All at Galway City Harriers were saddened to hear of the tragic death last weekend of Chris McGrath, a recent member of city club GCH.Chris had competed with the club since juvenile days in the 1990s, and was a very talented and committed athlete who won numerous titles at Juvenile level. In recent years he competed at cross country and road races at regional and National level for GCH and Galway county.
News for senior members and athletes
The 2016-2017 Cross Country Season has finally ended. Some may well have said good riddance, never again, while others are already looking forward to the beginning of the new xc season in October. The long hauls to some of the events and hard slogs around some of the courses, not to mention the training sessions - well... they say variety is the spice of life !
Well done to all who competed over the season, and hope to see many of you back for the new season !
Attached below is a round up of the season.
The Indoor season will soon come to a close. If you havn't already declared your interest in either event the details are as follows:
Sunday 26th Feb. : Connaught Senior Indoors, Athlone IT. Closing date for entry , Sun.19th Feb.
Sunday 5th March: National Masters Indoors, Athlone IT. Closing date for entry , Friday 24th Feb
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Results from Galway cross country day one are attached. A great day in Tuam , well done to all GCH athletes .More to follow!
Attached is the timetable for Day two of the 2016 Galway Track and Field championships being held on Sunday next 15th May , in Dangan, from 10 am. The programme includes events for older ages juveniles, Seniors and Masters ( who compete with Seniors) .
April is a popular marathon month. GCH had participants running in Boston, Rotterdam, Manchester and London.
In Rotterdam Timmy Jones ran 2.50 a massive achievement in his first ever marathon!! While Martin Kearney ran 3.06 on the day.
In London Sarah Collins straight from her win in the County 10 miler, continued her line of PB’s and out did herself once again by running a massive PB coming home in 3.10………..amazing achievement. There is lots more to see from Sarah!!
The Galway 5km Series sponsored by Bradley Renault is nearly upon us and with many GCH members signed up to particiapate it should make for a great start to the running summer.
Like all good things the series doesn't just happen and there are a few things we'd like some help with before the series kicks off.
To help share practical advice on easy-to-prepare and nutritions meals for post-exercise we're holding a recipe competition. Entries are welcome from any GCH member. Winning recipes will receive a voucher from the Gourmet Tart Company.
Meals should be well balanced and contain:
GCH member Sean Breathnach has been a superb throwing athlete for many years. He continues to deliver outstanding throws and was recognised earlier this month by Galway Athletics as Senior Athlete of the Year.