Loughrea Athletic Club “Athletics Weekend”
Fun Events around the Town of Loughrea on Friday night - list of events to follow
Seminar titled “Train Hard Race Easy” taking place on 26th of Sept @ 6pm at the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa.
Annual 5 mile Road Race 27th of September @ 2pm
Many kudos to GCH's Jane Campbell who organised a great night out for GCH club-members on local river cruiser, the Corrib Princess, on Saturday evening last. This was the first official social night-out for GCH members and friends in a long time and was a great opportunity for all to take the focus off running and racing and the long, hard training miles for a change.
While there is great excitement and entertainment being provided at the moment at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin (not to mention some fantastic Irish (and Galway!) performances so far), it's also worth remembering at this time the anniversary of another great Irish athletics performance on a world-stage from the annals of history.
Congratulations to two of GCH's top veteran athletes Martin McEvilly and Cliff Jennings, who competed against the best of Ireland's Master athletes at the National Veteran T&F Championships last weekend at Tullamore. Martin took a clean sweep of the middle and long distance events, winning the 800m, 1500m, 5000m. Cliff won the Hammer as well as taking silver in the Javelin and bronze in Shot Putt. The full results are now up on the Athletics Ireland website at http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/master....
. We have some great photos of the Galway Triathlon held at Carna a couple of weekends ago, courtesy of John O'Connor. They can be found at the link below. There are plenty of familiar GCH faces in the mix.
News just in that Gerry has won the Castlepollard 5k this evening in an amazing 14.44.
Men’s Team Results (4 to score): 1. Raheny Shamrocks AC (3, 4, 7, 8)=22 2. Galway City Harriers AC (2,19, 21, 46)=88 (3. Athenry AC (14, 20, 32, 43)=109) Women's Team Results (3 to score): 1. Athenry AC (109, 117, 140)=366 2. Galway City Harriers AC (76, 180, 181)=437 (3. Raheny Shamrocks AC (71, 118, 271)=460)
GCH's Matt Lockett was the winner. This race took place on July 18th.