[acidfree:3741 title=" " rotate=right size=85 align=right]Congratulations to GCH's Tony McNicholas who ran a PB in the Paris marathon last Sunday, in what looked like very warm conditions. Trimming a massive 16 minutes off his Dublin 2009 marathon time, Tony came home in 3 hours and 8 minutes for a very strong run. His splits are attached below as evidence of a job well done.
News for senior members and athletes
[acidfree:3659 title=" " size=125 align=right]A contingent from the various Galway athletics clubs made the long trip to Ballycotton to run the famous '10' on Sunday last, including the following 4 ladies who represented GCH on the day, finishing with the listed chip-times:
- Bernie Kelly 1:16:15
- Mairead Conneely 1:29:00
- Maria Byrne 1:30:13
- Liz Keyes 1:44:21
Well done girls - I'm sure the round-trip was worthwhile.
Our friends at Galway Bay Sailing Club are organising another Introduction to Sailing course 2010, starting March 30th. The course is designed to introduce people to the growing sport of sailing and is targeted towards adults and helps people make the transition from the shore to the sea. You might not get to sail the Green Dragon this year, but you'll have mighty craic.
[acidfree:3654 title=" " align=right size=200]There's an interesting side-story to the photograph that accompanies this article from last Sunday's fantastic inaugral 10-mile road-race in Craughwell. The photograph clearly shows GCH stalwart Martin McEvilly crossing the start-line at the very back of the field, not the usual starting position we would expect to see from such a fine runner in any race.
[acidfree:3649 title=" " align=right size=150]For those not travelling to Ballycotton next Sunday, you may be interested in taking part in the 3rd annual Ballinrobe 8KM road-race to get some more spring racing under your belt. The following is all you need to know about this well organised and fun event:
[acidfree:3643 size=150 align=left title=""]To celebrate my 52nd birthday (Sunday 7th March) and a happy, healthy life so far I decided to fit in a couple of events this weekend.
Firstly a dance on Friday night to get warmed up for the weekend. Nothing like a few hours ballroom dancing to get the leg muscles working.