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Galbally Runners Club Notes 04 Jul 2021

Couch to 5K Graduation

C25K Runners

Galbally Runners would like to congratulate all runners who had participated and completed their first 5K run last Wednesday evening. The same group of people started 9 weeks earlier and on evening one stood with their heads down and said things like ‘I’ll never do it’, ‘I’m the unfittest person you’ll meet’. However they done it and we are delighted for them all that they proved themselves wrong.

The 5K event started at Parkanaur, they headed for Castlecaulfield, past the

historic Caulfield Castle, up over a fairly large climb before heading back to Parkanaur on the Eskra Road. The runners took it all in their stride, chatted & smiled the whole way back to Parkanaur. We are so incredibly proud of what they all achieved that evening and we hope to see them all out with the main group soon. Well done to you all.

Kernan 5K and 10K Events

Emer Hand and Éadaoin McVeigh at the Kernan Run

On Sunday 04 July four of our runners headed over to Craigavon lakes to participate in the Kernan 10K and 5K events. Éadaoin McVeigh and Emer Hand both had great runs in the 5K event and came home with times of 25:37 and 25:54. The 10K event seen Richard Bradley return home in a time of 36:48 and Francis O’Neill having his first outing in over a year also having a great run coming home in under 47 minutes.

Richard Bradley and Francis O’Neill at Craigavon lakes

Parkrun Saturday

A number of our runners headed to Dungannon Park on Saturday Morning for the Parkrun. Edel Corr picked up first lady and Peter Cush came home in third place overall. Niall McGinty, Lucy Woods, Pauline Corr and Kileane Goubert all had great runs and thoroughly enjoyed the morning.

Upcoming Events

With no events in the calendar for this weekend some of our runners might venture into Parkrun at Dungannon, MUSA, Omagh or Craigavon lakes for 9:30am on Saturday which is always a super event.

Galbally 5 Mile and 5K Events

The Online Registration has now opened and is available from our website Entries are going fast and may be limited with Covid restrictions so get signed up. It will, as always, be a smashing day. Proceeds for this event will go to the Eagles Special Olympic Club as mentioned above. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and website for further details.


Club Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Galbally Community Centre at 7PM with Tuesday nights session being on the track and Thursday the option of track or road. Sunday morning training will commence at 8am and will have distances to suit everyone. We encourage all new to running to come along. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s good for you. We also cater for all levels of runner.

If you would like to join us please send a us a message to, email or check us

out at We welcome all runners to join our club.

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