Galway City Harriers has welcomed the announcement from Athletics Ireland that in accordance with specific government guidelines all clubs can return to limited activity from Monday 18th May. Athletics is one of the first sports to receive Sport Ireland and Government endorsement to return to activity and we thank the expert contribution from our working groups in competition, recreation and clubs.
The Running Track at Dangan is now closed until further notice. Anyone using the track is not covered by AAI Insurance. Hopefully the closure will only be a number of weeks. Stay safe. Run solo.
On the recommendation of Athletics Ireland (https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/statement-from-athletics-ireland-regarding-the-coronavirus-covid-19) all club training sessions are cancelled until further notice.
Updates on when training sessions will resume will be posted on the club’s social media outlets. We hope that everybody stays safe during this period.
PLEASE NOTE that the Galway Athletics Awards event scheduled for this Friday 13th March has been POSTPONED.
A new date will be announced in due course.
We would like to remind all our athletes about the importance of hand and face hygiene at the start and during any training sessions.Please do not not share water bottles or gear. https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/covid-19-update has a brief statement.
Kinvara races. David Bohan was the first man home in the Kinvara Half Marathon in 1:15:34. Jane Ann Meehan was the first woman in 1:23:12 followed closely by Gráinne Ní Uallacháin who came in second in 1:23:58. Néill Keane was second in the 10K in 36:44, with Diarmuid Hennessy third in 37:12. Well done to all the GCH competitors and our Fit4Life crew out in force in Kinvara. Link to Kinvara results:
A number of GCH athletes competed in the terrific Irish Life Health National Masters Indoor Championships on Sunday in Athlone. Outstanding performances all round in a Championships which has grown in terms of numbers and competitiveness over the years. GCH were represented in the throwing events and six track events plus the relays.
GCH at the Senior Indoors. A terrific two days of competition ended with two bronze individual medals and bronze relay team medals. In the Senior men’s 200m Robert McDonnell ran a terrific 22.06 in the final to take National bronze. Terrific achievement for Robert who ran 21.9 seconds in his heat to qualify for the final. In the highly competitive Senior women’s 400m, Nicole Walsh battled bravely to claim bronze in the final posting a season’s best time of 55.20.
Senior & Master Connacht Indoor results