Fit4Life

Our Fit 4 Life Adult training programme

Next Beginners start date

  • Posted on: 9 December 2014
  • By: BernieK

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Next start date for Beginners to Fit4Life is Monday 12th January 2015.

Meet at 7pm outside Westside Library.

Any queries to Bernie 087-7504066

Groups are as follows:
Beginners (Bernie’s Group)
Baby joggers
Slow joggers
Intermediate joggers
Fast joggers
Runners
Advanced runners

For anyone that has missed training over the last few months now would be a good time to get right back and get fit for summer.

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What I read about when I read about running...

  • Posted on: 12 May 2014
  • By: Vincent

I started the recent May bank holiday weekend by tumbling off the bike on the way home from work on Friday evening. A few hours later I walked out of UCH stitched, plastered and patched. My plans for the weekend were just as tattered.

Fortunately it was only a couple of days since I'd visited Westside Library. Many of you will know this as the congregation point for a multitude of runners on Monday and Thursday evenings who get to run with guidance from Bernie and a team of volunteer leaders. I've been lucky that it's my local library since it opened in January 2004.

If you haven't ventured inside there's a treat awaiting you. It's one of the nicest library's I've had the pleasure to frequent. Apart from the lovely building, good reading and study spaces it's also staffed by some of the most helpful librarians I've encountered. Dee, one of the team there, introduced me to the dedicated running section when I last visited. What a treasure trove it was. I saw copies of many books I own myself but a lot of new books I don't have.

Along with a great selection of running, triathlon, and nutrition books there was a shelf of DVDs. I left the building that evening "fully loaded" with five books and a DVD, all out of the running section. It's not unknown for me to leave with a full stack, but typically I'd bring many back having got no further than the back cover, and maybe a page or two inside. But

Galway 5k Series Results Week 2 Loughrea

  • Posted on: 6 May 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

Loughrea hosted the second event for the Galway 5k series tonight. The weather conditions (albeit improved on last year) was not as favourable this week with a dull breezy evening to contest against, not to mention a "nice" incline just before 3k!!

Numbers were slightly down on last week but even so 640 participants took to the roads surrounding Loughrea in a multitude of colours to brighten up the dull evening.

The Loughrea route is a little more difficult than last week but none the less many runners improved their times or kept them fairly even.

Galway 5K Series Details of Race 2 Loughrea

  • Posted on: 6 May 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

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Galway 5k Series Race 2: Loughrea

This week Loughrea play host to the Galway 5k Series Race at 8pm sharp!

If you have yet to collect your race pack you can do so at Gaelscoil Riabhach just off the Gort Road tonight before the race.
For those familiar with the 5k Series, the route this year is the same as last year.

Remember to car pool where possible as parking is limited around the Gaelscoil.

AND Don’t forget to bring your chip and race number!

Best of luck everyone!!

Galway 5k Series Results Week 1 Athenry

  • Posted on: 29 April 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

What a glorious evening for the Galway 5k series to begin with …………long may this weather continue!!

As always, the first of the 6 events saw the happy crowds (700 no less|) come out in force with their club crests and a multitude of electric colours on show. Excitement all around as some lined up at the race line in anticipation of a new PB, while for some it was their first time at a race line.

The Athenry route was improved on again this year in favour of better race times and this was evident as the competition was high!

Galway 5k Series starts Tuesday 29th April

  • Posted on: 24 April 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

About the race series

The County Galway 5km series is an initiative of the Galway Athletic Clubs. Over 6 Tuesday nights, a 5km race is organised by one of the athletic clubs across the county.
One race number covers the entire series.
No prizes are awarded, but anyone who completes 4 of the 6 races gets a souvenir race t-shirt.

After the last race, a social night is organised by the final host club.

All proceeds of the 5k series goes to fund juvenile and adult athletics in Galway.

Please car pool to venues - parking is strictly limited at all venues!

Athenry.

Nutrition talk for Fit4Life group 24th April, 6.15pm

  • Posted on: 23 April 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

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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.

Galway Sports Partnership 10k Results Labane

  • Posted on: 22 April 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

Galway City Harriers were well represented in the Galway Sports Partnership 10k in Labane yesterday 21st April.

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This was Matt Bidwell’s second win of the weekend following on from Saturdays win (and PB) in the Kilmovee 10k.

It was tough conditions on the course this year as despite the sun shine, there was strong winds on the day so times were slightly down but none the less some good performances & results especially by GCH
 

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