The 30th running of the British & Irish Masters Cross Country International races took place on Saturday last in Derry. Two of our stalwart GCH athletes ,Christine Kennedy (M60 women) and Martin McEvilly (M65 men)represented Ireland at the event. The Masters womens race and the Masters over 65 race was run over 6k, consisting of three laps of a 2k course. It was a fast race, quite muddy on parts of the course and included a gradual climb.
Full results are attached from all the races and medal categories after three rounds of the Connacht Cross Country league. . Eanna Folan of GCH won the first leg in Calry . Kathryn Casserly placed second on Moyne on Day two. Neill Keane impressed on his cross country debut placing fifth overall in the Novice category. GCH mens team had been in second before the final leg but were overhauled
The National Senior Cross Country Championships takes place on Sunday 26th November at the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown in Dublin. Anyone who wishes to race, please contact the secretary no later than Friday 17th November (closing date). It would be great to field senior mens' and womens' teams. The club will have some Juvenille teams competing on the day who qualified through the Connaught Championships, and we will also have a strong Junior mens' team competing in the Junior race. Should be a great days racing !
There were fine performances all round from GCH athletes on Sunday last at the AAI Open Cross Country Races and Masters Trials , held at the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown in Dublin. On an honest course, underfoot conditions were quite good despite the weather in the days beforehand, making it conducive to good cross country running. Eleven athletes represented the club in the various races.
The Connaught Senior League Cross Country and Connaught Primary Schools Cross Country competitions, scheduled for tomorrw - Saturday 21st October in Roscommon - are now cancelled due to the imminent storm.
This event will be rescheduled.
The Dublin City Marathon is fast approaching. There are many GCH club athletes entered in the National Marathon Championships. All club entrants list on AAI site: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/other/Published_entry_list_0910...
Support our neighbouring Club, Clare River Harriers 10k next Saturday.
30th CLAREGALWAY 10K Road Race/Fun Run/Walk - Saturday 26-Aug-2017 at 6pm
Enter online at: http://www.active.com/…/claregalway-10k-road-race-fun-run-w…
The 2017 Galway County AAI 5K Road Race Championships will take place in conjunction with the Caltra and District AC 5KM road race on Saturday 19th August 2017 at 10am
The results of these championships will be based on the race's official result and it's incumbent on all local athletes to be correctly registered, both club and category. Galway AAI will produce the County Championship result and get the winners their medals as soon as possible thereafter.
County Championship Medals will be assigned to the following categories:
The timetable of events for Saturday's Connacht Championships is on our GCH Juvenile FB page as follows...
Note there is one page covering track and another covering field events.
Galway hosts a major National cross country championships later this month -
The Irish Life Health sponsored National Juvenile Inter Club Cross Country Relays and Intermediate Cross Country championships are being held in Tuam's Palace Grounds on Sunday 22nd January 2017 from 11.30 am
The Intermediate Men run 8km, and the Ladies 5km
Club and County teams can enter. Club teams - 8 run and first four score
There are also National Juvenile Inter Club relays on first , 4 by *500m relays, U12 and U14 ( 4 run )