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Fit4Life and Track Training Sessions Return

  • Posted on: 6 January 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

Happy New Year everyone!

Just a reminder on training sessions

Fit4Life returns Monday 6th January at 7.00pm from its usual meeting place at Westside Library.

New members will be welcomed on 13th January, please arrive in advance of 7.00pm

Track sessions at Dangan resume on 7th January and the time has reverted back to 7.30pm

NOTES For FIT4LIFE:
It will resume on Monday 6th January at 7pm at Westside Library and continues thereafter every Monday and Thursday night (except for Bank Holiday Mondays when we do not meet)

Current Members:

GCH Club Challenge Results Dec 17th 2013

  • Posted on: 17 December 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

In the men's challenge the National Novices didn't really change the table much with Brian Bruton needing to be in the top 2 GCH finishers to push into second place.

The women's challenge is down to the last race of the series..................

Due to Jane and Mags both travelling to the National Novices and not only representing their county and club but they have also managed to score valuable points for the CGH Club Challenge in the process.

Woodie’s DIY Novice Cross Country Championships

  • Posted on: 17 December 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

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Well done to all the GCH participants who braved not only the dreadful weather conditions last Sunday 15th December in Waterford at the Woodie’s DIY Novice & Uneven Age Cross Country Championships but an extremely tough course with rolling hills and sharp downward slopes.

In the Ladies Race, Galway was represented well by Alvy Carragher (GCH) who was the first Galway lady home and took 24th place overall, Caroline Whiriskey (Loughrea AC) came in 26th, Jane Walsh came home in 103rd and Mags Sheridan in 109th place.

Ballinderreen 10km

  • Posted on: 17 December 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

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Well done to everyone who faced the gale-force winds and rain in the Ballinderreen 10km held on Sunday 15th December, thankfully however the weather lifted for the race itself.

GCH was well represented in the top finishers.

In the Men’s Race Gary Thornton (GCH) took first place in 30:29, Matt Bidwell (GCH) came in second in 32:54 and Julio Cesar Castro (KIlmury) came third in 33:05.

All Ireland Novice Cross Country Championships - GCH teams required!

  • Posted on: 24 November 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

All Ireland Novice Cross Country Championships - GCH teams required!

Date - Sunday 15th December 2013

Venue - Waterford IT Campus
Distances Womens 4km, Mens 6km

This is one of the best and most enjoyable races on the calendar, and gets a range of club athletes competing from all over the country, and is a great entry point to National cross country competition.

GCH can enter club teams, with 8 to run and 4 to score, in both Mens and Womens races
GCH athletes will also be considered for selection for the Galway County teams for the event .

Inter-County XC Results 2013

  • Posted on: 18 November 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Congrats to everyone who took part in the Inter County Cross Country in Santry yesterday, Sunday 17th November 2013. And well done to the participants from the Galway City Harriers who had the largest participation from the Galway clubs representing the Galway County team this year.

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The Men’s race was won by Paul Pollock, Antrim in 31:02. In second was Michael Mulhare of Laois in 31:36 and in third was Dan Mulhare also of Laois in 31:40.

Regina Casey wins 48th Hollymount Race

  • Posted on: 12 November 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

The 48th Hollymount Races took place Sunday 10th November.

This year there was a low turnout in numbers but the traditional coach of visitors from the Liverpool area was especially welcomed to boost numbers and spirits.

Congratulations to Regina Casey (GCH) who won the women’s 3k lap. Second place Colette Touhy (Mayo AC) was leading all the way with Regina hot on her heels but a fantastic sprint finish by Regina placed her first in 10:37, and Collette in second with a 10:45 finish. Elizabeth Egan (Liverpool Harriers) finished third in 11:07

Connaught XC Results Novice/Senior/Master (Roscommon 3rd Nov)

  • Posted on: 5 November 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Huge congratulations to all who took part in the Connaught Cross Country on 3rd November in Roscommon.

GCH as always was represented really well and clearly all the Saturday morning sessions at St. Mary’s are paying off as we had incredible results.

In the Ladies, Niamh Hennelly had a great run and placed second in the Novice category.

GCH were dominant in the Masters category with Jane Walsh coming home in second place.
Margaret Sheridan after completing last week’s Dublin marathon just missed out on 3rd place to take 4th place in the Masters category.

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