WHEN the rain fell on the 200 plus runners and walkers who took part in Sunday's inaugural Kilmoyley 'Three-Miler' it was more than welcome!
"We got a little shower in the middle but it only had a cooling effect really and made a big difference to the runners chugging up the hill at the time!" organiser Pádraig O'Regan said.
He's chairperson of the group that organised the whole affair - the Kilmoyley Tidy Towns. Usually, the carry out cosmetic improvements to the village that last a long time - but Sunday's flash of colour around the 'Ring' was over in a matter of minutes.
"We held it for a number of reasons. We wanted to bring people into Kilmoyley, give something back to the community and raise awareness of the work of the Tidy Towns and we're happy we achieved all that to the point we're planning now for next year's three-miler."
Those new to the area were pleasantly surprised by all they saw as the course went down by lovely Lerrig Lough and Lerrig Cross where the Tidy Towns have just completed a wonderful project brightening the old cottage opposite Lerrig Stores.
Castleisland man John Barrett was the first to complete the course, with local Anna-Meria Costelloe the first female. Seán Curran was the first in the juvenile under-18s category, with Daire Nolan the first home in the juvenile under-12 category, meanwhile.