Irish Mountain
Running Association

Nav Challenge 1 Carrick Mountain

First race of the annual nav challenge league
Sunday 1 October, 2023
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 opens:
2023-09-25 09:00:00
Entry closes:
2023-09-30 18:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Getting There:
Registration and start are at T219 935 Head for Ashford take the Glenealy road to the right and up the hill. After 2.5km turn right Ballylusk Moneystown. After 2.5km come to a crossroads take the left keep going for 4km to a smaller crossroads take a lift and wood entrance is 1.5 km on the left..
Organisers Instructions:
Competitors must use their map and compass to find a set amount of controls. A list of 6 figure grid references and control descriptions will be given out at the start. Competitors transfer these grid references onto their map. Controls are generally features on the map like Crag, Stream bend, track junction or summit being examples. Don’t be too worried about having to get the grid references from a list onto the map as a Master map will be showed 5 minutes after the start and controls can be double checked. Route choice is the name of the game. Most controls can be reached by tracks and trails but the cross country route might be much shorter but not necessarily faster. MAP needed Wicklow south east 1:25000 Wicklow east. 1:25000 Map available from East West Mapping There will be a long corse 18k ish and a short corse 8k ish.. Corse will close at 15:00 at this point you should think about getting back to start /finish asap or ring the RD to let us know you are ok and where you are. Mor info to follow during the week Registration will open at 9:15 and close at 10:15. Make sure you sign in….followed by a race briefing. Mandatory kit Jacket Map Compass Recommended kit Hat Gloves Phone * Water and food For anyone trying on Nav for the first time or maybe still getting the feel for it I would really like to see you take your phone with you. You can then get in contact with the RD at any stage. Corse will close at 15:00. at this stage if you are not back in start/finish area you should be getting in contact with the RD so as we know you are safe and we can direct you what to do.
Prizegiving Location:

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
HelperBrendan DelaneyYes


Driver NameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
Kevin O'RiordanPalmerstown09:00:0041
Peter FordeBallycullen09:10:0031
Rob TobinRialto, Dublin 8Naas Road, M50, Kilmacanogue, Newtownmountkennedy, Ashford08:45:0031
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