Congrats to all the GCH runners in Athenry on St. Stephens Day. A number of GCH athletes had podium finishes as well while the mens and womens teams both finished first.
News for senior members and athletes
The Resolution Run 2018 is a fast and flat 5K roadrace that takes place New Years Day 1st January 2018, at 11.30 in Galway City centre . The course routes through the city centre, from the Claddagh , passing the canals, cathedral, Shop street, Eyre Square and most of the city's famous landmarks along the way. The race is AAI certified. Gift for all entrants, Race HQ is Claddagh Halll at South Park , Galway and race start is beside park .
There were some fine performances at the recent National Senior, Junior & Juvenile Cross Country Championships held in Abbottstown, Dublin. There is a comprehensive report on the Juvenile and Junior races under the Juvenile News section. Well done to our Junior and under 16 Mens teams and the Juvenile competitors. The County Galway Junior mens team also took silver County team. In the combined under 18/Junior Womens race, there were fine runs from Jessica Leane (32nd ) and Aoife King (52nd). The Galway County Junior Womens team finished just outside the medals in fourth place.
A number of GCH athletes produced great performances at the recent County 10k Championships .( in conjunction with Ballinderrin 10k) . Gary Thornton took the Individual Senior mens gold while Paul Keane took the v35 mens Individual bronze.
In the Senior womens category, Barbara Dunne and Sinead Brody took silver and bronze respectively, Neasa De Burca took Individual silver in the v35 category and together with Eve Daly, the GCH womens team finished in second position.
Attached below are the County 10k Championship results
We hope everyone is feeling Festive and here is the best news of the Christmas
Our legendary Christmas Jumper Party will take place in the Kings Head on Thursday 21st December from 8.00pm
Please do come and meet your running buddies in a non running atmosphere. We will have refreshments and a prizes for the best jumpers.
The 30th running of the British & Irish Masters Cross Country International races took place on Saturday last in Derry. Two of our stalwart GCH athletes ,Christine Kennedy (M60 women) and Martin McEvilly (M65 men)represented Ireland at the event. The Masters womens race and the Masters over 65 race was run over 6k, consisting of three laps of a 2k course. It was a fast race, quite muddy on parts of the course and included a gradual climb.
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 !
Sligo and Longford were the venues for the first two races in the Connaught Senior League Cross Country, held over the past two weekends. First race up was Sligo, where the GCH men endured eight laps of an up and down one thousand metre course. The team certainly got off to a great start in the League with Eanna Folan and James Frizzell filling first and third places, while running strongly in behind were Michael Kerrin, Niall Murphy and Neil Keane. The Womens 4k race was won by Adrianna Melia of Longford AC. GCH athlete Aoife King finished a credible second in the Junior women's 4k.
There were fine performances all round from GCH athletes on Sunday last at the AAI Open Cross Country Races and Masters Trials , held at the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown in Dublin. On an honest course, underfoot conditions were quite good despite the weather in the days beforehand, making it conducive to good cross country running. Eleven athletes represented the club in the various races.