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.
Next beginners group will start on Monday 28th April. Just turn up at Westside Library for 7pm.
No Fit4Life Training on the following dates:
Monday 17th March St. Patrick's Day
Thursday 17th April Holy Thursday
Monday 21st April Easter Monday
On Monday 7th April all participants (who are able) will move up a group so that by the time I start new beginners on Monday 28th you will all be well settled into your new more advanced groups
I have created three albums of photo's from last weekends championships and can be linked from below.
2014 saw the 4th Annual Kinvara Rock and Road Half Marathon & 10k races with over 1,300 athletes taking part in both events. The Galway City Harriers dominated the course with 50 club members participating in the races this year.
It was a glorious day in Kinvara fresh and calm with enough sun shining through the clouds to keep the cold at bay. The atmosphere was electric with a sea of colorful athletes scattered along the waterside village doing last minute prep to warm up and stretch before their chosen races (and walks!).
With the cross country and indoor season just about over, and the days getting longer, it is time to start thinking towards the summer.
There were some great performances by Galway's endurance athletes from: Nicola Duncan’s exploits on the roads; Gary Thortons's national silver medal, and Keith Fallons U23 indoor titles to mention a few.
Now is the time to put in some hard work if you want to race well this summer, so it is the time to think about maybe stepping training up by 5%. Maybe think about stretching the Sunday run by a mile or two and doing the extra rep.
Well done to everyone who has taken part in the challenge to date.
Remember the next event is the Craughwell 10 mile in 23rd March.
There have been some slight changes to the scoring system. These changes make showing up a lot more valuable than not showing up and rewards everyone who does.
Thanks to Vincent Jordan for these suggestions.
• Points are scored as follows:
- 30 for the 1st GCH finisher, 29 for the 2nd, 28 for the 3rd, all the way down to the 20th GCH finisher who gets 11 point. All subsequent GCH finishers will receive 10 points.
Well done to everyone who took part in yesterdays 10k and Half Marathon.
Congrats to Matt Bidwell who took his 4th title in row to claim another 1st place in the 10k and Helen Corbett who stormed home in 3rd in under 40 minutrs.
Report to follow but here are the results for now www.precisiontiming.net
The National Masters and Intermediate Cross country championships were held on a tough, energy sapping, muddy course in Dunboyne, Co Meath on Sunday Feb 24th.
Galway had almost forty athletes competing across the various events and came home with a large haul of medals.
The Masters Womens event was first off and both city club GCH and Galway County Womens team Over 50s won bronze medals in the club and Inter county event respectively.