Senior Racing

GCH National 10k Winners!

  • Posted on: 25 April 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Well done to everyone from the club who took part in this year's National 10k Championships in Phoenix Park on April 14th held in conjunction with the Great Ireland Run. The club was well represented with almost 30 members taking part in the event this year.

Congrats to Matt Bidwell who once again took 1st place victory in the M40 category in 33:36.

In the M35+ category GCH also took home first place with Matt Bidwell, Gerry Carty and Brian Bruton finishing in a total time of 1:46:54. Second was Tullamore Harriers Athletic Club in 1:52:02 and 3rd was Mayo Ac in 1:54:16.

Results of Galway Sports Partnership 10km 2013

  • Posted on: 22 April 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

The 2nd Annual Galway Sports Partnership 10k took place in Labane / Ardrahan on Saturday 20th April 2013 with over 200 people taking part this year. Galway City Harriers were well represented with lots of take home prizes on the day for club members.

The Men’s race was won by Matt Bidwell of GCH in 33:21, followed closely by Peter O’Sullivan in 2nd place in a time of 33:35 with Gearoid Hynes of GCH achieving 3rd place in 35:32.

Dates announced for County T&F & Cross-Coun​try Championsh​ips

  • Posted on: 16 April 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Provisional dates and venues for the 2013 County Track and Field and Cross-Country Championships

Juvenile Track & Field:
Sunday, 12 May 2013 U9-11s @ Dangan 12:30pm - Competition Secretary: Mike Tobin
Sunday, 19 May 2013 U12-19s @ Dangan 11am - Competition Secretary: James Lundon

Senior Track & Field:
Sunday, 23rd June 2013 Day One @ Dangan 1:30pm
Thursday, 4th July 2013 Day Two @ Dangan 7:30pm
Tuesday, 9th July 2013 Day Three @ Dangan 7:30pm
More details in due course.

Cross Country:
Sunday, 6th October 2013 (Even Ages and Adult)
Sunday, 20th October 2013 (Odd Ages)

Gary Thornton wins North Pole Marathon

  • Posted on: 16 April 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Congrats to Gary Thornton who beat 50 other international competitors to win the North Pole Marathon on Tuesday 9th April.
Facing brutal conditions of -30 degrees, he completed the marathon in 3:49:29. The race took place at Camp Barneo, an annual Russian military camp, which is close to the geographical North Pole.
"The course was brutal. It’s like you’re on the moon up there,” he said afterwards. “I’d only raced in two before this, in cities, so this was totally different to what I’ve ever done. I had to wear a face mask and really needed that, it was brutally cold.”

Connemara Marathon 2013

  • Posted on: 13 April 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

The Connemara Marathon series of races took place for the 12th year on Sunday 7th April. Conditions were cold and windy and yet a field of almost 2800 competitors across all races took part. There were three races on the day, a Half marathon, Full marathon, and Ultra-marathon (39.3 miles)

The Half Marathon was won by Matt Bidwell (Galway City Harriers) for the second year in a row in a time of 1:19:29. He was followed by Phil Kilgannon (Sportsworld) in 1:21:18 and in 3rd place was Clive Brown in 1:22:29.

Galway Sports Partnership 10K

  • Posted on: 13 April 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Galway City Partnership host their 2nd Annual 10k run/walk/jog event in Labane, Ardrahan on April 20th at 11am.
Entry Fee: €15 online entry or €20 register on the day
Category prizes include: Senior Men/Women 1st / 2nd /3rd 1st, Over 40/50/60 Men & Women, 1st Local Man & Woman, 1st Junior U-19 and spot prizes for Fit4life participants.
Approved by AAI.
Attached is the map of the course The is route map is

GCH leave Colemenstown 10k laden down with prizes

  • Posted on: 2 April 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

The Galway City Harriers came home from this year’s Colemanstown 10k with an abundance of honorable prizes.
In the mens category it was a clean sweep for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, with GCH claiming all 3 top places. Last year’s winner Matt Bidwell held his 1st place title in a time of 33:39. Owen Byrne also held his 2nd place title in 34:39 and Gearoid Hynes completed the trio of prizes in 3rd place coming home in 36:11.