Monday, April 14, 2014

Notice...Castleisland 10 mile road race, Kerry - Sun 11th May 2014

The annual 10 mile road race in Castleisland, Co.Kerry is coming up on Sunday the 11th of May...

Considering it's location, it's sure to attract a lot of runners from Kerry, west Limerick and the general west Munster region. Castleisland is only a short distance from Killarney and Tralee and the race should be of particular interest to runners there.

This race is organised by An Ríocht Athletic Club, one of the major clubs in the county.

Entries.......You can download the entry form HERE ...or you can enter online HERE

It's worth mentioning also that money raised from the road race will be used for maintenance of the outdoor track in Castleisland. It is the ONLY 400 metre track in Kerry and is used by athletes from clubs in Kerry and west Limerick. If children are going to be involved in the sport then they need access to proper local facilities like this. Perhaps for that reason alone, this race is worth supporting.

Previews....A preview of the 10 mile course can be seen HERE  ....and the 5 km course HERE

From An Ríocht AC...An Riocht Lee Strand 10 mile and 5k...The third annual An Riocht Lee Strand 10 mile and 5k Road Race will this year be held on May 11th starting at 11am. Last year’s event was a huge success when seven hundred took part, creating an unrivalled atmosphere from start to finish with a great buzz as all participants finished on the track. Some of the people taking part will be experienced runners competing against each other and the clock, but the main body of participants will be those who will have their own personal goals, that may be improving on previous times for the event or conquering the distance for the first time. Either way, everybody is sure to have a great experience and will receive plenty of support from everyone.

An Ríocht are delighted to continue their great association with Lee Strand who have been very generous sponsors over a long period of time. We are also very happy to have Garvey’s on board as sub-sponsors. Legendary An Ríocht distance runner John Lenihan designed a ten-week training programme for those hoping to take on the 10 mile event. This can be followed on the An Ríocht Facebook page or on from Monday March 10th year we have an entry limit of 1,000 so make sure to enter in plenty of time. You can collect an entry form from the An Ríocht reception or online at For any queries contact 087 7995647.

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