Weekly News – 11th December

So last Friday night was our Christmas party ☺ and what a super awesome night it was ☺ for anyone that didn’t go u missed out and should be well jel!! Smash hits were deadly ☺ they played awesome 90’s music from snap, 2 unlimited, Venga boys, steps and many many more oh and of course Mark Mccabes – manic 2000 yeah yeah funky yeah ☺ so from what I could see everyone totally had a good time! Not only do we have great athletes in the club but we also have some deadly dancers ☺ my feet were totally sore the next day ☺ LOL!! Anyways hope ur all in full Christmas mode it’s now only 14 sleeps till Santa comes down our chimneys ☺ Ho Ho Ho!! Anyways hope u have great weekend ☺

European Cross Country Championships
We would like to wish Fionnuala the very best of luck in the European Cross Country Championships in Hyeres in France this coming Sunday 13th December. It will be televised on BBC 2 at 4.15pm.

Wicklow Junior & Senior Cross Country – Sunday 13th December
This Sunday 13th December Parnell AC is hosting the Wicklow Junior & Senior Cross Country Championships in Avondale Forest Park on the lower course. The event starts at 11am sharp. Senior Women 5km and Senior Men 10km. We also need to provide two stewards on the day so please let Susan know if you can help out and support your club mates and the county officials. Would be great to have as many cheer leaders as possible there on the day. We will Car Pool from the Track Building at 9.30am

Wake up and Smell the Roses Run – Inaugural run KAC remembrance
Last weekend was a wonderful success and a testament to how highly esteemed Dave and Peter are. And how much we all miss and love them. Thank you to everyone that was there in person and in spirit. Sincere thank you to Andy Hayes for organising this event a massive well done and a huge thank you to anyone who very generously donated to our chosen charities. Peoples generosity is truly astounding. We raised €268.90 in total to be split between our two chosen charities which were particularly close to Dave and Peter’s hearts Purple House Cancer Support in Bray and Wicklow Hospice Foundation. Heartfelt thanks to Darragh Flynn​ of the Happy Pear for the warm hospitality. Well done everyone and thanks so much Susan x

Next Monday & Wednesday Training Sessions:

Next week’s sessions are as follows:

XC/Endurance Peeps
Monday 14th December – Track Session
1600m, 1200m, 800m, 400m with recoveries in-between

Wednesday 16th December – Road meet at Shoreline Swimming pool @7pm
Road run – 30min out and then back ☺

Marathon Group – Peeps targeting a spring/summer marathon ☺
Monday 14th December – Track Session
8 x 1000m with 90 seconds recovery.

Wednesday 14th December – Meet at Track
Hill repeats on the section of path from the roundabout at the track to the Kilcoole roundabout – these are done at 90% effort, they are not sprints and not a race, this is about concentrating on upright form, straight back/tall running and driving up the knees. It is about improving people’s running form.

Christmas Break
Monday 21st December is our last training night before Christmas☺ Feel free to get into the Christmas spirit that night by wearing a Santa hat or anything Christmassy you may have J Training will then resume on Monday 4th January!

Upcoming Events

KAC Club Outing
We have booked the indoor track at AIT on the 30th Dec for a few hours. This is a good opportunity for those of us that are planning on racing at the Leinster indoors in the New Year!!! We usually finish the session with a relay of mixed juveniles and senior teams which is always entertaining!!
If you fancy a go please fill out the Google Form attached!


If you have already let Susan or Darragh know you are interested would you mind filling out the form as well so we can capture everyone’s name on one list (to make their lives a little easier when compiling final numbers).

Cross Country race dates for the diary
Please let your Club Captains know (Gillian Farrelly & Brian Gurrin) if you would like to run in these. They are all team events and every place counts.

December 13th – Wicklow Senior Championships, Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow Women 5km Men 10km

January 3rd – Wicklow Masters (age 35+) Championships, Ashford, Co. Wicklow Women 4km Men 6km

January 24th – National Intermediate & Masters (age 35+) Championships, Dundalk I.T., Co Louth

All Athletics Ireland fixtures can be found on their website. Link to the fixtures page below.


National 10km Championships Great Ireland Run, Phoenix Park, Sunday 10th April 2016
Early Bird Entry is now open. Entry Fee is only €20. We would love as many club members as possible to sign up under Kilcoole AC and compete as a Team in the Mens and Womens races. You will your Athletics Ireland Membership number. Link to enter below. Thank you 🙂


Rock N’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon Sunday 7th August 2016
This race also doubles up as the AAI National Half Marathon Championships. All AAI members can now register for only €25. We would love as many club members as possible to sign up under Kilcoole AC and compete as a Team in the Mens and Womens. Please see link below for registration