Summer Solstice 10k

We would like to congratulate and thank everyone that made the summer solstice 10k possible. After being absent from the racing calendar for two years we were delighted to bring it back. Huge thank you to everyone that signed up to the event. To our stewards and volunteers for their time, we couldn’t do events without you. Thank you to the Kerryman for being our media sponsor and for all their assistance. Major thanks to Byrne’s Spar Tralee for sponsoring the water for our events and for all your support. Thank you to Barry Fitzgerald for taking the photographs on the night, Alan Farmer for the music and mcing at the finish line, the civil defence for covering the first aid, Kerry county council for their time, patience and input into helping us host the event, An Garda Siochana for their time and assistance on ensuring the route and crossing were safe, Tralee Chamber of Commerce for your input, Danny Leane and his crew in the Abbey Inn for hosting our registration and number collection and putting on music and a bbq after the event. Vincent, Catherine and Lindsey Guthrie for not only providing the timing of the event but your time, assistance and guidance. To our own team here, thank you for all your time and effort in enabling us to bring back this event and for your work on our other events, the long hours put in are not unappreciated. You may or may not be aware of the fact that the Summer Solstice 10k is, has always and will always be a fundraiser for the Irish Heart Foundation. All Profits from the event go to the Irish Heart Foundation. Ann Riordan of the Irish Heart Foundation, thanks for your assistance in this event and all the others throughout the years. We look forward to many more.

Set the date in your diary for next year guys, Friday 21st June 7:30pm for next years Summer Solstice 10k. Registration for it will go live shortly. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Summer Solstice 10k

INFORMATION FOR SUMMER SOLSTICE 10K

Number Collections: The Abbey Inn Tralee, Thursday 21st June 3pm-7pm Sharp

Some additional entries will be available but there will be limited numbers of these.

Race Start: 7:30pm Tralee Town Park, by the Public Toilets

Race Finish: Neil Armstrong Way (by the Ashe Memorial Hall

BBQ and Prize Giving post event in the Abbey Inn Tralee.

Please note: the start point and finish are slightly amended to previously advertised but otherwise the course is the same as advertised.

Little Steps Will Get You There

Finishing a 50k or 100k may seem like a daunting task, and indeed if you think too much about the distance it will indeed become daunting. The key to finishing these events is to forget what you know about running long distance from marathons and to start a fresh with a tailor made training plan.

Training for your 50k or 100k should begin shortly. We will be uploading a weekly training schedule starting later this week, for training to begin next Monday. Following these plans will have you more than ready for your chosen challenge. The Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club’s 40 Mile Ultra will make for an idea long run for those taking on the 100k to practice what they will need to do on the big day, with their two person relay making for the same opportunity for those taking on the 50k.

The little steps of training each week will see you get strong and fitter and have you primed and ready for your event.