Kinvara races. David Bohan was the first man home in the Kinvara Half Marathon in 1:15:34. Jane Ann Meehan was the first woman in 1:23:12 followed closely by Gráinne Ní Uallacháin who came in second in 1:23:58. Néill Keane was second in the 10K in 36:44, with Diarmuid Hennessy third in 37:12. Well done to all the GCH competitors and our Fit4Life crew out in force in Kinvara. Link to Kinvara results:
News for senior members and athletes
GCH at the Senior Indoors. A terrific two days of competition ended with two bronze individual medals and bronze relay team medals. In the Senior men’s 200m Robert McDonnell ran a terrific 22.06 in the final to take National bronze. Terrific achievement for Robert who ran 21.9 seconds in his heat to qualify for the final. In the highly competitive Senior women’s 400m, Nicole Walsh battled bravely to claim bronze in the final posting a season’s best time of 55.20.
Senior & Master Connacht Indoor results
This Wednesday's (26th February) Connacht Schools Cross Country finals in Loughrea is cancelled due to flooding in Loughrea.
It is expected that that it will take place sometime in March. But it will be AFTER the Irish Schools Cross Country finals which takes place in Santry on Saturday, March 7th.
Schools who had qualifiers for Wednesday's Connacht Schools Cross Country Finals will be contacted and given the option of entering individuals and teams for the Irish Schools Cross Country finals, which take place in Santry on Saturday, March 7th.
The National Masters Indoor Championships take place on SUNDAY March 8th in Athlone. The CLOSING DATE for Club entries is Wednesday 26th February. NO club entries accepted after this date. Contact club secretary.
Link to timetable below.
The Galway City Harriers ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & EGM WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
THURSDAY, MARCH 5th at 8pm in the DARCY SUITE, MALDRON HOTEL, SANDY ROAD, GALWAY.
We will be passing a resolution to incorporate the Club at this meeting (as discussed at previous General Meetings).
We would appreciate a full attendance at this meeting. The Meeting is open to all Club Members and Parents.
The National Senior Indoor Championships take place on Saturday 29th Feb & Sunday March 1st in Abbottstown, Dublin. The CLOSING DATE for Club entries is Wednesday evening next 19th February. NO club entries accepted after this date. Contact secretary.
Link to timetable below.
Update from South Galway AC:
"Due to the deteriorating weather outlook, and the upgrading to an Orange Weather warning for tomorrow, the Race Committee has decided, in the interest of safety, to POSTPONE the Gorgeous Gort 5km tomorrow, Sunday 16th February. It will now be taking place on Sunday 1st March. We will be emailing all online entrants. Apologies for any inconvenience caused."
GCH were well represented at the National Master & Intermediate Cross Country Championships at the delightful Avondale Forest Park grounds in Rathdrum, County Wicklow on Saturday last. A cool dry day with reasonable underfoot conditions greeted the athletes. While the long steep uphill section of the course forced a number of athletes to walk, the downhill section on the opposite side was not for the faint hearted!