Irish running legend Catherina McKiernan will take part in the Connemara 10K, which kicks off today.
The race, which starts in the Connemara village of Carna, is one of the most scenic runs in Ireland, with a coastal run crossing onto Muighnis Island and returning to the centre of Carna.
“It was a pleasure to both start and run in the inaugural Conamara 10k last year,” said McKiernan, “and I’m looking forward to defending my title there again this year.”
The run, which will be open to runners, joggers and walkers has already taken on an international flavour, with entrants from the United States, Spain and Britain.
McKiernan, a former London marathon winner, will be providing a chi running workshop on Sunday morning and various running events for children will also take place. Tonight will see traditional music and song in Carna Bay Hotel, following the prize giving.
“This is our second year organising the Conamara 10k and we’re looking to build on a fantastic inaugural race that went beyond our own expectations,” said Race Director Rónán Mac Con Iomaire.
“Participants last year couldn’t get over the beauty of the race course and we’re delighted that Catherina is returning once again to share in what will be a great weekend.”