Senior News

News for senior members and athletes

Bernie Strikes Gold


Bernie After Winning Gold
News just in from today's National Half Marathon in Stranorlar is that Bernie Kelly won the Women's V4 category in 102.57, holding off the 2nd placed Finn Valley athlete by just 3 seconds in the final sprint. Congrats Bernie on a great run and National title!

Renmore Round the Houses 5k

RenmoreRunnersLogoRenmore Residents Associations are celebrating 50 years and are hosting a "Renmore Round The Houses 5k" next Friday 4th September as part of their celebrations.

Attached are details of the 5k run/jog/walk taking place next Friday evening in Renmore, Galway City at 7.30pm. Registration from 6.30pm at Renmore Sports Centre. Entry fee €5. Race starts and finishes on Renmore Avenue. Further enquiries to Frank 091-753582 or Bernie 087-7504066. Changing and showers available at Renmore Sports Centre. All welcome.

Loughrea Welcomes Olive


Bernie & Olive
Bernie Kelly reports that a fabulous evening was had in the Lough Ree Hotel, hosted by Loughrea AC to honour Olive Loughnane. The guests were treated to a 20 minute video of Olive's race in Berlin. There was just as big a cheer when she crossed the line in the video as she got on the race day itself!

Loughrea AC Athletics Weekend 25th-27th September

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

Longford Half Marathon (Up-dated times!)

Longford half marathon

GCH Goes Loco

Corrib Princess 2009Many 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.

Treacy's Twenty-Fifth Anniversary

Los Angeles 1984 - 23rd OlympiadAn occasional series - the personal musings of a novice runner.

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.

Martin McEvilly's Clean Sweep

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

Carna Triathlon Photographs

TriCarna2009_152. 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.

Breaking News ... Gerry Ryan's 14.44 in Castlepollard

News just in that Gerry has won the Castlepollard 5k this evening in an amazing 14.44.

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