Sunday 16 January, 2011
6 (3,2,1) - Difficult Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, <6Km
- Route fully marked
Race will use a new route as south-most loop is completely overgrown with gorse.
Run anti-clockwise around GAA field and exit at far end. Turn left at old tree and right at top of this climb to reach start of lap. Take next right downhill towards Deerpark. Clockwise lap in Deerpark then go straight up the steep climb. Run along long straight for 250m and take first right. Go straight through various junctions until you meet old route. Turn left at way marker to go up to aerial mast summit. Take narrow path descent behind mast and go straight across the road. Turn left and run downhill to complete lap and run back to finish.
Beann Eadair GAA Club, Dungriffin Rd., Howth, Co. Dublin G.R. O 284396
Race starts at GAA pitch in Howth. One person occupancy cars will not be admitted to GAA club. Collect runners from Howth Dart station and at car park opposite Mauds cafe on seafront. Alternatively park at Deerpark hotel and golf club and jog over to start (race passes just behind the hotel). There is no parking available on roads adjacent to GAA club. Give way to people out walking. Be very aware of numerous rocks underfoot throughout the lap that could result in a nasty fall or a twisted ankle. In Deerpark, the summit rocks can be slippy while the forest trails are mucky with tree roots and sporadic rock clusters creating dangerous underfoot conditions. Be watchful of head height branches.