This section provides details for routine and once-off club training activity.
Matt's away for the next few sessions, but it's training as usual and Matt has left full details of the plan for each session. I'll be posting each a couple of days in advance.
Saturday 24th July - Meet outside changing rooms at Dangan 10am after 10min warm-up jog
Session - Continuous hills
Matt will take the Wednesday track session as per usual tonight. Originally we had cancelled this week on account of the Boston 5k, but with that posponed, the Wednesday Session is back on. Matt has a nice 'fartlek' (i.e. speedplay!) session around the trails in mind. We'll start a bit later at 6:15 tonight - be warmed up beforehand. Spread the word!
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Full, Half & Relay
Strokestown, Co. Roscommon on 24th July
The Bogtrotter's Marathon is a new marathon event taking place in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon on 24th July for runners /walkers of all abilities. It includes a full, half and relay marathon and goes from Strokestown to Rooskey and back on the minor roads and bog tracks.
[acidfree:3282 title=" " align=right size=50]You may have already received an e-mail notification from Bernie Kelly on this topic, but just to remind all that the GCH track sessions for senior athletes continue throughout the winter months in Dangan between 5:45pm and 6:45pm (warm-up commences at 5:30pm) every Wednesday evening.
Racing season is well and truly in full swing and there are any amount of races for whatever you’re into yourself and wherever you want to do it. Its easy to get carried away! Since the 5km series is sadly over I can console myself in the fact that we are back to, my personal favourite, the track. However it’s on the track that I struggle most with my sensible head, the Physio, and my not so sensible head, the runner. I’m not alone in this I know, for many runners the art of balancing training with injury avoidance can be a constant battle.
So I’m launching a new campaign, called;
With the increase in interest in running in the last year as seen in the increased numbers taking part in road races throughout the county, Galway City Library Service has put together a collection of books on running, runners and related matters such as injury prevention, nutrition for athletes, marathon training etc. This collection is located in Westside Library on Seamus Quirke Road.
GCH Women's team claimed Silver in the Tuam 8k, just behind winners Mayo AC. The placings of the club's first four athletes were counted for the team prizes. New members Carmel Brannigan and Rochelle Howell, who have recently joined GCH via the Fit4Life programme, were the 2nd and 4th GCH women home. Adrienne Walsh, making a welcome return to road racing, was the 3rd scorer. The team was led home by Regina Casey. The 1st four were closely followed by Brenda Gannon and Aine Harvey. Carmel and Adrienne also claimed 1st prizes in their categories with times of 35:44 and 39:29 respectively.
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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.