The GCH Committee is pleased to advise that our new Membership platform on is now live and ready to accept members for 2017.
The new system allows us to collect and manage member information and payments in a more efficient manner, and will significantly cut down on the time being put in by Club Officials in the administration of membership forms and cash payments.
The 30th running of the British & Irish Masters Cross Country International races took place on Saturday last in Derry. Two of our stalwart GCH athletes ,Christine Kennedy (M60 women) and Martin McEvilly (M65 men)represented Ireland at the event. The Masters womens race and the Masters over 65 race was run over 6k, consisting of three laps of a 2k course. It was a fast race, quite muddy on parts of the course and included a gradual climb.
Galway City Harriers Fit for Life group is 10 years old this month! The incredible Bernie Kelly has trained thousands of Galway runners over the last decade! Celebrations are ongoing , and all at GCH and all those who have ran and jogged their way to fitness and health are hugely thankful to Bernie and all her team leaders for the tremendous work over the last decade.
The Dublin Marathon for 2017 brought great success for Galway City Harriers athletes and teams, including National team gold for the Ladies, and individual medals too, We will bring you some of their thoughts over the next couple of weeks... read on for Jimmy Wards story...
Congratulations to Gary Thornton of GCH who returned to action with a victory at South Galway AC'S annual 10km in Ballinderreen , which incorporated the Galway 10k Road race championships for 2017. Niall Shanahan of Limerick was second with an excellent run in 31.37, with Colm Turner also Limerick in 33.21,
Results attached from Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country finals held Saturday in Roscommon . Team results are in race order 3/4 Girls, 3/4 Boys, 5/6 Girls , 5/6 Boys . Well done to all who competed
Full results are attached from all the races and medal categories after three rounds of the Connacht Cross Country league. . Eanna Folan of GCH won the first leg in Calry . Kathryn Casserly placed second on Moyne on Day two. Neill Keane impressed on his cross country debut placing fifth overall in the Novice category. GCH mens team had been in second before the final leg but were overhauled
The 2018 County Indoor Championships take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January at Athlone Institute of Technology. Saturday’s competition will include events for athletes from U8 to U12 and Sunday will cater for the U13 – U19 age groups.
This Competition is an ideal event for beginners and for athletes of all levels of ability.
If interested please add your child’s name to the Entry Sheets in the Shed at Training from this weekend. The closing date for entry is Sunday 17th December 2017.
The National Senior Cross Country Championships takes place on Sunday 26th November at the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown in Dublin. Anyone who wishes to race, please contact the secretary no later than Friday 17th November (closing date). It would be great to field senior mens' and womens' teams. The club will have some Juvenille teams competing on the day who qualified through the Connaught Championships, and we will also have a strong Junior mens' team competing in the Junior race. Should be a great days racing !
Sligo and Longford were the venues for the first two races in the Connaught Senior League Cross Country, held over the past two weekends. First race up was Sligo, where the GCH men endured eight laps of an up and down one thousand metre course. The team certainly got off to a great start in the League with Eanna Folan and James Frizzell filling first and third places, while running strongly in behind were Michael Kerrin, Niall Murphy and Neil Keane. The Womens 4k race was won by Adrianna Melia of Longford AC. GCH athlete Aoife King finished a credible second in the Junior women's 4k.