Galway Aquathon Prep in Full Swing

Galway Triathlon Club Aquathon and National Championship Aquathon races are looking forward to hosting you in July for a great day’s racing in iconic Galway Bay. There is an Early Bird deal for the Standard / Short course (1km swim, 5km run) so make sure you or friends / family take advantage of that. This is a perfect starter race for those who are just dipping their toes into the racing scene. Word of mouth is a very strong advertising method so get out there, and get encouraging. The Long Course promises a great opportunity to challenge the racers over a 2km swim and 10km run. There is also a relay option for this race, but being able to compete and complete in the National Championship i

32 Counties Table Quiz - Friday 24th April

The Fundraising Table Quiz as part of the 32 Counties will take place in Crowe's Bohermore next Friday April 24th at 8pm. Tables are €40 for a table of four. Tickets available on the night. Great prizes and craic guaranteed! All proceeds go directly to Our Lady's Childrens Hospital Crumlin.

The BLAST Class session 2 - Sun 19th

The New Block of BLAST Classes for the Club Male & Female members Starts again next Sunday 19th April. It is proving to be very popular, so keep an eye on the up-date for the link to join.

"Work on your weakness" 8pm, 14/04/15

A coach led discussion evening. We will have groups working on any problems on swim, bike, run, stretching and strengthening. Those of you coming to the "work on your weakness" evening on Tuesday 14th April 8pm at Westwood hotel. If you are looking to improve your running, please bring along short video of yourself running, from side, so we can look at some of them and trouble shoot any issues. Time permitting. All welcome. There are no silly questions. Venue: Westwood hotel. Time: 8pm Date: Tuesday the 14th of April.

Mindfulness for Athletic Performance

The MAP to a healthier & happier outcome! When: Thursday 14th May 8-9pm (4 weeks) Where: Kingfisher NUIG This course is for you if: You would like to get more from your sports performance Be more present and in the moment when training or competing Learn to modify behaviour with awareness Would like to overcome negative beliefs or thoughts that are holding your performance back Would like to achieve and realise your goals Course Aim: This course introduces participants to mindfulness enabling them to develop awareness, identify habitual thought patterns, negative self-talk, clarify their goals, develop strategies and presence for optimal performance. This course teaches athletes essential sk

Congratulations to Aideen Allen

Congratulations to Aideen Allen who won a fabulous Garmin Edge as part of the tri club members competition hosted by Future Insurance ! Happy navigating on the roads of Galway from the Future Insurance team. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page as we will be running other competitions in the next few months.

Galway Sports Partnership 10K, 18/04/15

Saturday, April 18, 2015 The 4th Annual Galway Sports Partnership 10k Run will take place in Labane, Ardrahan on Saturday,April 18th at 11am. The race will be held in conjunction with Galway Sports Partnership,Ardrahan AED and Ardrahan Gaa Juvenile Club. The key aim of the Galway Sports Partnership is to increase participation in sport and recreation in the whole county and we invite all the club runners, Meet & train/Fit4life groups and walkers around the county to participate in this 10k run/walk event on Saturday April 18th in Ardrahan. *Technical Tshirts will be issued to the first 100 runners that entry by April 3rd. **The early bird Entry fee is €15 until April 3rd and €20 online after

Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, 04/07/15

It is time to get that bike out and start training because the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is open for registration for the cycle which will be taking place on Saturday, July 5th. The online registration was officially launched on Saturday by the organising committee and this year’s Charity Cycle partners who include The Irish Examiner, Radio Kerry, SKODA and LIDL. Last year saw over 9,000 cyclists raise over €1million for local Kerry charities. Based on the number of disappointed cyclists who had to be turned away last year and on the current uptake of online registrations the organising committee expect registration to be closed well before the initial projected date of June 1st. “As the c

Gold Coast World Series Preview

The world tour continues as Aileen Reid, Bryan Keane, Ben Shaw and Conor Murphy move to Australia’s Gold Coast for round 3 of the World Triathlon Series. The Gold Coast will play host to a stacked field of 59 women and 66 men all vying for top finishes as the race for the World Title and Olympic Qualification heats up. Gwen Jorgenson goes into the women’s race as the overwhelming favourite as she looks to extend her WTS winning run to eight races, almost a full calendar year unbeaten. It seems as though the America star can win from anywhere but has noticeably improved her swimming and biking skills over the past year making her almost impossible to beat. London Olympian, Aileen Reid started

Junior Aquathon Series

We are delighted to share the news that our Children's Aquathon as part of Galway Aquathon Festival is also part of the Junior Aquathon Series being organised in association with our neighbours Predator Triathlon Club and Triathlon Ireland If you have any young athlete at home that is nipping at your heels to join in the fun of being a triathlete be sure to get in touch with our Junior Club committee by emailing gtcjuniorclubsecretary@gmail.com. The Children's Aquathon this year is also The National Championship Race another great reason to get your budding athlete involved with GTC Junior Club!!

Braving The April Weather

Hardy souls taking advantage of the beautiful sunshine braved the waters of Galway Bay this afternoon... refreshing was the general consensus!

Bressie Now Recruiting 4 Ironman Candidates

On the back of the huge success of the My1000Hours campaign created to explore ways we can improve both our emotional and physical fitness, Bressie is now working on another project to highlight the benefits physical activity can have on our mental health. The new project aims to also highlight how taking on a physical challenge with the right kind of support in place can improve our confidence in our own ability to better manage symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. This new project will be a TV show, documenting the journey of four individuals who will train to complete an Ironman. The Ironman is a gruelling 70.3 mile event incorporating a 1.9km open water swim, a 90km cycle and a 22

2015 Swimming Lessons

Just a quick reminder that the link for the swimming sessions will go out at 4pm April 1st to all currently registered members. Make sure to look at the sessions available & an explanation of the different levels on registration to see which one suits you. Some sessions sell out fast so sign up quick!

32 Counties Cycle for Crumlin

Anyone passing by the Corrib Shopping Centre today be sure to pop in and say hello to Conor & Padraic who are spinning to raise funds for their 32 counties cycle for Crumlin at the end of May.

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