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.
News for senior members and athletes
It’s here again, Spring!!! And that means the 5K Series is almost upon us.
Time to see if all those rainy, windy, cold nights and days out on road over the winter were worth it!!
Registration opens on FRIDAY MARCH 11th, 8pm on http://www.active.com/galway-galway/running/5km-series-2016.
Schedule as follows
DATE TIME CLUB COURSE DIRECTOR
It was a great weekend for Galway, with the Inter County Cross Country Gold Cups coming back to Galway for the first time in 30 years!!! For the first time in 42 years the XC Champs were held in Galway so what better place to collect a win than on home turf!!
GCh were proud to be represented in the Captain Seat for both the Men’s and Women’s Teams, with Gerry Carty heading up the Men’s side and Siobhan Egan heading up the Ladies team.
1. Team of the Year - GCH U18/& U19 Galway City Harriers Relay team
2. Under 12 to Under 15 Girls - Emma Moore, Galway City Harriers.
3. Under 16 to Under 19 Boys - Cilin Greene, Galway City Harriers.
4. Senior Women - Niamh Hennelly, Galway City Harriers.
5. Senior Men - Sean Breathnach, Galway City Harriers.
6. Masters Women - Margaret Sheridan, Galway City Harriers.
7. Masters Men – Martin Kearney, Galway City Harriers
GCH is a great club. I believe in our club, the athletes, volunteers, parents are all amazing. However sometimes at senior level we don’t show this as a club at elite level competition, we always have some great individual performances but rarely as a team. This is beginning to change, we’re showing it in Cross country and now we’re showing it in track & field.
At last month’s AGM held on January 20th, Bernie Kelly’s service as secretary of GCH for the past 8 years was appreciated by a voucher and flowers.
Bernie was also awarded with her Honorary lifetime membership for her generous service to the club and GCH committee.
And Gottarun in Oranmore kindly donated a pair of runners for Bernie.
A special thank you to Bernie from all her friends at GCH.
GCH athlete, Marie Mulkerrin, Acting Senior Dietitian - B.Sc (Hons), will lead a workshop on 'Nutrition for Performance athletics' on the 25th Feb at 7pm at the Galway Bay hotel. The talk will be aimed at athletes aged 13+ from juvenile club, and senior and masters athletes planning to do intense training (training 4-5days per week or more).
It was a great start to the yar for GCH with the first big local race of the year taking place in Tuam on January 17th. The Tuam 8k is renowned and always gathers a big crowd and a competitive field. This year was no differenct with GCH taking a hattrick in the mens.
Gay Thorton took first place in 24.22, follwoed by Matt Bidwell in second in 25.54 and in thrid came Michael O'Connor in 27.10.
National Indoor League Round 1
Saturday 16th January – National League Round 1. First race of the
year, so every winner here sets a National Leading best!.
GCH has a men’s team entered. We have a strong team overall but were
missing 1 or 2 athletes who will be around for the final.