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GCH Women's Team in winning form

  • Posted on: 22 August 2006
  • By: BernieK

There was a big turnout for the Claregalway 10k road race at the weekend, which also incorporated the 2006 Galway AAI 10k Road Championships.

In the open Senior Men's race, Mayo AC were dominant - winning both the individual and team titles, with John Byrne recording an excellent time of 32.20 to lead his team to gold with teammates Paddy Murray (3rd 34.28), Billy Gallagher (9th 35.39) and Hugh Duffy (10th 36.04).

In the open Senior Women's race, Galway City Harriers recorded a convincing victory in both individual and team events - Ann Marie Miskell taking the individual gold in a time of 40.24 followed by teammates Tara Whyte (4th 44.52) and Bernie Kelly (5th 45.44).

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2006 FUTURE Streets of Galway 8k Race Report

  • Posted on: 15 August 2006
  • By: GCH Web

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The 21st Streets of Galway 8K Road Race, sponsored by local financial and brokerage firm FUTURE , took place on Saturday evening last. A record 1,452 participants crossed the finish line along Nimmos Pier in the Claddagh.

Streets of Galway 2006 - Results

  • Posted on: 13 August 2006
  • By: GCH Web

Last night's FUTURE Streets of Galway was another great race. A sincere thanks to our sponsors and all the volunteers and helpers who contributed so much to making the race a success.

The men's race was won in fine style by Seamus Power of Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare. The women's race was won by Rosemary Ryan of Bilboa AC. A full race report with category and team results can be found here. Meanwhile here's the full list of finishers and times.

Corrected Times (23-Aug-06)

Place Number Time Name Club Sex Category

Connaught Championships, Dangan, 17th June '06

  • Posted on: 8 June 2006
  • By: BernieK

Order of Events 17th June 2006- Galway.
All Subject to registered entries.
All subject to change by the Competition Secretary.

10.30am Girls U14 Walk 2000m Boys U14 Walk 2000m
Girls U15 Walk 2000m Boys U15 Walk 2000m
Girls U16 Walk 2000m Boys U16 Walk 3000m
Girls U17 Walk 3000m Boys U17 Walk 3000m
Girls U18 Walk 3000m Boys U18 Walk 5000m
Girls U19 Walk 3000m Boys U19 Walk 5000m

11.00am Girls U15 250mH (2’3

County Galway 5km May Series - Tuam AC [No. 2]

  • Posted on: 12 May 2006
  • By: GCH Web

Race arrangements for the Tuam 5k race are as follows.

Registration & Assembly

All runners meet at Tuam Cathedral car park (Catholic Cathedral - we have two). Registration 7.00-7.10pm for new entries.

If you are entered for the series please bring your race number from Athenry with you on the night.

Start

The race will start 7.30 pm from the new swimming pool in Tuam. This is 300yards from Tuam Cathedral.

Seamus O'Donnell interview - 3 Times National Marathon Champion

  • Posted on: 3 May 2006
  • By: Vincent

In this article Seamus O'Donnell provides some insight into his distinguished career as an endurance athlete.

What got you interested in running?

I started running in 1971 at the age of eleven with St. Johnston AC. The local club had just been founded and everybody else was joining.

What kind of running did you do as a Juvenile?

I ran both track and cross-country events. Sports days were big in Donegal at that time and during the summer there would usually be a sports somewhere in the county every Sunday. I was mostly mid-pack in competition but I got a few podium finishes later on including a silver in the Ulster U-17 3000m. I also qualified to represent Ulster in the O'Duffy cup in 1978.

Galway AAI Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Dangan. 6:30pm 26th May 2006

  • Posted on: 23 March 2006
  • By: Vincent

The Galway AAI outdoor T&F Championships will take place in Dangan, Newcastle at 6:30pm Friday 26th May 2006. All athletes who are members of an AAI club are invited to attend. Entries are to be made in advance through your club secretary.

The running order for all events is given below. In age groups where two age groups are competing (e.g. U17 & Senior) the lower height hurdle or weight will be used. See safety notes at the end.

Track Events Schedule
First event starts at 6:30pm. Subsequent events will begin immediately thereafter. Also see safety notes below.

Gary Thornton - From Strength to Strength

  • Posted on: 23 March 2006
  • By: Vincent

Gary Thornton has been running with Galway City Harriers since the mid 1990s. His first run was a city schools cross-country race "just to get a half day" but when he came second PJ and Ollie invited him to join the juvenile section.

In this article Gary outlines some of his recent race performances, his training regieme and his plans for the year ahead.

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