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.
Great performances all round for the GCH Girls and Boys Categories in the Galway County Cross Country.
Photo's from the two days can be found be the links below
The latest Club Challenge after the Grey Lakes 10km and the Galway County Cross Country, both held in Loughrea in the last couple of weeks. The Cross Country was very well attended with 24 Harriers competing in the adult races.
In the women's challenge it looks like it's becoming another head to head between Jane and Mags. However Grainne and Niamh could challenge if they feature strongly in at least 2 of the remaining 4 events.
In the men's challenge Martin McEvilly is rolling back the years by topping the table going into the tailend of the season. Vincent Jordan lies second currently, but Martin Kearney is in a solid third with a race in hand so is well placed for a jump into the lead after one more race.
Upcoming races include the National Marathon in Dublin and the Connacht Cross Country on 2nd & 9th November.
Photo credit: John O'Connor.
The Conamara 10k promises to be one of the most scenic road races in Ireland, starting in Carna village, crossing the islands of Roisín an Chaladh and Muighnis, before reaching the turnaround point at Muighnis graveyard and heading back to Carna.
As well as being a stunningly beautiful route, the coastal run is flat and ideal for PBs. The race, organised by the Conamara club, TríSpórt, will be chip-timed and refreshments will be provided afterwards in Carna Bay Hotel.
The Conamara 10k will be open to runners, joggers and walkers. There will also be a number of fun runs for children.
Please find Matt Locketts Training Plan for September attached
GCH Juvenile training commences on Sunday 7th September at the track in Dangan.
Training times as follows;
Sunday 10.30am -12pm 7 year old-18 year olds
Wednesday 7pm-8.30pm 10 year olds -18 year olds.
Friday 7pm-8.30pm 9 year olds -18 year olds.
Cost is 2 euro per session.
Congratulations to GCH's Martin McEvilly who won the European M65 Steeplechase in Izmir, Turkey.
Next start date for Beginners to Fit4Life is Monday 22nd September. 7pm Westside Library
Matt Lockett has put together a comprehensive pack detailing all about Cross Country running and training.
There are a number of training sessions planned and all are outlined in the attached document.
Get down to the training session at Dangan Saturday 16th August warmed up for 10 am then sign up for the training session in Cong Saturday 13th September through the GCH training together Facebook page or by contacting Bernie Kelly.