With 1200 runners, joggers and walkers participating in either the Royal County 3k/5k or 10k distances over the May Bank Holiday weekend, organisers Meath LSP were happy to deem the event a “virtual runaway success”. Participants took to the roads all over the country to be part of this hugely popular event, but none were more visible than around the town of Kells bedecked in the eye catching tee shirts particularly in the sunshine on Saturday and Sunday of the weekend. Young and old delighted in the comfort of being able to participate in their own locality and at a time which suited them.
With people tagging the Royal County from far afield in Liverpool to Cobh in Cork to Donegal to Dubai, the event this year had a real country wide appeal. For those who participated locally, they were rewarded with free coffee from Walsh`s Coffee House in Kells on the Saturday.
Meath LSP were delighted with the local engagement and the commitment of the town of Kells to continue to embrace the Royal County event. The challenge in 2022 will be how to integrate returning to the actual physical event whilst offering a virtual aspect to the Royal County. It’s a challenge the organisers Meath LSP will relish and look forward to. Here`s to the next 10 years!