Weekly News – 12th November

Wake up and Smell the Roses Run (With a twist 😀)
For any peeps interested in a scenic trail/grass run (great prep for the upcoming XC races especially the Wicklow Seniors as we will include the course) Meet at the Track at 10am for carpooling to Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum circa 12km on Sunday 15th November – See you there

Training Sessions

Monday 16th November – Track Session
4 – 6 x 1000m with recovery in-between followed by 4 x100m strides.

Wednesday 18th November – Road meet at Shoreline Swimming pool @7pm
10-12km Road Run


Run in the Dark 11th November
Last night was the annual Run in the Dark run for Mark Pollock in Dublin. We had quite a few athletes take part. The atmosphere is always awesome at this event even though it can get a bit congested along the route, they still thoroughly enjoyed it so well done to: Julie Cole Byrne got a super PB of 49:47 – Well done Julie super speedy 😀 Martin O’Malley – 54:47, Ann Scully – 57:00, Ingrid Shine – 57:03 Well done everyone 😀

Upcoming Events

Wake up & Smell the Roses Remembrance Run – 6th December
On the morning of December 6th at 10.30am, before the Christmas madness really kicks in, we would like to take a little time out to gather as a club to remember our friends Dave and Pete who we lost during the past year and our own personal intentions. We will do a nice chatty ‘smell the roses’ run from The Harbour at the beach house up to the Kilcoole roundabout and back (a favourite route of the lads) followed by a hot chocolate and catch up outside the Happy pear.
Please invite friends, family, kids – this is not a race so go as far as you want – this is just a timeout and a chance to reminisce on good times with good friends.
Thanks Andy and Susan

KAC Club Outing
On Wednesday 30th December the club has booked a 2hr session at the Athlone Indoor track This is open to all seniors and Juvenile athletes over 8yrs of age! We have the track from 11am – 1pm, a bus will be organised to drive down that morning. If you are interested in going please let Susan Lawless know ASAP as we need to get numbers together J This has been a very enjoyable day out for everyone in the last couple of years who have gone in the past.

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.

November 22nd – Inter Clubs Cross Country Championships, Santry Demesne, Dublin, Women 8km Men 10km

December 6th – National Novice & Uneven Ages, Dungarvan, Co Waterford Women 4km Men 6km

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 🙂