Run Galway Bay a Run Away Success

Saturday 7th October saw the 15th edition of Run Galway Bay, the largest multi-distance running event in Galway City with more than 3,000 participants undertaking a 10k, Half Marathon or Marathon along the shores of Galway Bay. First to take to the start line were four Irish Cross Country Skiers…

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Our Race Director Ray O’Connor

Our Race Director this weekend is Ray O’Connor. To say he knows a thing or two about running is an understatement. Ray is an avid marathon runner with 143 Marathons under his belt to date. He has completed 10 marathons in 10 days twice, ran the Connemara 100 mile race…

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How to Boost Core Stability – 3 Primal Moves

“Core” Posture Principles: The “core musculature” is comprised of several groups of muscles including the transversus abdominus, multifidus, diaphragm and pelvic floor muscles. These muscles work together to produce maximum stability in the abdominal and lumbar region, as well as coordinate movements of the body A very common cause of…

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Dynamic Warm-Up Exercises

The first thing you should do before your run and before your stretches is a dynamic warm up. It is never a good idea to stretch a cold muscle. Stretching a cold muscle can lead to tears in the muscle fibres. Dynamic warm-up exercises (dynamic stretching) involve active movements that…

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Running Event Tips

1. The week before the Race:  During race week, your running mileage should decrease.  During the week, include two to three short runs with a few, small pick-ups—short,quick distances that get your legs moving faster and prepare you for the faster tempo of the race—to keep your legs fresh. Two…

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Post Race Recovery Check List

Keep moving!  Slowly cool down by walking. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate… Replenish nutrition – carbohydrates, protein and salts (calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium). Stretch/foam roll/massage – start at the bottom and work your way up!  Calves, hamstrings, quads, adductors, hip flexors, gluts, lower back, chest, shoulders, neck (take advantage of the complimentary…

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Check your number for Run Galway Bay 2017

You will have received your race day information already via email from our registration team. You can also check for your race number in one of the following lists. 10k Half Marathon Full Marathon 10k & Half Marathon Make sure you know your race number and bring a copy of your…

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Runners: Stay on pace with chiropractic!

Running is an extremely popular form of exercise, especially in the west of Ireland (with good reason): the rolling hills, coastal views, purity and simplicity.  Minimal equipment necessary, no gym membership, can be done rain or shine and the benefits are vast from weight and blood pressure management to the…

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