Juvenile Training resumes on Sept 8th

  • Posted on: 5 September 2019
  • By: Ger

Juvenile training for all ages recommences on Sunday 8th September in Dangan at 10.30am. Looking forward to seeing everyone back for the Autumn/winter season and also to welcoming  new members.  

Please see upcoming X Country details below.

Cross Country Championships 2019

Castlegar AC are hosting an Open cross country event on Saturday 21st September at Deochiska Park and this will be an ideal event for children trying our Cross country for the first time as well as for those kicking off their season ahead of  the County Championships .  Full details on how to enter this event is on their Facebook page Castlegar Athletics Club. 

The County Cross Country Championships  ( Unven Ages) take place at Palace Grounds in Tuam on Sunday 6th October.  Start time tba.  Please see details of the events below.  Anyone interested in competing should sign up at Training before Friday 27th September. 

Please keep an eye out on our Facebook Page( galway city harriers juvenile)  for any changes/updates prior to the Event.


U9       tba                                           Born 2011

U11     1500m                                     Born 2009/2010

U13     2500m                                     Born 2007/2008

U15     3500m                                     Born 2005/2006

U17     tba                                           Born 2003/2004

U19     tba                                           Born 2001/2002


The Even ages County Cross County take place at Bushfield , Loughrea on Sunday 20th October.  This is for U9/11/13/17/19.  Closing date for this is Friday 11th October.


U10s - 1000m;                                    Born 2010/2011

U12s - 2000m ;                                   Born 2008/2009

U14s - 3000m;                                    Born 2006/2007

U16s - 4000m ;                                   Born 2004/2005

U18s - 4000m (girls) 6,000 (boys)      Born 2002/2003



Teams consist of the first 6 club athletes to complete the race unless otherwise declared.  The finishing place of the first 4 club athletes home in each age category is calculated and  the team with the lowest calculated score is declared the winner



  • Please arrive at least 1 hour before the First race so that athletes can walk the course and identify the Start and Finish areas.  These events are busy and it can take a bit of time to locate these areas.  It can be stressful for children if they arrive late and havn’t had time to check out the course.
  • Before the race athletes need to collect their Race Number from their Coach.
  • Athletes are advised to warm up approx   20/30 min  before their Race time.
  • Athletes need to wear a Club singlet to compete.  Singlets will be available to purchase at Training in the Shed and on Race Day at cost of €15.

Athletes should bring the following; 

  • Waterproof  jacket for before and after the race
  • Tracksuit
  • Running Spikes /Trainers
  • GCH Singlet  ( available to purchase at Training or on the day for €15)
  • Running shorts/tights
  • Bottle of water/snack

 All athletes must have signed up for these events at Training. The entry sheets are in the Shed .  Please speak to your child’s coach if you need further information.  It will not be possible to enter the competitions after the closing dates.   

Best wishes to all our athletes for participating at these events.