Irish Mountain
Running Association

Wicklow Round 24 Hour Challenge

About

A looped course covering 26 peaks totalling at least 100K and over 6,000M climb inside 24 hours. Full details of toure are listed in 'Route Detail' section below.

The Wicklow Round started out as a longer route than the current and with a slightly different ruleset, based on feedback from runners, a special sub-committee consisting of Tony Kiernan, Brendan Lawlor, Brian Bell, and Joe Lalor, made various amendments to the original route, in the process shortening it by about 18-20km.

Disclaimer

This is a personal challenge; IMRA's only involvement is to agree to record attempts. Neither IMRA its servants or agents can accept any responsibility of any nature or kind for loss, damage or injury suffered by a participant who takes part or attempts the the Wicklow Round. Each participant takes part at their own risk and is fully responsibility for their own safety, support and equipment.

Route Detail

The start/finish is lcoated at the game at grid reference O 131197. EastWest Mapping provide 1:25,000 scale maps for the Wicklow Mountains. Ordance Survey Ireland also provide map 1:50,000 scale maps of the same region. Peaks must be accessed in sequential order listed below. The route from between each stage is entirely up to the participant.

PointLocationGrid ReferenceLocation TypeNotes
1StartO 131197Military Road - Featherbed Track junction
2KippureO 115155Peak
3CarrigvoreO 123101Peak
4GravaleO 105094Peak
5Duff HillO 094082Peak
6East TopO 082067Peak
7MullaghcleevaunO 068070Peak
8MoanbaneO 033061Peak
9SilseanO 027060PeakLogistical Support at Annaleky Bridge
10OakwodT 047995Peak
11Table MountainT 020973Peak
12CamenabologueT 023960Peak
13LugnaquillaT 032918Peak
14CorrigasleggaunT 048911Peak
15CarrawaystickT 065904Peak
16DrumGoffT 106909CrossroadsLogistical Support at Drumgoff
17MullacorT 093939Peak
18DerrybawnT 119955Peak
19CamederryT 082981PeakLogistical Support at Wicklow Gap
20TonelageeO 085015PeakLogistical support at Glenmacnass
21ScarrO 133018Peak
22KnocknacloghogeO 143054Peak
23LugallaO 150074Peak
24DjouceO 179103Peak
25War HillO 169113Peak
26Tonduff NorthO 160137Peak
27Prince Williams SeatO 177183PeakLogistical Support at Crone Woods (or along that road)
28KnocknagunO 163187Peak
29FinishO 131197Military Road - Featherbed Track junction

UTMB/ITRA points

Unfortunately the Wicklow Round is no longer a UTMB qualifying event.

The Rules

Any attempt to be recognised must first be publicised in advance on the forum section of the IMRA website www.imra.ie and afterwards by supplying a list of splits (arrival time at each of the nominated points). Grid References

All 29 nominated points must be visited in order. The 29 points are the 26 peaks as well as the start point, Drumgoff, and the end point. The start point and the end point are the same physical location.

  1. To complete the Wicklow Round, competitors may run solo or in groups on the strict understanding that all members carry their own gear, are self-propelled (no physical pushing or towing) and that the navigation is done by the solo / group members who are validly attempting to do the Round in total.
  2. For groups to have their Round recognised all group members must complete the Round together and only a genuine reason may be accepted if a group member drops out part way round.
  3. It is against the Rules of the Round for a group to split up to allow different paced group members to complete in different times.
  4. It is against the Rules of the event to have any pacing runner or navigational support personnel accompany them during the Round attempt at any stage.
  5. It is against the Rules of the event to use a GPS or any other type of electronic or other external navigational assistance device for positioning or pacing assistance or for route finding during the Round attempt.
  6. Navigation should be by use of Map (Printed on paper) & Compass only. It is against the Rules of the event to use and tape or similar to mark section of the route in advance
  7. It is against the Rules of the event to use a phone or similar device during the Round attempt to access the tracker data except at designated logistics /support/ refueling points which are located at tarmac road crossing points.
  8. It is forbidden to use a phone or other form of communication to get any feedback, instructions or any other relevant information during the Round attempt except as designated logistic/ support refueling points as below,
  9. It is against the Rules of the event to have fuel or liquid stashed along the Round route or to access similar left in position or offered by others encountered along the route
  10. Only access to drink shall be at naturally occurring water sources on the route and at designated support/ refueling points for food and drink.
  11. These Logistical Support Points are all located at tarmac road crossing points
  12. Designated / Permitted Logistical Support Points are to be at a single point as below:
    • Start
    • Sally Gap
    • Ballinagee Bridge Area
    • Drumgoff
    • Glendalough
    • Road Crossing point between Wicklow Gap and Hollywood
    • Road Crossing point between Sally Gap and Laragh
    • Road Crossing point between Sally Gap and Ballinastoe / Roundwood
    • Road Crossing point between Tonduff North and Prince Williams Seat
    • Finish
  13. A competitor must have sufficient resources and skills to survive in a mountain environment for the duration of the attempt.
  14. Route choices on a tarred road are permitted but no transport of any kind.
  15. Food dumps and logistical support along the route are allowed.
  16. Competitors must have logistics and a plan in place in case of injury or adverse weather conditions.
  17. It is understood that some people may wish to attempt the Round route in the style of other "Rounds" by use of pacers, navigators, GPS, etc. There is no objection to that but such attempts should not be notified to IMRA nor should those doing such seek to be recognised or recorded as successful Round attempts.
  18. Should anyone complete the Round circuit in such a manner and then use that experience gained to complete the Round on another date as per the Rules of the event then only the latter Round will be recorded.

History

The Wicklow Round started out as a longer route than the current and with a slightly different ruleset, based on feedback from runners, a special sub-committee consisting of Tony Kiernan, Brendan Lawlor, Brian Bell, and Joe Lalor, made various amendments to the original route, in the process shortening it by about 18-20km. The original route is show below:

Tony Kiernan and Gary Moralee completed the older, longer, course on 7/8 July 2007 in a time of 33:56:18. View splits here.

Results

The list of sub 24 hour completions of the Wicklow Round is as follows (listed in date order). Please select a name to view results.

Person/GroupStart DateTimeTotal Time (hh:mm:ss)Race Report
Andre Van Barnevald2020-08-09 02:30:0020:40:00
Paul O'Callaghan2020-07-11 09:27:0022:53:00
Paul O'Callaghan2020-07-10 10:00:0023:27:00
Greg Clarke2020-06-20 02:30:0019:23:47
John Murray2019-06-02 02:00:0022:05:00
Gavin Byrne2019-05-18 04:00:0015:04:20
Shane Lynch2019-04-21 04:00:0016:23:32
Paddy O'Leary2019-04-13 04:00:3016:27:20
Paul O'Callaghan2018-12-21 00:00:0023:38:00
Brian Kitson, Warren Swords2018-07-21 03:00:0023:13:45
Paul Keville2018-06-23 01:01:0021:52:00View
Joseph McConaughy2017-06-01 04:24:0017:09:00
Karina Jonina2017-05-06 02:30:0022:37:43
Liam Vines2016-12-11 02:00:0022:56:16
John Ryan Preston2016-06-18 02:30:0021:06:00
Adrian Hennessy2016-06-06 03:30:0019:36:00
Paul O'Callaghan2016-05-28 00:00:0021:19:00
Kevin Shannon, Mark Shannon2015-08-04 01:00:0021:59:36
Brian O'Meara, Mike Jordan, Sam Scriven2015-07-04 01:00:0023:20:00
Pol O'Murchu2015-06-21 00:01:0323:15:00
Andreas Kusch, Paul Morrissey2015-06-14 00:00:0023:47:00
Laurence Colleran, Liam Vines2015-05-30 02:00:0020:46:00
Gareth Little2013-06-09 14:00:0023:39:00
Jeff Fitzsimons, Richard Nunan, Zoran Skrba2013-06-08 01:00:0021:54:00
Billy Reed, Finbar McGurren, Greg Byrne2012-06-02 02:34:0020:56:00
Adrian Tucker2009-06-25 13:47:0022:17:22
Jason Reid, Paul Mahon, Paul Nolan2009-06-05 02:35:0019:39:25
Eoin Keith2009-05-30 04:45:0018:28:00
Moire O'Sullivan2009-05-29 12:40:0022:58:00

Statistics

Statistics based on successful rounds to date.

LocationMin. StageMax. StageMean StageMedian StageMin. CumulativeMax. CumulativeMean CumulativeMedian Cumulative
Kippure00:29:3000:51:0000:38:1700:37:2300:29:3000:51:0000:38:1700:37:23
Carrigvore00:42:0001:29:0000:56:1300:54:0001:12:3002:04:0001:34:3101:31:30
Gravale00:16:0000:40:0000:23:1900:21:0001:31:0002:26:0001:57:5001:59:30
Duff Hill00:15:0000:47:0000:22:5400:20:0001:47:0002:58:0002:20:4502:11:42
East Top00:16:0000:54:0000:24:5100:23:0802:04:0003:51:0002:45:3602:44:53
Mullaghcleevaun00:11:0000:23:0000:15:2500:15:0002:15:0004:06:0003:01:0203:58:30
Moanbane00:15:0001:01:0000:36:2500:34:3002:41:0005:07:0003:37:2703:48:00
Silsean00:08:5800:34:0000:17:0000:14:5302:53:0005:33:0003:54:2803:35:25
Oakwod00:11:0002:14:5901:25:0301:22:3003:38:0006:51:0005:19:3205:18:30
Table Mountain00:36:0001:27:0000:53:0800:51:0104:30:0008:14:0006:12:4006:48:46
Camenabologue00:10:0001:03:0000:17:4900:15:0404:42:0008:30:0006:30:3006:38:42
Lugnaquilla00:14:0001:12:0000:50:0500:50:0005:21:0009:19:0007:20:3507:48:00
Corrigasleggaun00:09:0000:50:0000:19:4900:16:4405:36:0009:44:0007:40:2407:59:18
Carrawaystick00:07:0000:21:0100:14:0000:12:3005:48:0009:55:0007:54:2506:59:00
DrumGoff00:00:0001:06:0000:44:2200:45:0806:22:0010:45:0008:38:4807:41:46
Mullacor00:38:0001:44:0001:03:4901:00:3007:16:0011:46:0009:42:3710:13:00
Derrybawn00:18:0001:03:0000:32:1400:30:3007:34:0012:23:0010:14:5110:21:30
Camederry00:29:0001:48:0001:22:1701:24:3008:34:0013:53:0011:37:0811:40:30
Tonelagee00:20:0001:34:0601:08:3701:05:2809:25:0015:01:0012:45:4612:45:29
Scarr00:54:0001:43:0001:14:0501:13:4410:19:0016:23:0013:59:5114:08:39
Knocknacloghoge00:56:0001:44:2101:18:1901:17:4011:15:0017:50:0015:18:1115:08:02
Lugalla00:30:0001:44:0000:43:2600:40:0011:47:0018:40:0016:01:3715:31:00
Djouce00:45:0001:39:0001:21:1201:19:3012:47:0020:00:0017:22:5019:34:30
War Hill00:13:0001:38:0000:21:5300:19:0013:00:0020:19:0017:44:4316:29:30
Tonduff North00:23:0001:01:0000:37:5000:37:0013:26:0020:57:0018:22:3418:39:30
Prince Williams Seat00:40:0002:15:1901:45:1901:47:3014:29:0022:56:0020:07:5322:43:00
Knocknagun00:11:0002:20:0000:20:5800:15:0014:40:0023:15:0020:28:5120:41:30
Finish00:18:0001:46:4900:39:0600:36:4115:04:2023:47:0021:07:5823:16:00

Column Descriptions

Min. StageThe minimum time that stage was completed in.
Max. StageThe maximum time that stage was completed in.
Mean StageThe mean (average) time that stage was completed in.
Median StageThe median time that stage was completed in.
Min. CumulativeThe lowest (i.e fastest) cumulative time for this stage.
Max. CumulativeThe highest (i.e. slowest)cumulative time for this stage.
Mean CumulativeThe mean (average) cumulative time for this stage.
Median CumulativeThe median cumulative time for this stage.

Note:

  • The median is the 'middle' time if all the stage times were ordered from fastest to slowest. A good basic overview of the median is given at mathgoodies.com.
  • The cumulative time for each stage is taken from the population of all times submitted for that stage. As such, it would be unwise to use the 'Max. Cumulative' column as a worst case scenario if you were to plan your times.