This page shows the main group training sessions for the club. Click on the image to the right for a map showing the locations. Keep an eye on the homepage for any last-minute updates to the sessions below.
If you are an established runner come to one of the sessions in Dangan, introduce yourself and chat with the leader to find out what session will suit you. If you want to start jogging/running please check out our Fit4Life training section.
Tuesday 7.30pm-8:30pm Intervals/Hills/Long Repetitions - Track at Dangan
A regular club track session at the athletics track in Dangan. Warm-up beforehand at 7pm around hockey pitch.
Thursday 6:15pm Tempo Run - Dangan Pavilion
Warm-up starts at 6pm, with tempo run 6:15pm sharp
Saturday 10am Long reps/Hills/Tempo Session - Dangan Pavilion
Starts with a warm-up.
Sunday 9:00am Long Run - Cathedral
The Sunday morning run starting at the Cathedral (on the footpath opposite main Cathedral doors) has become an institution. This is about 11 miles although shorter options are available.
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Senior training plan attached thanks to Matt Lockett.
Track Training from 7.30 (warm up done) at Dangan Track every Tuesday.
Unoffical Training session every Thursday (see attachement.
Training from Dangan Pavillion every Saturday from 10.00am.
Sunday Morning Long run from the Cathedral at 9.00am.
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Many runners log their miles using a GPS-enabled watch. The map below shows the areas in Galway that have been most logged for running. Dark blue means it's a route used a lot, and red used even more. Cappagh Rd (Parkrun), The Prom, Dangan and the racecourse are all heavily logged. A similar view is available for biking routes, or biking and running combined:
I started the recent May bank holiday weekend by tumbling off the bike on the way home from work on Friday evening. A few hours later I walked out of UCH stitched, plastered and patched. My plans for the weekend were just as tattered.
Fortunately it was only a couple of days since I'd visited Westside Library. Many of you will know this as the congregation point for a multitude of runners on Monday and Thursday evenings who get to run with guidance from Bernie and a team of volunteer leaders. I've been lucky that it's my local library since it opened in January 2004.
If you haven't ventured inside there's a treat awaiting you. It's one of the nicest library's I've had the pleasure to frequent. Apart from the lovely building, good reading and study spaces it's also staffed by some of the most helpful librarians I've encountered. Dee, one of the team there, introduced me to the dedicated running section when I last visited. What a treasure trove it was. I saw copies of many books I own myself but a lot of new books I don't have.
Along with a great selection of running, triathlon, and nutrition books there was a shelf of DVDs. I left the building that evening "fully loaded" with five books and a DVD, all out of the running section. It's not unknown for me to leave with a full stack, but typically I'd bring many back having got no further than the back cover, and maybe a page or two inside. But