Conor MacGabhann today cut one item off his bucket list - The Parachute Jump. It had been cancelled on a number of occasions owing to the weather. At 1.00pm today the clouds opened and the jump was on. After some twenty minutes sightseening around the north of the county he jumped from 10,000 feet. the clear sky enabled all onlookers to see him as the parachute opened and he sailed through the sky and make a perfect landing. He has his certificate for all to see and very importantly his sponsors have made a generous donation to John Needs Pembro. Well [...]
KCH hosted today's Parkrun in the Castle Park. Thanks to Nicholas Dunphy, PRO, who erected the club tent there was shelter for the officials from a very cooling breeze at the top of the hill. Brian Maher spoke to the gathering expounding the merits of the Streets of Kilkenny. It was fitting that the first home was club member Trust Mtinsi. A number of club juveniles handed out fliers to promote the race. Thanks to Graham Bourne for getting the club involved and taking on the role of Race Director for the day.
With just over 6 and a half weeks to the gun, the Streets of Kilkenny was officially launched. Langtons, Harry Bar the location for the official launch with members of the local press our sponsor’s and our members in attendance. A great morning with a short few words from chairman John Maye before the journalist got there chance to ask the tough questions!! Huge thanks to those who attended the launch morning. The third year sees some big changes. A whole new course starting from the parade with the picturesque Kilkenny Castle as the backdrop down high street into Irish town [...]
On a glorious Holy Thursday night over 600 runners took to the start line for the annual streets of Kilkenny 5K. The streets of the marble city make the perfect backdrop for a run on any evening but when surrounded by 600 eager runners the atmosphere is just fantastic. With a crowd of volunteers dotted along the 2 lap course, a race for the masses was ready to go. With a blow of the whistle from Sean Lynch, the runners were off. No excuses accepted for missing the action with Rory LCodge live on our Instagram channel with all the updates [...]
A great night was had by all at the KCH awards in the Set Theatre Langton’s at Langton House Hotel a fantastic celebration of all the success in 2017. The awards night is a great way for athletes to meet up and bond outside of training. It is also a great social event for parents to get to know each other and development relationships with the coaches. The set provided a great venue with fantastic atmosphere and loads of nibbles for everyone present. The selection of pictures to show of the best of 2017 was a great reminder of all [...]