Wicklow People (West Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By EIMEAR DODD

AROUND 160 run­ners and walk­ers took part in the re­cent Gar­den County Mid-Sum­mer half-marathon hosted by Kil­te­gan GAA. Or­gan­is­ers say they were pleased with the turnout for the first year of the event.

Par­tic­i­pants could com­plete a 5K, 10K or half marathon length on Sun­day, June 23,

start­ing from the Kil­te­gan GAA grounds along a scenic route with views of the Wick­low hills.

Tro­phies were pre­sented to the men and women who crossed the fin­ish line in first, sec­ond and third places in each of the three cat­e­gories with re­fresh­ments served be­fore the prizes were awarded.

Everyone who took park also re­ceived a

medal, spon­sored by Kead­een Dairy, and a t-shirt, spon­sored by Kaideen Knitwear. Spe­cial thanks were also ex­tended to the com­mit­tee for their hard work pre­par­ing for the half-marathon. Pro­ceeds from the event will go to­wards the Kil­te­gan GAA and camo­gie devel­op­ment fund to im­prove the fa­cil­i­ties avail­able for all play­ers from ju­ve­nile to adult levels.

Damien Byrne with the 10k win­ners: Eoin O’Neill (third), Rob Fitzger­ald (first) and Michael Fo­ley (sec­ond).

Damien Byrne with the 10k win­ners: Gil­lian South­ern (third), Sarah Ruddy (first) and Nathalie Len­non (sec­ond).

Damien Byrne with 5k win­ner James Doyle.

Lau­ren Ka­vanagh and Miriam Ely.

Lucy Darby and Lily Fo­ley.

Damien Byrne with San­dra Clinch, first lady home in the 5k.

Miriam Smyth cross­ing the fin­ish line.

PJ Doyle.

Elisha Ryan.

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