Join the Club!

  • Posted on: 1 January 2018
  • By: Una

Galway City Harriers Membership 2018 is now open.  Existing members are encouraged to renew their membership as soon as possible for the New Year and members who have let their membership lapse or are new to the Club are also welcome to join. 

Senior Membership is only €40 for the year 1st January to 31st December 2018 (This includes Fit4Life members).

Tuesday Night Coached Sessions at Dangan are an additional €55 for the year and you must be a member to join in these (So €95 total for the year).  These sessions are perfect for runners who have been training for a few years and want to improve their speed and endurance.

With training sessions every day of the week for different training paces and the Fit4Life Beginners Programme starting on the Thursday 11th January at the Westside Library there is a session to suit runners of all levels.  Fit4Life also have track sessions at the Westside track which are suitable for runners new to speedwork.

Full details of all our training sessions are on the website.

Here are four good reasons to join Galway City Harriers for 2018!

  1. Strength in Numbers. Running with a group is a huge moral booster. There are times when you just don’t feel like running, but knowing you are meeting a group for a run can help motivate you; it’s a way to stay accountable for your training. And when the weather is bad, getting out there is just a little bit easier when you know someone else will be just as cold and wet.
  2. Change of Pace. Running with a club can give you the chance to run with other runners who are both faster and slower than you are. Sometimes you can challenge yourself to keep up with a faster pace group or ease back and run a slower-than-normal pace. Both faster and slower running can be beneficial. Plus it gives you a chance to get to know someone new.
  3. Be Safe. Running with another person or group of people is one of the best ways to stay safe on the road. Being part of a running club affords you access to group runs and can introduce you to a new running buddy.
  4. Get in the Know. One of the best parts about joining a running club is being introduced to runners with more experience. Tapping into their knowledge about training and racing can help you grow and improve. Many clubs have club coaches that run track workouts or can provide input regarding your training. Being around a knowledgeable group of runners can be helpful. And you never know when your own experiences might help out another group member.