It’s going to be another exciting year for the Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8k! We’ve seen Galway city come alive with festival goers over the past couple of months from artists, musicians to fashionistas, but this Saturday evening the city will be buzzing with eager runners and walkers, as the 33rd race takes over the streets of Galway.
Race day is nearly here ! Entrants for the Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8K on Saturday, August 11th can find your Race Number on the attached document.
Please ensure you have this number, along with your print-out email of registration confirmation details when collecting your race-pack (which includes a fantastic technical t shirt, number with timing chip) at Race HQ, The Claddagh Hall, South Park, Salthill, Galway.
See map link for location of Claddagh Hall http://bit.ly/2mLMYbn
GALWAY CLINIC Streets of Galway 8KM
We would like to welcome you to the Streets of Galway 8km road race for 2019, sponsored by the Galway Clinic. This is the 34th edition of the famous Streets of Galway 8km road race, which is organised by Galway City Harriers AC, the long established athletics club in Galway. The race is 8km in distance and is approved by AAI.
Race entry is available on Active.com until noon on the 8th of August unless the race sells out before then.
The National Juvenile Track and Field finals reached its grand finale in Tullamore on Sunday last, and featured the final day of U12 to U19 Competition. There were yet again some superb medal winning performances from GCH athletes, with two gold medals via Seren O’Toole and Daragh Jennings .
Daragh Jennings won gold in the U15 Boys Discus throwing a massive 35.99m to claim the National title from Tadgh Connolly of St. Senans. Daragh earned himself an early lead in Round 2 with a throw of 35.80 but went one better in the 5th round with a throw of 35.99m.
Some upcoming dates to note: The National Senior Track & Field Championships take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July in Morton Stadium. The closing date for entry is this Friday, 20th July. Contact club secretary for entry/information asap.
The National Masters Track & Field Championships take place on Saturday 18th August in Tullamore. Closing date for entry is Friday 10th August. Contact club secretary for entry/information.
Day 1 and 2 of the National Juvenile Championships took place over the weekend in Tullamore in relatively damp but humid conditions. Athletes from the Club produced excellent performances which included a national record.
Emma Moore once again showed her class winning the U15 Girls 800m in style seeing of strong challenges from Sarah Hosey and Fiona Dillon. In the process Emma obliterated the current national record of 2.15 by clocking an astonishing 2.11 and led the 2nd and 3rd placed athletes inside the record also.
The very best of luck to all the GCH athletes who will be competing at National level this weekend. This Saturday 30th June will see our athletes compete at the National Junior and u23 Championships in Tullamore, while on Sunday 1st July, our juveniles will be in action at the Juvenile Games (u9-11 plus relays, and u12/13 Field events) , also in Tullamore.
Below are timetables for Saturday and Sunday events.
The final race of this year's Galway County Adult Championship will be a mixed distance relay race on grass. (600m, 200m, 800m, 400m). The race will take place this Saturday evening, 30th June in Merlin Woods City Park, Doughiska as part of the Castlegar AC Tribal Games big event.
The relay for women is due to begin at 7pm followed by the mens relay. Registration on the day.
The Tribal Games event itself begins at 5pm with a wide range of events for all ages- from sprints to mile races. Entry to the event is €5 , great family event day in store. Event timetable below.
The Juvenile Club will soon be taking a break for the months of July and August . The final training session is next Sunday 24th June. However for any athletes who have qualified for the All Irelands in July they can continue to train for the following two weeks up to the date of competition.
Training will resume again for all athletes on Sunday 9th September.
The Club would like to thank all the coaches and parents who have generously volunteered their time throughout the year.