Sunday 12 May, 2019
8 (2,3,3) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
- Only major junctions marked
Race starts at 1pm.
Early start option at 12pm.
12km with (just under) 600m climbing
Starts with a 3km long climb on a peat based trail, up to the summit of Coumaraglin. Runners will pass scaffolding with aerials, and follow the fenceline north, staying to the left of the fence at all times. There is then a drop to the gap, where the trail passes a white standing stone, leading to a steep climb towards Seefin. The trail fades away and runners should head back towards the fence line to the top of the steep climb. Staying with the fence (and keeping to the left of the fence), the climb eases for the last kilometre to the top. The turnaround point is close to the summit, but as the summit is on the right of the fence, runners are asked not to go to the summit. A marshall will turn runners for the return leg. The return leg follows the same route, staying on the same side of the fence.
Route Strava Link
Coming from Dungarvan: Head east on the N25 towards Waterford. You will enter a 60km/hr zone which takes in a long bend to the left. Once you reach the end of the 60km/hr zone, continue on the N25 for 2.3km, then turn left...
Coming from Waterford: Head west on the N25 towards Dungarvan. You will pass through a village called Lemybrien (there is a large Applegreen on the Dungarvan side, last chance to stop at a shop before race venue!). On leaving Lemybrien, travel 3.5km towards Dungarvan, then turn right...
... and take L3019 towards Kilrossanty, also signposted for Comeragh Drive and Mahon Falls. Follow L3019 for 1.4km, then turn left (may be signposted for Kilbrien). Follow this road for 4.4km to the race location (which is at the high point of the road, before it goes downhill).Google Maps Link
Race entry is €10.
All entrants must be IMRA members (see details below).
Cash on the day will be accepted.
IMRA race vouchers will also be accepted, but note that 2 vouchers will be required (each voucher is worth €5).
Please note that this route is on a working sheep farm, with kind permission from the landowner. Absolutely no dogs are allowed on or near the race route, this applies to spectators also. Please advise anyone who may accompany you to the race with a dog.
Under IMRA rules for competitor's 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!
NEW IMRA MEMBERSHIP PROCEDURE FOR 2018!
All competitors must be IMRA members. IMRA membership costs €10 for a calendar year. It is unrelated to membership of other athletic clubs. IMRA membership cannot be purchased at the race, you must follow these steps beforehand:
- Login to your "myimra" account on www.imra.ie. If you don't have an account, create one using the REGISTER FOR MYIMRA link, and follow the instructions carefully.
- Go to the PURCHASE IMRA PRODUCTS page and purchase 2018 membership using a credit/debit card.
- Bring the membership confirmation email containing your race number for the year with you to your first race
- Get a bib number at your first race, and hold on to it, as it's valid for the full year.
Note: If you are not a 2018 IMRA member or don't know your race number, it will not be possible to enter the race
At the race finish.
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