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Brian Bruton & Martin McEvilly at the European Masters Road Race Champs May 2016

3 hours 25 min ago

Brian Bruton, who is far too youthful to call a GCH stalwart yet, represented Ireland in May this year at the European Masters Road Race Championships which were held in the Algarve in Portugal.

Now Brain may not have come home with a tan, but he did come home having come 4th in his Age Category )35 in the 10k Road Race….. a massive achievement Brian!! Congrats.

Accompanying Brian in the Champs was stalwart Martin McEvilly, who came home with not one but two medals. He won bronze in his Age category O65’s in the 10k Road race and in a sweltering 29 degrees claimed the bronze as part of the Irish team in the Cross Country Relay!

Excellent stuff lads!!!

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National Half Marathon

6 July, 2016 - 09:05

The National Half Marathon takes place in Dublin on Sunday, August 7th. Anyone wishing to enter can do so using the link below .  The Club will reimburse entry fee for those who run.

Be sure to select Half Marathon-AAI Member 7 August. You will need your AAI membership number. Contact or message Mags @ 0879234224 for your Reg. number

 

https://register.runrocknroll.com/Register/groups/default.aspx?event=352...

Categories: Member Notices

Last call for National Junior & u23 Track & Field championships

23 June, 2016 - 12:26
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The National Junior & u23 championships take pace in Tullamore on Saturday 2nd July.Timetable below.

Friday 24th June is entry deadline

Entries to secretary

Categories: Member Notices

Change to Tuesday's Track time

20 June, 2016 - 08:33

Track times have now changed to 6.30pm at the usual spot each Tuesday night at Dangan Track!!

Track will now be merged wih Galway Triathlon Club members, this will help it group sizes and to ensure a good range of paces.

Please ensure your track fees are paid in advance.

Categories: Member Notices

Results of the 2016 Connacnt Track & Field Championships U13 - Senior

19 June, 2016 - 17:05
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Congratulations to all the GCH athletes who participated yesterday in the Connacht Track & Field Championships in Sligo IT. 

Please see the link below to the Results.

 

Categories: Juvenile News

Timetable for National Senior Track & Field

17 June, 2016 - 14:16
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Last date for entries is Sunday 19th June.

Timetable below.

Contact secretary.

 

Categories: Member Notices

National Track & Field Championships

15 June, 2016 - 22:33

There are two upcoming National Track & Field Championships.

The National Senior Track & Field Championships take place on the 25th and 26th June in Morton Stadium, Santry. Closing date for entries is Friday 17th June.

The Under 23 National Track & Field Championships , along with the Junior championships take place on July 2nd in Tullamore

Anyone wishing to compete in any of the above competitions, please email secretary@galwaycityharriers.com as soon as possible.

 

Categories: Member Notices

Athenry Half Marathon

13 June, 2016 - 15:53

The Athenry Half Marathon (formaly theMoniea Half) takes place on Saturday 25th June at 11am.There is also a 5km on the day.

Entry is €25 for the Half Distance and €15 for the 5km.

If you are looking to break a time there are 1.30, 1.40, 1.50 and 2 hour pacers.

Full details and regitration can be found at www.athenryachalfmarathon.com.

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Weeks 5, 6, 7 and 8 - Absolute Beginners

12 June, 2016 - 20:02

Remember, continue to be patient and keep making incremental increases to the volume and/or pace of your training. Progress slowly with the training regime for the next few weeks to ensure you'r'e fit and healthy by the time you reach the start line.

Date

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13/06/2016

5

 

2min walk, 2min run repeat 15 times. 30 mins running.

 

2min walk, 4min run. Repeat 5 times. Total 20 mins running.

 

After a brisk 5 min walk to warm up, see how long you can run for without stopping. Aim for 15 minutes but if you need to stop then walk for 1min and go ahead until you have run for a total of at least 18 minutes

 

20/06/2016

6

 

Run for 12 min take 2min rest, run for 10 min, take 2min rest, run for 8min, take 2min rest, run for 6min, take 2min rest.

 

walk for 5 min then run for 15-20 min, then walk for 5min

 

Run for 5 km

 

27/06/2016

7

 

Run for 1min, take a minute walk to rest, run for 2min, take 1min rest, then 3min run, 4min run, 5min run, 4min run, 3min run, 2min run, 1min run all separated by 1min walk

 

5min walk , then 25 min run, 5 min walk

 

Run for 5.5 km

 

04/07/2016

8

 

Try to find a hill of medium steepness. After a 5min jog warm up, run 30 sec up the hill, jog back down the hill and then repeat the hill climb 4 more times, take 3min rest and then repeat the 5 hill climbs again, before a jog or walk home.

 

Run for 20 minutes then take 5min walk recovery before running for another 15 min

 

Run for 6 km

 

 

Categories: Training for the Streets

Weeks 5, 6, 7 and 8 - 40min 8km

12 June, 2016 - 19:57

At this point you'll be in the swing of the 40min 8k  training plan. Remember the tips from our earlier postings:

  • Find a buddy. A training partner is a great asset particularly if they are a similar fitness level to you. Better still join a club. GCH have groups for all abilities. Put the shoes on and get out the door. This is often the hardest part of a run. Once you are out there you can enjoy the feeling of pushing yourself and the fresh air.
  • Try to run off road if you can as it is kinder to the legs. Dangan, South park, and Barna Woods provide some respite from the tarmac.

Start

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13/06/2016

5

4x 5 min off 75 sec jog then 5 x 30 sec

 

 

Out and back run: 23 min out, try to come back in 20

 

60 min easy

 

20/06/2016

6

6 x 4min hard with 1 min rest

 

 

30 min easy.  Then 5x a 6-8 sec hill with very slow walk back down the hill to recovery in between.

 

60min easy

 

27/06/2016

7

8x 3min off 1 min. If you need to take a break, then can be split into 2 sets of 4 x 3min with 3 minutes between the first and second set of 4.

 

 

Progression run. 9km: starting at 6min per km and then pick up speed by 10 sec per km each km.

 

Headford 8km to test progress.

 

04/07/2016

8

4x1 min off 1 min rest, 12 minutes continuous hard run, 4x1min off 1 min

 

 

9km with 5th and 7th km @ 5min/km pace

 

65 min run

 

 

Categories: Training for the Streets

Juvenile Training Cancelled Sunday 5th June

30 May, 2016 - 16:01

There will be no Juvenile training in Dangan on Sunday 5th June.   Good luck to all our athletes  competing in the Galway Community Games on Sunday and also to all our athletes on Saturday representing their Secondary Schools in the All Ireland Schools Championships. 

Categories: Juvenile News

Weeks 3 & 4 - Absolute Beginners

30 May, 2016 - 06:18

The 3rd and 4th weeks of any training plan can be the most challenging and when injuries or illness often happen. You may find the initial enthusiasm is wearing off or you may have found the first two weeks easy and be tempted to increase your training rapidly. Now is the time to be patient and keep making incremental increases to the volume and/or pace of your training. It’s a fantastic time of year for training. If you are busy the bright early mornings and evenings provide extra opportunities to get your training done in daylight.

I have included a ‘parkrun’ as these are a great introduction to racing for beginners. Parkruns are free you just sign up online but just make sure you help keep them going by volunteering to help with one of the runs in the weeks after the streets of Galway. I have included a kind of ‘out and back’ run for both groups. These are great for helping to build up a sense of pace judgement and running faster at the end of run is a great way to build up your endurance. Remember if you want to supplement this with some easy recovery running or cross training on the other days that is great as long as you are able to get through the program and they don’t become hard days of training.

 

Starting

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30/05/2016

3

 

Walk for 5 minutes to warm-up. Then run for 4 min then take 2 minutes walk to recover. Repeat this 4 times so that you have run for a total of 16 minutes.

 

Out and back run/walk. Run for 8 minutes and make a mental note of where you finish. Walk for 2 minutes further then turnaround and walk back towards your starting position for two minutes then try to run back to where you first started the run in less than 8 minutes.

 

5 min walk, 10 min jog, 5min walk, 10 min jog, 10-15 minutes’ walk.

 

06/06/2016

4

 

Walk for 5 minutes to warm-up. Then run for 6 min then take 2 minutes’ walk to recover. Repeat this 4 times so that you have run for a total of 24 minutes.

 

Walk for 5 minutes to warm up then try for 15 minutes continuous running. If you have to take a 1minute break to walk in the middle then no problem but don't let it become more than that.

 

Parkrun 5km -They are free and held all over the country. Sign up at parkrun.ie. There is one in Knocknacarra. Sign up at www.parkrun.ie. If you can run the whole way brilliant - you are ahead of schedule. If not then run a lap then walk for two minutes, then run again.

 

 

Categories: Training for the Streets

Weeks 3 & 4 - 40min 8km

30 May, 2016 - 06:17

The 3rd and 4th weeks of any training plan can be the most challenging and when injuries or illness often happen. You may find the initial enthusiasm is wearing off or you may have found the first two weeks easy and be tempted to increase your training rapidly. Now is the time to be patient and keep making incremental increases to the volume and/or pace of your training. It’s a fantastic time of year for training. If you are busy, the bright early mornings and evenings provide extra opportunities to get your training done in daylight.

I have included a ‘parkrun’ as these are a great introduction to racing for beginners. Parkruns are free you just sign up online but just make sure you help keep them going by volunteering to help with one of the runs in the weeks after the streets of Galway. I have included a kind of ‘out and back’ run for both groups. These are great for helping to build up a sense of pace judgement and running faster at the end of run is a great way to build up your endurance. Remember if you want to supplement this with some easy recovery running or cross training on the other days that is great as long as you are able to get through the program and they don’t become hard days of training.



Starting

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30/05/2016

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Some people will be doing the 5km series, but if not, then warm up with 10 min easy running, then run hard for 12 minutes , take 3mins slow jog then do 5x45 sec with 1 min jog in between. Then run 10 min easy.

 

Out and back run: Run 20 minutes away from your start position then turnaround and try to get back in inside 18 minutes.

 

50 min long run

 

06/06/2016

4

 

Some people will want to try the County 5km track championships at Dangan but otherwise warm up for 10 minutes, then run 5x4min with 1 min recovery. Aim to cover at least half a mile in the 4 minutes and make sure you don’t run the first effort too hard and end up slowing down for the rest of the workout. Run 10 minutes easy afterwards.

 

40 minute run. In the middle of the run see if you can do some light Fartlek (Swedish for speedplay’ vary your pace between alternate lamp posts, or trees, or marks on the pitch as you run past for the middle 10 minutes of your run.

 

Parkrun 5km in Knocknacarra with 10 min easy running before and after.

If you did the County 5km swap Tuesday and Saturday over.

 

 

Categories: Training for the Streets

Results of 2016 Connacht Schools T & F Championships

20 May, 2016 - 16:30
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There were some great results from GCH athletes at the Connacht School Championships yesterday in Athlone.  Please see the link below to the results.

Categories: Juvenile News

Results of 2016 Galway Track & Field Championships U13 to Senior

17 May, 2016 - 06:35
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Please see the link below to the results of Day 2 of the County Championships.

Categories: Juvenile News

Day 2 Galway Track and Field timetable

13 May, 2016 - 11:41
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Attached  is the timetable for Day two of the 2016 Galway Track and Field championships being held on Sunday next 15th May , in Dangan, from 10 am. The programme includes events for older ages juveniles, Seniors and Masters ( who compete with Seniors) .

Categories: Senior News

Results of Day 1 2016 County Championships

11 May, 2016 - 12:06
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Well done to all the U8 to U12 GCH athletes who competed in Day 1 of Sunday's County Championships.

Please see the results in the link below.

Categories: Juvenile News

April Round up of Races 20106

10 May, 2016 - 11:12

April Marathon’s

April is a popular marathon month. GCH had participants running in Boston, Rotterdam, Manchester and London.

In Rotterdam Timmy Jones ran 2.50 a massive achievement in his first ever marathon!! While Martin Kearney ran 3.06 on the day.

In London Sarah Collins straight from her win in the County 10 miler, continued her line of PB’s and out did herself once again by running a massive PB coming home in 3.10………..amazing achievement. There is lots more to see from Sarah!!

National 10k

Well done to all the GCHers’ for making the trip to the National 10k in the Phoenix Park on April 10th .

Regina Casey, another rlady that is having an incredible year, ran 36:50 and came in the top 6 in the Irish Ladies field.

The Masters Ladies continued with success, taking the Silver medals home to the West. The team consisted of Carmel Brannigan, Barbara Bergin and Mags Sheridan!! Superb ladies!

The O35s Mens team took the Bronze Medal home and was completed by Owen Byrne, Gerry Carty and Brian Bruton took bronze.

Gerry Carty, loves a bit of bling and so ran his heart out to take home the individual bronze in his category.

While Martin McEvilly took silver in the over 65 category.

Connemarathon

In Connemara it was cold…………………very cold! But none the less GCH had a great day out and they came home warm and happy with medals to show for their hard work and woes!

In the Half Nessa DeBurca was second female in a fantastic 1.38. Judith also had a great race and came second in her Age Category in 1.42.

And in the Ultra Jerome Debize returned to his love of distance and came home in 3rd overall in a not so shabby 4.40!!! Amazing!!!

Galway Sports Partnership 10k

Matt Bidwell continued his winning streak at the Ardrahan 10k in 33:16, while Owen Byrne came home in third in 34:28. Claire Rowe took second place in the Ladies field in 40:32 which was just behind the first placed lady.

Gary Higgins had a great run and was the first M40 home in 34:34 while Danny Carr was the first M50 home in 39:22. Well done guys.

If I have missed out on anyones PB’s, Races, Podiums or just pure misery running in wet, windy and cold April conditions, then please don’t hesitate to let me know so I can include it in the report………

Joanne pro@galwaycityharriers.com

Categories: Member NoticesSenior News

Galway 5k Series - Race 2 Craughwell

4 May, 2016 - 19:31

Craughwell AC hosted last nights second race in the Galway Renault 5k Series this evening 3rd May 2016. Always a contender for a PB course with a FAST start this year saw a huge number of runners come from far and wide to take on the second leg of the series.

The weather was a lot better than last week, with the sun shining amongst some intermittent clouds and aside from the little wind there was no reason for complaints!!!

730 runners took part this week. The route was the same as previous years, starting at the Craughwell national School, running fast downhill for the first km, turning left in the village towards Ballymore with a slightly undulating course to the end.

In the Men’s race John Greaney (GCH) stormed home to first in 16:12, followed in second place by Owen Byrne (GCH) in 16:21 and in third was Brian Furey (Rathfanham) in 16:24.

In the Women’s race Regina Casey (GCH) won in 17:36. Regina is having a phenomenal year already and just finished second in the West of Ireland’s Mini Marathon on Sunday. Barbara Dunne (GCH) was second in 18:18, and Grainne Ni Uallachain (GCH) was third in 18:36

Phenomenal stuff from GCH taking 5 out of 6 top spots!!!

Congrats to Martin Kearney who had a massive PB of 18:15, all those marathon miles have paid off. Ronan Diraane broke 18 mins in style in 17:47. Niamh Hennelly had a fabulous PB of 18:38, along with Eilis Ni Dhuill in 19:24, Nessa DeBurca almost broke 20 mins so watch this space and Marie Boyle improved on last weeks’ time and is approaching Sub 20 too, go on ladies!!!!!

A massive congrats to all who took part, organised, marshalled and cheered on the runner………..here’s to next week in Loughrea!!!

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