Due to the continuing bad weather Fit4Life is cancelled for tonight Tuesday 5th Jan and Thur 7th January also. Weather permitting we will resume next Tuesday. Training for all will then continue every Tue and Thur evening at 7pm at Westside Library Carpark.
Our Fit 4 Life Adult training programme
Weather permitting Fit4Life sessions resume next Tuesday 5th Jan after the Christmas break. Complete beginners will be taken next week and up to Thur 14th.
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Climb aboard the Corrib Princess and join in the Birthday celebrations.
We've chartered the boat from 7-11pm on August 22nd. The cost is a recession friendly €20, to include entertainment and food.
I have had a great response so far but there are still approximately 15 places left. These are open to GCH members and our close running friends. If there are stil some places and your wives/husbands/partners/better lesser halfs/lovers etc can survive 4 hours of incessant banter on all things running related, then they are welcome too.
[acidfree:1848 title=" " align=right]Pat Burkitt has been good enough to forego his warm-up at the last couple of Fit4Life sessions to take some snaps of the group in action. See the results in the following online album:
As Bernie Kelly says, "aren't we a fine looking bunch" - enjoy!
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.
On a lovely crisp Feb morning several members of GCH fit4life hit the country roads around Craughwell for the third 5km time trial. As usual organisation was spot on, lots of water and pacers for every level. So a big thanks to Craughwell AC! I must be jinked as this was the second 5km I have missed due to injury so rather than being a lazy sausage with the Sunday paper I said I would head out and take some photos.
So here you go.
[acidfree:1722 title=" " align=right]Sunday 20th September 2009 may seem a long way away right now, but for some club members, it won't be long before that day dawns bright and early for them and they toe the line in Berlin to compete in their first marathon.
Kick off the New Year with a resolution that will improve your health while meeting new people.Galway City Sports Partnership (GCSP),in conjunction with Health Promotion Services, HSE West, are looking for the women of Galway to get up, get out and start strolling. The "Eastside Strollers", is a women's only group starting on the 14th January at 7.30pm costing €2. People can sign up on the night at Renmore Community Centre with walks starting at Renmore Church. Jason Craughwell, City Sports Partnership Coordinator explained "We want to encourage and support women in physical activity.
[acidfree:1652 title=" " align=right]They are a strange breed these runners. We’ve all seen them, usually while sitting in traffic listening to the whirr of the window wipers and waiting for the car’s central heating to kick in. You are in the middle of wondering if you’ll stay awake long enough for the second episode of Corrie that evening, when a flock of high viz jackets and running tights pass you by. You shiver involuntarily at the thoughts of trotting around Westside on a dark Tuesday evening and wonder what these poor souls have done to deserve such a punishment.
[acidfree:1649 title=" " align=right]...you can see forever apparently and indeed, despite it being just seven days from the shortest day of the year, it was easy to believe this saying such were the blue skies and bright sunshine that greeted the GCH/Fit4Life troops as we descended on Kilmurry-McMahon earlier today for the local St Mary's Athletic Club annual running of the Bernie Meaney memorial 5K road-race.