Galway Athletics Clubs - Contact Details and Training Sessions

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Ever wondered how you could become involved with one of the many athletics clubs or meet and train groups around the county? Well, on this sheet we’ve tried to draw together details of all of the main groups that organise Athletics in Galway, their contact details and training sessions so that you can take that first step and become part of the action.

Athenry race (2007 Galway 5KM Series #1) a great success!

Galway Map

Over 200 lined up in the small hamlet of Newcastle, about four
miles outside of Athenry this evening for the first of the
Galway May 5KM series.

The sun split the bog out there though it was also noticeably
breezy. By race start the sun had momentarily gone in but it
didn't damp the international (Italian, Dutch and Australian
visitors) field.

At just after 8:03 PM, Alan Burke blew his whistle to start the
dash down to the first corner, which was negotiated without any
major shunting incidents. From there on, it was plain sailing
for most of the competitors.

Level 1 Coaching Course

Level 1 Shot Putt

A Level 1 Coaching Course will commence this Saturday in Dangan from 9am until 4:30pm. Level 1 introduces the coach to the fundamentals of track and field athletics and is a mix of practical and theory sessions. Places on this course are still available.

The Level 1 qualification is a 4 day course. Due to the time commitment involved, and to facilitate as many people as possible, dates and venues for subsequent days will be agreed with participants.

Weblink of The Week

McMillan Running

This week's suggested weblink has been provided independently by two members, Alan Burke and James Lundon. For some runners this will be a familiar site to visit but for others it's a treasure just waiting to be uncovered. The McMillan Running Calculator is a masterpiece of extrapolation. From a recent race time over one distance it will suggest your potential to perform over other racing distances. In addition, the calculator will provide suggested training paces.

2007 London Marathon - Ray O'Connor

Sometimes I wonder if there is any point writing race reports,
but I keep reminding myself that when I hit the 100 and look back
over these that I will fondly remember some marathons and will
cringe when I recall others. London 2007 will be one of the
middle of the road attempts that I should be really pleased with
but also one that reminds me that big city marathons aren't all
they are cracked up to be. The problems encountered during this
race were more numerous than any other London - this was my 7th
in a row.

Preparation for this was predictably terrible. Having coasted

AAI 10k Road Championships Navan

Despite a few absences (due to injuries and a new baby boy for Owen Curran), Athenry AC competed with both a senior and a veteran's men team in the AAI national championships at 10k on the road on Sunday, April 22nd April.
Peter Delmer swopped up to the veteran's team to join Gary Doherty and Philip Magnier and supply the minimum three necessary. While Paul McNamara, James Corbett, Johnnie O'Connor, and Alan Burke made up the senior team.


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