As Operation Transformation fever seizes the nation, a west Clare community has taken fitness into their own hands by opening a floodlit cross-country track for runners and walkers on a local farm.

Run by the newly formed West Clare Sports and Fitness Club, the 1km looped track in Clonreddan, Cooraclare, was officially launched on 29 December, with initiatives including a couch-to-5km training group to encourage people to exercise in a fun and safe environment.