Ever wondered what you could run for a mile? Well, here is your chance to find out. This Saturday 7th July a series of mile races will take place at the Regional Sports Centre, Dangan as part of a nationwide event - the SPAR Mile Challenge. Starting at 11:00am, people from all over the country will take part in mile races at 28 different venues nationwide. If you can crawl, walk, jog or even run 4 laps of a running track than this event is for you.
News for senior members and athletes
Congratulations to Sean Breathnach, G.C.H., who has been selected to compete on the Irish team, in the Shot Putt event, at the upcoming European Cup of Athletics in Vaasa Finland. Sean will be joined by Athenry’s Paul Hession who doubles up for the 100/200m combination.
Due to a few late cancellations, we now have 4 spare seats on the bus tomorrow, leaving Knocknacarra Church at 8am and Menlo Park Hotel at 8.30. Anyone is welcome to travel with us. Will be departing Dublin at 5.30. Cost is 20 euro. Ring me on 086-8036044 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck to all the ladies taking part tomorrow!
[acidfree:205 align=right]Some pictures from the Dangan 5k follow, courtesy of club photographer Jane. Many thanks to everyone who helped to organise the Dangan 5k and make it an enjoyable evening and finale to a very successful Galway 5k Series. Thanks to all G.C.H. club members and their families who helped out before, after and on the night. Special thanks to friends and colleagues from many other Athletic Clubs who provided great assistance - especially in finish timing, video and results, stewarding and medical presence.
G.C.H. will host the final race of the Galway 5 km Series on Tuesday 28th May, at 8:00pm, at the NUIG sports grounds in Dangan. Registration will take place at the Sports Pavilion in Dangan. Changing facilities will also be available at the Sports Pavilion.
Gary Thornton won the British Universities 10k on the track last weekend in a superb time of 29:30.47s. This represents a personal best performance for Gary, who is now based in London and was competing for St. Mary’s.
BUSA Outdoor Athletics Championships 2007 – Bedford - 10000m MEN
1 Gary Thornton St. Mary’s 29:30.47
2 Jonathon Thewlis Nottingham 29:59.48
3 Matthew Janes Westminster 30.23.09
If you’re based in the west and you’re looking for opportunities to compete in Track & Field on a regular basis than we have great news for you.
The Galway Co. Board has restructured it’s Senior Track & Field Championships and has made it into a 3 day open series commencing on Thursday May 10th. This is an excellent opportunity for some low-key early season competition.
Entries are invited from all athletes aged 16 and over. Athletes from outside Galway are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Masters category also.