News for senior members and athletes
[acidfree:3407 title=" " rotate=right size=90 align=right]In case you missed it (and let's face it, a television programme that goes out at 0:35 on a "school night" is hardly targeted at a mainstream audience), Paul Fallon has been good enough to pass on a link to the Running To The Limits documentary which went out on Channel 4 last Tuesday night. This is well worth viewing for any aspiring or even veteran marathon runner.
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.
[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.
[acidfree:3290 title=" " rotate=right size=200 align=right]Andy Talbot was out and about at the Clarinbridge 10k capturing some of the action. Check out his photos at: http://www.galwaycityharriers.com/albums/clarinbridge-10k-2009
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).
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.
[acidfree:3246 title=" " rotate=right size=120 align=right]GCH paparazzi have been out in force again recently. See who you can recognise in the following two newly created online albums: