The annual Kingdom Come run takes place this year on Sunday 14th April 2019 in Castleisland association with Lee Strand.
The event has two distances a 10 mile and 5km run. The event is organised by An Riocht AC which attracts participants from all over Kerry, Cork, Limerick, and as far away as Tullamore! A flat and fast 10 mile route was chosen by Riocht club athletes last year, the feedback for the new route was fantastic with many people achieving personal best times.
Our 5km route remains the same as previous years and sees a wide variety of abilities taking part in this event.
The 5k run often attracts “first time” 5k participants who have completed training at the An Riocht track through the popular Couch to 5k programme.
The Couch to 5k programme is ongoing at the moment and is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm. Sessions are approx. 30 minutes and costs €2 per session, people can join in anytime to the programme with families and walkers most welcome. For more information on the Kingdom Come Run please find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/kingdomecomerun or through the race website
Last year almost 400 runners took part in the annual Kingdom Come Run in Castleisland on Sunday last. There was plenty of local familiar faces present from the surrounding athletic clubs in Kerry, along with a large number of runners from every corner of the Kingdom, County Cork and Limerick. A smile was on the faces of all runners when they were presented with a finisher’s medal and souvenir along with hot food and a well-deserved cup of tea.
The 10 mile race was won by Tommy O Brien (An Riocht) in time of 57.09 and the first female home in this event was Maria McCarthy (Farranfore Mainevalley AC) in a season best time of 62.51. Sean O Sullivan (An Riocht) won the 5k run in a time of 16.19 with Niamh O Sullivan (An Riocht) winning the female race in a time of 19.08.