Wicklow Way Ultra
Saturday 26 March, 2011
10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
- Only major junctions marked
(On the old 44km course) Men: 03:21:20 (Eoin Keith, Setanta) Women: 04:03:23 (Mary Jennings, Waterford AC)
Long Distance Championship
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). 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.
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.
Please note that the entry fee for this race will be 15 Euros. If you have not run any other race this year then you will also have to pay the 10 Euro IMRA annual registration fee.
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. Please contact the race director if you intend to do this.
Johnnie Foxes, Glencullen