There has been a big increase in both the quantity and the quality of races in Galway over the past several years. This section of our website will provide details of some of the local races.
An excellent racing calendar for the area is available on the Athenry AC website, one of our sister clubs in this area.
If you have an event you'd like to list here please contact web@ galwaycityharriers .com
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 .
Course will be open from 10.0 am
Registration from 9.30am
Course is expected to be soft to firm despite weather
PLease note: The only request from the venue is that spikes are not permitted in the function area or the dressing rooms.
Course has a main Lap ( A ) which must be completed in all races
Lap B and C is inclusive of A
Lap D IS THE ONLY LAP THAT TURNS AT GATE 1 AND is completed first before the main lap and is the big loop in reverse
Start : 182m from Start line to the start of the “A“ lap.
The details of the EVENS, UNEVENS and SENIOR XC are below
This is a great opportunity for team participation and a great day out for the club, so put your name forward!!!!
Connaught EVENS & Senior XC Championships 2013.
AAI Leitrim in conjunction with North Leitrim Athletic Club will host the Connaught EVENS & Senior league Cross Country Championships 2013.
Date: Sunday, 27th October
The Galway Cross Country Championships took place on Sunday 6th October at Bushfield, Loughrea, home to Loughrea AC. The new format of races saw adults & juniors race together drawing one of the largest numbers of athletes to the field. And none better represented than GCH with almost thirty athletes competing across all races.
The 2013 Connaught Cross Country Championship for men and women take a different format this year. It is to be held over 3 days starting with
Round 1 which will be held on Sat 12th Oct in Moyne Community School, Co Longford
Round 2 will be held on Sun 27th Oct in Hazelwood, Co Sligo and
Round 3 will be in Roscommon on Sun 3rd Nov
The 12th October is the first of a three race championship for Novice, Intermediate, Masters and Senior individuals with overall club competition combining all four categories.
The Senior & Masters Galway Cross Country Championships takes place on Sunday 6th October at Bushfield, Loughrea, the home of Loughrea AC.
The Even Ages and Adult events will be held *THIS* Sunday, 6 October in Bushfield, Loughrea and are hosted by Loughrea AC.
The first race will start at 1:00PM, Under 10 up to adult in sequence, with the adult races starting at 2:30PM.
NOTE: Clubs must have entries to David Reilly no later than this Thursday, 3 October.
Day One – Loughrea (6th October):
Under 10 girls - 800m & under 10 boys 800m
Connacht Cross Country Adults
This year the Connacht Novice, Senior, Inter and Masters are to be run as a league over three events to coincide with the Connaught Juvenile races.
Points will be awarded to individuals based on their finishing position (1st =25pts) for each of the categories.
Points will also be awarded to top 4 club finishing positions.
At the end of 3 races there will be 1st, 2nd 3rd winner of each category and 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall club regardless of category.
You have to declare your category when registering and stick with it.
Saturday 21st September, 10 am
The course takes in some of the most spectacular scenery starting at Gurteen beach and finishing in Clifden
Route The course starts at sea-level and remains relatively flat for the most part. There are no major climbs, and the few small inclines you will encounter are short in length.
Complimentary bus from Clifden to Roundstone for the start of the race
Pacemakers for 1hr30, 1hr45 & 2hrs
Goody bag along with high quality finishers medal & technical tee for all runners