January Club Newsletter

18 January 2012

Hi all,
We hope that all our members had a great Christmas break and now that we are back for 2012 it is time to start training and planning your races for the upcoming season!!!

We have the duathlons, triathlons, National Series events and Adventure Races announced so far for 2012 up on our Website Club Calendar so please check out the link and see what races are going to work best for you! http://www.kilkennytriathlonclub.com/training-and-events/calendar  

For those who haven't re-joined the club yet but are planning to do so please click on the following link and follow the directions to pay your membership to KTC at the same time as you take out your Triathlon Ireland license http://www.kilkennytriathlonclub.com/join-us - Please note that members of the club from 2011 who fail to renew their 2012 membership before the end of February will be deemed to no longer be members of the club and will also be removed from club email communications

Duathlon_Race_LogoMake sure to mark Saturday the 10th of March into your diary as Kilkenny Triathlon Club shall be holding its inaugural event - 'The KTC Duathlon at Mount Juliet'! We are officially launching the event at the end of January and online entry will open Wednesday 1st February through our event page on the RunIreland website. Please visit our race webpage where there is a good bit of info on the race available  http://kilkennytriathlonclub.com/training-and-events/ktc-duathlon. We are looking forward to having our members out there representing KTC against other Tri clubs but if anyone is interested in volunteering for the day we would be hugely grateful for the support. If you are interested please email us at duathlon@kilkennytriathlonclub.com 

We would like to thank all our great local sponsors for 2011, who have kindly agreed to come back on board with the club for2012! These are Sherwoods Digital, Mint Health & Beauty, Marble City Physiotherapy, Watershed Leisure Centre and St. Canices Credit Union. We are also delighted to announce 2 new additions to our sponsors. Wheelworx Bike & Tri Store, who are based in Fonthill Retail Park, Lucan, Dublin. Make sure to talk to these guys to cater for all your triathlon purchases in 2012 http://wheelworx.ie/ And we also warmly welcome local business Holden Brothers Insulation to the club, who are based in Kilkenny and specialise in high quality home insulation http://www.holdenbrothers.ie/. More info on all our sponsors can be found at the following link - http://kilkennytriathlonclub.com/sponsors 

The Kilkenny Triathlon 2012 run by TriGrandPrix is now open for registration and TGP are offering all members of KTC a discount for race entry. Please email emmet@kilkennytriathlonclub.com to receive the discount to use when entering the event online at kilkennytriathlon.com The first 50 members to email in will receive a 20% discount while all others will get a 10% discount so get in there fast! For more info on the event in the time being please visit http://kilkennytriathlon.com 

Back in December we had our Social Night in the Left Bank where we also gave out awards to mark achievements by our members in 2011. The list of award winners can be found at the following link. A big congrats to all our winners! For the 2012 season the two main awards (Best Club Male and Female Athletes) will be awarded to those best ranked in the Triathlon Ireland National Series http://www.kilkennytriathlonclub.com/club-news/news/152-ktc-yearly-awards-winners-2011

Congrats to our friends at the Kilkenny Charity Santa Run who organised a great Fun-Run event back in December. Over 200 Santa's took to the streets to complete the 5km course and in doing so raised over €2,600 for the Kilkenny Branch of the Irish Society for Autism. For a full raft of pictures on the day please check out the events Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001580276092

We have made some changes to our training schedule. The track training on a Thursday evening is now cancelled for the time being and instead a Tuesday evening run will take place. Meet inside the main doors of the Watershed Leisure Centre before half 6 and different groups can be formed to run different distances. For our full training schedule please visit the following link - http://kilkennytriathlonclub.com/training-and-events/training 

Kilkenny Triathlon Club

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