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Galway 5K Series 2010 - Craughwell

  • Posted on: 12 May 2010
  • By: seamusc

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Once more into the breach for the Galway 5K race-series, as this spectacular roadshow of racing descended on an overcast and then damp Craughwell last night. Again, much thanks is due to all in Craughwell AC for hosting another great race on the local athletics calendar.

Based on the provisional results-set, times for GCH participants have been extracted to the attached PDF document. Once again, any errors or ommissions can be highlighted to and we will address same ASAP.

GCH Results Round-Up

  • Posted on: 7 May 2010
  • By: mel

The summer road racing action started in earnest last weekend, and as well as the local 5k series, G.C.H. athletes travelled far and wide to race. Here is our round up of the GCH athletes in action:

Limerick Marathon:
John Devlin, 3:01.50
Damien Ridge, 3:00.06
Jean O'Connor, 3:30.07

Achill 10:
Niamh Broderick, 46:57, 3rd woman
Kelly Kilbane, 59:18

Limerick Half Marathon:
Michele Villaruel, 1:42.33
Mary Doyle, 1:58.01

Limerick Run:
Michelle Moran, 46:32
Laura Molyan, 58:20


Galway 5K Series 2010 - Tuam (Updated)

  • Posted on: 5 May 2010
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:3795 title=" " rotate=right size=120 align=right]Updated with a cleaner set of GCH times for the series to date (see attachment). There are photographs from the Tuam 5K available on the Athenry AC web-site compliments of race-series coordinator Mick Rice - enjoy!

GCH's Tri-a-Tri "Tri-Bies" Live To Tell The Tale...

  • Posted on: 3 May 2010
  • By: mel

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Joey Hannon TRI-A-TRI Sun 2nd May 2010 ... As experienced by new "TRI-BIES" Breege McGath, Pauline Murray & Debbie Flynn

Report by Debbie, with help from Pauline & Breege...
SWIM (500M)
This was for me, in particular, was going to be the biggest challenge as was still slowly building up my lengths (in 18M pool), briefly pausing to recover my breath after each one. So how was i going to cope with a 50M pool?


Gary On Form At Payton Jordan Meet

  • Posted on: 2 May 2010
  • By: mel

The Payton Jordan Invitational, hosted by Stanford Track & Field is one of the most elite meets in the U.S. athletics calendar. It is named to honour the famous Stanford coach Payton Jordon and many American distance records have been set there over the years, in what are usually perfect running conditions at Stanford in early May. Yesterday, Chris Solinsky became the first non-African runner to run under 27 minutes for the 10,000m in 26:59.6. He smashed the American record by 13 seconds.


National 10k Medals For The Girls!

  • Posted on: 29 April 2010
  • By: mel

The official National 10k results are finally available, and as well as Gary Thornton's outstanding run, G.C.H. has three other medalists. Nono McHugh continues her impressive return to athletics by winning Silver in the F60 category. Nono was an accomplished competitor on the high achieving G.C.H. womens teams of the 1980s and 1990s, and coached by Seamus O'Donnell to sub 40 minute 10k times. Mary Doyle, a winner in the Dublin marathon last Autumn, was on form again winning individual Bronze in the Phoenix Park in F55.


Galway 5K Series - Back With A Bang For 2010! (Updated)

  • Posted on: 28 April 2010
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:3795 title=" " rotate=right size=120 align=right]Updated with some final adjustments and additions. Of the 173 GCH athletes registered for the series, 131 ran in Athenry on Tuesday last.

The Galway 5K race-series got off to a flying (if somewhat damp) start for 2010 last night in Newcastle, Athenry.

Kilcornan 8k

  • Posted on: 27 April 2010
  • By: mel

A date for your diaries... The Predator Triathlon Club are organising their 2nd annual 8k race in Kilcornan on Sunday May 16th. This race is AAI certified, held over the trails and tarmac of Kilcornan and all proceeds go towards the up keep of the swimming pool and special needs facilities in Kilcornan. More details and race flyer are attached:


AAI Relay Championships 2010

  • Posted on: 22 April 2010
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:3752 title=" " size=120 align=right]The AAI Games & Track & Field Relay Championships for 2010 will be held on Sunday, 16th May this year, in Castleisland, Tralee, Co. Kerry. GCH intends to enter a number of teams this year to boost our presence at this level of competition in T&F.

A relay entry form, list of events for male/female athletes (senior/masters) together with a provisional timetable are available here for full details.

2:57:19 For Christine Kennedy in Boston Marathon

  • Posted on: 20 April 2010
  • By: mel

[acidfree:3748 size=200 align=right] Christine Kennedy ran a fantastic 2:57:19 in yesterday's Boston marathon to win first prize in her age division. Our photo is from the Marin Independent Journal in California, where Christine lives, which ran a feature on her in 2009 Christine ran 2:56:32 in her debut at Boston in 2009, which also won her first place in her division. In October Christine returned to Ireland to run in the Dublin marathon in the G.C.H. colours.