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Galway's women taking part in this year's Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon are asked to consider the Galway Hospice for their fundraising efforts.
Galway athlete Gary Thornton crowned a remarkable week when he was named 2018 World Marathon Challenge men’s champion after winning the final leg of seven marathons in Miami on Tuesday night.
So you want to run 5k?
The Galway Walking Club's marathon and half marathon will take place in Connemara on Saturday, August 12.
Mayo AC were represented by 16 runners at the National 10k Championships which took place in the Phoenix Park Dublin recently. The race was run in conjunction with the annual Great Ireland run, with 5,000 participants taking part in 10k, 5k, and Junior races. The one lap 10k course is relatively fast up to the five kilometre mark, but has extremely tough uphill sections from there to the finish. Conditions were good as almost 500 club athletes competed for individual category and team medals.
Galway man Richard Donovan is something of a superstar in the gruelling sport of ultra running. He has made truly epic runs across many of the world’s most extreme climates including the Sahara Desert, Mount Everest, the Inca Trail, and the Amazon jungle. In 2002 he became the first runner in the world to run a marathon at both the North and South poles and in 2009 he was the first athlete to run seven consecutive marathons on seven continents in less than seven days.
Galway based charity, Breast Cancer Research, are asking women nationwide to take part in this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon on Monday 5th June in support of Breast Cancer Research. It’s the biggest women's event of its kind in the world and you can walk, jog or run to take part and help raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research.
Many of Galway’s top marathon runners will compete for national honours in Sunday's Dublin Marathon, which also incorporates the National Marathon Championships, and the GCH ladies squad will be challenging strongly for the senior ladies’ team prize.
What do London, Sydney, Copenhagen, Capetown and, now Rinville, Oranmore, have in common?
What do London, Sydney, Copenhagen, Capetown, and Athlone have in common? Well, these are some of the wonderful locations worldwide that host a parkrun event.