Membership is open to all levels of runners. Our aim is to encourage and support people of all abilities and standards of running, from the ‘fun’ runner to the ‘elite’ athlete.
There are many benefits to joining Galway City Harriers. Amongst these are:
Following are some dates to note Jan-March 2020. Please note that many AAI National events have a standard closing date eleven days prior to the event. Senior/Master/Junior &u23 - Contact the club secretary for County, Connaught and National T&F Championships. Please keep an eye on our facebook page for any upcoming local & club road races that are AAI permitted as not all details yet available.
The 2020 Resolution Run takes place New Year’s Day 1/1/2020 in Galway City at 11am from the Claddagh area over 5km.
This race acts as a fundraiser for athletics in the county and your support is most welcome. Anyone not running who would like to help please let yourselves be known in advance as the organisers can always do with marshals or helpers.
Those wishing to enter the race can use the link below.
Sunday 8th December: European Cross Country Championships. The Very Best of Luck to Thomas McStay and the Irish Junior Mens Team in Lisbon this Sunday.
Sunday 8th December: Claregalway 5k Jingle Bells Fun run/walk @ 11am . Plus Juvenile 1k run for u11s and u14s @12pm. Late registration on the morning 9.30am-10.45am in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir.
Cross Country: Gold for GCH ladies at Connaught Senior League
The final leg of the 2019 Connacht Senior Cross Country league took place in a cold Belleek, Ballina on Sunday last, 10th November. Congrats to the GCH women's senior team, finishing first overall after the three Connaught League cross country races.
There were some fine performances all round. John Moroney placed a fine third in the Senior men's 8k race, a good run out before the upcoming National Senior cross country, with John Moran having his first run in the league this season.
Connacht Cross Country League. Leg 2 of the Senior/Master Cross Country League was held on a testing course in scenic Calry, Sligo. There was some fine running from the GCH women’s and men’s teams. In the women’s 4k, Eilis Ni Dhuil, Eleanor Whyte, Deirdre McCrae and Eileen McCarty packed well, with back up from team members Cora Grimes, Barbara Bergin, Majella Ni Chriocháin and Mags. The GCH senior women’s is bidding for a podium finish going into the final leg in Ballina, with Eilis currently holding third master position, and Cora third novice position.
GCH had numerous members competing over the past two weekends in marathons near and far. Well done to everyone who ran the Dublin City Marathon, Frankfurt Marathon and New York Marathon. There are bound to be some names missing so apologies to anyone not listed. Do let us know if you are running /competing in any event.
Leg 2: Sunday 3rd November. Venue is St. Josephs GAA Club, Hazelwood Road (R286), Sligo.
NB: GCH Senior/Master League entry closes tonight (Tuesday 29th Oct). Contact Secretary asap. No late entries accepted. (Note that the Connaught JUNIOR (u20) races and Juvenile even ages u12 to u18 also on this day starting at 12 noon).
Galway County Adult Intermediate Cross Country Championships. It was team gold for both the GCH women and men at the recent County Intermediate Championships in Bushfield, Loughrea. Good underfoot conditions on a dry, cool day welcomed the athletes. In the women's 5k race, Julia Britton had a great run to finish in third place followed by Olive Gleeson in fourth and with strong runs from Deirdre McCrae and Majella N Chriocháin, the GCH ladies team took the women's team title.