Results are attached from Day 2 of the Galway Senior/Masters Track and Field Championships for 2017 . A very entertaining evening of athletics saw Gary Thornton of GCH put on an exhibition of distance running to win the County 5000m in a fast time of 14.42, with Keith Fallon , just returned from US scholarship, second in 15.04, and Brian Murphy of Ennis Track third in 16.38 . Siobhan Lee of GCH took victory in the Ladies 3000m in 10.40 after a great battle with Grainne Ni Uallachain, with Aine O Farrell of Athenry AC third.
All senior results
Craughwell AC hosted last nights second race in the Galway Renault 5k Series this evening 3rd May 2016. Always a contender for a PB course with a FAST start this year saw a huge number of runners come from far and wide to take on the second leg of the series.
The weather was a lot better than last week, with the sun shining amongst some intermittent clouds and aside from the little wind there was no reason for complaints!!!
A massive congrats to all who took part in the Kinvarra Rock and Road Half Marathon and 10k Races earlier this month.
GCH were dominant in the field and even more dominant on the podium despite windy conditions on the undulating course.
Must be all that winter training paying off!!!
In the Men’s 10k Race, the 2016 is looking good already for Owen Byrne who came 2nd in 35.05.
In the Women’s 10k Race Siobhan Egan is looking fresh after her Cross Country team win taking 2nd place also in 39.38.
[acidfree:11207 title=" " size=750 align=center] Clare River Harriers never fail to put on a great race and 2015 didn’t disappoint with a well organised and exciting race at yesterday evenings Claregalway 10k. Flat for the most of this course this always brings home PB’s and is a target race for most athletes at the end of the Summer racing or for those targeting the Dublin City Marathon. Despite a very wet evening, the race was yet again a great success!!
On a balmy Tuesday night in Dangan the first night of the county track and field championships doubled as round 5 of the GCH club challenge. 13 GCH athletes toed the line in the 3000 and 5000m races. At the end of the night Majella Ní Chríocháin and Martin Kearney maintained their positions at the top of the table albeit with reduced leads.
68 GCHers have now scored in the club challenge. Next up is the National Half Marathon in Dublin at the beginning of August.
The Club Away Race was at the Baxter Streets of Casltebar 5k on Saturday 30th May. We had a bus organised from Galway and several members also travelled up under their own steam.
The weather had turned very wet and pretty windy and Aubree was the first to venture out for a warm up. The rest of us took shelter in race HQ at the Tennis Club, postponing the inevitable drenching.
The National 10k in the Phoenix Park on April 11th was the 3rd event in the GCH Club Challenge 2015. It proved to be a high scoring day in the challenge with 9 participants collecting the 30point medal bonus and two collecting the 10k PB bonus.
In both the mens and women's tables three of the top four slots are taken by our masters runners reflecting very strong national performances by this element of our club.