No more flooding puns please!
A tad soggy but will be fine on the day!

Craughwell 10 is starting to fill up - it's over 30% full with 150 of the maximum 500 entrants signed up. If you are doing Athenry 10k on the 3rd Jan or Tuam 8k on 17th of Jan we will be there taking registrations if you don't trust this fancy internet thing - otherwise just log on the runireland and sign up today to avoid disappointment!


what time did I do?
Ten miles - a nice round number - as the famous Ballycotton motto has it "a classic distance".  It think it's a fascinating distance and I'm delighted that it was chosen for our club race.

Call me old fashioned but when someone talks distance to me I still think in terms of miles.  I like metric as well as the next man, but I usually convert my minutes per kilometer into minutes per mile to see how I'm really doing.  For that reason 10 Miles is much easier on my brain, from a mathematical standpoint.  It is so easy to figure out the pace you need to run at in order to reach your goal.  9 minute miles will get you home in 90 minutes.  6 minute miles in 60 and so on.

It's an intimidating distance too - definitely not to be taken lightly.  If your pal asked you to run a 10k in the morning you would probably think "ah sure why not - I'm not fit but I'll muddle round". Not so with 10 miles - you need to have some work done and treat it with respect.

For most of us ten miles will take us close to or possibly much longer than an hour.  I remember reading before that your body can hold enough water for an hours efficient running and that after that strange things can happen.  This fits with my experience - if I'm running longer than an hour I need to take in a bit of water.  It's like different parts of the body are getting used.


FINALLY we are going to have a club race.  This will be the 6th club race (that I know of) in Galway - along with the Streets of Galway (GCH) 8k, Claregalway 10k, Tuam 8k, Loughrea 5 miler and fields of Athenry 10k.  We will add more details shortly but suffice it to say that it will be a no-nonsense, good race.  Don't let me keep you - head on over to RunIreland to submit your entry. 

When: Sunday, March 14th 2010 at 1:00 PM
Where: Craughwell National School
- Flat accurate AAI Measured 10 mile course.
- Race it, run it, jog it, walk it!
- Incorporating AAI Galway 10 mile Club Championship (indiv + team)
- Main cash prize is for MIXED TEAMS (3 Male/3 Female)
- Individual and Category Prizes - Top 25 male, top 25 female T-Shirts
- Gifts for all
- Online entry fee 20 euro
- Maximum entries: 500

Saturday the 23rd. .