Glin Triathlon Club launch St Patrick’s fun run and walk

Members of the Glin Triathlon Club launching their forthcoming 5km fun run and walk event at Glin Castle this week.
Members of the Glin Triathlon Club launching their forthcoming 5km fun run and walk event at Glin Castle this week.

The beautiful surrounds of Glin are to come into their own as a local sporting organisation host a fun run event on St Patrick's weekend, one that's guaranteed to leave participants wanting more of the west Limerick location.

Glin Triathlon Club is delighted to announce the details of the club's forthcoming free 5km fun run and walk, taking in the grounds of spectacular Glin Castle, as well as the Knight's Walk.

Now in its third year, the club is keen to expand its membership and to encourage new athletes to get involved in what it describes as Ireland's fastest-growing sport.

Starting at 10am in the grounds of the Castle on Saturday, March 16, with a warm-up session, the event will also offer a shorter run for juniors in line with parkruns.

"We want as many people as possible to feel part of a real, local community brought together by these events," PRO of the club, Anne Riordan, said.

"Glin is an amazing location with open-water swimming from the pier; lots of long, quiet secondary roads for walking and running; and plenty of hills to build up stamina on the bike.

"One of the gems on Glin's doorstep is the Knights Walk, which is named after the late Desmond John Villiers FitzGerald, the 29th Knight of Glin, who granted permission for trails to be opened through the estate," Anne explained.

Participants in no hurry to the finishing line can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding counties of Kerry, Clare, Galway and Tipp - if the weather plays ball - at the top of the viewing platform on Tullyglass Hill, which is along the trail.

"Glin Triathlon Club wishes to acknowledge the support of Glin Development Association for this event; the Development Association have developed the Knight's Walk and continue to maintain this wonderful local amenity. The club will be offering winter warm-up sessions including turbo-bike sessions, running workshops, nutrition talks and open-water swimming instruction and support late in spring," Anne added.

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