Wednesday 16 June, 2010
7 (2,3,2) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
- Route fully marked
Starts at Crone Wood Car Park. Grid ref is O193142.
Uphill only race finishing on Djouce. The race will finish at 8.30 due to daylight restrictions and runners needing to return from summit. There will be an early start. If you normally have a finish time greater than 200% of Race winners you should start early. If you are still climbing at 8.30 we would request you to turn back for safety reasons.
JUNIOR COURSE - this will finish at the big tree, just at the left turn after the felled area and before the downhill section (O193123). Approx distance 3k, 230m climb.
KIT REQUIREMENT - a light rainjacket (with hood) is required. As any one who raced last year will know, the descent can get cold. A random inspection will take place at the start and you will not be allowed to race without one.
EARLY START - for safety (and comfort!) reasons, the summit officials will return at 2030. If you are still racing at this time, you will be asked to turn back. However, an early start at 1900 will be available - those who normally finish in more than 200% of the winner's time are advised to take this option.
RETURN - for safety reasons, competitors must return along the race route. No shortcuts are allowed, and will not be of much benefit in any case. This brings the total distance to 13k.
Glencormac Inn, Kilmacanogue
The route follows the Wicklow Way entirely, until the final climb up Djouce. No shortcuts are allowed. The WW is well signposted so marking will be minimal. Due to the bad erosion on the last stretch up Djouce, we ask that you keep to the man-made path.