Flat and Fast Route for Sunday’s An Ríocht 10K/5K Road Race

An Ríocht AC Manager, Hazel, Byrne with the medals, Easter Eggs and stands and 10 Miler T-Shirts ahead of Sunday’s Kingdom Come 10 Miler Road Race and Couch-to-5K finale in Castleisland. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Bag Packing: An Ríocht AC Manager, Hazel, Byrne (right) with Bernadette Fitzgerald as the prepared the finishers’ Goody Bags ahead of Sunday’s Kingdom Come 10 Miler Road Race and Couch-to-5K finale in Castleisland. ©Photograph: John Reidy

There’s a bigger than usual entry in already for this Sunday’s An Riocht AC Kingdom Come 10 Miler Road Race and Couch to 5K Run through and around Castleisland.

Medals matter: Chilla Vamossy taking the official selfie with her St. Brendan’s AC Ardfert teammates and friends after they completed the September series of 5K road races at An Ríocht AC in 2016. Included are: Danielle Faulconbridge, Chille, Martin and Linda O’Sullivan, Brian Lucid, Kristine Brosnan, An Riocht AC and Danny O’Shea, Born to Run, Tralee. ©Photograph: John Reidy 21-9-2016.

The chip-timed event has become one of the highlights for the athletes of this and many other clubs around the country.

Personal Bests Posted

The 10 miler course was made more appealing and flat last year with the elimination of the grueling Limerick Road climb and this resulted in far better times on its first trial in 2018.

For those of a mind this was a big plus and there were many personal bests posted.

For seasoned runners the absence of such a punishing hill was a blessing.

Medals for All Finishers

On Sunday, there are medals for all finishers with T-shirts for 10milers and medals and race souvenirs for those who complete the 5K.

There will be hot showers, food and refreshments available and mingling time around the pavilion afterwards.

The 5K will get going at 10:45am and the 10Miler will go at 11am.

Preparations are ongoing at An Ríocht for one of the club’s biggest days of the year.

Transition Years Help Out

Management and staff were delighted during the week to get a welcome boost from the Transition Year students from St. Patrick’s Secondary School and Presentation Castleisland.

The students helped enormously with the packing of the goody bags for the race finishers in both the 10 Miler and the Couch-to-5K categories.

Online registration closes on this Wednesday night but, on the day registration will open from 9:30am at An Ríocht. For more information you can call: 066 71 42199.

You can check out the route for both the 5K and 10 Miler runs with a click on the link here: https://www.relive.cc/view/g32313941885

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