World Trial Glenmalure
Saturday 11 August, 2012
8 (3,3,2) - Difficult Terrain, >500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
- Route fully marked
Under 16 races: 2,600m with 220m ascent. Junior women and Under 18 girls: 2,600m with 220m ascent. Senior women, Junior men and Under 18 boys: 4,900m with 650m ascent. Senior men: 9,900m with 880m ascent and 225m descent.
Glenmalure, County Wicklow. Coming from Roundwood, turn left at Laragh and proceed to Glenmalure. Turn right at Drumgoff crossroads. The start and car park is around 3 km up this road on the right. Please carpool from the hotel in Drumgoff.
The senior men's race will start at 12 noon at a forest barrier on the Lugnaquilla side of the Glenmalure valley road. The route goes up a forest path to a turning circle with a path-junction (around 2.4 km from start) before turning and coming back down the same way. The route then turns right towards Drumgoff and after 100 metres on the road passes the start for all other races.
All other races will start at 12:15 at the exit from the small car park on the Glendalough side. The route goes on the road in the direction of Drumgoff for 900 metres before turning right to cross two bridges onto the Zig-Zags path.
This event will be the main trial for the selection of the teams for the World championships and for the selection of the teams for the British and Irish Junior championships.
Pub in Drumgoff
Note the senior races, junior men, and under 18 boys finish at the summit of Cloghernagh. It will take around 40 minutes to jog down to the road. The other under age races finish one mile uphill from the road.