News for senior members and athletes
[acidfree:5500 align=right size=200 title=""]A look around the GCH training sessions this week reveals that there is some serious training and preparation afoot for the autumn racing season. First stop is Paul Fallon's race next Sunday at which a good crew of red and white will be running the Oughterard 10k. Next stop is the Galway Marathon weekend of events, organised by Paul and Richard Donovan.
Results now available on Athletics Ireland website: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?page_id=160.
First reports are just in from the National Masters T&F held in Tullamore today. Dick O'Hanlon has won gold in the Shot Putt with 10m59cm and gold in the 200m in 27.25s. He was also 2nd in the Long Jump and 3rd in the Discus. Dick's brother Pat O'Hanlon claimed silver in the 35lb for distance with 8m59. We'll have more GCH updates and link the full results when they're available.
We have a video of the Dangan 5k in June now viewable. Thanks to Richard Donovan for taking the footage on the night, which we've edited and uploaded to YouTube:
The provisional National League results are in and GCH's division was won by Ferrybank from Limerick County and Tallaght. So, there was no promotion for GCH this year, but it was great to have a GCH team competing in the final of the League. On the day the ever dependable GCH throwers had the biggest performances. Sean Breathnach and Eanna O'Cathain carved up the throws events between them to maximise the points gained, winning two and claiming two bronzes also. Congrats to all the athletes and coach/manager Matt Lockett.
The senior men's team has qualified for the Division 1 National League T&F final, with the second highest points total of the qualifiers, behind Ferrybank. The team now has a chance of promotion to the 'promised land' of the Premier League. This would be great for the development of the club as we have a great crop of older juneniles coming through that would benefit from regular high class competition.
At Dangan - meet for 10am start having already completed a warm-up jog...
With many athletes competing at either the national league final or Claregalway 10km I don't expect a huge turnout but for anyone who does want to train rather than race I suggest you head for the hill!
[acidfree:4819 size=250 align=right title=""]I was wondering what heading to put on this story, and this is the only one that seems to fit! Runners love their numbers and and as a group they probably like statistics more than most. Finish times, chip times, interval pace, last year's times, next year's predictions, kilometre splits, wind speeds.. you get the idea.