All Ireland Novice Cross Country Championships - GCH teams required!
Date - Sunday 15th December 2013
Venue - Waterford IT Campus
Distances Womens 4km, Mens 6km
This is one of the best and most enjoyable races on the calendar, and gets a range of club athletes competing from all over the country, and is a great entry point to National cross country competition.
GCH can enter club teams, with 8 to run and 4 to score, in both Mens and Womens races
GCH athletes will also be considered for selection for the Galway County teams for the event .
Congrats to everyone who took part in the Inter County Cross Country in Santry yesterday, Sunday 17th November 2013. And well done to the participants from the Galway City Harriers who had the largest participation from the Galway clubs representing the Galway County team this year.
The Men’s race was won by Paul Pollock, Antrim in 31:02. In second was Michael Mulhare of Laois in 31:36 and in third was Dan Mulhare also of Laois in 31:40.
The 48th Hollymount Races took place Sunday 10th November.
This year there was a low turnout in numbers but the traditional coach of visitors from the Liverpool area was especially welcomed to boost numbers and spirits.
Congratulations to Regina Casey (GCH) who won the women’s 3k lap. Second place Colette Touhy (Mayo AC) was leading all the way with Regina hot on her heels but a fantastic sprint finish by Regina placed her first in 10:37, and Collette in second with a 10:45 finish. Elizabeth Egan (Liverpool Harriers) finished third in 11:07
Huge congratulations to all who took part in the Connaught Cross Country on 3rd November in Roscommon.
GCH as always was represented really well and clearly all the Saturday morning sessions at St. Mary’s are paying off as we had incredible results.
In the Ladies, Niamh Hennelly had a great run and placed second in the Novice category.
GCH were dominant in the Masters category with Jane Walsh coming home in second place.
Margaret Sheridan after completing last week’s Dublin marathon just missed out on 3rd place to take 4th place in the Masters category.
This year the 34th Annual Airtricity Dublin City Marathon was held on the 28th October and coming home first in the Men’s and Women’s race were 2 Irish athletes. Well done to Sean Hehir of Rathfarnham WSAF 2:18:19 and Maria McCambridge DSD 2:38:51. (Maria won the Streets of Galway 8K in 2012)
Congratulations to Michael Greene of Galway City Harriers who was awarded Gold in the M65 National Marathon Championship in Dublin on Monday
Michael ran a phenomenal 3:22:24 marathon.
Full results to follow soon.
Congratulations to Alanna Lally who has been honoured by Galway Bay FM as the 2013 Athletics Sports Star of the year. Such an amazing achievement.
There is an overall prize of “Youth Sports Personality of the Year” and the overall winner is decided by a vote.
Please support our rising star by voting for Alanna.
To vote for Youth Sports Personality of the Year, text 'YOUNG' followed by the number of your winner to 53133 or call 1513 999 330 to cast your vote.
Alanna is number 4
So for Alanna - text YOUNG 4 to 53133
Congratulations to Nicola Duncan who has recently registered with GCH as a new recruit.
Nicola is based in Edinburgh but is from Taylors Hill and joined the club in October this year.
Nicola had an amazing race at the Amsterdam Marathon last weekend. She finished 8th woman over all in a time of 2:36:44 taking 13 minutes from her previous marathon PB from 2 years ago.
Her time is the fastest recorded marathon time by an Irish female for the marathon in 2013 and has qualified her for the 2014 European Championships.
Results from the Gerry Farnan XC held on Sunday 20th October.
Well done to Brian Bruton, Martin McEvilly and Alvy Carragher who took part.
Please see the results on the attached files.
Please note the RULES and any changes.
Best of luck in the Connaught XC everyone!!