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.
News for senior members and athletes
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.
The Connaught Senior League Cross Country and Connaught Primary Schools Cross Country competitions, scheduled for tomorrw - Saturday 21st October in Roscommon - are now cancelled due to the imminent storm.
This event will be rescheduled.
The Dublin City Marathon is fast approaching. There are many GCH club athletes entered in the National Marathon Championships. All club entrants list on AAI site: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/other/Published_entry_list_0910...
Its Cross Country season again and time to 'dig out' the spikes. There is quite a 'congested' fixture list from this weekend up to December, between cross country events and also some permitted local road races. This weekend will see the Castlegar Open cross country races and the Loughrea AC 10k road race.
The County Cross Country Championships take place in Tuam on Sunday 1st October.
Our annual summer social takes place at Crowe's Bar Bohermore next Saturday, 26th August from 8.00pm We hope to see as many as possible in attendance and finger food will be served. Great way to fuel up after the Claregalway 10K !
This is a great chance to meet and recap all the highlights of the year so far.
Support our neighbouring Club, Clare River Harriers 10k next Saturday.
30th CLAREGALWAY 10K Road Race/Fun Run/Walk - Saturday 26-Aug-2017 at 6pm
Enter online at: http://www.active.com/…/claregalway-10k-road-race-fun-run-w…
Full results from the Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 2017 can be found here.
The sun shone brightly last Saturday evening in Galway with over 3000 athletes taking part in the 32nd Galway Clinic Streets of Galway which was sold out once again.
What is now a major event in the Summer Calendar in Galway grows each year and offers athletes and fun runners a unique chance through run through the heart of Galway City.
FIXTURES. Please find attached a brief fixture list with some dates to note
The following are upcoming fixtures of note for July.
Track & Field:
Thursday 20th July.Dangan Track @7.45pm: Series of 1 mile time trials. (8, 7,6,5,4 minute) All clubs and athletes welcome.
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July. National Senior Track & Field championships, Morton Stadium, Santry.
Sunday 30th July. Round 2 National Track & Field League