Weekly News – 8th October

KAC charity event – Run a mile for children running for their lives
As you know are “Run a mile” charity event is happening this weekend, Saturday 10th October from 12pm – 2pm at the Track. So far the weather is looking good for the day so hopefully it will turn to be a huge success and we raise loads of cash for Unicef. Hope to see loads of you all there, the fancy dress is gonna be great craic, apparently I’m dressing up as a sumo wrestler!! We will see how that goes…..LOL Please see below schedule for the event
12.00pm: First run/walk.
12.20pm: Second run/walk
12:40pm: Third run/walk
1.00pm: Fourth run/toddle – 100 metre ‘teddy bear dash’ for young children
1.05pm: Fifth run – ‘Elite run/race’ – this for all runners (especially all club runners!) who aim to complete their mile in < 7 minutes. 1.20pm: Sixth run/walk 1.40om: Seventh/final run/walk – a ‘fancy dress’ (optional) run, and children in particular are encouraged to participate. 2.00pm: Wrap up. The track is booked from 2pm, so it must be vacated promptly. Next week’s sessions are as follows: Endurance/XC Group
Monday 12th Oct – Road Run meeting at the Grove Bar a 7pm
10km Road Run

Wednesday 14th – Track Session
1000m, 1200, 1600, 1200, 1000m with recoveries in between

Marathon & BQ Group – only 58 Days to go!!
Monday 27th sept – Track
5 x 2000m with 75sec recovery


Spirit Motor Group Twilight Challenge
Last Thursday 1st October the above event took place in Sandyford Business District. Distance was 5KM and Susan Lawless took part and completed the course in a great time of 21.54 – Well done Susan. She said it was a cracking race and defo one for next year’s calender to pencil in.

Athlone ¾ Marathon Sunday 4th October
We had a good few KAC peeps compete in the Athlone ¾ run on Sunday. Word on the street was that it was very hilly and a great learnings of what not to do on actual marathon day! Well done everyone – Ian McGrath – 02:05:31 Ian also finished 7th place overall, amazing Ian! Simon Monds – 02:11:24, Sandra Lynch (AKA Legend) 02:16:08, Sandra was 3rd Lady to finish, totally awesome stuff Sandra, Ronan Gill – 02:43:30- This is a big PB for Ronan, Gerry Edwards – 03:17:44, Sandra Pegman – 03:07:00. Great job everyone hi5’s all round.

Wicklow Novice Cross Country – Sunday 4th October
The long awaited XC season kicked off last weekend, I heard a few newbies talking about the XC and they were saying it was the hardest thing they have ever done….but it was great fun…..and they can’t wait for the next XC this weekend LOL – Crazies!!

Anyways Conor Verbruggan was the 2nd male, well done Conor awesome stuff in very stiff competition! KAC men’s team came 2nd well done guys and our ladies team came 3rd – great job gals

Upcoming Events

Wicklow Intermediate Cross Country – Sunday 11th October
This weekend the XC is happening in Round wood, the course is across the road from the GAA grounds. Directions are drive through the village; veer right heading torwards Laragh, the course is on the right hand side 30 meters past the GAA grounds.
We also need 2 stewards for the day so if you are free Susan will meet up there at 10.30am Can you also call/text Susan to let her know if you can steward

Best of Luck everyone, hope you all do well and enjoy as much as you did last weekend.