GCH athletes were in top form at the Connacht Championships yesterday in Sligo. There were some terrific performances on the day where multiple Connacht titles were won by the Club’s athletes. It is heartening to see so many qualifiers for the 2017 National Championships in July. A big thank you to all the officials who organised the event on the day.
The timetable of events for Saturday's Connacht Championships is on our GCH Juvenile FB page as follows...
Note there is one page covering track and another covering field events.
National Marathon Championships 2017
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GCH athletes had a very successful and enjoyable day out at the Connacht Championships in Sligo IT yesterday despite the wet and windy conditions.
Results are attached from Day 2 of the Galway Senior/Masters Track and Field Championships for 2017 . A very entertaining evening of athletics saw Gary Thornton of GCH put on an exhibition of distance running to win the County 5000m in a fast time of 14.42, with Keith Fallon , just returned from US scholarship, second in 15.04, and Brian Murphy of Ennis Track third in 16.38 . Siobhan Lee of GCH took victory in the Ladies 3000m in 10.40 after a great battle with Grainne Ni Uallachain, with Aine O Farrell of Athenry AC third.
NB: Connaught T&F entry will close on Friday 9th June. (Contact club secretary)
Saturday 17th June - Connaught Senior Track & Field, Sligo IT . Closing date for entry is Friday 9th June. (Current schedule/timetable attached below)
Sunday 25th June - AAI National League Round 1. (Closing date Fri.16th June)
Saturday 1st July – National Junior & u23 Championships, Tullamore. (Closing date Fri.23rd June)
Sunday 2nd July – National Masters T&F Championships, Tullamore. (Closing date Fri.23rd June)
Some typical tasks that our race day volunteers carry out include:
- staffing the race pack collection desk over race weekend;
- preparing the race route including the start/finish areas;
- acting as race marshals along the race-route;
- handing out water to participants at the 5K mark in Salthill (Rockbarton Road) and at the finish line on Nimmo's Pier in the Claddagh;
- clean-up afterwards.
The biggest road race in the West of Ireland is fast approaching when over 3000 runners take to the Galway Streets.
Have you ever dreamt or wanted to run but thought I cant or I dont have the fitness.
Well we have put together simple 2 month training plans for the beginner and for the more experienced runner who will be aiming for a 40 minute time.
Come to Westside Library at 6.30pm on Monday June 12th and we will give you all the details. Event is free.
At the highly competitive All Ireland Schools Championships GCH athletes took home 5 medals.
Cillín Greene achieved two European Junior qualifying standards at the All Ireland Schools Championships in Tullamore on Saturday. He ran 10.70 in the 100m in a photo finish with Mark Smyth, with Smyth taking gold, with both athletes awarded the same time . A couple of hours later Cillín ran 21.68 in the 200m to take silver once again to Mark Smyth in the Senior boys race.