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Annaghdown 10K Summer Solstice Race - 2010

  • Posted on: 21 May 2010
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:3822 title=" " rotate=right size=150 align=right]The 4th annual Annaghdown 10K summer solstice run will follow the calendar again this year and takes place on Monday, 21st June at 7:30pm starting from Annaghdown national school.

This is another great race on the local calendar and deserves our support. It is run over a nice fast course, on quiet tree-lined country roads and finishes with a long sweeping descent to Annaghdown pier. The brave and the foolhardy usually cool down afterwards with a dip in the water at the pier.

Nicola Collins Wins IKF World Title Fight

  • Posted on: 20 May 2010
  • By: mel

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Nicola Collins beat the European Champion, the UK's Carla Jessup, to win the IKF Amateur Women's Bantamweight World Title at the weekend. Nicola fights out of the Black Dragon Kickboxing Club, who promoted last weekend's 'Rumble in the Bay' in Leisureland, where the fight took place. She is also a member of G.C.H. and can be regularly seen knocking out track sessions with the club.


Edinburgh Marathon Festival

  • Posted on: 19 May 2010
  • By: Jane C

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19 hardy GCH runners will brave the volcanic ash and descend on the Scots this coming weekend for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. The festival comprising of a Marathon, Half Marathon and the Hairy Haggis Marathon Relay, expect to have in and around 23,500 entrants this year. For some of our runners this will be their first attempt at the half and full marathon distances and for others its will mean completing the distance at a milestone age! We'll be back early next week to regale you all with our individual tales.

Galway 5K Series 2010 - Claregalway

  • Posted on: 18 May 2010
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:3795 title=" " rotate=right size=120 align=right]And so the rain came to the 5K series. We probably deluded ourselves 3 weeks ago in Athenry by claiming that the evening had dried up before the racing commenced, and last week in Craughwell sure weren't we all home and hosed before it really came wet. Tonight was a different bag of cats altogether. It was (very) wet all evening around Galway, what could be described as a soft Irish summer's evening.

Weekend Round-Up

  • Posted on: 17 May 2010
  • By: mel

Sean Breathnach had a quadruple win at the AAI Games in Castleisland on Sunday. He won the Discus with a new Personal Best of 46.92m, the Javelin with 49.05m, the 56lb with 7.10m and the Shot Putt with 15.58m. At the end of a long days competition, he actually had a Shot Putt effort measured at 16.35, however he lost balance with this attempt, stepping out of the circle for a foul throw.

Seventeen year old Keith Fallon finished 3rd in the men's 800m with a time of 2:01.68s. This was Keith's first outing of the outdoor season and a great start to his season.

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.