Galway City Harriers AC, one of Ireland’s largest athletics club, will host the 31st running of the famous Streets of Galway 8K road-race on Saturday 6th August 2016 (7pm). This event is the jewel in the crown of Galway city racing events, as a stunning summer evening run through the town centre, culminates in a beautiful 2K section along the promenade at Salthill and finishes with a flourish at the Claddagh basin.
This year we are delighted to announce that the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway has come on board as race sponsor.
There were some great results from GCH athletes at the Connacht School Championships yesterday in Athlone. Please see the link below to the results.
Please see the link below to the results of Day 2 of the County Championships.
Attached is the timetable for Day two of the 2016 Galway Track and Field championships being held on Sunday next 15th May , in Dangan, from 10 am. The programme includes events for older ages juveniles, Seniors and Masters ( who compete with Seniors) .
Good weekend for NUIG in the intervarsity All Irelands in April, some promising results within the sprint group.
Cormac Lynch made a welcome return to competitive athletics running 11.11. Cormac will be training with our group next year.
Owen Scully made a sensational return to outdoor competition running 11.35, not bad for a 400m runner!
Cormac & Owen both done the double and ran 22.82 and 23.65 respectively.
400m (Crazy hard wind for heats so times prob a lot better)
Well done to all the U8 to U12 GCH athletes who competed in Day 1 of Sunday's County Championships.
Please see the results in the link below.
April is a popular marathon month. GCH had participants running in Boston, Rotterdam, Manchester and London.
In Rotterdam Timmy Jones ran 2.50 a massive achievement in his first ever marathon!! While Martin Kearney ran 3.06 on the day.
In London Sarah Collins straight from her win in the County 10 miler, continued her line of PB’s and out did herself once again by running a massive PB coming home in 3.10………..amazing achievement. There is lots more to see from Sarah!!
Craughwell AC hosted last nights second race in the Galway Renault 5k Series this evening 3rd May 2016. Always a contender for a PB course with a FAST start this year saw a huge number of runners come from far and wide to take on the second leg of the series.
The weather was a lot better than last week, with the sun shining amongst some intermittent clouds and aside from the little wind there was no reason for complaints!!!
The Galway 5km Series sponsored by Bradley Renault is nearly upon us and with many GCH members signed up to particiapate it should make for a great start to the running summer.
Like all good things the series doesn't just happen and there are a few things we'd like some help with before the series kicks off.