This year the 34th Annual Airtricity Dublin City Marathon was held on the 28th October and coming home first in the Men’s and Women’s race were 2 Irish athletes. Well done to Sean Hehir of Rathfarnham WSAF 2:18:19 and Maria McCambridge DSD 2:38:51. (Maria won the Streets of Galway 8K in 2012)
All senior results
Results from the Gerry Farnan XC held on Sunday 20th October.
Well done to Brian Bruton, Martin McEvilly and Alvy Carragher who took part.
Please see the results on the attached files.
Please note the RULES and any changes.
Best of luck in the Connaught XC everyone!!
Well done to Carmel Brannigan who took part in the 2013 Berlin Marathon last month coming home in 3:38:01!! Carmel has had a great year so far and this was a well-deserved result!
A huge congrats to Martin Hegarty who joined GCH earlier this year. Martin ran a 3:00:10 marathon in Amsterdam on Sunday 20th October, knocking over 9 minutes from his previous result!!
Good luck to everyone running in Dublin City Marathon on Sunday and Una Murphy running the New York Marathon.
I hope to be reporting on lots of good news stories next week.
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Lots of racing this weekend…..
NUIG 8K – Saturday 12th October
Saturday saw the NUIG 8K in our familiar surroundings at Dangan.
Matt Bidwell of GCH came first in 26:30 while Andrew Annett challenged him to take second place in 26:33 and taking a well-deserved third place was John Greaney in 28:11.
And well done to Gearoid Hynes of GCH coming home in fourth place in 28:23.
Latest results from the 2013 GCH Club Challenge which now includes last Sunday’s County Cross Country.
Looks like the Cross Country Season might really see things shaken up with the scores.
NOTE: There has been one amendment to the RULES as now only 5 races will be counted for both the Men’s and Women’s Challenge and not 7 as originally stated.
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.
The Club Challenge is still underway for 2013. I have attached a copy of the Men’s and Women’s results which are updated as far as the Grey Lakes County 10k.
The Cross Country season is upon us so those of you partaking in these races over the forthcoming weeks have a chance to raise the competition.
(The County XC will be added during the week, when final results are available)
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A huge turnout from Galway City Harriers in all events at the County Cross Country held in Bushfield, Loughrea yesterday the 6th October with medals coming home in almost all categories.
Congratulations to all who took part especially on such a cold day.
A full report to follow, but in the meantime here are the provisional results attached
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Congrats to all who took part in this year’s Grey Lakes 10k, which was incorporated into the Galway County 10km Championship’s 2013.
First home was Gary Thornton of Galway City Harriers in 31:00 however hot on his heels for most of the 1st half of the race was Noel Berkeley who placed 2nd in 32:19, third was Matt Bidwell of Galway City Harriers in 33:55 who also went onto take the Mens O40 title on the day.