[acidfree:3602 title=" "size=150 align=left]GCH's Gerry Carty was one of the organisers of the Cloonacool GAA 5k Road Race and a number of club members made the trip to Sligo to support the race yesterday. About 120 took part in all and the race results are attached. It was won by T.J. McHugh of Mayo AC. There are also a few pictures of the GCH gang in http://www.galwaycityharriers.com/albums/misc-photos-2010.
News for senior members and athletes
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GCH were competing far and wide this Valentines weekend. At the Cloonacool 5k, which had been rescheduled from the big freeze, Don Deacy followed up on his form at the weekly track sessions by running a PB of 21.12. Mary McHugh was 3rd lady in 22.06 and Nicola Deacy was not far off the medals in 22.29 with Eve Daly close behind.
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Sean Breathnach, GCH athlete and coach, added to his impressive tally of National honours on Sunday last by finishing 3rd in the Shot Putt competition at the National Indoors at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast with a Putt of 15.28. Kieran Kelly of Fr. Murphy A.C., 18.85, and Jamie Stevenson of Essex Beagles A.C. (England), 16.98, finished 1st and 2nd respectively.
Gary Thornton had a superb run in Athenry today. The time on the clock was 29:57 when he crossed the line - I'm not sure if this is the official time but Athenry will have the official results up soon. The GCH men's team of Gary, Rob Staunton, Eamonn Hornibrook and Ian Egan combined to take the team prize from Craughwell AC. Many other club members had good runs and some good times were recorded. Athenry AC organised a perfect day and a great race - we'll have photos and full results in the coming days.
From today's Irish Independent:
Running can help boost your brain power and help you overcome a forgetful memory, a Cambridge University study has suggested.
Jogging a couple of days a week was shown to stimulate the brain, which led to a big impact on mental ability, university neuroscientists discovered.
Galway City Harrier athletes had a bright start to the indoor season this weekend.
All-Ireland Junior indoors:
Eanna O'Cathain had a double winning performance. He won the 35lb for distance with a throw of 8m.30cm and finished 2nd in the shot with a throw of 13m.33cm.
Keith Fallon had a great indoor personal best of 2min 01.4 seconds in the 800m to claim silver. Keith who will not turn 17 until April has two more years to compete as a junior.
Leona McGuire finished 4th in the 200m with a time of 27.10 seconds.
Our club AGM will take place on Wednesday night, 20th January 2010 at 9pm in the Dangan Suite of The Westwood Hotel, Newcastle, Galway City. Free parking available.
All members are invited to attend where we review the past year and plan for the year ahead.
If you have yet to pay your membership (€30) for 2010 I will be available from 8.30 to take revewals and new memberships.
Club singlets and hoodies will also be for sale before and after the AGM.
New members are always welcome.