The 2014 Streets of Galway 8K road-race sponsored by local company Kearney Cycles will take place this year on Saturday August 9th at 7.00pm.
Registration will be open in due course but in the mean time you can follow us on FACEBOOK.
Galway City Harriers is an athletics club based in Galway city, Ireland, catering for senior and juvenile athletes. Founded in 1899, GCH has been to the forefront of athletics in Ireland throughout the 20th century and many famous athletes have represented both club and country in track and field, cross-country and road competitions.
Well done to everyone who has put in some serious training over the past 4 months. It's never easy to train for a marathon and even harder when the wind, rain, hail, sleet and snow are against you and that could happen on a long run the way the weather has been since Christmas. None the less last weekend there was some fantastic achievements by our club members and hopefully the GCH crew in Boston will come across the line in triumph!
A massive congrats to Nicola Duncan from all at Galway City Harriers.
Nicola Duncan ran a personal best of 2.33.28 in the London Marathon on Sunday 13th of April which was well inside the 2.38 qualifying standard for the European Championships in Zurich in August.
Nicola was first in her category on the day and not only that but her time beat number 13th and 14th in the elite category.
This was a new personal best for Nicola and not only that but is now fifth place on the Irish all time marathon lists.
A new beginners group will be starting just after Easter on Monday 28th April.
On Monday 7th April participants moved up to the next group. Leaders remain the same.
Groups are as follows:
Beginners (Bernie’s Group)
Baby joggers (with leaders Mary, Bridie, Miriam, Colm......)
Slow joggers (with leaders Fleur, Claire, Eithne, Stephen........)
Intermediate joggers (with leaders John, Olive, Lisa, Mary........)
Fast joggers (with leaders Sylvia, Rita, Majella.....)
Runners (with leaders Catherine.....)
Advanced runners (with leaders Catherine, Cormac, Joseph..........)
Well done to everyone who braved the elements in both the East and West on April 5th.
It was a busy weekend in racing with two large events occurring.
The Connemara is always a popular target each year in all 3 events and this year there was not only the mountain to contend with but rain, hail and wind. Not easy on an already challenging course.
Attached is Matt locketts training plan for April
The 4th event of the 2014 GCH Club Challenge took place at Craughwell 10 mile on Sunday 23rd March.
We had a great turnout of GCH participants on the day and a guest appearance by the sunshine also.
There were lots of new faces at this event and hopefully this is just the start of many more appearances at the challenges.
We also saw lots of County Medals come from Craughwell so well done to everyone on their achievements!
Craughwell County 10 Mile 2014 medal winners announced
Well done to all the GCH Champions.
1st Matt Bidwell (Galway City Harriers) in 54:02
3rd Grainne Ní Uallachain (Galway City Harriers) in 1:07:04
Men Over 50
1st John Devlin (Galway City Harriers) in 1:02:49
Men Over 60
1st Martin McEvilly (Galway City Harriers) in 1:05:26
Women Over 40
1st Margaret Sheridan (Galway City Harriers) in 1:16:46
Women Over 50
1st Mairead Welby (Galway City Harriers) in 1:20:14
1st - Matt Bidwell, Gerry Carty,