DUAGH is now on the Kerry fitness circuit following the great success on Saturday of its inaugural 10km run, which was won by Lisselton man Ger O'Sullivan.
It also saw a female runner, Deirdre Enright from Adare, finishing in second place in an unusual turn to this first-time event.
Ger, who is not an experienced runner, described the event as very well organised and said the terrain would provide a great challenge for runners looking to improve their performance over hilly ground.
"I came in in about 39 or 40 minutes so I was pretty happy with it," Ger said. "It wasn't as challenging as Dingle or Valentia but it would be a great course for someone looking to improve their chances on hilly ground. The event was very well organised, which made a massive difference and one of the few improvements it could to with for next year would be the introduction of chip timing."
'Chip' timing allows an event to post runners' times on-line immediately, recording the time by photographing each runner's number at the start and finish. The run was organised by the Duagh Tidy Towns Committee to raise funds for village improvements. "We were very happy with it and had over 100 participants on the day, many of whom ran the entire course," chairperson Bridget McAuliffe said. "We're very much looking forward to holding it again next year and we hope to attract more runners."