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In this section of the website, runners get to share advice and learnings with other runners in the form of race reports, injury prevention articles, etc.  It also has details on the training programs and events for Craughwell AC.

Craughwell Handicap Chase Entries filling up!

Craughwell Handicap Chase Entries filling up!

The Craughwell 10K Handicap Chase series of time-trials is a fun event that will be starting on easter Saturday, and occuring every 2 weeks (normally on Sundays) for a total of four runs.  The speed trials allow the participants the chance to measure their training progress over a measured 10K distance and are an ideal addition to any training program.  We have gone to great pains to ensure that the dates do not clash with any local races. The event is open to both…

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Date change for first Craughwell Handicap Race

Date change for first Craughwell Handicap Race

When we planned the dates fo the series , in our efforts to avoid clashes with other AAI or road races we forgot to check for some more usual "event" dates.  Specifically we forgot about Easter sunday.   So the first race has beeen switched from Sunday the 16th of April to Saturday 15th of April. Details on the series are in the post below.  If you are interested in participating in this fun event please contact Mark (mark@craughwellac.com) or Michael…

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Craughwell Handicap Chase

Craughwell Handicap Chase

Cheltenham might be over, but the racing continues!!  The Senior Club has set the dates for its inaugural handicap series.  The series will be a set of four measured and timed 10K handicap runs, which will lead up nicely to the Flora Womens Mini-Marathon. 10K is roughly 6.2 Miles which is about 1:30 walk.  We welcome walkers to participate, and runners of all levels.  The general rules are as follows:

A stitch in time..

A stitch in time..

We all know the feeling.  You are running in a race, and all is going pretty well though you can feel that you are pushing it.  Suddenly the familiar cramp sets in.  Somewhere around your right ribcage starts to scream at you and you need to ease up.  A stitch. Dammit. But what is a stitch? We tend to use the term all the time but it seems the stitch is in the realm of the hiccup in that it’s…

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Calf Injuries

Calf Injuries

One of the most common ailments that affect runners is the calf injury.  About a year ago I was in a mini race (1 mile) – I was going fine and suddenly I felt as though somone kicked me in the back of the leg. God I thought – that's me out for the rest of the week.  Little did I know that I was out of action for about 4 months, and it took me 6 months to get…

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