Another great weekend of racing with the National 10k taking place at the Phoenix Park on Saturday 11th April and the renowned Connemarathon Ultra, Marathon and Half taking place on Sunday 12th April.
On Saturday in Dublin on what is a notoriously hard course especially in the last 5k of the race. This did not deter our GCH athletes who determinedly took to the course to mark their place in this National event!!
Easter weekend brought the sunshine to the West and it was time to put the hard slog of battling wind and rain which was plentiful over the winter season to the test. It was also time to see if our Lenten season sacrifices had paid off!!!
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On Saturday in Kilmovee, a renowned Mayo Race and the first of the Mayo RacetoImprove Series took place and true to his PB season Matt Bidwell took top spot and also set a new course record by 3 seconds in 32.17!! Well done Matt!
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Galway Athletics County Board are delighted to announce that the following people have been selected as category winners in the 2014 Galway AAI Athletics Awards.
The winners will be presented with their awards at a reception in the Ard Rí Hotel in Tuam, on Saturday next 4th April 2015, from 7pm. Contact Brendan Monaghan of Tuam AC for further details of the reception or to book a place- firstname.lastname@example.org or 0868371136
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[acidfree:10994 align=right size=300 title=""]GCH had another good day in Athlone on Saturday.[Not quite the Gold winning performances of the previous weekend but 5 more medals were won in really stiff competition. Seren O'Toole started the day off with a silver medal in the under 14 girls 60m hurdles.Zoe Moore won a bronze in the same race and followed that up with a bronze in the under 14 girls long jump.Eadoin Langan ran a great race to win bronze in the under 15 girls 800m & she also made the final of the 6
Close to home this time and the Craughwell 10 saw the second event of the 2015 GCH Club Challenge. Close to 40 GCHers toed the line on a close to perfect day for running. Grainne Ní Uallachain and Matt Bidwell led home the GCH challenge.Bernie Kelly leads up the women's side of the GCH challenge thanks to her bonus points from Ballycotton and strong run in Craughwell. Matt and Conor Dolan share top spot in the men's challenge. Next up is the National 10km in the Phoenix Park. Bonus points on offer here for 10km PBs and national medals.
[acidfree:10953 align=centre size=300 title=""]G.C.H juveniles had a great weekend at the National Juvenile Championships in Athlone.The club won 4 Gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.Emma Moore was the star of the weekend winning 2 individual gold medals, 1 individual silver medal & won a relay gold as part of the under 13 girls record breaking 4x100m team.The under 13 girls relay team consisting of Sarah Agboola, Eimear Rowe, Sinead Duggam, Chelene Trill and Emma Moore set a new record of 53.81 seconds. The under 17 boys also won their 4x200m relay impressively in 1 minu
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Congratulations to all our GCH athletes who took part in this year’s Craughwell 10. The sunshine brought over 33 GCHers to the race and not only did we see many podium finishes but lots of PB’s this year too.
Matt Bidwell had a fantastic finish, not only with second place but with a new PB of 52.41. He was well clear of his 54.02 finish last year and all his training is paying off pushing him form 3rd last year. Martin Kearney had a great race also and took 1st place in the M060 in 1.03.47.