Category Archives: Athletics

800 hit the road … and the hills

OVER 800 athletes from all corners of Ireland and Europe descended on Dingle and its peninsula at the weekend for the epic Dingle Adventure Race. Athletes negotiated dense fog and heavy conditions on Mount Brandon and Mount Eagle but welcomed the lack of sunshine giving otherwise ideal adventure conditions for running. The very successful one day multi… Continue Reading

It’s very tough going in Dingle

TENACIOUS, determined and passionate about the task at hand, gritty endurance athletes gathered in Dingle at the weekend for one of the toughest tests of all – the annual Dingle Adventure Race. The one-day multi activity event involved kayaking on Dingle Bay, cycling through the spectacular Conor Pass, climbing Mount Brandon and running the coastal windy… Continue Reading

Cillian, 20, was the toughest of all

THE going got tough and the tough got going in the Battle of Ventry at the weekend as teak-tough endurance athletes battled it out in the Hardman Olympic Distance Triathlon on the Dingle Peninsula. The challenge, organised by Killarney man Alan Ryan, included a 1.5km swim on Ventry Beach, a 40km cycle along the iconic Slea Head… Continue Reading

Now they’re right on track in Killarney

A NEW state-of-the-art athletics micro-track in Killarney is a step nearer fruition this Monday following confirmation of a €25,000 contribution to the project from Kerry County Council’s community fund. This comes hot on the heels of a grant of €110,000 for the South and East Kerry Community Rural Track Ltd project from LEADER funding which,… Continue Reading