People who decide early on going will get their flights cheaper. Several have already booked oiut on the 2pm Ryanair Friday flight out of Dublin and back on the 9.50pm Ryanair flight back on the Sunday.

I will block book the accommodation. Last year the accommodation in Jurys worked out as €107 for 2 nights for 1 person. Jurys is in the city centre. There are cheaper hotels but we’d have to make sure they are in safe area so that its easy for the athletes to go to the city centre shops on their own (with permission of course). We can worry about the hotel in a week or two’s time.

For those who have never been before, its a great weekend - a nice reward for athletes hard work and a vibrant city centre for parents to visit. We normally keep it to just secondary school athletes. A small number (3 in total) of 6th class athletes travelled on previous occasions and competed U13s and did very well. But ideally its best to wait till a little older as an inventive for continuing sport in secondary school.

You can search www.craughwellac.com for detailed reports on previous trips to Glasgow if interested in more detail.

Corofin 2015 Winning Ways 8k

Tuam AC - 3 November, 2015 - 21:43



Tuam AC didn’t have far to travel for their latest race. Members traveled to neighbouring club Corofin on Sunday for it’s annual 8k road race. Andrea Ridge and Kathleen Hogan each won their categories. Also running for Tuam AC were Tommy Joe Whyte, Brendan Monaghan, Jarlath Monaghan, Patrick Fleming, Daniel Brady, Margaret McDonagh, Thomas Mannion, Audrey Greaney, Bridget McGrath, Lisa Brady and Paddy Gilmore.

2015 AGM

Tuam AC - 2 November, 2015 - 22:44

Save the date. The Tuam AC AGM will take place on Thursday 12th Nov in Corralea Court Hotel @ 8.30pm. 

Hollymount at 50

Galway City Harriers - 2 November, 2015 - 14:39

While we in GCH still reflect in the afterglow of celebrating the 30th anniversary of our "Streets of Galway" club-race earlier this year, it's worthwhile mentioning that our running neighbours across the county boundary in south Mayo will be marking an even more noteworthy occasion on Sunday 15th November next when Hollymount celebrates the 50th anniversary of it's annual road-race.

Tom Hunt of Mayo AC has written two lovely pieces chronicling some of the history of this event in terms of past male and female winners as follows:

Hollymount@50 - Male Winners

Hollymount@50 - Female Winners

It's good to see that there has been a decent representation of both GCH male and female winners in these races down through the years!

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Run for Mary 5km Run/Jog/Walk 7 Nov noon

Craughwell AC - 1 November, 2015 - 21:11

Run for Mary 5km Run/Jog/Walk on Saturday 7th November 2015

The 2015 Run for Mary 5K Run-Walk-Jog will take place at 12 noon on Saturday November 7th in Peterswell, Co Galway. All athletes - runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities - are welcome to attend this memorial event.

This year, the event is supporting two great causes, Galway Hospice and Hand-in-Hand Children’s Cancer Charity. Hand in Hand is a non-profit organization based in Galway since 2006 and they provide practical support such as childcare, laundry, domestic cleaning, family meals and emotional support.

This is our 2nd year running this event which has been organised in memory of our dearest friend Mary Prendergast. You are welcome to register on race day from 10.00am to 11.30am at Peterswell Hall.

Alternatively you can register online through:http://www.active.com/co-galway-connacht/running/distance-running-races/run-for-mary-2015?intPlease find and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Run4Mary We truly hope you will join us again for this year’s event. Your support will be much appreciated. Thanks again!

Info for Even Ages Cross Country This Sunday

Craughwell AC - 30 October, 2015 - 23:39

Best of luck to all of our athletes competing this Sunday in Longford. Please see the info below on order of events and course map. And you can get directions to Moyne here.

Juvenile Training Cancelled on Friday 30th October

Galway City Harriers - 28 October, 2015 - 22:01

There will be no training for Juveniles on Friday 30th October as the track will be closed in Dangan.

Training for U7-13 is also cancelled on Sunday 1st & 8th November due to the Connacht X Country Championships.  Best of luck to all who are competing.

GCH at Dublin City Marathon 2015

Galway City Harriers - 28 October, 2015 - 17:46

A massive congrats to almost 20 GCHers that took part in the 36th Dublin City Marathon 2015 held on Monday 26th October. It was not the most ideal of conditions for 26.2 miles but it didn’t make much of a difference to our brilliant GCH athletes with many coming home with PB’s and even some new silver wear for their efforts.

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36th SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon

Tuam AC - 26 October, 2015 - 22:12

Congratulations to the Tuam AC members who took part in the 36th Dublin City Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. 15,216 participants battled through the wet and windy conditions. This year we had our biggest ever number of Tuam AC members running! So much so that we managed to enter 2 teams in the ladies event. Tuam AC ladies were represented by Kathrin Antweiler, Jean Coleman, Olivia Fitzpatrick, Elaine Fleming, Joanna Kiely, Assumpta Meeneghan, Maura Meeneghan and Anne Mulkeen. Representing Tuam AC gentlemen were Aidan Doyle, Justin Lane (2nd marathon in a month), John Stapleton and Tommy Joe Whyte. The imbalance of the ladies versus the gentlemen will need to be rectified next year… Gentlemen start your training ! ! !

Roger To Represent Ireland

Tuam AC - 25 October, 2015 - 22:19


(Roger Rushe at recent North East Galway 10k with his daughter Audrey Greaney)

Roger Rushe has been selected to represent Ireland at The British and Irish Masters International Cross Country Championships in Dublin on Saturday 14th Nov. Roger is 77 years and an absolute legend in the running community. He has represented Tuam AC for almost 60 years and he is over the moon at being selected to represent Ireland. The British and Irish Masters is a huge event with teams representing Rep of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. It is very difficult to get selected onto any of the teams and it is a great honour for Roger and Tuam.

Rás Chonamara 10K

Tuam AC - 25 October, 2015 - 11:58

Congratulations to Patrick Fleming and Jarlath Monaghan who ran in the Rás 10k Chonamara on Saturday. Patrick had a top ten finish in the senior category finishing just ahead of Jarlath who finished 2nd in his catregory. Jarlath finished 3rd in the Moylough 5k on Sunday in a PB time over this distance. Ahead of Jarlath was Brendan Monaghan who finished in 2nd place just one second behind the winner. 

Tommy Joe Whyte and Roger Rushe both ran great races to win their categories in the 10k race. Also running for Tuam Athletic Club in the 10k were Dan O’Rouke and Elaine Fleming, Maura Lohan and Audrey Greaney. 

Aisling and Leanagh take Connacht Pentathlon Titles!

Craughwell AC - 25 October, 2015 - 03:05

Top 3 in the Connacht Schools Intermediate Girls Pentathlon 2015
Laura Cunningham (Pres Athenry), Aisling Keady (Pres Athenry), Lorraine Delaney (Calasanctius Oranmore) 

The eagerly awaited Connacht Schools Multi Events took place on Thursday in the Athlone International Indoor Arena with some fantastic performances by athletes from the club while representing their schools. It was possibly the most successful multi-events competition ever for the club with all 3 podium places in the Intermediate Girls, top 2 in the Junior Girls and second place in the Junior Boys all coming the way of the club. Results aren’t available in the other age groups as yet.

Rob Hogan World Speedgolf Champion 2015!

Craughwell AC - 24 October, 2015 - 19:44

Well done to our very own Rob Hogan who won the 2015 World Speedgolf Championships which were held in the US over 2 days last week. Rob completed his final round in 78 shots and a time of 40 minutes, remarkable stuff!

Rob's next outing will be in the Craughwell AC vest when competing on our Senior Men's team in a weeks time in Longford. Its not every cross country team that can boast of having a World Champion in their midst. Well done Rob, its a privilege to have you in the club :-).

Gerry Farnan Cross Country

Galway City Harriers - 23 October, 2015 - 13:51

Cross Country season is well under way and a big hitter as always is the Gerry Farnan XC. This year marked the 32nd year of the race which is also the trial race for men and women wishing to represent Ireland in next month’s British & Irish Masters CC International, scheduled for Saturday 14th November in Santry.

Galway City Harriers had 3 great performances from athletes Keith Fallon, Michael O’Conner and Martin McEvily.

Keith came in second in U23’s and 13th overall in 27.01.

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GCH U23 Bursary - Applications Open

Galway City Harriers - 21 October, 2015 - 06:49

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 1st November 2015 to:

bursary@galwaycityharriers.com 

Or by post to Galway City Harriers Secretary, c/o Bernie Kelly, Caislean, Inverin, Co. Galway.

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