Wednesday 27 June, 2018
6 (2,2,2) - Moderate Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
- Route fully marked
Take the M50 Southbound, get off at the Roundwood exit (Kilmacanogue) and follow the signs towards Laragh, drive through Annemoe and follow the bend left. 1.5km further down (keep the River Inchavore on your left), youll see a brown sign saying "Trooperstown", turn in here and follow the minor road to the car park at the river before the stone bridge.
Grid ref for parking: T 158 969.
CARPOOL: Carpooling is mandatory as parking is very limited
The same route as 2015. An out-and back route. No loops this time. Start down the fire road, across the bridge, turn right and immediately left up the singletrack down which we normally finish. Follow this up to the upper fire road, left onto this and follow it up to the tarmac road. Right along this for a couple of hundred metres as far as the mast, then left onto open mountain trail. Turn right up the steep climb up Trooperstown Hill (original version of race used to go straight on and skirt the hill). Course goes straight on, with some small ups and downs leading out to "Boots" (396 m on OS maps). From here, turn around and return by the outward route. Finish will be in the usual place, i.e. before you cross the bridge and return to the start point,
Juniors and short course turn around at the stone mound at top of Trooperstown Hill (Marshall there.)
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