Irish Mountain
Running Association

Wicklow Round Challenge - Andre Van Barnevald

Description:
The Wicklow Round challenge
County:
Wicklow
Date:
Sunday 9 August, 2020
Time:
02:30
Climb (m):
6500
Distance (km):
120.00
Event Difficulty:
10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
Race Marking:
Route not marked - Route not marked
GPS Allowed:
No
Leagues:
 
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Organisers Instructions:
A looped course covering 26 peaks totalling over 100K and over 6,000M climb inside 24 hours. 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. Competitors may run solo or in groups on the strict understanding that all members carry their own gear and that the navigation is done by a member doing the attempt in total. A competitor must have sufficient resources and skills to survive in a mountain environment for the duration of the attempt. It is against the spirit of the event to have a pacing runner or navigational support. Route choices on a tarred road are permitted but no transport of any kind. Food dumps and logistical support along the route are allowed. Competitors must have logistics and a plan in place in case of injury or adverse weather conditions. Many of the areas visited during the Round have little or no mobile phone coverage