News for senior members and athletes
St. Patrick’s weekend this year was filled with sunshine and so the runners came out in all their glory......all the training in wind, rain, sleet and snow paid off as some fantastic performances ensued.
In the Abbey 10k, Larry Kelly won the Male O40 in 38.12 and was 5th overall, Danny Carr stormed home as first MO50 and in 6th place in 38.25. Sinead Brody was first lady on the button in 40.00 and 11th overall. A storming performance by all!!
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All members are invited to join us at a social gathering in Munroes, Dominic St. on Saturday 21st February from 8pm. As well as a chance to catch up with friends and glam-up there will be some Club Awards to recognise the achievements over the past year.
Awards will start around 8:45pm, including awards various county, provincial and national team medal winners, as well as for the Club Challenge and our club leaders. See you there!
Round 1 of the penultimate club challenge event was the Inter-County Cross Country in Dundalk IT last weekend. It produced a big move in the women's challenge. Niamh Hennelly has leap-frogged to the top of the leaderboard and it will take some fancy footwork and equally fancy mathematics to dislodge her.
In the men's challenge things were largely unchanged at the very top but Gary Thornton, Keith Fallon, Brian O'Connor and John Cronin made great strides up the leaderboard. But have they left their dash too late?
Congratulations to GCH's Martin McEvilly who won the European M65 Steeplechase in Izmir, Turkey.
Well done to everyone who took part in the Mayfly 10k on Saturday 24th May.
In the Men’s race Matt Bidwell came home first in 33:43 and Larry Kelly in 3rd in 38:36.
In the Women’s race Sinead Brody came home first in 39:46.
Well done to everyone.
Full results click HERE.
Lough Cutra Triathlon
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Well done to our club members who took part in the Lough Cutra Triathlon on Sunday 25th May
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Well done to Gary Thornton who was 8th in Race 5 at the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs on Saturday 10th May.
Gary ran a fantastic time of 30:02:25 and was just over half a second ahead of Neil Burton of Tipton Harriers who was 3rd in the 2013 Streets of Galway Race.
Official Race report can be read HERE.
The Boston marathon 2014 proved to be a testing course but 5 tough Galway City Harriers were up to the challenge and all came home over the line having battled the downhill course and in higher than predicted temperatures.
Gerry Carty was first home in 2:56:24. This was a new PB for Gerry so well done on holding out to go Sub 3 and take home a new personal best.
Next was Sean Hanley in 3:09:42 and. Lawrence Kelly came home in 3:18:14 which was such a great achievement.
Michael Greene who won Gold in the 2013 Dublin Marathon crossed the line in 3:30:30.