[acidfree:6046 title=" " rotate=right size=120 align=right]The evening came wet in the end but not before most if not all runners had crossed the finishing line in Dangan earlier this evening. This week it was GCH's turn to play host to the 5K series with Eamon O'Donnell serving as race-director again and putting all his experience of course layout and design into tweaking last year's single-loop circuit to produce another master-piece of "mixed terrain" running off a very restricted route.
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[acidfree:6089 title=" " align=right size=120]GCH's Brendan Glynn, who is the senior track and field coordinator for County Galway for the upcoming outdoor season, has been in contact with news of the Galway Senior Track & Field championships series for 2011. All details are as per the following attachment and as listed in the GCH events calendar for June.
[acidfree:6046 title=" " rotate=right size=150 align=right]It was the turn of the Clare River Harriers club to host this week's leg of the Galway 5K series, and once more, much credit is owed to Andrew Talbot and crew for putting on such a fine event over a race-circuit that was reversed from last year.
Congratulations again to both Matthew Bidwell and Regina Casey for continuing their clean sweep at the front of respective male and female fields and making it 4 from 4.
[acidfree:6046 title=" " rotate=right size=150 align=right]Driving out from Galway city earlier this evening, it looked as if we were odds on to have a repeat of the wettest 5K series race I can remember to date - Claregalway 2010. However, despite some heavy showers prior to the starting gun, the weather cleared up somewhat to ensure that the race could be run in reasonable weather conditions.
Again, much thanks is owed to all in Craughwell AC for hosting another great race on the local athletics calendar.
Now updated with an extract (PDF format attached) of the GCH results from race #1 in Athenry. Results are sorted according to surname and display provisional (i.e. gun) time only. Congratulations to both Matthew Bidwell and Regina Casey for coming in as first male and female athletes respectively.
[acidfree:6046 title=" " rotate=right size=150 align=right]The Galway 5K race-series for 2011 got off to a flying (if somewhat breezy) start last night in Newcastle, Athenry.
[acidfree:6024 title=" " align=right size=225]As there is some cross-over between GCH members and members of GTC (Galway Triathlon Club), you may be interested in attending the following event launch this coming Thursday evening, where GTC will be promoting their flagship aquathon event for 2011.
Please see our website calendar of events for full details at: GTC Aquathon
[acidfree:5853 align=right size=100 title=""]The final leg in the C+C Cellular Mayo AC road-race league for 2010 went to the line today in a wintry Westport, with the re-scheduled Westport 5K. While a GCH contingent had travelled for the orginal date before Christmas when the race had to be postponed, there were only 2 GCH athletes in the field of 131 today - both Eddie Costello and Jean O'Connor gave a good run of it nonetheless.
The AGM of Galway City Harriers AC will take place in the Harriet Suite of the Westwood Hotel on Wednesday, 2nd February at 9pm sharp. All members are encouraged to attend.( Harriet Suite is the last on right after going through Reception)
[acidfree:5742 title=" " align=right size=80]What makes running and racing so enjoyable for many of us is striving to improve on previous performances and bettering ourselves from race to race and from year to year, as we get more miles into our legs, improve on our training and conditioning and hopefully avoid injury along the way.