Irish Mountain
Running Association

Nav challenge 3 Annagh Hill

Third race of annual nav challenge league
Sunday 13 September, 2015
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
9 (3,3,3) - Difficult Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Route not marked - Route not marked
GPS Allowed:
Navigational Challenge 
Entry details:
No entry details have been entered for this event yet. Entries for league events usually open a couple of weeks before the event
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Getting There:
OSI Mapsheet 62: T 108 691 Google maps: "Annagh Hill". From Dublin: best route is to take the M11 Exit 22 (Gorey/Inch) at roundabout take 3rd exit (Gorey/Carnew/Inch), at next roundabout take 1st exit (Gorey/Carnew), and immediately take next right, going over humpback bridge. Follow this road straight (from here to pub about 10k), through Kilanerin, keep straight on road until it ends at junction, turn right on road for 700m to Gap pub. From Gorey: take Hollyfort road for 12k to the Gap pub.
Organisers Instructions:
The third and final race of 2015 in the annual Navigation Challenge will be around Annagh Hill, on the Wicklow/Wexford border.

The Nav Challenge is an open mountain navigation race, where competitors use a map to find checkpoints. A new map by Pat Healy will be provided for both Long and Short courses, no need to bring your own. **Note regarding Map:** Recent felling means that some areas shown as forestry may now be felled. There are one or two new wire fences not shown on map that may need to be crossed. Not every trail or path is shown on the map, however any major and/or pertinent trails are shown.

Kit Requirements:
Jacket, head covering, compass.

Registration, Fee & IMRA membership:
You can register on the morning from 10am. Registration will close at 10:45am sharp with no exceptions. The cost is the standard €7 (€4 for 65+/unwaged). The €10 annual membership fee is being waived as there are very few races left this year. You don't have to have run an IMRA race before (but see below for 'Level of experience required').

Level of experience required:
Long Course: some experience of navigation required, experience of open mountain running required. Short Course: no specific experience required, ideally you've managed some of the Wednesday night Leinster League races or similar.

Course Lengths:
Long Course: will take in Annagh and Croghan and will be circa 15km+ with 600m+ climb. All 10 controls, to be taken in any order. The aim is to have the winning time in approximately 2 hours, although this can vary with the conditions (weather, terrain). Cut-off is 4 hours. Short Course: will take in Annagh (and Croghan if chosen) and will be circa 8km+, 400m+ climb. Any 5 controls, to be taken in any order. Routes will be a mixture of terrain with various degrees of difficulty. Novice/slower runners are asked to select the short course option. Manual controls and manual timing will be used for this race, so one mass start at 11am.

GPS units, groups and following:
GPS units of any description are allowed, but competitors with GPS units are not eligible to win (nor are they likely to). If people wish to take part as a group that's also no problem, but again will rule out eligibility of winning. Following another competitor blindly is not recommended, but impossible to monitor - do so at your own peril.
Prizegiving Location:
The Gap pub.

Volunteers (Non-Running)

You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize

Current Volunteers

Volunteers (Running)

Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize

Current Volunteers


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