I think I've got everyone now. I've just added Tony's, Donal's, Jennifer's and Alan's superb times to the roll of honour. Word is that Jennifer made the news - we'll try find a link...
News for senior members and athletes
Gary Thornton was in Portsmouth today, competing in the Great South Run 10 mile road race. He finished 8th in a very fast time of 48:22, just behind Mark Keneally of Clonliffe who was 7th in 48:17. The two Irish runners went through 5k in 14:52, with Gary just ahead at 10k in 29:30.
The National Marathon Championship takes place this Monday 25th October 2010, in conjunction with the Dublin City Marathon. Good luck to all the Galway City Harriers running this year. The club has a long and proud tradition in the event and this newsreel from Pathe shows GCHs' Jack O'Reilly, of Fairhill Claddagh, winning the 1926 National Marathon Title which was run from Naas to Dublin. The GCH roll of honour at the National Marathon Championship is compiled below. IRISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
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The Fields of Athenry 10km 2010 is open for entries. Danny Carr and Bernie Kelly will be lining out for sure, part of a small distinguished group to have run the event every year since its start. Details as follows:
The 9th running of the Fields of Athenry 10km, organised by Athenry AC will take place on St. Stephen's day, December 26th at 11am.
Thanks for all of you who supported the St Endas table quiz on Thursday- there was a great turnout from the club and even some of those that could not make it were kind enough to still pay for a table. We are on the way to having the money to finish a 100m straight with a 'dust' finish having laid the foundations. This will enable sprint training all year round and provide a nice even surface for the distance guys to do warm-up drills. We may even be able to invest in some hurdles at some point at get students hurdling.
[acidfree:5609 align=right size=200 title=""]Christine Kennedy ran a US best time of 2:51:36 for 50 plus in the Utah St. George marathon last Saturday 5th October. This amazing time bet the previous record which was 2:51:14, but unfortunately won't stand as US athletics have deemed the course to have too much downhill for record purposes. The marathon begins in the Pine Valley mountains and runs through scenic southwest Utah - it is rated as one of the most scenic marathons in the world by Runner's World.
Congrats to Matthew Bidwell who added another half-marathon victory to his name with a win in the Galway Bay Half Marathon on Saturday in a time of 1:13:41. Damien Ridge was 9th in 1:23:07. Felim O'Reilly had a good run with 1:35:47 while for the women, Clodadh Egan and Breege McGath also had good runs with 1:38:30 and 1:41:26 respectively, as did Mary Doyle with 1:54:03.
By Jane Walsh, GCH Fit4Life
Last Sunday a group of us from Galway City Harriers Fit4Life set off from Galway
for the Loughrea 10k Grey Lake Race. This was my first time running this race and I
was looking forward to it. From the beginning, upon arrival in Loughrea, the
atmosphere was lovely. Runners filled the streets chatting cheerfully as they picked
up their registration gear and headed towards the start line. As we lined up at the
beginning of the race, the sun came out and spirits were high!
The race itself was run on a beautiful scenic course. The country roads and the views