Saturday 31 March, 2018
9 (3,3,3) - Difficult Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
- Route fully marked
Winter / Spring league, Southeast League
Full course is c.9.5k starts at 12:00 Short course is c.7k (anyone not at 4k checkpoint by 12:50 will be directed to take the short course). Junior race (if any turn up) will start at 12:10 and follow the Short course.
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.
New route for 2018. Terrain is difficult, very muddy in places. The route is NOT recommended for beginners. Trail shoes highly recommended (the grippier the better). Anyone who wants to recce the area, there is a fantastic new map showing Annagh available from EastWest mapping (Wicklow South 1:25,000 map), which shows the various trails not evident on the OSI map. Mandatory kit- windproof jacket. Cut-off- there will be a cut of time 4km into the race. Anyone who has not passed this point by 12:50 will be directed to complete a shorter course back to the finish (so they will run circa 7km in total). As per new rules there is NO cash entries on the day. Please pre-register online or 'pay' using your IMRA voucher. Online registration / payment will close on the Friday evening, to allow race entries to be finalised on the race laptop. Please car pool as much as possible as car parking spaces are limited.
the Gap pub
You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for Leinster League finisher's prize
Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for Leinster League finisher prize