News for senior members and athletes
For the second month in succession David Gillick has been nominated for European Athlete of Month.
This month sees David been honoured for his sensational 400m victory in the European Indoor Championships last March. That performance was the highest scoring male event of the competition according to the IAAF scoring tables.
Sunday April 1st saw the 37th running of the Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare Michael Egan memorial 4 mile road race in Quilty, Co. Clare. Gerry Ryan (G.C.H.) won the race in a time of 19:42 from Seamus Power (Kilmurray/Ibk) in 20:06.
G.C.H.'s Martin McEvilly won his category in 24:49 while clubmate Liam Morris made a good return to racing. In the women's race, which was won by Veronica Colleran of Ennis Track, G.C.H. runners Hannah Kelly and Bernie Kelly collected prizes in their categories.
Michael O'Connor of G.C.H. won the 2007 Omagh Half Marathon on Saturday last, in a record time of 1:06:29. Stephen Duncan of Omagh was 2nd in 1:08:21. This years race also incorporated the Northern Ireland Half Marathon championships, which saw many of the top Northern Ireland runners compete and almost 600 complete the race.
Michael was joined in Omagh by clubmates Gearoid Quinn and Pat O'Dwyer, who both also had excellent runs, finishing in 1:23:21 and 1:24:20 respectively.
Michael O'Connor gave the Galway athletes present in Ballycotton something to cheer about yesterday when he finished in 3rd place in the Ballycotton 10.
The race was won by Alan O'Shea, Bantry AC in 51:04 from Sandis Bralitis, West Waterford AC in 2nd place in 51:34 with Michael hot on his heels in 51:52.
Congratulations and well done Michael.
This years A.G.M. will take place in Tonery's Bar, Bohermore on Wednesday night, 14th March at 9 o’clock sharp.
The Agenda is as follows
Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 8:30pm
Location: The Quality Hotel in Oranmore.
Galway's adult athletes convened a productive get-together last year which resulted in, amongst other things, the highly successful May 5k Series.
It is felt around the county that it would be worthwhile to stage a repeat of this meeting which will give adults involved in athletics in Galway the opportunity to discuss the development of our sport in County Galway.
Ever wanted to to try some sailing? Now is your chance!
Our friends over at Galway Bay Sailing Club are running an "Introduction to Sailing Course" starting March 21st 8p.m. at their clubhouse in Galway Bay Sailing Club, Rinville, Oranmore.
This course will cover both basic sailing theory and practical on the water experience. It is designed for those who have no sailing experience, to introduce you to sailing and the GBSC.
New newsletter issued today from Paul McNamara, Regional Development Officer, with lots of useful information particularly on upcoming training courses. Check it out at http://www.galwayathletics.com/dmdocuments/Newsletter_West_Region_1.pdf.
The County Indoor Championships are on this Saturday at the indoor track in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. The meeting kicks off with a 3000m for Senior athletes as the first event on the program at 10.30am.
With all the wind and rain recently wouldn't it be nice to go for a run without getting hammered by gale force winds, driving rain and even falling trees ( I had to jump a couple during a workout today)?
Indoor running is a very different experience to what most of us are accustomed to, and I would encourage those of you who haven't previously done so to give it a go. The shorter distance is useful for putting a bit of zip into your training and racing at this time of year.