Well done to all our athletes who competed at the recent County Cross Country Championships at the Palace Grounds in Tuam (Oct.6th). Great competition over a tough course with GCH athletes Kathryn Casserly and John Moroney winning their respective races and taking the Senior titles. Kathryn Casserly of GCH powered her way to victory in the combined Women’s 4000m race, running from the front all the way, to take a well-deserved victory. Clubmate Jane Ann Meehan had a great run to claim the second senior women's place.
There were quite a number of GCH competing over the weekend of the 5th/6th October. If any GCH members are racing anywhere/have any results do let us know.
At the Irish ¾ Marathon in Longwood, County Meath, Paul Keane finished in a fine time of 2 hrs 10 minutes 38 seconds while Barbara Bergin posted 1.45.59 at the Tarmonbarry Half Marathon in County Roscommon.
Day 1 of the County Cross Country Championships took place at Palace Grounds in Tuam in bright sunny conditions on Sunday last. A big thank you to Castlegar AC for setting up a challenging but enjoyable course and to East Galway for providing the results.
The day got off to a fine start with U9s Hannah Boo finishing impressively in 15th place over the 800m distance, her first ever race for the club.
Results of Galway Cross Country - Day 1, Uneven ages & adult races from Tuam last Sunday are now attached!
Below is the link to the provisional entry list for the National Marathon Championships 2019 (held in conjunction with the Dublin Marathon). Any club athlete who wishes to be considered in the National Championships needs to ensure they are on the list. If you are not on the list - there is an email address at the end of the list to contact - you need to send them your details including date of birth, your AAI registration number AND also your Confirmation/Order number which you would have received from Dublin marathon.
Leg 1 of the Connaught Senior/Master League is this Sunday 13th October in Moyne Community School, Longford. Entries for Leg 1 need to be submitted this Tuesday evening 8th October. Anyone who would like to compete contact club secretary ASAP for entry to this weekends’ races. Individual categories are Novice, Senior and Master o40 (master begins at o40 for Connaught League), master o65. Team categories are Senior and Master (o40). You must remain in your chosen individual and team category for all three races.
Congratulations to GCH sprinter Alex Lee who has been selected by Paralympics Ireland for the Irish team to compete at the World Para Athletics Championships. Alex will compete in the 100m and 200m at the Championships which take place from 7th - 15th of November in Dubai. Tremendous achievement for Alex who only began running and competing in 2018 ! His dedication and hard work is an inspiration to many. Deserving reward for an equally deserving athlete. Well done to all of Alex's back up and support crew, including coach Brendan Glynn and all of Alex's sprint mates!
The County Cross Country Championships (Day 1 ) takes place in Tuam on Sunday 6th October. As a result there will be no juvenile training in Dangan for U9 to U12s as athletes and coaches attend this event.
Wishing everyone participating an enjoyable day.