GCH current and former athletes struck gold at the National Track and Field Indoor Championships, held in the new National Indoor Arena in Dublin, with national titles for both Sean Breathnach and Alanna Lally.
There will be no juvenile training in Dangan on Sunday 25th February due to the Connacht Indoor Championships which are being held in Athlone IT.
Best of luck to all our athletes and coaches.
Training will continue as normal on Friday night at 7pm.
The scenic Brothers of Charity grounds at Kilcornan, Clarenbridge hosted the National Juvenile Relays, B Championships and the Intermediate and Masters cross country championships on Sunday last. The event saw over 1,200 athletes competing across a sixteen-race programme, with challenging underfoot conditions and cold weather making it a real cross country test.
Please see below the amended Timetable of Events for the Connacht Indoor Championships which take place in Athlohe IT on Saturday 24th for U12s and U13s and Sunday 25th February for U14s to Senior. All athletes must have signed up at training to participate at these events. There will be no entries taken on the day.
There will be no juvenile training in Dangan on Sunday 25th Feb.
Please Note: There are 2 GAA matches in Pearse Stadium this Sunday 11th February- one at 12pm and one at 2pm, so anyone heading to Clarinbridge to the Cross Country from that direction, please leave Galway City early to get out to Clarinbridge ! Galway Athletics are looking for more marshals / helpers for the Cross Country this Sunday, 11th February in Clarinbridge. Quite a lot of volunteer work has gone in up to this point to ensure the event happens here in Galway and is successful.
Galway City Harriers Junior Men’s Cross Country team competed in Mira in Portugal at the European Clubs Cross Country Championships on Sunday last and the five-man squad did the club and the city proud, with a great ninth place finish in their first outing at European level.
Galway City Harriers women’s and men’s teams competed in two rounds of the Indoor League to make it to the final last weekend. The final was held at the National Indoor Arena, in Abbottstown, Dublin. After a lot of last minute reshuffling due to illness and injury, both teams really stepped up with many of the athletes doubling up in events.
GCH’s Gary Thornton is the 2018 World Marathon Challenge Champion after completing 7 Marathons in 7 Continents in 7 Days. Amazingly, Gary was first marathoner across the line in six of the marathons and co first in one when crossing the line with Jason Cousins of Great Britain. The Challenge began on January 30th with the first marathon in Antarctica (Novo) in 2:58:39. Africa followed on January 31st (Capetown). Marathon number three took place in Australia (Perth) on February 1st, and the following day it was onto Asia (Dubai).
Galway Athletics Club information document is attached here. It is full of useful information about Athletics in Galway and when various competitions take place. It will particularly useful for anyone new to the Club. Thanks to Michael Tobin for doing most of the work in pulling this together.