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Galway Cross-Country - Tuam 19th October 2008

  • Posted on: 24 October 2008
  • By: Vincent

[acidfree:1490 title=" " align=right]Galway City Harriers athletes continued their good early season form in Tuam with both Juvenile and Senior athletes scoring very well. PJ Coyle has provided a short report on the GCH Juvenile and Senior finishers below and Seamus Coyne has posted some photographs of the senior races:
Photo credits - Ian Egan, GCH

Juvenile Performances...

Murt Hynes

  • Posted on: 14 October 2008
  • By: mel

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It was with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing of Murt Hynes. Murt was a legend of the Galway City Harriers Athletics Club and of running and athletics in Galway. His working life was spent in the Department of Physiology at UCG, where many past students remember a well worn path to his office for athletics advice and knowledge. His friend Brian Geraghty has compiled this tribute to Murt below. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

(1930 – 2008)


Deep In The Forest

  • Posted on: 27 September 2008
  • By: seamusc

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Not content with taking a group on a training session to Knockma on Saturday 20th September (see related article), GCH's Bernie Kelly continued up the N17 to Deerpark Forest in County Sligo to participate in a novel 5K run organised by the local club Calry AC later that same day. Here follows Bernie's own account of how the day and the run went:


Loughrea the place to be this weekend

  • Posted on: 23 September 2008
  • By: BernieK

Don't forget Loughrea 5 Mile Road Race next Sun 28th Sept @2pm. Prizes in all the usual categories plus 1st, 2nd, 3rd Men's Team Prizes (4 to score) and 1st, 2nd, 3rd Women's Team Prizes (3 to score)

Saturday 27th @6pm Seminar. Free admission.

The title of this seminar is "Success in Middle and Long-Distance Running".
It will be chaired by Irish Times sports columnist Ian O'Riordan and includes many distinguished guests:
Catherina McKiernan.
Olive Loughnane.
Maria Keane.
Pauline Curley.
Paul Mc Namara. (AAI Regional Development Officer).
Robert Denmead
Eilis Dolan


Do Ron Ron (Do Run Run!)

  • Posted on: 22 September 2008
  • By: seamusc

OK, the title above is a really bad pun, but it shouldn't take away from the remarkable achievement of one Ron Hill who, coming up to his 70th birthday this week, has run every single day for the past 44 years (not to mention the small matter of having raced competitively in 100 different countries - and counting).


Running Up That Hill

  • Posted on: 21 September 2008
  • By: seamusc

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No, not the Kate Bush hit from the 1980s (for those of us old enough to remember), but rather a reference to a GCH club training outing to Knockma hill in north county Galway on Saturday morning last.


Mike O'Connor Wins Dublin Half-Marathon

  • Posted on: 20 September 2008
  • By: mel

Mike O'Connor made the best possible return to racing yesterday when he won the Dublin Half Marathon in the Phoenix Park on Saturday morning. Mike's time of 67:58 was 1:10 clear of Sandis Bralitis West Waterford in 2nd with Sergie Turea, Clonliffe, 3rd.

Mike is the reigning National Marathon Champion, the first Irish man home in the Dublin City Marathon in 2007, and yesterday's run augurs well for a good defence of his title on October 27th.

GCH's Regina Casey also competed in the Half-Marathon, posting an impressive 9th place finish with a time of 1:28:03.


Cross Country Dates -- Local and National

  • Posted on: 19 September 2008
  • By: BernieK

The Cross Country season is set to kick off next month with the Galway Novice, Intermediate, Senior and Masters Cross Country to be held in Tuam on Sunday 19th Oct. The following Sunday 26th Oct has the Connacht Intermediate, Novice and Masters Cross Country on in Swinford. Start time both days is 1pm.

The following are the distances for the Cross Country events.

Senior, Novice,Intermediate and Master Women 3K
Senior, Novice and Intermediate Men 8K
Master Men 0/50 have an option of running 4K or 8K