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Feb
25
Sat
Ticknock Winter – IMRA
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am
Ticknock Winter - IMRA

County: Dublin

Date: Saturday 25 February, 2017

Time: 11:00

Climb (m): 330

Distance (km): 7.80

Route Description:
Route Map: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/169955 It is much as last year with small diversions to avoid a very wet area at the southern end and the new bike trial. It is great fun, particularly the descent from the aerials! However it will be is a tough race on rough often rocky ground Wearing of fell running shoes or similar with a good grip is highly recommended. Watch out for patches of ice! If you arrive at a junction and there is no tape you have missed a turn and should go back to the previous junction

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Mar
4
Sat
Gaelforce Mountain Run – 12/22km – Connemara
Mar 4 all-day

CONQUER THE WILDS OF CONNEMARA

UNIQUE ACCESS TO UNMARKED MOUNTAINS WITH 3 DISTANCES

Special access has been granted to this stunning route by local landowners making it an amazing opportunity for mountain running

 1. 22KM EXPERT MOUNTAIN RUN

 2. 12KM INTERMEDIATE MOUNTAIN RUN

Challenging terrain throughout with steep ascents and descents. Before entering either of these two races we recommend you read our Entry Requirements.

 3. 12KM INTRODUCTORY MOUNTAIN/TRAIL RUN

For those who are new to mountain running and are looking for an introductory event. You will need a reasonable level of fitness.

More info:  http://gaelforceevents.com/en/gaelforce-mountain-run

Mar
5
Sun
DEBRA Wicklow Mountains Challenge – 10k/Half – Wicklow
Mar 5 all-day

debra

This is a fundraising event in aid of DEBRA Ireland.  The Debra Wicklow Mountains Challenge, not only are you taking on a tough mountain race, you are also part of a team of 800 runners who are raising money for families living with EB. EB is rare, which means it gets very little government funding so your support is vital. Every participant is helping to change the lives of EB families.

Half Marathon

  • Distance: 21km.
  • Registration cost: €80.
  • Fundraising: This is a charity event and funds raised ensure that our patient support services can continue for all our EB families. DEBRA Ireland is a lifeline for all those living with EB – so any additional funds you can raise will make a huge difference to their lives.
  • Included in registration: Bus transfer from registration point at Brockagh Centre to race start, race medal, chip timing, all usual race support along the route, refreshments and post race tea and coffee.

11km

  • Distance: 11km.
  • Registration cost: €80.
  • Fundraising: This is a charity event and funds raised ensure that our patient support services can continue for all our EB families. DEBRA Ireland is a lifeline for all those living with EB – so any additional funds you can raise will make a huge difference to their lives.
  • Included in registration:  All usual race support along the route, race medal, chip timing, refreshments and post race tea and coffee.

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Trooperstown Hill – IMRA
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am
Trooperstown Hill - IMRA

Description: Long loop over unnamed “Boots” mountain and Trooperstown Hill itself

County: Wicklow

Climb (m): 380

Distance (km): 10.60

Event Difficulty: 6 (1,2,3) – Easy Terrain, 200M – 500M ascent, >10Km

Race Marking: Route fully marked – Route fully marked

Leagues: Winter / Spring league

Route Description:
Race route – starting at the usual spot, just beyond the barrier. Up the fire road route, then as per the course map. On the way back, we won’t be using the fire road route we went up, we’ll use the summer descent route, which finishes down that cool single track with the right turn onto the finish straight. All will be marked, couple of marshals on course too. Avg Ascent/Descent Grade: 7.1%/-7.4% (be warned that descent off Trooperstown Hill has a -26% descent grade). If the numbers don’t mean much to you, the -26% basically means a flat-out steep descent. Short course/junior route – as main race, but turn R up the steep climb to the top of Trooperstown Hill, then back from there exactly as the main race.

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Mar
11
Sat
Annagh Hill – IMRA
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Annagh Hill - IMRA

Description: New Route on Annagh Hill, wicklow

County: Wexford

Time: 12:00

Climb (m): 630

Distance (km): 11.15

Event Difficulty: 9 (3,3,3) – Difficult Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km

Race Marking: Route fully marked

Getting There:

OSI Mapsheet 62: T 108 691 Google maps: “Annaghgap”. From Dublin: best route is to take the N11 Exit 22 (Gorey/Inch) at roundabout take 3rd exit (Gorey/Carnew/Inch), at next roundabout take 1st exit (Gorey/Carnew), and immediately take next right, going over humpback bridge. Follow this road straight (from here to pub about 10k), through Kilanerin, keep straight on road until it ends at junction, turn right on road for 700m to Gap pub. Alternate: to Rathnew, take the exit to Rathdrum. From Rathdrum: drive through Aughrim, then R747 towards Tinahely for 10k, at crossroads take left (instead of right for Tinahely), continue straight for 8k to carpark of The Gap pub. From Gorey: take Hollyfort road for 12k to the Gap pub.

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Mar
18
Sat
Maulin Winter – IMRA
Mar 18 @ 10:30 am
Maulin Winter - IMRA

Date: Saturday 18 March, 2017

Time: 10:30

Climb (m): 538

Distance (km): 7.50

Event Difficulty: 7 (2,3,2) – Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, 6Km – 10Km

Race Marking: Route fully marked

Getting There:  Take turn off N11 motorway at Kilmacanogue (towards Roundwood). Take right turn after 800m for Powerscourt Waterfall. The car park is on your left, around 800m beyond the waterfall entrance.   Registration is in Crone Woods car park.

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Mar
25
Sat
Maurice Mullings Ultra & Half – IMRA
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day
Maurice Mullings Ultra & Half - IMRA

This race has been renamed in honour of its original creator, the late Maurice Mullins.

County: Wicklow

Date: Saturday 25 March, 2017

Time: 09:30

Distances (km):

  • Ultra:  51.00 – Climb: 1940
  • Half:  25.50 – Climb 971

Race Marking: Only major junctions marked

Leagues:

Long Distance Championship

Route Description:

This is an extension of the old course, and was used for the first time in the 2010 race. There are two variations from the old route (both out and back). The route no longer takes the off-Wicklow Way shortcut between Curtlestown and Crone woods, but instead remains on the Wicklow way (i.e. it takes the same route as the WW relay). Please also note that you must stick to the Wicklow Way when you are on it – no shortcuts are allowed. The turnaround point has been moved down to the lower Ballinastoe woods car park. These changes result in an increase in the length of the route to a little over 50km, and approximatly 200 metres of additional climb.

Please note for 2016 – new start will be on the road outside the Glencullen Golf course – with a new finish off the road on the drive up to the golf course itself. So the finish will be PAST the old finish line.

Apr
1
Sat
Bray, 10km Cliff Run
Apr 1 all-day

EVENING RUN ALONG THE CLIFF TOPS – THE PERFECT GOAL FOR SPRING 2017

10KM COURSE ALONG A COASTAL PATH

Run from Greystones to Bray via the coastal path with sweeping views and no traffic

TRAIL RUN

The terrain will keep you interested with beaches, sealed paths and rough, uneven trail

GREYSTONES BEACH, CLIFF TOP PATH, BRAY PROMENADE, DUBLIN BAY

With unobstructed views across Dublin Bay you will feel as though you have escaped from it all while only minutes from the bustling towns of Greystones and Bray

More Info:  http://gaelforceevents.com/en/bray-10km-cliff-run 

Apr
2
Sun
Up And Over Challenge – Nephin Climb / Mayo @ Lahardane village
Apr 2 all-day

    

The Inaugural Up and Over Challenge will take place on Sunday April 2nd 2017.  It starts at 11am with a 5k road run from Lahardane village to Nephin mountain , then an ascent of the mountain from the Carrowskeehan side and a descent towards Cloughbrack, followed by a 5k road run back to Lahardane village. All proceeds from this event go to three local Community groups : Glen Neiphins Mens shed, Lahardane Tidy Towns Group and Nephin View Restoration group.

See www.upandoverchallenge.com to register

email: upandoverchallenge@gmail.com

 All levels of fitness welcomed . Age limit: Over 18s.

Nephin mountain at 806 M is even higher than Croagh Patrick. The views from the summit are breathtaking and encompass Clew bay to the West and Lough Conn and Lough Cullen to the East.

Refreshments and prize giving will be in Murphys Pub and entertainment will follow.

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Apr
9
Sun
Wicklow Glacier Lakes (Relay & Solo) – IMRA
Apr 9 all-day
Wicklow Glacier Lakes (Relay & Solo) - IMRA

Description:  High lakes in Wicklow

County: Wicklow

Date:

Sunday 9 April, 2017

Time: 08:00

Climb (m): 1783

Distance (km): 42.70

Event Difficulty: 0 (Extreme) – Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km

Race Marking:  Route not marked

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