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Galbally Runners Club Notes 27th Jun 2021

Return of Parkrun

A very popular event attended by Galbally Runners is the Saturday morning Parkrun. This free, 5K timed run every Saturday had stopped since March 2020 and restarted much to everyone’s delight last Saturday at 9.30am. Those that ran it included Julie Deery (Personal Best), Éadaoin MCVEIGH, Conáin MCVEIGH, Emer Hand and Martina Duggan at Dungannon. Denise McCann ran the Omagh Parkrun and was first lady home. Well done to all parkrunners and we hope to see a lot of you there again next week with loads of local options from Dungannon Park, MUSA in Cookstown, Omagh and Craigavon Lakes.

Paul Murray 5K Grand Prix Series Week 4

The final round of the Paul Murray 5K was last Friday evening in Eskra. This route proved to be the fastest of all routes with Personal Best again for Fergal O’Donnell with a cracking time of 17:16. Peter Cush cruised home with a time of 19:16 whilst Brendan Woods and Niall McGinty came home with improved times of 19:19 and 22:44. Well done to all the runners who participated in the series and the club sends its thanks to the Knockmany Running Group who organised such a great event.

Miles for Patrick

Some of our runners went out on Sunday to support Killeeshil Runner Leanne McKenna who

embarked on a 40 mile Ultra Marathon to raise funds for the Royal Victoria Hospital ICU &

HDU(Revive) and Anam Cara Bereavement Support in memory of Leanne’s godson Patrick McGinn who died in a tragic accident last year. Well done Leanne. If you would like to donate to this great cause and support Leanne the link is provided here

Members of Galbally Runners withKilleeshil Runner Leanne McKenna who

embarked on a 40 mile Ultra Marathon

Upcoming Events

This Sunday, 04 Jul 2021, our runners will head over to Craigavon lakes for the Kernan 5K and 10K race. Start time is 11Am. We wish all runners the best of luck at this event.

Couch to 5K Final Week

Good luck to all Couch to 5K runners who will run their first 5K event this Wednesday evening starting at Parkanaur at 7PM. We encourage our other runners to come out to support them in this event and we wish them well. We hope this is only the start for these runners as they start their running journey.

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. We are now offering a £100 voucher for DAC running shop in Armagh For everyone who has registered online by Friday 26th June. 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.

Training and Events

Club Training continues this Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Galbally Community Centre at 7PM with Tuesday nights session being on the track with running coach Brian Taggart and Thursday the option of Track and road. 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. Sunday morning training will commence at 8am and will be distances to suit everyone.

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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