Weekly News – 15th April

Sea Road Cup This Friday!

The “Sea Road Cup” is a longstanding annual Kilcoole AC “fun” race between Juveniles and Seniors. This year, it will take place at Coláiste Craobh Abhann, where there will be a series of shorter races (200m up to 800m) for the juveniles on the playing pitches from 7pm. Some of the “older” juveniles will then join the seniors out on the road for a handicapped 1 mile race around the school at 7:30pm. Arrive for 6:45 to get checked in and cheer on the juveniles. Most importantly, don’t forget to bring your cakes biscuits etc. for tea/coffee & prize giving in the school afterwards. All parents and members welcome!

In the handicapped “Sea Road Cup” race, the “slowest” runner starts off first and the “fastest” starts last. In theory, everyone should finish very close together and have an equal chance of winning. (Though, the handicapped times have been slightly shifted in favour of the juveniles to make it interesting!) The winner will receive the prestigious “Sea Road Cup”!


Fionnuala Britton ran a new road PB of 33:07 on a tough course in the 10k “Great Ireland Run” this past Saturday. She narrowly missed out on a win, finishing 2nd to 2014 European Cross Country Champion Gemma Steel of Great Britain. However, Fionnuala did claim the honours in concurrent National 10k Road Race, finishing ahead of Lizzie Lee of Leevale AC.

Leinster Novice & Masters Road Race Championships 4th May

These Championships take place on Monday 4th May in Gowran, County Kilkenny. The men’s races are 6k and it’s 4k for ladies. Ideally we would field teams in every race. Club members have travelled to this in previous years and been very successful and we are looking for the same again this year. Let your captains know if interested.

Upcoming events

Road 17th April Kilcoole AC 2mile Sea Road Cup Coláiste Chraobh Abhann, Kilcoole
Road 19th April National Road Relay Championships St. Anne’s Park, Raheny
Road 22nd April Wicklow 5k Road Race Championships Ashford
Track 1st May Wicklow Juvenile and Senior Track and Field Championships Day 1 Charlesland Track All Evening
Road 4th May Leinster Novice & Masters Road Race Championships Gowran, Co. Kilkenny 12 Noon
Track 8th May Wicklow Juvenile and Senior Track and Field Championships Day 2 Charlesland Track All Evening
Track 9th May Wicklow Juvenile and Senior Track and Field Championships Day 3 Charlesland Track All Day