After seven weeks of hard work, the Operation Transformation leaders faced one of their toughest challenges earlier today with a 5k run in both Dublin and Cork. Check out the pictures from the Phoenix Park in Dublin. 

After seven weeks of hard work the Operation Transformation leaders and their followers, took part in a 5K run in the Phoenix Park, Dublin and Blarney Castle, Cork. 

This was the final challenge for Alan Mullen, Veronica Horgan, Eilish Kavanagh, Louise Ormsby and Mark McArdle, after weeks of intensive changes to their lifestyles, diets and exercise. Emotions ran high as the leaders and 8,000 of their followers aimed to cross the finish line.

Did they all complete the challenge? Tune into Operation Transformation on RTÉ One, Wednesday and Thursday at 8.30pm to find out.

Check out some pictures from the Operation Transformation run in the Phoenix Park – it looks like hard work and a lot of fun!

Were you there or did you do the run in Cork? Let us know how you got on in the comments below.