May training plan attached, thanks to coach Matt Lockett for putting this together for us.
Information Board notices for club members
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Ever wondered what to eat before a training session?
Ever wondered what to eat after a training session?
If training for a marathon or half marathon what should you eat on a long run?
These and other questions will be answered in a talk to be given by Marie Gallagher Thursday 24th April at 6.15 in the Westside library before Fit4Life training.
Marie has an Honors Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and is a regular at Fit4Life training running with the advanced runners.
The Galway Triathlon Club Aquathon 2014 committee will once again host The Galway Aquathon Festival for both the National Long Course and Youth Aquathlon Championships!
They are looking for GCH members to volunteer for the National Championship race on 19 July 2014 from 9.30 - 2.00pm. And will provide water and snacks, and the entertainment ... i.e. the tri-athletes going past at various intervals!!
GTC members were very good to us during the Streets of Galway last year and many of their members marshalled for us on the day so it would be nice to return the favour to them.
A new beginners group will be starting just after Easter on Monday 28th April.
On Monday 7th April participants moved up to the next group. Leaders remain the same.
Groups are as follows:
Beginners (Bernie’s Group)
Baby joggers (with leaders Mary, Bridie, Miriam, Colm......)
Slow joggers (with leaders Fleur, Claire, Eithne, Stephen........)
Intermediate joggers (with leaders John, Olive, Lisa, Mary........)
Fast joggers (with leaders Sylvia, Rita, Majella.....)
Runners (with leaders Catherine.....)
Advanced runners (with leaders Catherine, Cormac, Joseph..........)
Attached is Matt locketts training plan for April
The 4th event of the 2014 GCH Club Challenge took place at Craughwell 10 mile on Sunday 23rd March.
We had a great turnout of GCH participants on the day and a guest appearance by the sunshine also.
There were lots of new faces at this event and hopefully this is just the start of many more appearances at the challenges.
We also saw lots of County Medals come from Craughwell so well done to everyone on their achievements!
The 3rd Annual Galway Sports Partnership 10k Run will take place in Labane, Ardrahan on Easter Monday, April 21st at 11.30 am. The race will be held in conjunction with Ardrahan AED,Ardrahan Juvenile GAA Club & Galway Sports Partnership.
The key aim of the Galway Sports Partnership is to increase participation in sport and recreation in the whole county and we invite all the club runners, Meet & train/Fit4life groups and walkers around the county to participate in this 10k run/walk event on Easter Monday April 21st in Ardrahan.
Galway Athletics County Board are delighted to announce that the following Galway Athletics Award Winners have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the various category awards for the 2013 year.
These athletes and coaches have contributed immensely to their sport and have achieved great success and excellence both in 2013, and in some cases, over many decades of athletic endeavour.
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Congratulations to Nicola Duncan was been chosen to represent Ireland at the World half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen on 29th March.
Nicola finished 2nd women in the Barcelona half marathon in February demolishing her personal best set 2 weeks previous to that in Watford 74:46 with a new PB of 72:13 seconds.
Nicola is also taking part in the London Marathon, best of luck!
With the cross country and indoor season just about over, and the days getting longer, it is time to start thinking towards the summer.
There were some great performances by Galway's endurance athletes from: Nicola Duncan’s exploits on the roads; Gary Thortons's national silver medal, and Keith Fallons U23 indoor titles to mention a few.
Now is the time to put in some hard work if you want to race well this summer, so it is the time to think about maybe stepping training up by 5%. Maybe think about stretching the Sunday run by a mile or two and doing the extra rep.