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Women's Meet & Train Group

GCH Fit4Life 2008 update

  • Posted on: 20 December 2007
  • By: BernieK

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Fit4Life Training resumes after the Christmas break on Tuesday 8th Jan. What better way to kick start the New Year than with a bit of exercise?

Well done to Don, Nicola, Carmel, Rochelle, Kristin, Gerard and Joseph who all ran in the Fields of Athenry 10K on St Stephens Day.

Take The Mile Challenge

  • Posted on: 5 July 2007
  • By: mel

Ever wondered what you could run for a mile? Well, here is your chance to find out. This Saturday 7th July a series of mile races will take place at the Regional Sports Centre, Dangan as part of a nationwide event - the SPAR Mile Challenge. Starting at 11:00am, people from all over the country will take part in mile races at 28 different venues nationwide. If you can crawl, walk, jog or even run 4 laps of a running track than this event is for you.

Flora Women's Mini Marathon

  • Posted on: 3 June 2007
  • By: Maire

Due to a few late cancellations, we now have 4 spare seats on the bus tomorrow, leaving Knocknacarra Church at 8am and Menlo Park Hotel at 8.30. Anyone is welcome to travel with us. Will be departing Dublin at 5.30. Cost is 20 euro. Ring me on 086-8036044 or email at
Best of luck to all the ladies taking part tomorrow!

County Galway 5k Series

  • Posted on: 25 May 2007
  • By: Maire

There has been great interest in this series from the Meet and Train again this year. Several members are in line for that much coveted T shirt, following a great response to the various 5k races over the month of May. Full participation for the four events already completed goes to Monenna Fitzgerald, Cora Grimes and Mary Mullins, while Sarah Kelly, Maire Kelly, Erika Joyce and Pearl McDonagh have each taken part in three and others as follows, Geraldine Fegan (2), Dolores Foley and Mary McCann (1).


Bus to Mini Marathon

  • Posted on: 20 May 2007
  • By: Maire

There are still some places available on the bus for the Mini Marathon on 4th June. If anyone would like to book a place, please contact me on 086-8036044 (after 3pm)or The bus will leave from Menlo Park hotel at 8.30 am and will depart from Dublin at 5.30pm. We can arrange pick ups along the route if necessary.


Bus travel to Mini Marathon

  • Posted on: 26 April 2007
  • By: Maire

Entries closed on Tuesday last for the Flora Mini Marathon. There will be a bus going from Galway for the Meet and Train members so please give me your name as soon as possible if you'd like to reserve a seat.. If any places are left over, we will offer them to anyone who would like to travel, on a first come, first served basis. The cost will be based on the numbers travelling. Contact me at or 086-8036044 (after 3pm)


Sonia's Last Lap

  • Posted on: 16 April 2007
  • By: Maire

Some of our Meet and train members travelled to Dublin at the weekend for the Bupa Great Ireland Run. Joining Sonia O'Sullivan on her last lap were Hilda McGrath, Grainne Cahill, Mary Mullins and Maire Kelly.

Although Sonia finished somewhat sooner, we had a great day and all finished well. The Galway meet and train group met Sonia in Loughrea in 2000, following her Olympic Silver medal win in Sydney.


Mini Marathon closing date fast approaching!

  • Posted on: 16 April 2007
  • By: Maire

Entries close for the Flora Women's Mini Marathon on April 24th or sooner if they reach their maximum number of entries. Forms available in the Evening Herald on Thursdays and Saturdays. Alternatively, you can sign up online at

Don't forget to mark GALWAY as your collection point for race number.