News for senior members and athletes
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.
Well done to everyone who has put in some serious training over the past 4 months. It's never easy to train for a marathon and even harder when the wind, rain, hail, sleet and snow are against you and that could happen on a long run the way the weather has been since Christmas. None the less last weekend there was some fantastic achievements by our club members and hopefully the GCH crew in Boston will come across the line in triumph!
I've been running pretty well for a good few months. I'm racing almost as fast now as I was 11 years ago when I got all my personal bests in distances from 5k through the half marathon. Back then I was running six days a week and was more fit than healthy; I was on the physio table with shocking regularity and frequently trying to shake recurrent colds.
The 3rd Annual Galway Sports Partnership 10k Run will take place in Labane, Ardrahan on Easter Monday, April 21st at 11.30 am. The race will be held in conjunction with Ardrahan AED,Ardrahan Juvenile GAA Club & Galway Sports Partnership.
The key aim of the Galway Sports Partnership is to increase participation in sport and recreation in the whole county and we invite all the club runners, Meet & train/Fit4life groups and walkers around the county to participate in this 10k run/walk event on Easter Monday April 21st in Ardrahan.