Member Notices

Information Board notices for club members

Training for March 2014

  • Posted on: 4 March 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

With the cross country and indoor season just about over, and the days getting longer, it is time to start thinking towards the summer.

There were some great performances by Galway's endurance athletes from: Nicola Duncan’s exploits on the roads; Gary Thortons's national silver medal, and Keith Fallons U23 indoor titles to mention a few.

Now is the time to put in some hard work if you want to race well this summer, so it is the time to think about maybe stepping training up by 5%. Maybe think about stretching the Sunday run by a mile or two and doing the extra rep.


GCH Club Challenge (Event 2)

  • Posted on: 3 March 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

Well done to everyone who has taken part in the challenge to date.

Remember the next event is the Craughwell 10 mile in 23rd March.

There have been some slight changes to the scoring system.  These changes make showing up a lot more valuable than not showing up and rewards everyone who does.  
Thanks to Vincent Jordan for these suggestions.

• Points are scored as follows:
- 30 for the 1st GCH finisher, 29 for the 2nd, 28 for the 3rd, all the way down to the 20th GCH finisher who gets 11 point.  All subsequent GCH finishers will receive 10 points.

Alanna Lally awarded Athletics Galway Sport Star for 2013.

  • Posted on: 25 January 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

[acidfree:10077 size=300 align=centre title='']

Congratulations to Alanna Lally who was awarded Athletics Galway Sport Star for 2013.

A well deserved award after a  tremendous year with some of her highlights below.

- Indoors national 400m champion.
-Under 18 girls 400m & 800m champion
- Chapionship best performances in 400m & 800m.
- Set Irish youth record in 400m. 
- Outdoors Irish Schools 800m champion.
- Tailteann Games 800m winner and  Runner up in junior 400m .
- Ran PB of 55.15 secs in reaching semi-final of World youth T&F championships in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Results 10th Tuam AC 8k 19th January 2014

  • Posted on: 19 January 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

[acidfree:10075 size=300 align=centre title='']

455 runners made the annual trip to Tuam for the 10th Tuam 8km hosted by Tuam AC today and of that 40 of those athletes represented GCH.

Paddy Hamilton (Annadale Striders) was a clear winner in 24:21, which was 2 minutes and 35 seconds faster than his 2nd place opponent. Paddy also knocked 11 seconds off the course record which is currently held by Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham) current National Marathon Champion, Stephen McKeigue (Ferbane AC) took second in 26:56 and Fintan Hyland (Galway City Harriers) came home in third place in 27:07.

5th Annual Cloonacool GAA 5K Road Race

  • Posted on: 17 January 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

5th Annual Cloonacool GAA 5K Road Race

Event date & time: Sun, 2013-02-16 12:00

Location: Community Pitch, Cloonacool, Co. Sligo
Starting at the community pitch, Cloonacool on Sunday, February 16th 2013 at 12:00. Runners, joggers, walkers all welcome.

Entry via www.runireland.comorEntry on the day from 10:30 at pitch.

Entry fee is €10 adult/€5 children/€25 family.

AI approved, Permit #14/091 (Sligo county board).
Changing and shower facilities available.
Refreshments provided afterwards.

2014 Galway Indoor T&F Athlone IT starting at 9.30am sharp, Saturday 18th January

  • Posted on: 17 January 2014
  • By: GCH Web

A bus will leave Dangan carpark at 7.15am, collecting at bus stop across from Dunnes stores Headford rd at 7.25am & Oranmore Community centre at 7.35am. Cost €10. Athletes not travelling by bus need to be in Athlone IT at 8.45am if they are doing events early in the day.

Attached is the timetable for day. There is one major change from earlier editions: the under 13 boys & girls 4x100m relay has been brought forward to the first event on the outer track. Originally it was due near the end of the event. There is also an elite mile during the day around 3.45pm.

10th Tuam AC 8k 19th January 2014

  • Posted on: 13 January 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

This year sees the 10th Anniversary of the Annual Tuam 8k and Tuam AC hope this year will see the largest numbers yet for the race.

The race takes place this Sunday 19th January 2014.

And for the first 500 entrants the much sought after 3 pack of top quality Kelanji running socks will be available.

Post race refreshments will provided after the race and very generous cash prizes for First 3 Men and Women.


AI Master & Intermediate​ XC Championship

  • Posted on: 13 January 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

[acidfree:10070 size=300 align=centre title='']

The Athletics Ireland Master and Intermediate​ Cross Country Championship​s will be held this year in Dunboyne, Co Meath on Sunday 23rd February 2014.

There are 2 Master Team categories, 35+ and 50+ in both the Male and Female categories.
There are Individual Master categories in 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 etc

Athletes can be on Club and County teams
Distances include:

1. Master Men 7k

2. Master Men 0/65 4K

3. Master Women 4K

4.Intermediate Men 8K

5.Intermediate Women 5k

4 to score on all club teams.