Ballina GCH results (even ages, junior & senior)
GCH U12 boys won team gold with 54 points, from Craughwell's 61 points. Rian Oates in 7th place led the team home, he was followed home by Kristan Flaherty 13th, Rian Kelly 15th, Jonathon McGrath 19th & Naoise Faherty 46th.
GCH U14 girls also won gold. Michelle Larkin ran her best race ever finishing 7th and leading the team home; Maeve Hughes was next home in 9th place, Aoife Sheedy 13th and Laura Nally 23rd for a team win with 62 points from Athenry's 64 points.
Please note that to partake in GCH organised training sessions, at either Dangan or Westside, you must be a currently registered member of an AAI affiliated club. So, you must be a signed-up GCH member for the current year (Jan 1st 2012 to Dec 31st 2012), or be a current member of another AAI affiliated club, or be a current member of NUI Galway Athletics Club. GCH Management Committee members will be at the various training sessions over the coming weeks, so if you are not already known to them you can meet with them there. If you are a member of a club other than GCH, and have not already done so in the past few weeks, please bring your Athletics Ireland membership card for 2012 or your NUIG student card to your next GCH session.
Finish-times (including 10K, half and 20M splits) are available via the official Dublin marathon web-site results page or via the tracker application linked here. Race-videos have also been uploaded to the official web-site as per usual.
The photos from both weekends in Loughrea are in three different albums in the Photo Gallery. One for the even ages, uneven ages and senior:
A bus will leave Westside Library on Sunday 28th October at 10.30 to head to beautiful West Clare to take part in the Bernie Meaney Memorial 5k road race which is on at 1pm. There are still seats available on the bus so please e-mail or text me your name so that I can book a place for you. €10 for the bus and €20 race entry. All firstname.lastname@example.org or 087-7504066
St. Mary's Athletic Club presents the 38th annual Bernie Meaney Memorial 5k road race in Kilmurry Mc Mahon Co.Clare.
Date: Sunday 28th Oct 2012.
Entry fee: €20.
Provisional results are attached of the Galway Cross-Country, which was held last weekend in Bushfield, Loughrea. Congratulations to all the GCH runners and especially the many younger entrants for whom this was there very first cross-country run.
We've spotted one omission in these provisional results - Eoghan Jennings played an important role as 6th scorer on the U12 GCH team.
If you haven't already seen it ... Galway City Harriers are profiled on the Grassroots page of today's Irish Independent FIT Magazine.
Galway County Cross Country is on next Sunday in Bushfield,Loughrea starting at approx 2.30pm for the adult races with juveniles starting at 1pm.
Entries to Siobhan Glynn, email@example.com by Thursday 4th Oct or to club secretary (Bernie Kelly). 8K for men and 5K for women. Supporters very welcome and at least 2 people from each club needed to help with stewarding etc. Even if you have never tried cross country before give it a go but do try to get hold of a pair of cross country spikes as conditions will be soft and mucky I would say!
The Galway City Harriers Men's Masters Team (V35-50) won team gold yesterday at the National Half Marathon in Athenry. Matt Bidwell, Fintan Hyland and Gerry Carty were delighted to come out on top after a tough race and are pictured receiving their medals from AAI President Ciaran O'Cathain. There was further joy when Fintan Hyland and Matthew Bidwell were then announced 2nd and 1st respectively in their category. The results are now up on the Athletics Ireland website (link below) as well as being published in today's Independent.
Paul Fallon has supplied the following report on last week's National Masters Track and Field championship for 2012 held at Tullamore Harriers track. Well done to all the Harriers who made the trip. Another impressive medal haul for the club by all accounts and great to read that the evergreens remain just that!
A small but determined group of GCH athletes made its way up to Tullamore Harriers stadium this past Sunday for the National Masters Track & Field Championships.