Galway City Harriers women’s and men’s teams competed in two rounds of the Indoor League to make it to the final last weekend. The final was held at the National Indoor Arena, in Abbottstown, Dublin. After a lot of last minute reshuffling due to illness and injury, both teams really stepped up with many of the athletes doubling up in events.
Information Board notices for club members
GCH’s Gary Thornton is the 2018 World Marathon Challenge Champion after completing 7 Marathons in 7 Continents in 7 Days. Amazingly, Gary was first marathoner across the line in six of the marathons and co first in one when crossing the line with Jason Cousins of Great Britain. The Challenge began on January 30th with the first marathon in Antarctica (Novo) in 2:58:39. Africa followed on January 31st (Capetown). Marathon number three took place in Australia (Perth) on February 1st, and the following day it was onto Asia (Dubai).
Galway Athletics Club information document is attached here. It is full of useful information about Athletics in Galway and when various competitions take place. It will particularly useful for anyone new to the Club. Thanks to Michael Tobin for doing most of the work in pulling this together.
The very best of luck to our under 20 Cross Country Team of Aaron Brennan, Eanna Folan, Michael Healy, Gary Martyn and Thomas McStay who compete at the European Clubs Cross Country this Sunday, 4th February in Mira, Portugal. Coach Matt Lockett and Team Manager Brian Bruton will accompany the team.
This weekend will see our Women’s and Men’s League teams in action at the National Indoor League Final. The final takes place this Saturday 3rd February in The National Indoor Arena, Abbottstown, Dublin. Both teams have already gone through two rounds of competitive competition to qualify for the final and expect to have two strong teams competing on the day. Well done to both teams on making the final and best of luck to everyone on Saturday. League Final timetable link below.
Club Information Evening.
For anyone new to Athletics or anyone who wants to know more about the various competitions and seasons in athletics they are welcome to come along to a Club Information evening in Craughwell Community Centre this evening, Tuesday 30th January, at 8pm.
Proposed Timetable - 8:00 - Insurance - Peter Hanlon - McMahon Galvin Insurance- 8:30 - Juvenile Calendar, Competition Entry - County Board - 9:00 - Paul Byrne - Athletics Ireland
Wishing all of our GCH club members and followers a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year. Enjoy the festivities !
The very best of luck to all GCH competitors and to all the County Galway athletes competing at the National Senior, Junior and Juvenile even age Cross Country Championships. The event takes place tomorrow, Sunday 26th November at the National Sports Campus in Dublin. Races kick off at 11.30am starting with Juvenile ages, while the last race is scheduled for 2.25pm. A great days racing in store. Supporters welcome ! Event details/info below
Please allow for additional time as car parks are spread out across the National Sports Campus and walking times may vary.
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 !
The Connaught Senior League Cross Country and Connaught Primary Schools Cross Country competitions, scheduled for tomorrw - Saturday 21st October in Roscommon - are now cancelled due to the imminent storm.
This event will be rescheduled.