Senior Racing

AI Master & Intermediate​ XC Championship

  • Posted on: 13 January 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

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The Athletics Ireland Master and Intermediate​ Cross Country Championship​s will be held this year in Dunboyne, Co Meath on Sunday 23rd February 2014.

There are 2 Master Team categories, 35+ and 50+ in both the Male and Female categories.
There are Individual Master categories in 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 etc

Athletes can be on Club and County teams
Distances include:

1. Master Men 7k

2. Master Men 0/65 4K

3. Master Women 4K

4.Intermediate Men 8K

5.Intermediate Women 5k

4 to score on all club teams.

Fields of Athenry 2013 Results

  • Posted on: 3 January 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

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The Galway City Harriers dominated the field this year with 5 GCH athletes in the Top 14.

In 5th place in the Senior Men’s race this year was Matt Bidwell in 34:05. Gerry Carty took first place in MO40 in 35:31 while Sean Hanley had a great run and took 2nd in the MO40 category in 35:56. Niall Murphy came 2nd in the MO45 category. And without fail Martin McEvilly was there to take first place in the MO65 category in 39:22

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 .

XC Uneven Ages and Adults Sunday 3rd Nov

  • Posted on: 31 October 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Course will be open from 10.0 am
Registration from 9.30am

Course is expected to be soft to firm despite weather
PLease note: The only request from the venue is that spikes are not permitted in the function area or the dressing rooms.

Course Details:
Course has a main Lap ( A ) which must be completed in all races
Lap B and C is inclusive of A
Lap D IS THE ONLY LAP THAT TURNS AT GATE 1 AND is completed first before the main lap and is the big loop in reverse

Start : 182m from Start line to the start of the “A“ lap.

Details of Day 2 & 3 Connaught XC Championships 2013

  • Posted on: 15 October 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

The details of the EVENS, UNEVENS and SENIOR XC are below

Deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 20th October.
Entries must be emailed to or before this deadline.

This is a great opportunity for team participation and a great day out for the club, so put your name forward!!!!

DAY 2:
Connaught EVENS & Senior XC Championships 2013.

AAI Leitrim in conjunction with North Leitrim Athletic Club will host the Connaught EVENS & Senior league Cross Country Championships 2013.

Date: Sunday, 27th October

Race report from Galway Cross Country Championships

  • Posted on: 8 October 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

The Galway Cross Country Championships took place on Sunday 6th October at Bushfield, Loughrea, home to Loughrea AC. The new format of races saw adults & juniors race together drawing one of the largest numbers of athletes to the field. And none better represented than GCH with almost thirty athletes competing across all races.

2013 Connaught Cross Country Championship

  • Posted on: 4 October 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

The 2013 Connaught Cross Country Championship for men and women take a different format this year. It is to be held over 3 days starting with
Round 1 which will be held on Sat 12th Oct in Moyne Community School, Co Longford
Round 2 will be held on Sun 27th Oct in Hazelwood, Co Sligo and
Round 3 will be in Roscommon on Sun 3rd Nov

The 12th October is the first of a  three race championship for Novice, Intermediate, Masters and Senior individuals with overall club competition combining all four categories.

Galway County Cross Country Championships

  • Posted on: 29 September 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

The Senior & Masters Galway Cross Country Championships takes place on Sunday 6th October at Bushfield, Loughrea, the home of Loughrea AC.

The Even Ages and Adult events will be held *THIS* Sunday, 6 October in Bushfield, Loughrea and are hosted by Loughrea AC.

The first race will start at 1:00PM, Under 10 up to adult in sequence, with the adult races starting at 2:30PM.

NOTE: Clubs must have entries to David Reilly no later than this Thursday, 3 October.

Day One – Loughrea (6th October):
Even Ages
Under 10 girls - 800m & under 10 boys 800m

Connacht Cross Country

  • Posted on: 24 September 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Connacht Cross Country Adults

This year the Connacht Novice, Senior, Inter and Masters are to be  run as a league over three events to coincide with the Connaught Juvenile races.

Points will be awarded to individuals based on their finishing position (1st  =25pts) for each of the categories.

Points will also be awarded to top 4 club finishing positions.

At the end of 3 races there will be 1st, 2nd 3rd winner of each category and 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall club regardless of category.

You have to declare your category when registering and stick with it.