The Dublin City Marathon is fast approaching. There are many GCH club athletes entered in the National Marathon Championships. All club entrants list on AAI site: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/other/Published_entry_list_0910...
Our Fit 4 Life Adult training programme
Its Cross Country season again and time to 'dig out' the spikes. There is quite a 'congested' fixture list from this weekend up to December, between cross country events and also some permitted local road races. This weekend will see the Castlegar Open cross country races and the Loughrea AC 10k road race.
The County Cross Country Championships take place in Tuam on Sunday 1st October.
Our annual summer social takes place at Crowe's Bar Bohermore next Saturday, 26th August from 8.00pm We hope to see as many as possible in attendance and finger food will be served. Great way to fuel up after the Claregalway 10K !
This is a great chance to meet and recap all the highlights of the year so far.
Support our neighbouring Club, Clare River Harriers 10k next Saturday.
30th CLAREGALWAY 10K Road Race/Fun Run/Walk - Saturday 26-Aug-2017 at 6pm
Enter online at: http://www.active.com/…/claregalway-10k-road-race-fun-run-w…
The 2017 Galway County AAI 5K Road Race Championships will take place in conjunction with the Caltra and District AC 5KM road race on Saturday 19th August 2017 at 10am
The results of these championships will be based on the race's official result and it's incumbent on all local athletes to be correctly registered, both club and category. Galway AAI will produce the County Championship result and get the winners their medals as soon as possible thereafter.
County Championship Medals will be assigned to the following categories:
FIXTURES. Please find attached a brief fixture list with some dates to note
The following are upcoming fixtures of note for July.
Track & Field:
Thursday 20th July.Dangan Track @7.45pm: Series of 1 mile time trials. (8, 7,6,5,4 minute) All clubs and athletes welcome.
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July. National Senior Track & Field championships, Morton Stadium, Santry.
Sunday 30th July. Round 2 National Track & Field League
The Galway County Half Marathon Championship was held in conjunction with the Athenry Half Marathon in Monivea recently. Well done to all our club members who took part. The following are County medal receipents:
M35 – Diarmuid Hennessey 3rd.
M50 1st. Danny Carr. 2nd Martin Kearney 3rd Seamus King.
Men’s Team: 2nd GCH (Hennessey, Louis Coyne, Carr, Kearney).
W50 1st Carmel Brannigan 2nd Margaret Sheridan.
Women’s Team: 3rd GCH (Brannigan, Sheridan, Bernie Kelly, Cathy Byrne)
Full County Championship results attached.
We had a great workshop with Liz Egan yesterday evening. Liz led us through some practical exercises with key life skills of goal setting, prioritising and planning. It was superb to have a mix of our youth, senior and masters members learning together.
These were a great complement to the workshop by Karen Weekes in February on applying the mind to maximum effect. The planning templates and advice sheets are available here for all.
A great talk last night from Dr Karen Weekes - lots of practical advice on how to deal with the boredom, fatigue and pain of training and tips on motivation. Plenty of food for thought for us - I'm sure everyone came away with something they can apply to their training and racing.
A follow-on session around goal-setting is being planned for GCH members in late March/early April. Watch this space.