Christmas Training Events

Goal Mile – Christmas Day, 11am

As always, we are encouraging all members to come along and support this great event, which helps to support all the work being done by Goal around the world. It takes place at Faungorth Activity Centre from 10am to 12 noon on 25th December, but we’re asking KTC members to come along at 11am if possible, so that we can enjoy the run together. If you have club gear, please wear it and we’ll all look lovely!


St. Stephen’s Day Cycle – 26th December, time TBC

What better way to work off all that turkey and Christmas pud than by going out for a nice spin the day after? Last year we headed to Sneem and stopped off for well-earned coffee and cake. Everyone had so much fun, we’ve decided to repeat the exercise this year! Once again, it’ll be a ‘not-too-early’ start, time TBC closer to the date. As always, we’ll post details on the Facebook page or you can drop an email to our Training Officer Teresa at:


Christmas Cross-Country Run – 30th December, 10am

The brains behind this operation, Robert Whyte, is giving it the official title, “10 Miles of Hell”, and anyone who took part in last year’s event will understand why! This is not one for the faint-hearted: a tough trail run along the Old Killarney Road (Kerry Way), finishing back in town, with showers and refreshments for the survivors – sorry, finishers! There will be a bus to the start, departing from Centra at 10am on Sun 30th Dec, with a small fee (numbers dependent) to cover the cost. Joking aside, due to the challenging nature of the event, we’ll have to insist that only full KTC members, or other TI members, can participate for insurance purposes. Bring your TI membership card (2012 or 2013) on the day, just so we’re all covered. If you’re interested, please let Robert know ASAP on so that he can make arrangements.


New Year’s Day Swim – 1st January 2013

Had enough yet? OK, then how would you like to jump off Kilmacillogue Pier into the freezing Atlantic on New Year’s Day? Ah yes, that’s the spirit, we thought you might. It is rumoured that a wetsuit ban may be enforced, but that’s nothing that a few of Helen’s hot toddies afterwards won’t fix! Time TBC, but if you’re interested, please contact Mike at