Wednesday 10 May, 2017
5 (1,2,2) - Easy Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
- Route fully marked
This race is in Tracton Woods on a mixture of trails and fire roads. It may be muddy in places and there are some short steep sections which make it hard, but not difficult!
We leave from the car park on the fire road. Passing the first junction, we go straight up as the fire road goes up. We will turn left up the hill to the top and goes along marked route. After 700m we will turn right going steeply downhill, and will turn left going up for 100m then a right turn down to the stream, where we cross the bridge. After 100m uphill we turn left into the 'Black Forest' and we will go along the stream till the next bridge where we turn left after we cross it. We will we do a loop of 1.5k to get to the other side of the forest. There will be many turns in the forest which will be well marked. We head again to the top and we do a drop and head back inside the forest until we cross a fire road to head down to the same bridge we crossed the first time and run back to the fire road. This time we will stay on the fire road until the car park
Junior race:The Junior race has a distance of 3km and a climb of 100m and starts at 7:00 pm. The start is from the car park and heads up the fire road. Passing the first junction, we go straight up as the fire road goes up. We take a right turn down to the stream and cross the bridge. Go up the hill till you cross the fire road and go between the trees till a drop at the end. Finish is in the car park.
Tracton Woods, Co. Cork.
Going through Carrigaline, go past SuperValu and straight through at the traffic lights. Then, take the road on the left going up the hill (this is basically going straight as the main road goes to the right). Go all the way to a T- junction at Tracton (about 8Km). Turn right and after 1km you will see the entrance to the woods on the right.
This race is open to all and the cost is €5. There is no online pre-registration available. Please arrive at least 30 mins before race start time to give time for race registration.
If you have already run an IMRA race this year, bring the race number given to you at that race as it is valid for the full year.
However, if this is your first IMRA race this year, you must purchase yearly IMRA membership for €10 per person. Please download the membership form, and fill it out beforehand to speed up registration (they will be available on the day too). You will then be given a race number that is used for other IMRA races this year.
Under IMRA rules for competitors safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and wind proof for the entire race. Any competitor seen not carrying or wearing their jacket at any stage in the race will be disqualified. There are no exceptions to this rule!