A massive congratulations to Keith Fallon who won the U23’s Bonze at last weekend’s National Inter Cross Country 8k in Santry. And was 40th overall in one of the most competitive Cross Country Races we have seen to date. Keith has also been selected for the U23 team to represent Ireland in the European Cross Country Championships in France on December 13th, a massive achievement!!
News for senior members and athletes
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A massive congrats to almost 20 GCHers that took part in the 36th Dublin City Marathon 2015 held on Monday 26th October. It was not the most ideal of conditions for 26.2 miles but it didn’t make much of a difference to our brilliant GCH athletes with many coming home with PB’s and even some new silver wear for their efforts.
Cross Country season is well under way and a big hitter as always is the Gerry Farnan XC. This year marked the 32nd year of the race which is also the trial race for men and women wishing to represent Ireland in next month’s British & Irish Masters CC International, scheduled for Saturday 14th November in Santry.
Galway City Harriers had 3 great performances from athletes Keith Fallon, Michael O’Conner and Martin McEvily.
Keith came in second in U23’s and 13th overall in 27.01.
Conditions were perfect??? Not a sentence we’ve heard a lot of lately in the West for any sport but once in a while it all comes together and we are blessed with the ideal conditions to run. Saturday was one of those days………….
Three events took place this year……… 10k, Half Marathon and the addition of a Marathon saw approx. 2600 runners invade the prom with their own individual missions….to participate…….finish……PB…….win!!!
[acidfree:11207 title=" " size=750 align=center] Clare River Harriers never fail to put on a great race and 2015 didn’t disappoint with a well organised and exciting race at yesterday evenings Claregalway 10k. Flat for the most of this course this always brings home PB’s and is a target race for most athletes at the end of the Summer racing or for those targeting the Dublin City Marathon. Despite a very wet evening, the race was yet again a great success!!
On a balmy Tuesday night in Dangan the first night of the county track and field championships doubled as round 5 of the GCH club challenge. 13 GCH athletes toed the line in the 3000 and 5000m races. At the end of the night Majella Ní Chríocháin and Martin Kearney maintained their positions at the top of the table albeit with reduced leads.
68 GCHers have now scored in the club challenge. Next up is the National Half Marathon in Dublin at the beginning of August.
Michael O'Connor, a GCH club member, has opened Muscle Maintenance, a sport therapy clinic in the city offering coaching, sports massage and cryotherapy. We wish Michael well with this venture.Michael is offering GCH members an introductory discount on for treatments, and a complementary cryospa treatment for GCH club members. Contact Michael on: 0863818130
The county senior outdoors track and field championship sees leg 5 of the club challenge. The events that make up this leg are as follows:
- 7:45pm - 3000m Women
- 8:15pm - 5000m Men
There will be no GCH track training this Tuesday evening to facilitate the county championships so why not use the 3000m/5000m as your track session and gain some valuable points in the club challenge at the same time.
Entry can be done on the night or to speed things up can be done online at the following link.