Isabella Burke put in a tremendous performance today in the U13 Girls race at the National Cross Country Championships in Waterford. Isabella finished in 10th place winning her first individual national medal as one of the top 12 finishers. The U13 Girls team who are current County and Connacht Champions were just outside the medals today finishing in an impressive 4th place with Aoibhe Joyce in 52nd place, Aoibhe Joyce in 52nd, Ava McKeon 61st, Rachael Fahy 66th, Leana Nic Dhonncha 106th and Clodagh Quirke 121st.
Galway City Harriers Represented at the
Athletics Kenya Cross Country in Iten
Saturday 09th December
In Kenya, cross country in a big deal! Cross country is where you go if you want to get noticed by an agent/coach/sponsor. Unfortunately, you also need to be crazy fast to get noticed by anyone around here, and so when the dust had settled, literally, I had not earned a contract or a shoe deal!
Juvenile Training had been Cancelled this morning Sun 10th December.
The weather conditions are pretty bad in parts of the county to be putting athletes/parents and coaches at risk
Juvenile Training has been cancelled this morning in Dangan.
The weather conditions are pretty bad in parts of the county to be putting athletes/parents and coaches at risk.
Attached below is a list of fixtures December 2017 to March 2018. Two important fixtures to note: The National Novice Cross Country takes place on Sunday 17th December in Waterford. Anyone wishing to run Novice , contact the secretary no later than this Friday, 8th December.
The Galway County Indoors take place on the 13th January (u8-u12) and 14th January (u13-Senior) in Athlone. Seniors please contact the secretary if you wish to compete. Juveniles sign up at training asap.
The Annual General Meeting of GCH will be held on Tuesday16th January in the Westwood Hotel at 8.30pm.
AGM will be held after Track Session. Anyone interested in knowing more about the running of the Club is welcome to come along and get involved.
We will be having a Pop Up Shop in Kearney Cycles this Saturday 9th December from 12pm to 3pm.
Lots of gear will be reduced. Not all sizes available but call in to grab a bargain. This is a perfect opportunity to buy a Christmas present for the GCH athlete in your life!
Shortsleeve t-shirts reduced from €20 to €15
Longsleeve zip top reduced from €30 to €25
Light weight running jackets reduced from €50 to €40
Hoodies and long sleeve cotton reduced from €25 to €15
We are hosting our annual Awards Night on Friday 19th January 2018 in the Westwood Hotel from 7pm to 10pm.
We will be celebrating the achievements of our Club Members in their sporting achievements and their tireless volunteering.
Another instalment of the GCH Dublin Marathon story for 2017 , thanks to Culan O Meara for another great piece of writing on his superb run this year.. 'Where to start? The emotion of the day, the crowds, the amazing support from GCH along the route and the afterglow! It still makes me smile. The best running experience of my career was a long time in the making, both physically and mentally. From running laps of the town as 'training' back in school in the 80's and 90's, doing triathlons with Galway Tri, the cross-country outings and the Cathedral runs.
There were some fine performances at the recent National Senior, Junior & Juvenile Cross Country Championships held in Abbottstown, Dublin. There is a comprehensive report on the Juvenile and Junior races under the Juvenile News section. Well done to our Junior and under 16 Mens teams and the Juvenile competitors. The County Galway Junior mens team also took silver County team. In the combined under 18/Junior Womens race, there were fine runs from Jessica Leane (32nd ) and Aoife King (52nd). The Galway County Junior Womens team finished just outside the medals in fourth place.