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Women's Meet & Train Group

Chris McGrath - RIP

  • Posted on: 13 March 2017
  • By: Vincent

All at Galway City Harriers were saddened to hear of the tragic death last weekend of Chris McGrath, a recent member of city club GCH.

Chris had competed with the club since juvenile days in the 1990s, and was a very talented and committed athlete who won numerous titles at Juvenile level. In recent years he competed at cross country and road races at regional and National level for GCH and Galway county. A terrific win at the Connacht Intermediate Cross Country in St Marys in 2012 and a top 50 National senior cross country finish in Tullamore in 2013 were among the highlights of his career. Chris was a hugely keen, enthusiastic, talented and very competitive runner who always gave his best...

AAI National 10K Championships

  • Posted on: 15 March 2016
  • By: GCH Web

The AAI National 10k is on Sunday 10th April in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. GCH athletes performed extremely well last year (report here), with three teams winning silver medals and several gold medal winners. We hope repeat and improved performances for this year.

Please email Mags Sheridan, club secretary, before Thursday 31st March if you intend to compete this year: secretary@galwaycityharriers.com 

2016 Membership and Track Fee Update

  • Posted on: 20 December 2015
  • By: Vincent

 

Over the past several months the GCH Development Committee and Juvenile Committee have been reviewing how we collect and manage membership and participation fees at GCH. At the moment all our track fees and most of our membership fees are in cash. The club is of a scale where this requires heroic effort on the part of a few volunteers to collect, count and lodge. Finding €2 for track every time can be pretty inconvenient for participants too. So in 2016 we're moving to a new membership and fees arrangement across all membership groups.

2014 Galway Indoor T&F Athlone IT starting at 9.30am sharp, Saturday 18th January

  • Posted on: 17 January 2014
  • By: GCH Web

A bus will leave Dangan carpark at 7.15am, collecting at bus stop across from Dunnes stores Headford rd at 7.25am & Oranmore Community centre at 7.35am. Cost €10. Athletes not travelling by bus need to be in Athlone IT at 8.45am if they are doing events early in the day.

Attached is the timetable for day. There is one major change from earlier editions: the under 13 boys & girls 4x100m relay has been brought forward to the first event on the outer track. Originally it was due near the end of the event. There is also an elite mile during the day around 3.45pm.

Run Easy - Live Long

  • Posted on: 11 May 2012
  • By: Vincent

A conference in Dublin last weekend heard some evidence from the Copenhagen City Heart Study that joggers and runners live longer:

“We can say with certainty that regular jogging increases longevity. The good news is that you don’t actually need to do that much to reap the benefits.”

It's better for men, but women don't do too badly either:

"Undertaking regular jogging increases the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years"

Don't take my word for it though, read the details here:
http://www.escardio.org/about/press/press-releases/pr-12/Pages/regular-j...

Final call for Meet and Train 21st Anniversary

  • Posted on: 21 March 2012
  • By: Maire

Next Saturday at 3pm we will be having a celebration run/ walk in Renmore covering a course of approx. 3 miles, followed by a cuppa and refreshments. That night we will be gathering in the Menlo Park Hotel for a get together and some finger food. We have had some difficulty getting in contact with girls who ran with us over the years so if you know anyone, pass the word on. We are encouraging the runners to wear pink or red if possible! Feel free to turn up for the run but we'd like to have names for the night time event. See you Saturday!!
Contact: Maire Kelly (086-8036044)

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Meet and Train

  • Posted on: 25 January 2012
  • By: Maire

Galway Meet and Train was set up by Edel Murphy in 1992 and this year we hope to organise a celebration for the 21st year of its existance. Although we haven't been actively promoting it as a training ground for the Mini marathon over the past few years, there is still a group of runners who meet regularly in Renmore on Monday and Thursday nights throughout the year.We need to get the word out there that we plan this event and will try through the media to make contact with anyone who ran with us over the years.

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" All things bright and beautiful!"

  • Posted on: 10 January 2011
  • By: Maire

[acidfree:5771 align=right size=250 title=""]Last weekend saw the Galway Meet and Train girls heading to Edinburgh to take part in the Great Winter Run 2011 on Saturday morning. This run took place in very snowy, icy conditions on a 5k amended route in Holyrood Park. This was the second year in a row that the course was altered due to severe weather. All the girls completed the course in very good times with Mary Connolly leading the Irish contingent home in an excellent time of 25 mins.

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Galway Meet and Train in Barcelona

  • Posted on: 18 February 2010
  • By: Maire

Also running in the Asics Barcelona Half Marathon at the weekend were Meet and Train veterans, Adrienne Walsh, Mary McCann and Maire Kelly. All finished well and added yet another international race to their long list! As the Galway Meet and train will be celebrating its 20th year in existance next year, we will be compiling a list of all races run by its members, which range from Tromso to Sydney and many places in between!

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Galway City Harriers - 110 years on the run!

  • Posted on: 16 July 2009
  • By: Jane C

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Climb aboard the Corrib Princess and join in the Birthday celebrations.
We've chartered the boat from 7-11pm on August 22nd. The cost is a recession friendly €20, to include entertainment and food.
I have had a great response so far but there are still approximately 15 places left. These are open to GCH members and our close running friends. If there are stil some places and your wives/husbands/partners/better lesser halfs/lovers etc can survive 4 hours of incessant banter on all things running related, then they are welcome too.

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