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[acidfree:8541 align=right size=130 title=""]Paul Fallon has supplied the following report on last week's National Masters Track and Field championship for 2012 held at Tullamore Harriers track. Well done to all the Harriers who made the trip. Another impressive medal haul for the club by all accounts and great to read that the evergreens remain just that!
A small but determined group of GCH athletes made its way up to Tullamore Harriers stadium this past Sunday for the National Masters Track & Field Championships.
The Final of the National League took place on Sunday in Tullamore. Everywhere you looked, there was Olympians and International Athletes and amongst them all was the Galway City Harriers Mens team competing in the Premier Final.
This is GCH's first year in the the premier, making the final was an amazing achievement but we were determined to prove we desreved to be there and we done just that.
Last night saw Day 1 of the Galway Track & Field Competition. It was a fun night, I know I certainly enjoyed myself.
Track & Field is for everyone. Some people seem to be reluctant to give it a go and when questioned the answer is generally along the line " Oh I'm not good enough" or "that's only for elites and young speedsters"
Well I'd like to put it out there that Track & Field, along with all running is something that can be enjoyed by everyone! Don't be afraid to come out and give different events a go!
The Junior & U23 All Ireland track and field Championships were held today in Tullamore. GCH had a very succesful day and it's great to see such talent coming through at this level.
We had a double podium finish in the Junior 400m Hurdles. Evan Maguire ran a incredibly fast time finishing 2nd. Anthony Hebron, Evans training partner showed true grit and determination finishing 3rd. Great to see Anthony coming back after completing his Leaving Cert.
[acidfree:8446 title=" " align=right size=120]The weather gods did not know what to do this summer solstice for the 6th running of the Annaghdown 10k road-race which was a good marker for mid-summer’s night once again. Previous editions of the event have been visited by either torrential downpours or glorious sunshine. This year however, after a day of continuous rain in Galway, the evening remarkably chose to remain dry and humid with only a light breeze to worry competitors.
The Galway T&F competitions are always a great fun event. They are a low key competition and a great way to try out new events and distances.
This year the Championships will be held over 3 days with 3 seperate categories - Junior, Senior and Master.
Schedule of Events:
Day 1 - Thursday 28 June starting at 7.30pm - 100m, Long Jump, Shot Putt,
800m, Weight for Distance (only Seniors and Masters), 4x100m relay.
Day 2 - Tuesday 10 July starting at 7.30pm - 400m, Triple Jump, Javelin,
1500m, (400, 800, 1200, 1600) Relay.
[acidfree:8297 title=" " align=right size=200][acidfree:8298 title=" " align=right size=200]Thanks to GCH's on-the-spot reporter Jane Walsh for filing the following race-report for Sunday's road-racing extravaganza in Connemara. She also supplies a link away to a Facebook page containing photos of some GCH athletes in action and there is a small number of photos uploaded to our own photo-gallery at:
[acidfree:8264 title=" " align=right size=275]GCH's Jane Walsh has compiled the following race-report from last Sunday's Craughwell 10 mile road-race. To echo her sentiments, many thanks to all at Craughwell AC for serving up another cracking road-race. Well done to all participants and a special congratulations to GCH athletes throughout the field for performing with such distinction. Take it away Jane...