Senior Athletes

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Annaghdown 10K Summer Solstice Race - 2010

  • Posted on: 21 May 2010
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:3822 title=" " rotate=right size=150 align=right]The 4th annual Annaghdown 10K summer solstice run will follow the calendar again this year and takes place on Monday, 21st June at 7:30pm starting from Annaghdown national school.

This is another great race on the local calendar and deserves our support. It is run over a nice fast course, on quiet tree-lined country roads and finishes with a long sweeping descent to Annaghdown pier. The brave and the foolhardy usually cool down afterwards with a dip in the water at the pier.

Galway 5K Series 2010 - Claregalway

  • Posted on: 18 May 2010
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:3795 title=" " rotate=right size=120 align=right]And so the rain came to the 5K series. We probably deluded ourselves 3 weeks ago in Athenry by claiming that the evening had dried up before the racing commenced, and last week in Craughwell sure weren't we all home and hosed before it really came wet. Tonight was a different bag of cats altogether. It was (very) wet all evening around Galway, what could be described as a soft Irish summer's evening.

Recent News Round-Up

  • Posted on: 13 May 2010
  • By: mel

Christine Kennedy set an age group record in the Bloomsday 2010 12KM run on 2nd May with a time of 48:22. The previous record of 51:18 had stood for 15 years. More details of the race are at:

Meanwhile, GCH had two competitors in the Connemara Adventure Challenge. Colm O'Maille and Cormac O'Connor. Colm finished in 2.58.50 and Cormac finished in 2.57.08.


Galway 5K Series 2010 - Craughwell

  • Posted on: 12 May 2010
  • By: seamusc

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Once more into the breach for the Galway 5K race-series, as this spectacular roadshow of racing descended on an overcast and then damp Craughwell last night. Again, much thanks is due to all in Craughwell AC for hosting another great race on the local athletics calendar.

Based on the provisional results-set, times for GCH participants have been extracted to the attached PDF document. Once again, any errors or ommissions can be highlighted to and we will address same ASAP.

Galway 5K Series 2010 - Tuam (Updated)

  • Posted on: 5 May 2010
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:3795 title=" " rotate=right size=120 align=right]Updated with a cleaner set of GCH times for the series to date (see attachment). There are photographs from the Tuam 5K available on the Athenry AC web-site compliments of race-series coordinator Mick Rice - enjoy!

Galway 5K Series - Back With A Bang For 2010! (Updated)

  • Posted on: 28 April 2010
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:3795 title=" " rotate=right size=120 align=right]Updated with some final adjustments and additions. Of the 173 GCH athletes registered for the series, 131 ran in Athenry on Tuesday last.

The Galway 5K race-series got off to a flying (if somewhat damp) start for 2010 last night in Newcastle, Athenry.

AAI Relay Championships 2010

  • Posted on: 22 April 2010
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:3752 title=" " size=120 align=right]The AAI Games & Track & Field Relay Championships for 2010 will be held on Sunday, 16th May this year, in Castleisland, Tralee, Co. Kerry. GCH intends to enter a number of teams this year to boost our presence at this level of competition in T&F.

A relay entry form, list of events for male/female athletes (senior/masters) together with a provisional timetable are available here for full details.

Craughwell 2010 - Better Late Than Never!

  • Posted on: 17 March 2010
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:3654 title=" " align=right size=200]There's an interesting side-story to the photograph that accompanies this article from last Sunday's fantastic inaugral 10-mile road-race in Craughwell. The photograph clearly shows GCH stalwart Martin McEvilly crossing the start-line at the very back of the field, not the usual starting position we would expect to see from such a fine runner in any race.

GCH In Action From Nenagh to Athenry

  • Posted on: 23 January 2010
  • By: mel

A large number of the club are in action competing and taking part in events this weekend. Nenagh is hosting the National Combined Events and Relays Championships Saturday and Sunday.

Three of GCH's top T&F athletes Sean Breathnach, Eanna O'Cathain and Cliff Jennings are competing. Sean and Eanna are combining for the 2x56lbs and the 2xShot. Cliff is on tomorrow in the 60m, LJ, HJ and Shot.