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.
Please find Matt Lockett's 8 week Summer Training Plan attached
Wishing Matt every success on his travels!!
GCH are delighted to introduce a club challenge for 2013.
The aim is to encourage all club members & club teams to take part in as many of the top regional and national events as possible. Not only will the challenge promote our club but the objective is to encourage team spirit whilst doing so!
There are 10 chosen races outlined in the attcahment. Members must compete in 7 to qualify for prizes.
The Final of the National League took place on Sunday in Tullamore. Everywhere you looked, there was Olympians and International Athletes and amongst them all was the Galway City Harriers Mens team competing in the Premier Final.
This is GCH's first year in the the premier, making the final was an amazing achievement but we were determined to prove we desreved to be there and we done just that.
Training for the week for those aiming for middle distance, the national half-marathon or something in between.
Last night saw Day 1 of the Galway Track & Field Competition. It was a fun night, I know I certainly enjoyed myself.
Track & Field is for everyone. Some people seem to be reluctant to give it a go and when questioned the answer is generally along the line " Oh I'm not good enough" or "that's only for elites and young speedsters"
Well I'd like to put it out there that Track & Field, along with all running is something that can be enjoyed by everyone! Don't be afraid to come out and give different events a go!
The Junior & U23 All Ireland track and field Championships were held today in Tullamore. GCH had a very succesful day and it's great to see such talent coming through at this level.
We had a double podium finish in the Junior 400m Hurdles. Evan Maguire ran a incredibly fast time finishing 2nd. Anthony Hebron, Evans training partner showed true grit and determination finishing 3rd. Great to see Anthony coming back after completing his Leaving Cert.
The Galway T&F competitions are always a great fun event. They are a low key competition and a great way to try out new events and distances.
This year the Championships will be held over 3 days with 3 seperate categories - Junior, Senior and Master.
Schedule of Events:
Day 1 - Thursday 28 June starting at 7.30pm - 100m, Long Jump, Shot Putt,
800m, Weight for Distance (only Seniors and Masters), 4x100m relay.
Day 2 - Tuesday 10 July starting at 7.30pm - 400m, Triple Jump, Javelin,
1500m, (400, 800, 1200, 1600) Relay.
This year the GCH mens Track and Field team finds itself competing against the top clubs in the country in the Premier Division of the National League. This is a great opportunity to showcase the talent in our club and showcase we will!
In recent years the National league has been an opportunity for our Junior athlete to tog out side by side with the seniors to help our club team to victory. Without the help of our fantastic juniors, we'd never have been promoted last year.
To break up the normal routine, coach Matt Lockett asked a bunch of us would we like to go to the beach! We were surprised, Matt is noted for pushing his athletes through their paces, not for bringing them to nice relaxing places.
True to form, Matt had found some nice sand dunes for us to do an interval session on. A good group of us headed down to Bishops Quarter beach just past Kinvara. It was Saint Patricks Morning, wet and windy but we all had a ball, all be it an intense, feel like you're going to collapse ball.