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.
Fit4Life will take a well-deserved break for Christmas, finishing on Thursday night December 19th.
It will resume on Monday 6th January at 7pm at Westside Library and continues thereafter every Monday and Thursday night (except for Bank Holiday Mondays when we do not meet)
Please note on the 6th January current members will move up a group (only if they wish to do so and are able for a slightly faster pace).
So you can make your progression one of your New Year’s resolutions!
Congrats to Siobhan Egan who had a double win less than a week apart.
Siobhan was first lady home in the Leenane 5 mile on November 17th in 34:55 which was 1 minute 52 seconds quicker than Helena Kearns in second placed who came in at 36:47 followed by Triona O’Malley in third in 37.40.
But not only that, Siobhan took first place in the Westport 5k Parkrun 6 days later on 23rd November with a new PB of 20.12.
Great running Siobhan, all your hard work is really paying off.
Matt Lockett has put together a training program for the next 5 weeks which explains the rationale behind the training plan and types of sessions to include.
All Ireland Novice Cross Country Championships - GCH teams required!
Date - Sunday 15th December 2013
Venue - Waterford IT Campus
Distances Womens 4km, Mens 6km
This is one of the best and most enjoyable races on the calendar, and gets a range of club athletes competing from all over the country, and is a great entry point to National cross country competition.
GCH can enter club teams, with 8 to run and 4 to score, in both Mens and Womens races
GCH athletes will also be considered for selection for the Galway County teams for the event .
Here's the updated Club Challenge Tables after the National Inter-Counties XC.
Highlights of the movers and shakers after the latest round………..
Jane Walsh has pushed to the top of the women's challenge thanks to her exploits in tracking down Fionnuala Britton in the National Inter-counties and by doing so it looks like it a two horse race between herself and Mags Sheridan.
A new entrant to the table is Nicola Duncan after an incredible run to 13th in the national Inter-Counties with the elite of Irish running.
Congrats to everyone who took part in the Inter County Cross Country in Santry yesterday, Sunday 17th November 2013. And well done to the participants from the Galway City Harriers who had the largest participation from the Galway clubs representing the Galway County team this year.
The Men’s race was won by Paul Pollock, Antrim in 31:02. In second was Michael Mulhare of Laois in 31:36 and in third was Dan Mulhare also of Laois in 31:40.
126 participants battled the torrential rain and infamous hills in the East Galway 4 mile Race yesterday Sunday 17th November.
In the Men’s Race Matt Bidwell, Galway City Harriers ran 21:10 to win first place position, Jason Broderick, Craughwell Ac ran 21:24 to place second and John Greaney, Galway City Harriers placed third in 21:48.
In the Ladies Race Jane Ann Healy Athenry AC placed first in 24:37, with Barbara Dunne coming second in 25:44 (taking 3 minutes off her time from last year) and in third was Clare Rowe, Athenry in 28:07.
The annual Carnmore 5k Turkey Trot takes place this year on Sunday December 8th at 1pm - organised by Carnmore Hurling Club with AAI course measurer Andrew Talbot. Entry details attached.
The 48th Hollymount Races took place Sunday 10th November.
This year there was a low turnout in numbers but the traditional coach of visitors from the Liverpool area was especially welcomed to boost numbers and spirits.
Congratulations to Regina Casey (GCH) who won the women’s 3k lap. Second place Colette Touhy (Mayo AC) was leading all the way with Regina hot on her heels but a fantastic sprint finish by Regina placed her first in 10:37, and Collette in second with a 10:45 finish. Elizabeth Egan (Liverpool Harriers) finished third in 11:07