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News for senior members and athletes

The Coleraine Report

  • Posted on: 9 December 2009
  • By: mel

All-Ireland Uneven Age Cross-Country Coleraine.
Unfortunately this event will be remembered not for the great performances of many athletes but for the total incompetence of the organising club & the officials in running the event. From the minute we entered the University of Ulster campus we were met by a sense of confusion & lack of planning. There was nobody directing traffic towards car parks, registration or changing rooms, however they were collecting the €10.

Bus To The Fields!

  • Posted on: 4 December 2009
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:1634 title=" " align=right size=200]For those of you taking part in this year's Fields of Athenry 10K road-race on St. Stephen's day (26th December), GCH will organise a bus to and from the event if there are sufficient numbers interested.

The provisional plan is that the bus will leave Galway at 9.30am (approximately) from Westside Library and return from Athenry at around 3pm. This will give all participants ample time to warm-up for the race and then just as importantly, time for post-race analysis over a relaxing cup of tea (or perhaps a hot port for the day that's in it!) with fellow runners and club members.

Galway Seniors in Kilbeggan

  • Posted on: 24 November 2009
  • By: mel

In Kilbeggan at the National Inter-Counties Cross Country on Sunday, GCH's Gary Thornton finished a highly credible 7th overall in a very competitive race, as Ireland's top athletes are vying for selection for the Europeans in December. The Galway Senior Men won out Grade B, where the scorers were Gary Thornton, Paul McNamara (AThenry), Gerry Ryan (GCH), Martin Corcoran (Craughwell), Robert Staunton(GCH) and Peter O'Sullivan (Craughwell).

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Clarinbridge 10k Results

  • Posted on: 15 November 2009
  • By: mel

The results of the inaugural Clarinbridge 10k in aid of the IHPCT Lourdes Fund 2010 are attached. The IHPCT travel to Lourdes every year with children with special needs and over 2900 Euro was raised by this morning's event. Congratulations and thanks to the local organisers for putting on a very enjoyable 10k race. Mike Dillon, Bosco Forde and their large team of volunteers, with assistance from GCH's own Bernie Kelly, ensured a very smooth event that was thoroughly enjoyed by all the participants.

News From Hollymount - Updated with Results

  • Posted on: 8 November 2009
  • By: mel

Full results of the three races are now attached, courtesy of the Hollymount organisers...

Breaking news from today's races at Hollymount - The men's 10k was won by Gary Thornton, breaking 30 mins with 29.59, second was Gerry Ryan in 30.54. The late night dancing at the GCH club night out didn't effect the performances of Ian Egan, John O'Brien or Danny Carr, as they all ran well, recording 35.15, 35.50 and 38.08 respectively.

Sisters are National Marathon Team Winners

  • Posted on: 8 November 2009
  • By: mel

The official results of the National Marathon Championships (run in conjunction with the Dublin City Marathon) confirm that the sisters trio of Phylis Browne, Mary Doyle and Christine Kennedy have won the Women's Team Masters W2 Championship for GCH. This is a unique and fantastic achievement by the girls who recorded superb runs on the day to win the team event from West Waterford AC.

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Clarenbridge 10K - An mbeidh tú ann?

  • Posted on: 5 November 2009
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:3225 title=" " rotate=right size=120 align=right]Marathon fever may be beginning to die down now and road-races are thin on the ground at this time of year as the cross-country seasons kicks into gear. However, for those of us who still like to get out on the tarmac, here's some information about an interesting new race on the local scene. This promises to be a good day out and will raise funds for a great cause at the same time. It's also a good opportunity to get some race practice in at the very manageable distance of 10K which should suit all-comers and is conveniently sandwiched between the Hollymount 10K on Sunday 8th November and the famous fields of Athenry event over the same distance on St. Stephen's Day. We hope to have a good club turnout on the day to support this worthwhile event - what better incentive to get out in the fresh air during the bleak month of November?

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