Glendalough Clover (Solo)
Saturday 24 February, 2018
10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
- Only major junctions marked
Irish Ultra Championships
GPS: 53 00'22.58"N 6 20'36.24"W
From Laragh take R756 to Glendalough. Travel past the Visitor Centre and the Glendalough Hotel and continue on to the end of the road to enter the Upper Lake car-park.
Please note; there is a fee to enter this carpark (currently €4) - car pooling is highly recommended.
Entry Period - Entries open on 8th January and close at midnight on 17th February.
The Glendalough Clover is an 80km ultra distance mountain run based on three ‘out & back’ loops. The race takes place in the Glendalough Valley and will be run along the way-marked trails of St Kevin’s Way, the Spink and The Wicklow Way. The course will be fully marked by use of St Kevin’s Way signage and Wicklow Way signage. Some additional markings may be added at the organiser’s discretion, but the way mark posts of the existing trails are considered sufficient for navigation. The route consists of three separate legs and will be run as a continuous single-stage, free-pace, semi-self-sufficiency race that must be completed within a set time. The total route is approximately 80km in distance, with a total climb in the region of 3,000m. The race route must be run in the set direction and format as announced on the day of the race. The start and finish area will be situated beside the Upper Lake Car-park in the Glendalough Valley.
The start/finish area will also play host to a feed station and drop bag zone (to be known as “Central Base”) that will be visited by each competitor at the end of leg 1, again at the end of leg 2, and finally the finish line at the end of leg 3. Three further water stations will be located at each turn-around point on the route, i.e. at the Wicklow Gap, at Lough Dan, and at Glenmalure.
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