Senior Racing

Fields of Athenry 10k - details announced

  • Posted on: 20 November 2006
  • By: Vincent

I reckon we could field a couple of teams for the race in the "Fields" on 26/12. What do you think?

Race Details

The Athenry AC 10k race will take place on the 26th of December next. The "Fields of Athenry 10K Road Race" has grown into an important fixture on the road racing scene in the West of Ireland over the last five years, since its inception in 2002. Last year almost four hundred runners and walkers completed the course around Athenry town on St. Stephen's Day in bright winter sunshine.

There are some small changes planned for this year's event, which should greatly improve the event for all involved. The race will start and finish in the heart of Athenry town instead of passing through it as in previous years. This change will allow organisers to provide improved car-parking and other facilities for those taking part.


Post Christmas Race in beautiful Co Clare

  • Posted on: 12 November 2006
  • By: BernieK

Burren Charity Challenge 2006

Carran, Co. Clare, 30th December, 1pm

You can walk/run 10km, cycle 40km or do both (40km cycle + 5km run) all in aid of

“Tsunami Orphans”


The Burren Charity Challenge is a fundraising event that takes place in the village of Carran in the heart of the Burren in Co Clare on the 30th of December every year in association with Burren Cycling Club and Kilnaboy Athletics Club. This is the 6th year of the event and past charities supported include Goal, Trocaire, St. John of God Menni services, Alzheimers Society, Concern and Galway and Clare Hospices.


Cross Country News

  • Posted on: 24 October 2006
  • By: BernieK

Regional Intermediate and Masters Cross Country takes place in Dangan on Sunday, 5th November starting at 12.00. Names as soon as possible but no later than Thursday, 26th October to the secretary Bernie Kelly
Galway Cross Country held in Tuam on 15th Oct saw the GCH team of Ruaidhrí Geraghty, Ian Egan, Fergal Geraghty and Danny Carr finish in 2nd place behind Athenry with Ruaidhrí Geraghty finishing in 2nd place in Senior Men’s Race and Ian Egan in 3rd place.
In the Senior Women’s Race Anne Marie Hynes-Miskell finished in 1st place with Bernie Kelly in 3rd position.

In Athlone IT on Sat 21st Oct. at the Regional Novice Cross Country, Bernie Kelly was the sole GCH athlete taking part finishing in bronze medal position.


Galway County Cross-Country Championships - Sunday, 15th October

  • Posted on: 29 September 2006
  • By: Vincent

We're hoping to put together several club teams for the upcoming Cross-Country County Championships on 15th October in Tuam.

The Novice category is for anybody who either hasn't run cross-country before or hasn't yet won a cross-country medal. We're looking for a couple more people to make up a Novice team from the club for the first time in several years.

Where and When

Sunday, 15th October
Palace Grounds, Tuam - Juvenile Races start at 1pm. Senior races after the juvenile program is complete (probably sometime after 2pm).


GCH members should contact Bernie ( with your details. Bernie will make a club entry on behalf of all members and the club will pay your entry fee.

Streets of Galway 2006 - Results

  • Posted on: 13 August 2006
  • By: GCH Web

Last night's FUTURE Streets of Galway was another great race. A sincere thanks to our sponsors and all the volunteers and helpers who contributed so much to making the race a success.

The men's race was won in fine style by Seamus Power of Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare. The women's race was won by Rosemary Ryan of Bilboa AC. A full race report with category and team results can be found here. Meanwhile here's the full list of finishers and times.

Corrected Times (23-Aug-06)

Place Number Time Name Club Sex Category

Claregalway 10k, 6pm on Saturday 19th August

  • Posted on: 13 August 2006
  • By: Vincent

The Clare River Harriers Athletic Club 18th Annual Road Race is on nex Saturday 19 Aug 2006 at 6:00pm. As well as being a regular road race and fun-run/walk it incorporates the Galway County AAI 10K Road Championships for 2006. Tee-shirt for all participants.


Entry fee €15 (€5 of this goes to Galway Hospice). Entries taken up to 5.40pm on race day. Race registration, finish and changing facilities are at the Claregalway Sports Centre. The start is at 6pm Sharp outside Claregalway National School.


First 3 men and first 3 ladies
First 2 men's teams (four per team)


View from the back of the pack!

  • Posted on: 25 May 2006
  • By: Maire

Having completed the first three 5k races in the Series, I just want to share my views on the events. Although I run regularly at distances from 5k to marathons, I do not class myself as a fast runner, a fact borne out by these 5k events!

Nevertheless, it is a great feeling to complete these runs with such a wide and varied field of runners. This is what these Tues. nights runs are all about, taking part at your own pace and getting to the finish line in one piece. The Galway Meet and Train group has been well represented in the series, with Dolores Foley, Bridie Folliard, Geraldine Fegan, Maire Kelly, Pearl McDonagh, Pauline O'Halloran and Lorraine McStay all taking part. We hope to have an even bigger contingent out for the final night in Dangan on May 30th.

GCH Excel Again in 5k series

  • Posted on: 24 May 2006
  • By: Vincent

Once again our members scored well in the County Galway 5k series. Ruaidhrí Geraghty won the Craughwell 5k in 16:32 on a fairly tough course in windy conditions. He was followed again by Conor Moloney in second. Ned O'Sullivan (unaffiliated) was third man - I guess that means he'll be running in a Craughwell AC vest next week! Martin McEvilly was fifth overall and John Devlin made it four in the top six for GCH.

Regina Casey was first woman home in 19:12 with Anne-Marie Miskell taking second.

Harriers going well in 5k series

  • Posted on: 19 May 2006
  • By: Vincent

Many club members are showing great form in the County Galway 5k Series.

Ruaidhrí Geraghty and Conor Moloney have run two excellent races so far. Jason Broderick had to work hard to keep Ruaidhrí at bay and in Tuam Robert Malseed went fast enough to make it two second place finishes in a row for Ruaidhrí. In both races Conor had held a solid grip on third place.

Anne-Marie Miskell was first woman home in Athenry, and second to fellow cub member Regina Casey in Tuam. Along with Anne-Marie, Michelle Lynch and Bernie Kelly have completed both races in excellent times.