There were fine performances all round from GCH athletes on Sunday last at the AAI Open Cross Country Races and Masters Trials , held at the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown in Dublin. On an honest course, underfoot conditions were quite good despite the weather in the days beforehand, making it conducive to good cross country running. Eleven athletes represented the club in the various races.
All senior results
Well done to everyone who competed in the National Junior & U23 Championships, and in the National Masters Championships, held over the first weekend in July. Great performances from everyone in the heats and finals.The Club had a number of medal receipents:
National Junior & U23 Championships: 100m Junior men - 3rd Cillin Greene, 4x400m Junior men’s relay 2nd GCH (Shane Canavan, Eanna Folan, Aaron Brennan, Thomas McStay).
National Master’s Championships: F70 3k Walk- Maura Loftus 2nd, F45 400m - Majella Loftus 3rd, F35 800m - Kathryn Casserly 3rd.
The Galway County Half Marathon Championship was held in conjunction with the Athenry Half Marathon in Monivea recently. Well done to all our club members who took part. The following are County medal receipents:
M35 – Diarmuid Hennessey 3rd.
M50 1st. Danny Carr. 2nd Martin Kearney 3rd Seamus King.
Men’s Team: 2nd GCH (Hennessey, Louis Coyne, Carr, Kearney).
W50 1st Carmel Brannigan 2nd Margaret Sheridan.
Women’s Team: 3rd GCH (Brannigan, Sheridan, Bernie Kelly, Cathy Byrne)
Full County Championship results attached.
Results are attached from Day 2 of the Galway Senior/Masters Track and Field Championships for 2017 . A very entertaining evening of athletics saw Gary Thornton of GCH put on an exhibition of distance running to win the County 5000m in a fast time of 14.42, with Keith Fallon , just returned from US scholarship, second in 15.04, and Brian Murphy of Ennis Track third in 16.38 . Siobhan Lee of GCH took victory in the Ladies 3000m in 10.40 after a great battle with Grainne Ni Uallachain, with Aine O Farrell of Athenry AC third.
Craughwell AC hosted last nights second race in the Galway Renault 5k Series this evening 3rd May 2016. Always a contender for a PB course with a FAST start this year saw a huge number of runners come from far and wide to take on the second leg of the series.
The weather was a lot better than last week, with the sun shining amongst some intermittent clouds and aside from the little wind there was no reason for complaints!!!
A massive congrats to all who took part in the Kinvarra Rock and Road Half Marathon and 10k Races earlier this month.
GCH were dominant in the field and even more dominant on the podium despite windy conditions on the undulating course.
Must be all that winter training paying off!!!
In the Men’s 10k Race, the 2016 is looking good already for Owen Byrne who came 2nd in 35.05.
In the Women’s 10k Race Siobhan Egan is looking fresh after her Cross Country team win taking 2nd place also in 39.38.
[acidfree:11207 title=" " size=750 align=center] Clare River Harriers never fail to put on a great race and 2015 didn’t disappoint with a well organised and exciting race at yesterday evenings Claregalway 10k. Flat for the most of this course this always brings home PB’s and is a target race for most athletes at the end of the Summer racing or for those targeting the Dublin City Marathon. Despite a very wet evening, the race was yet again a great success!!