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Program for Galway Community Games

Craughwell AC - 25 May, 2015 - 23:23

Program for the Community Games this Sunday and Monday is below:-

2015GalwayCommunityGamesAthleticsProgramme.pdf

Friends, Runners and Countrymen!

Craughwell AC - 25 May, 2015 - 22:50

Friends, runners and country men and women!, lend us your feet!

And help us to break a world record here:-

to raise money for here:-

 

Click on the pictures above for more information. We are looking for participation from friends, family, athletic clubs, primary schools, secondary schools etc etc etc to help us break the existing world record of 2405 people. We are hoping that you can all get behind us and get into Dangan on the day to help break the record and if in a generous mood, help us with our fundraising. Check out our event on Facebook and check back here for regular updates on the program for the day and activities that will hopefully appeal to all ages in addition to the glory of breaking the world record!

 

Galway 5k Series Leg 5 - Galway Airport Route Map

Galway City Harriers - 21 May, 2015 - 08:42

FALT & FAST ......and hopefully not windy! Route map for the GCH leg of 5k Series which will be held at Galway Airport next Tuesday 26th May  

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Shop Local with The Village Butcher!

Craughwell AC - 20 May, 2015 - 18:02

Check out The Village Butcher in Craughwell who has launched a new scheme to help local clubs raise funds. For every €25 you spend there, he will give you a token to put in a bucket in the shop supporting Craughwell Athletic Club and our endevours to raise funds to develop our facility beside the school. And he will contribute 50 cents per token to the club.

He's open to 6:15pm Mon-Thur and later Fri-Sat - knock on the door if he's just locked up and he will let you in! So check him out when dropping to/from athletics and help us raise much-needed funds! Make sure you find the right bucket! 

And check out other ways you can help us such as clothes recycling, tee-shirts, our massive GWR record attempt in June or staight donations to the club to sponsor a square metre of our Olympic! turf. If you're reading this from afar or from another club and want to contribute, pop me an email at tobinm1@yahoo.com and I can give you details.

Juvenile Survey This Weekend

Galway City Harriers - 18 May, 2015 - 20:56

This weekend the Juvenile section will be conducting a survey of parents and guardians of our juvenile membership. The aim of this survey is to inform the development agenda for the juvenile programme at GCH.

We ask every parent and guardian to come down to the track for five minutes this Sunday to complete a copy of the survey. Surveys and pens will be available at the track.

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Fine Performances in the Connacht Schools T&F (updated)

Craughwell AC - 15 May, 2015 - 20:38

Aisling Keady and Grainne McDaid (Pres Athenry) at the Connacht Schools Track & Field in AIT

Athletes from the club competed brilliantly yesterday for their schools at the Connacht Schools T&F finals which were held in Athlone. With forecasts of dismal weather earlier in the week, we were pleasantly surprised by bright but windy conditions.

There were many fine performances across the range of the events throughout the day, none more so than in some high quality sprint action where Connacht saw possibly the highest standard ever in the senior boys 100m with 4 international athletes featuring in the top 4 and our own Conor Duggan (Pres Athenry) and Aidan Conneely (Calasanctius) taking 2nd and 4th places. Cillian Dolan (Pres) also made it a memorable day when taking the Connacht title in the Intermediate Boys 100m and Conor and Cillian combined with GCH’s Cillian Greene and Athenry AC’s Evan Quirke for a comprehensive victory for the Pres in the Senior 4x100m. Conor added a further silver in the 200m while Aidan took the title in the Senior long jump with an impressive 6.26m. The success continued in the this grade with Calasanctius duo Jamie Fallon and Damian O’Boyle recording comfortable victories in the 5000m and 1500m, while Adam Flynn (Pres) recorded a notable silver in the Senior high jump with a fine clearance of 1.65m, having improved his PB to 1.60m just 2 weeks ago.

Fine Performances in the Connacht Schools T&F

Craughwell AC - 15 May, 2015 - 20:38

Aisling Keady and Grainne McDaid (Pres Athenry) at the Connacht Schools Track & Field in AIT

Athletes from the club competed brilliantly yesterday for their schools at the Connacht Schools T&F finals which were held in Athlone. With forecasts of dismal weather earlier in the week, we were pleasantly surprised by bright but windy conditions.

There were many fine performances across the range of the events throughout the day, none more so than in some high quality sprint action where Connacht saw possibly the highest standard ever in the senior boys 100m with 4 international athletes featuring in the top 4 and our own Conor Duggan (Pres Athenry) and Aidan Conneely (Calasanctius) taking 2nd and 4th places. Cillian Dolan (Pres) also made it a memorable day when taking the Connacht title in the Intermediate Boys 100m and Conor and Cillian combined with GCH’s Cillian Greene and Athenry AC’s Evan Quirke for a comprehensive victory for the Pres in the Senior 4x100m. Conor added a further silver in the 200m while Aidan took the title in the Senior long jump with an impressive 6.26m. The success continued in the this grade with Calasanctius duo Jamie Fallon and Damian O’Boyle recording comfortable victories in the 5000m and 1500m, while Adam Flynn (Pres) recorded a notable silver in the Senior high jump with a fine clearance of 1.65m, having improved his PB to 1.60m just 2 weeks ago.

Member Seminar - Psychology and Performance in Sport

Galway City Harriers - 14 May, 2015 - 19:56

There was a fantastic turnout of more than 60 GCH members at the seminar on psychology in sport last night at the Galway Bay Hotel. We had some of the newest members present with some of the longest standing members of the club and the speakers kept us enthralled.

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"You cannot outrun a bad diet"

Galway City Harriers - 14 May, 2015 - 19:12

In our recent members survey 82% of respondents reported they run to keep fit and healthy. The good news it they are doing just the right thing. The April editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine says:

A recent report from the UK's Academy of Medical Royal Colleges described ‘the miracle cure’ of performing 30 min of moderate exercise, five times a week, as more powerful than many drugs administered for chronic disease prevention and management. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers by at least 30%. 

Interestingly 25% of our respondents reported they run to lose weight. The news on this front is less good:

However, physical activity does not promote weight loss.

This is a great article jointly written by a cardiologist, sport physiologist and nutritionist and well worth a read. Or if you're interested the lead author cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra discusses the article in a BJSM podcast.

Keep your ear to the GHC ground as we'll be holding a seminar on nutrition for sport in the not too distant future.

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Connacht Schools T&F Order of Events

Craughwell AC - 13 May, 2015 - 15:52

Order of events for tomorrow:-

CSAA_TF_Order_of_events_2015.pdf

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