Wednesday 13 June, 2012
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 2030 due to daylight restrictions and runners needing to return from summit. There will be an early start at 1900. If you normally have a finish time greater than 160% of the race winners you should start early. If you are still climbing at 2030 you will be asked to turn back for safety reasons.
JUNIOR COURSE - this will finish at the big tree, just where the route joins the Wicklow Way on the downhill section from Crone (O193123). Approx distance 3k, 230m climb. Return along the Wicklow Way.
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 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 160% of the winner's time are advised to take this option.
RETURN - for safety reasons, competitors must return along the Wicklow Way. This brings the total distance to over 12k.
Glencormac Inn, Kilmacanogue
The route does not follow the Wicklow Way in Crone Woods but joins up just above the Dargle river. Do not cross the the WW stile on the way uphill from the river. Due to the bad erosion on the last stretch up Djouce, please keep to the man-made path.