Maurice Mullins Ultra
Saturday 7 April, 2018
10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
- Only major junctions marked
Irish Ultra Championships
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 2018 - start will be on the road outside the Glencullen Golf course as last year - with the finish outside the GAA club (back to old finish).
A Google Earth KML file of the route is available here. If you have Google Earth installed on your computer you can download this file and use it to explore the route.
This race has been renamed in honour of its original creator, the late Maurice Mullins.Strict cut-off times will be imposed at each of the aid points along the route. These are:
- Balinastoe (halfway): 13:00
- Crone Woods Car Park (return): 14:45
- Curtlestown Car Park (return): 15:30
Also please note the earlier start time for this race. For any runners who feel that they may have difficulty with the cut-offs early starts will be facilitated - there will be an early start at 8:30am. PLEASE NOTE - the Early Start is only for people who feel the cut off times will be tight. A number of people took the early start last year who clearly did not need to. In order to prevent this from happening this year, your finishing time will be adjusted to 6 hours if you finish under this time AND take the early start. So please do not take the early start if you feel you will finish around 6 hours or less.
Kit Requirements: A raincoat will be required to be carried by all runners.
Please note registration is at the Glencullen Golf course for the 2017 event. PARKING IS AT JOHNNIE FOXES. The Glencullen Golf course is located on the race route - past the lights in Glencullen - a short distance from the crossroads. Please follow marshals directions on the morning.
Glencullen Golf Course
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