Membership is open to all levels of runners. Our aim is to encourage and support people of all abilities and standards of running, from the ‘fun’ runner to the ‘elite’ athlete.
There are many benefits to joining Galway City Harriers. Amongst these are:
Sunday 8th December: European Cross Country Championships. The Very Best of Luck to Thomas McStay and the Irish Junior Mens Team in Lisbon this Sunday.
Sunday 8th December: Claregalway 5k Jingle Bells Fun run/walk @ 11am . Plus Juvenile 1k run for u11s and u14s @12pm. Late registration on the morning 9.30am-10.45am in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir.
Cross Country: Gold for GCH ladies at Connaught Senior League
The final leg of the 2019 Connacht Senior Cross Country league took place in a cold Belleek, Ballina on Sunday last, 10th November. Congrats to the GCH women's senior team, finishing first overall after the three Connaught League cross country races.
There were some fine performances all round. John Moroney placed a fine third in the Senior men's 8k race, a good run out before the upcoming National Senior cross country, with John Moran having his first run in the league this season.
Connacht Cross Country League. Leg 2 of the Senior/Master Cross Country League was held on a testing course in scenic Calry, Sligo. There was some fine running from the GCH women’s and men’s teams. In the women’s 4k, Eilis Ni Dhuil, Eleanor Whyte, Deirdre McCrae and Eileen McCarty packed well, with back up from team members Cora Grimes, Barbara Bergin, Majella Ni Chriocháin and Mags. The GCH senior women’s is bidding for a podium finish going into the final leg in Ballina, with Eilis currently holding third master position, and Cora third novice position.
GCH had numerous members competing over the past two weekends in marathons near and far. Well done to everyone who ran the Dublin City Marathon, Frankfurt Marathon and New York Marathon. There are bound to be some names missing so apologies to anyone not listed. Do let us know if you are running /competing in any event.
Leg 2: Sunday 3rd November. Venue is St. Josephs GAA Club, Hazelwood Road (R286), Sligo.
NB: GCH Senior/Master League entry closes tonight (Tuesday 29th Oct). Contact Secretary asap. No late entries accepted. (Note that the Connaught JUNIOR (u20) races and Juvenile even ages u12 to u18 also on this day starting at 12 noon).
Galway County Adult Intermediate Cross Country Championships. It was team gold for both the GCH women and men at the recent County Intermediate Championships in Bushfield, Loughrea. Good underfoot conditions on a dry, cool day welcomed the athletes. In the women's 5k race, Julia Britton had a great run to finish in third place followed by Olive Gleeson in fourth and with strong runs from Deirdre McCrae and Majella N Chriocháin, the GCH ladies team took the women's team title.
Well done to all our athletes who competed at the recent County Cross Country Championships at the Palace Grounds in Tuam (Oct.6th). Great competition over a tough course with GCH athletes Kathryn Casserly and John Moroney winning their respective races and taking the Senior titles. Kathryn Casserly of GCH powered her way to victory in the combined Women’s 4000m race, running from the front all the way, to take a well-deserved victory. Clubmate Jane Ann Meehan had a great run to claim the second senior women's place.
There were quite a number of GCH competing over the weekend of the 5th/6th October. If any GCH members are racing anywhere/have any results do let us know.
At the Irish ¾ Marathon in Longwood, County Meath, Paul Keane finished in a fine time of 2 hrs 10 minutes 38 seconds while Barbara Bergin posted 1.45.59 at the Tarmonbarry Half Marathon in County Roscommon.
Below is the link to the provisional entry list for the National Marathon Championships 2019 (held in conjunction with the Dublin Marathon). Any club athlete who wishes to be considered in the National Championships needs to ensure they are on the list. If you are not on the list - there is an email address at the end of the list to contact - you need to send them your details including date of birth, your AAI registration number AND also your Confirmation/Order number which you would have received from Dublin marathon.