Results of the 2017 Castelisland 10 mile & 5k race…Sun 9th Apr 2017

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The annual Kingdom Come 10 mile and 5km road race in Castleisland was held on Sunday the 9th of April 2017 and attracted a total of 309 runners over the two events. Proceeds from this race will go towards the upgrade of the only full 400m athletics track in Kerry.

10 mile…

1 Donal O’CALLAGHAN (29) 55:27 Senior (1) Male (1)
2 Derek GRIFFIN (1500) 55:32 Senior (2) Male (2)
3 Sean O Sullivan (709) 55:55 Senior (3) Male (3)
11 Joan ENNIS (2) 1:05:24 Ages 50 – 59 (1) Female (1)
12 Deirdre NAGLE (1543) 1:05:32 Senior (1) Female (2)
16 Sharon CAHILL (1501) 1:07:11 Ages 50 – 59 (2) Female (3)

 5km…
1 Ger O SULLIVAN (663)    17:30    Ages 40 – 49  Male  (1)
2 Donal LEAHY (1584)    17:52    Ages 40 – 49  Male  (2)
3 Aidan Mccarthy (1529)    18:13    Senior  Male  (3)
8 Niamh O Sullivan (1571)    19:08    Ages 50 – 59  Female  (1)
19 Catherine O SULLIVAN (1547)    20:55    Senior  Female  (2)
23 Majella Diskin (745)    22:05    Ages 60-69  Female  (3)

The full results can be seen here… https://castleisland10mile.wordpress.com/2017-results/

Photos…

1) The Maine Valley Post has a number of nice photos HERE

2) An Ríocht AC has a gallery of the start of the 10 mile and some 5k pics out along the course HERE

3) Reelgirls Fishtoo has a gallery HERE

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Notice…Castleisland 10 mile & 5k road race – Sun 9th Apr 2017

The annual Lee Strand Kingdom Come 10 Miler and 5k Run will take place on Sunday, April 9th 2017 at 11am. This has grown into a very popular event over the last few years with both the 5k and 10 miler gaining participation numbers.

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An Ríocht Athletic Club are the organisers of this event which will be held in Castleisland, Co.Kerry. The club is delighted to have the support of Lee Strand who have been on board since this event’s establishment.

You can now enter online.

Entries Fees: Before Race Day, 10 Miler: €20; 5k: €10. On Race Day, 10 Miler: €25; 5k: €12

All participants will receive a medal and souvenir on completion.

10 mile & 5k finishers will receive a medal…

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10 mile finishers will receive a souvenir hat…

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While 5k finishers will get a kit bag…

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Lee Strand are the official Kingdom Come 10 mile and 5k sponsors again this year. Many thanks to them for their continuous support of the event.

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Online Entries… https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/KingdomCome10Mile5KFunRun

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The Ríocht grounds are located at Crageens Castleisland and boasts an international standard 400 Meter Tartan Athletics Track with in field Soccer Pitch and a new State of the Art Gym with Spa Facilities.

Two Tone Track Resurfacing“This year is going to be a monumental one for the club as it’s all systems go for the track to get a complete overhaul. All profits raised from this race will be going into the major works being carried out in the track beginning in May. The track will be fully resurfaced and will be Europe’s third dual tone track and Ireland’s first. The total cost of these works are in the region of €135,000 so it will be for the benefit of all athletes in Munster going forward. We will then be able to host events of national and international standard at the grounds.

It’s a very exciting time for the club but also means that a range of fundraising drives will be taking place. One of these is a fundraising gig which will be held in the River Island Hotel on July 22nd and will hopefully bring a great atmosphere to the town,” …An Ríocht AC Manager Kate McSweeney.