Sean Breachnach (GCH) was placed 1st in the 2kg discus, throwing well clear of the field with 46.06m.
Michael Conerney also of GCH was placed second with 39.53 and Crusaders’ Sam Graine was third with 38.34.
For full details go to http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=31760
Well done to everyone from the club who took part in this year's National 10k Championships in Phoenix Park on April 14th held in conjunction with the Great Ireland Run. The club was well represented with almost 30 members taking part in the event this year.
Congrats to Matt Bidwell who once again took 1st place victory in the M40 category in 33:36.
In the M35+ category GCH also took home first place with Matt Bidwell, Gerry Carty and Brian Bruton finishing in a total time of 1:46:54. Second was Tullamore Harriers Athletic Club in 1:52:02 and 3rd was Mayo Ac in 1:54:16.
Diarmuid Coughlan reports on this years Boston Marathon and his experience surrounding this years event.
by Diarmuid “Dee” Coughlan
The 2nd Annual Galway Sports Partnership 10k took place in Labane / Ardrahan on Saturday 20th April 2013 with over 200 people taking part this year. Galway City Harriers were well represented with lots of take home prizes on the day for club members.
The Men’s race was won by Matt Bidwell of GCH in 33:21, followed closely by Peter O’Sullivan in 2nd place in a time of 33:35 with Gearoid Hynes of GCH achieving 3rd place in 35:32.
Well done to everyone from Fit 4 Life who took part in the race.
Offical Results attached.
Provisional dates and venues for the 2013 County Track and Field and Cross-Country Championships
Juvenile Track & Field:
Sunday, 12 May 2013 U9-11s @ Dangan 12:30pm - Competition Secretary: Mike Tobin
Sunday, 19 May 2013 U12-19s @ Dangan 11am - Competition Secretary: James Lundon
Senior Track & Field:
Sunday, 23rd June 2013 Day One @ Dangan 1:30pm
Thursday, 4th July 2013 Day Two @ Dangan 7:30pm
Tuesday, 9th July 2013 Day Three @ Dangan 7:30pm
More details in due course.
Sunday, 6th October 2013 (Even Ages and Adult)
Sunday, 20th October 2013 (Odd Ages)
Congrats to Gary Thornton who beat 50 other international competitors to win the North Pole Marathon on Tuesday 9th April.
Facing brutal conditions of -30 degrees, he completed the marathon in 3:49:29. The race took place at Camp Barneo, an annual Russian military camp, which is close to the geographical North Pole.
"The course was brutal. It’s like you’re on the moon up there,” he said afterwards. “I’d only raced in two before this, in cities, so this was totally different to what I’ve ever done. I had to wear a face mask and really needed that, it was brutally cold.”
John Cronin writes about his Ultra Marathon experience in Connemara …………
The Connemara Marathon series of races took place for the 12th year on Sunday 7th April. Conditions were cold and windy and yet a field of almost 2800 competitors across all races took part. There were three races on the day, a Half marathon, Full marathon, and Ultra-marathon (39.3 miles)
The Half Marathon was won by Matt Bidwell (Galway City Harriers) for the second year in a row in a time of 1:19:29. He was followed by Phil Kilgannon (Sportsworld) in 1:21:18 and in 3rd place was Clive Brown in 1:22:29.