The National Senior and Junior Cross Country Championships and Juvenile even ages take place in Abbottstown on Sunday 24th November. The deadline for Club Senior & Junior entries is Wednesday 13th November. Any GCH Seniors and Juniors contact club secretary for entry. Athletes will also be considered for Galway County Teams so we need names by Wednesday please ! Adult Distances : Senior & u23 women is 8k, Senior & u23 men is 10k. Junior women is 4k, Junior men is 6k. This is a great event to support even if not running !
Connacht Cross Country League. Leg 2 of the Senior/Master Cross Country League was held on a testing course in scenic Calry, Sligo. There was some fine running from the GCH women’s and men’s teams. In the women’s 4k, Eilis Ni Dhuil, Eleanor Whyte, Deirdre McCrae and Eileen McCarty packed well, with back up from team members Cora Grimes, Barbara Bergin, Majella Ni Chriocháin and Mags. The GCH senior women’s is bidding for a podium finish going into the final leg in Ballina, with Eilis currently holding third master position, and Cora third novice position.
Day 2 of the Connacht Cross Country championships took place yesterday in the scenic grounds of Beleek Woods in Ballina and was hosted by Moy Valley A.C. It was a bright but chilly day and the athletes really enjoyed the experience of running this challenging course.
GCH had two individual medal winners on the day, Fauve Aylmer and Barry Murphy and the U15 girls and U19 Boys brought home team gold.
GCH had numerous members competing over the past two weekends in marathons near and far. Well done to everyone who ran the Dublin City Marathon, Frankfurt Marathon and New York Marathon. There are bound to be some names missing so apologies to anyone not listed. Do let us know if you are running /competing in any event.
GCH athletes enjoyed an exhilarating day of cross country running on Day 1 of the Connacht Cross Country Championships hosted by Leitrim Athletics in Calry , Sligo. Those who made the trip will reap the benefits of their efforts as the season progresses. Cross country running is excellent development for strength of both mind and body .
Leg 2: Sunday 3rd November. Venue is St. Josephs GAA Club, Hazelwood Road (R286), Sligo.
NB: GCH Senior/Master League entry closes tonight (Tuesday 29th Oct). Contact Secretary asap. No late entries accepted. (Note that the Connaught JUNIOR (u20) races and Juvenile even ages u12 to u18 also on this day starting at 12 noon).
Galway County Adult Intermediate Cross Country Championships. It was team gold for both the GCH women and men at the recent County Intermediate Championships in Bushfield, Loughrea. Good underfoot conditions on a dry, cool day welcomed the athletes. In the women's 5k race, Julia Britton had a great run to finish in third place followed by Olive Gleeson in fourth and with strong runs from Deirdre McCrae and Majella N Chriocháin, the GCH ladies team took the women's team title.
Buffet dinner and presentation of awards celebrating the achievements of Galway City Harriers during 2019. December 1st, 8pm, Menlo Park Hotel https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/gch-awards-night-and-buffet-tickets-78372940575
The format is similar to previous years with a Buffet Dinner, Dessert and Tea/Coffee followed by presentation of the Awards.