Senior Racing

National League Championships Sunday 18th May

  • Posted on: 14 May 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

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Galway teams will once again participate this year in the Premier Division of the  AAI National League Track and Field event, the major competition for Track and Field athletes.

Galway City Harriers have entered a mens team and Galway County have a womens teams.
The event will take place at the Sligo IT complex next Sunday 18th May in the opening round of the League.

Gary Thornton performance at Highgate Harriers night of 10k PBs

  • Posted on: 12 May 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

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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.

Galway 5K Series Details of Race 2 Loughrea

  • Posted on: 6 May 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

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Galway 5k Series Race 2: Loughrea

This week Loughrea play host to the Galway 5k Series Race at 8pm sharp!

If you have yet to collect your race pack you can do so at Gaelscoil Riabhach just off the Gort Road tonight before the race.
For those familiar with the 5k Series, the route this year is the same as last year.

Remember to car pool where possible as parking is limited around the Gaelscoil.

AND Don’t forget to bring your chip and race number!

Best of luck everyone!!

Galway 5k Series starts Tuesday 29th April

  • Posted on: 24 April 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

About the race series

The County Galway 5km series is an initiative of the Galway Athletic Clubs. Over 6 Tuesday nights, a 5km race is organised by one of the athletic clubs across the county.
One race number covers the entire series.
No prizes are awarded, but anyone who completes 4 of the 6 races gets a souvenir race t-shirt.

After the last race, a social night is organised by the final host club.

All proceeds of the 5k series goes to fund juvenile and adult athletics in Galway.

Please car pool to venues - parking is strictly limited at all venues!


Boston Marathon 2014

  • Posted on: 22 April 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

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.

Galway Sports Partnership 10k Results Labane

  • Posted on: 22 April 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

Galway City Harriers were well represented in the Galway Sports Partnership 10k in Labane yesterday 21st April.

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This was Matt Bidwell’s second win of the weekend following on from Saturdays win (and PB) in the Kilmovee 10k.

It was tough conditions on the course this year as despite the sun shine, there was strong winds on the day so times were slightly down but none the less some good performances & results especially by GCH

Connemarathon & National 10k Results

  • Posted on: 15 April 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

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Well done to everyone who braved the elements in both the East and West on April 5th.

It was a busy weekend in racing with two large events occurring.

In Connemara
The Connemara is always a popular target each year in all 3 events and this year there was not only the mountain to contend with but rain, hail and wind. Not easy on an already challenging course.


Weekend Round up 29th / 30th March

  • Posted on: 1 April 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

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New Inn 5k 2014
Thanks to Bernie Kelly for organizing a great crowd of Galway City Harriers at this year’s New Inn 5k on Sunday 30th March.
Results attached.
Photos HERE

Killanin 8K
Congrats to Brian O’Connor won the Killanin 8k on Saturday 29th March in 29:13.
Full results HERE

Knockma Duathlon


GCH Club Challenge 2014 Results (Event 4)

  • Posted on: 1 April 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

The 4th event of the 2014 GCH Club Challenge took place at Craughwell 10 mile on Sunday 23rd March.

We had a great turnout of GCH participants on the day and a guest appearance by the sunshine also.

There were lots of new faces at this event and hopefully this is just the start of many more appearances at the challenges.

We also saw lots of County Medals come from Craughwell so well done to everyone on their achievements!

Craughwell 10 mile 2014 Medals Announced

  • Posted on: 1 April 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

Craughwell County 10 Mile 2014 medal winners announced

Well done to all the GCH Champions.

Men Senior
1st Matt Bidwell (Galway City Harriers) in 54:02

Women Senior
3rd Grainne Ní Uallachain (Galway City Harriers) in 1:07:04

Men Over 50
1st John Devlin (Galway City Harriers) in 1:02:49

Men Over 60
1st Martin McEvilly (Galway City Harriers) in 1:05:26

Women Over 40
1st Margaret Sheridan (Galway City Harriers) in 1:16:46

Women Over 50
1st Mairead Welby (Galway City Harriers) in 1:20:14

Men's Teams
1st - Matt Bidwell, Gerry Carty,