Monday, August 6, 2012

Kerry...Castleisland 5k Walk, Jog, Run Series...Aug-Sep 2012

One of the main athletic clubs in Kerry...An Ríocht AC...are holding a series of three races in August and September 2012.

They will be run over a 5 km course and are suitable for runners of all abilities....from absolute beginners to experienced runners.

Castleisland in the heart of Co.Kerry is within easy reach of several other towns including Killarney, Tralee and Listowel.

You can enter each race at An Ríocht AC track which is on the western side of the town. The entry fee is just €5 per event. The race starts out on the main road outside O'Donoghues garage. You then run through the town before doing a loop on quiet country roads to the south-east of the town.

This is the only section where the course overlaps by around 200 metres.

The start line outside O'Donoghues Garage

The road junction near the An Ríocht AC track. First time round, it's just after the start and you run straight through the town. As you get near the end of the race, you turn left here and down the quiet road towards the finish on the track. 

If you are not familiar with the location of the An Ríocht AC track and clubhouse then as you can see from the the photo above, it is clearly signposted from the main road that runs through the town.

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