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Last night saw Day 1 of the Galway Track & Field Competition. It was a fun night, I know I certainly enjoyed myself.
Track & Field is for everyone. Some people seem to be reluctant to give it a go and when questioned the answer is generally along the line " Oh I'm not good enough" or "that's only for elites and young speedsters"
Well I'd like to put it out there that Track & Field, along with all running is something that can be enjoyed by everyone! Don't be afraid to come out and give different events a go!
The Junior & U23 All Ireland track and field Championships were held today in Tullamore. GCH had a very succesful day and it's great to see such talent coming through at this level.
We had a double podium finish in the Junior 400m Hurdles. Evan Maguire ran a incredibly fast time finishing 2nd. Anthony Hebron, Evans training partner showed true grit and determination finishing 3rd. Great to see Anthony coming back after completing his Leaving Cert.
[acidfree:8446 title=" " align=right size=120]The weather gods did not know what to do this summer solstice for the 6th running of the Annaghdown 10k road-race which was a good marker for mid-summer’s night once again. Previous editions of the event have been visited by either torrential downpours or glorious sunshine. This year however, after a day of continuous rain in Galway, the evening remarkably chose to remain dry and humid with only a light breeze to worry competitors.
The Galway T&F competitions are always a great fun event. They are a low key competition and a great way to try out new events and distances.
This year the Championships will be held over 3 days with 3 seperate categories - Junior, Senior and Master.
Schedule of Events:
Day 1 - Thursday 28 June starting at 7.30pm - 100m, Long Jump, Shot Putt,
800m, Weight for Distance (only Seniors and Masters), 4x100m relay.
Day 2 - Tuesday 10 July starting at 7.30pm - 400m, Triple Jump, Javelin,
1500m, (400, 800, 1200, 1600) Relay.
[acidfree:8297 title=" " align=right size=200][acidfree:8298 title=" " align=right size=200]Thanks to GCH's on-the-spot reporter Jane Walsh for filing the following race-report for Sunday's road-racing extravaganza in Connemara. She also supplies a link away to a Facebook page containing photos of some GCH athletes in action and there is a small number of photos uploaded to our own photo-gallery at:
[acidfree:8264 title=" " align=right size=275]GCH's Jane Walsh has compiled the following race-report from last Sunday's Craughwell 10 mile road-race. To echo her sentiments, many thanks to all at Craughwell AC for serving up another cracking road-race. Well done to all participants and a special congratulations to GCH athletes throughout the field for performing with such distinction. Take it away Jane...
[acidfree:1703 title=" " size=90 align=right]A healthy number of GCH athletes enjoyed a great day's racing at Tuam on Sunday last. Tuam AC have been very innovative with course layout over the past couple of years for their leg of the Galway 5K series, but they surpassed themselves this time around with their newly configured one-lap 8K circuit for their own annual road-race.
[acidfree:8191 size=250 align=right title=""]Paul will be back running in Galway tommorrow, to finish his amazing 1000 mile run around Ireland in December in aid of On The Road Again (OTRA). Yesterday he finished in Castlebar with 915 miles done and ran another 40 miles today. He had a photocall with An Taoiseach in Castlebar (from http://www.ontheroadagain.ie/.) Paul will be in Renmore at 3pm tomorrow, with a tough 45 miles to go, hopefully to finish by around 8pm. Any Harriers support would be great to help Paul complete his challenge.
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An occasional series - the personal musings of a novice runner.
If you are one of those compulsive users of running calculators, you may be interested to note that Greg McMillan has given his web-site a fresh lick of paint for 2011 including his (in)famous McMillan running calculator - see following link: McMillan Calculator
I don't visit this site very regularly now, so apologies if this is all old hat to some.