Weekly News – 3rd December

Hope you are all having a good week ☺ Can you believe we are in December already!! Like where has the year gone? Its only 22 sleeps away till the big man himself Santa Claus pays us a visit with treats all depending if you have been naughty or nice throughout the year ☺ LOL!! And tomorrow night is our Christmas party, so excited to see everyone all glammed up and looking fierce AF and to dance our socks off to the super awesome band Smash Hits ☺

Wake up and Smell the Roses Run – In honour of Dave & Peter
Hope you all haven’t forgotten that this weekend our smell the roses run is kinda special ☺ as before the Christmas madness really kicks off, we would like to take a little time out to gather as a club to remember our friends Dave and Peter who we lost during the past year and our own personal intentions. We will do a nice chatty run from the Harbour at the beach house up to the Kilcoole roundabout and back (a favourite route of the lads) Sunday morning 6th Dec at 10.30am (and what a better way to blow off the cobwebs from Friday night ☺ ) 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. Hope to see plenty of peeps there ☺

Next Monday & Wednesday Training Sessions:

Next week’s sessions are as follows:

XC/Endurance Peeps
Monday 07th December – Track Session
10x400m with recoveries in-between

Wednesday 09th December – Road meet at Shoreline Swimming pool @7pm
60mins road run
Darragh’s group are doing 4 x10mins on road with recovery in-between

Marathon Group – Peeps targeting a spring/summer marathon ☺
Monday 7th December – Track Session
10 x 800m with 90 seconds recovery

Wednesday 09th 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.

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


Other News

As you know many KAC member ran the Dublin City Marathon in October to help raise funds for the Wicklow hospice & Purple house Cancer support in honour of Dave and Peter ☺ KAC would like to thank everyone who donated to the charities, who ran the marathon and also everyone who came into to support and cheer on the day ☺ In total we raised a whopping €937.72 for Wicklow Hospice and €1,261.20 for The Purple house Cancer support J so thanks again everyone ☺