Galway City Harriers
October's training plan is attached.
Remember coached sessions with Matt Lockett continue at 7.30 each Tuesday in Dangan.
Great performances all round for the GCH Girls and Boys Categories in the Galway County Cross Country.
The latest Club Challenge after the Grey Lakes 10km and the Galway County Cross Country, both held in Loughrea in the last couple of weeks. The Cross Country was very well attended with 24 Harriers competing in the adult races.
In the women's challenge it looks like it's becoming another head to head between Jane and Mags. However Grainne and Niamh could challenge if they feature strongly in at least 2 of the remaining 4 events.
In the men's challenge Martin McEvilly is rolling back the years by topping the table going into the tailend of the season. Vincent Jordan lies second currently, but Martin Kearney is in a solid third with a race in hand so is well placed for a jump into the lead after one more race.
Upcoming races include the National Marathon in Dublin and the Connacht Cross Country on 2nd & 9th November.
Photo credit: John O'Connor.
A massive congrats to all who took part in the Galway Bay Half Marathon and 10k on Saturday 4th October epically our ladies team who took gold home and deservedly so after outstanding performances by all.
The Conamara 10k promises to be one of the most scenic road races in Ireland, starting in Carna village, crossing the islands of Roisín an Chaladh and Muighnis, before reaching the turnaround point at Muighnis graveyard and heading back to Carna.
As well as being a stunningly beautiful route, the coastal run is flat and ideal for PBs. The race, organised by the Conamara club, TríSpórt, will be chip-timed and refreshments will be provided afterwards in Carna Bay Hotel.
The Conamara 10k will be open to runners, joggers and walkers. There will also be a number of fun runs for children.
Please find Matt Locketts Training Plan for September attached
GCH Juvenile training commences on Sunday 7th September at the track in Dangan.
Training times as follows;
Sunday 10.30am -12pm 7 year old-18 year olds
Wednesday 7pm-8.30pm 10 year olds -18 year olds.
Friday 7pm-8.30pm 9 year olds -18 year olds.
Cost is 2 euro per session.
Congratulations to GCH's Martin McEvilly who won the European M65 Steeplechase in Izmir, Turkey.
The results and prize-winners for the Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway 8K road-race for 2014 have been declared official and are attached below. The decision of the race organising committee is final in all matters and no further correspondence can be entered into at this point.
Two PDF files of the final results have been generated, the first one sorted by finish (gross) time (and from which official results and prize-winners are calculated) and a second one sorted by chip (nett) time for information purposes only. A final list of individual category and team prize-winners is presented in the third attachment.
Next start date for Beginners to Fit4Life is Monday 22nd September. 7pm Westside Library
Matt Lockett has put together a comprehensive pack detailing all about Cross Country running and training.
There are a number of training sessions planned and all are outlined in the attached document.
Get down to the training session at Dangan Saturday 16th August warmed up for 10 am then sign up for the training session in Cong Saturday 13th September through the GCH training together Facebook page or by contacting Bernie Kelly.
After review and consultation, an update has now been applied to the female prize-list for last Saturday's Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway 8K road-race for 2014. In summary, the changes are as follows:
- athletes assigned positions 6 (six), 7 (seven) and 8 (eight) previously in the overall women's finishing order have now been adjusted to reflect actual finishing times;
- athletes assigned positions 1 (one) and 2 (two) in the F45 category previously have now also been adjusted as a direct result of the changes applied in the above.
Two PDF files of the initial results data have been generated, the first one sorted by finish (race/gross) time (and from which official results and prize-winners will be calculated) and a second one sorted by chip (nett) time for information purposes only. A provisional list of individual category and team prize-winners is presented in the third attachment.
A provisional starter's list for the Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway 8K road-race for 2014 has now been attached in PDF format here (sorted alphabetically, by way of lastname/surname). Please review to confirm your participation and ensure that you go to the race-pack collection point this weekend knowing your race-number in advance for ease of processing.
Matt Locketts Training Plans attached for August.
Please note that GCH are welcome to join up with the GTC each Thursday.
Matt has also included a detailed formula for your training phases to strucutre your years training. Identify when key races are and have simialr phases to your training where you rest, build-up training, train hard, apply the finishing touches to your training and then race you key races.
29 not out!
The 29th running of the Streets of Galway 8K road-race (sponsored by local company Kearney Cycles) will take place this year at 7pm on the evening of Saturday 9th August next.
If you have any queries regatding the Streets of Galway Road Race contact 087 6813444 or firstname.lastname@example.org