Irish Mountain
Running Association

Annagh Hill

New Route on Annagh Hill, wicklow
Sunday 6 February, 2011
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
7 (3,2,2) - Difficult Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Winter League 
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.
Route Description:
Start is about 800m from the pub. From the off, follow the trail for 800m to the stone wall which marks the steep climb to the top. This has about 200m climb over 700m length, and may be ran either side of the wall. The wall will need to be crossed once, there are quite a few easy points to climb over. Run through the old gate (which will be opened) **Junior Course crosses the wall at the marked stile and turns for home at this point-circa 4k in total**. Everyone else follows the markings along the grassy ridge for another 500m, and cross the low stone wall at the marked point. Run along the fast grassy downhill to the end of the stone wall, cross wall, and enter the forest. All junctions will be marked, closed junctions will have tape across them. NEVER CROSS A LINE OF TAPE. At the 6k point, rejoin the trail and climb for home. Stay on this trail (running through or around pools, your choice), until 7.5k point, where you turn sharply for a fast descent through the forest. Upon exiting, follow the markings through the mucky trail (care is needed here), and descend again through the cleared forest trail. Enter the forest again at 8k, follow the flat puddled trail, and turn for a final fast descent through the trees. Turn left at the bottom, and sprint the final 200m to the finish.
Getting There:
OSI Mapsheet 62: T 108 691 Google maps: "Annaghgap". From Dublin: best route is to take the N11 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. Alternate: to Rathnew, take the exit to Rathdrum. From Rathdrum: drive through Aughrim, then R747 towards Tinahely for 10k, at crossroads take left (instead of right for Tinahely), continue straight for 8k to carpark of The Gap pub. *Roads are potholed badly approaching the Gap, drive with caution* From Gorey: take Hollyfort road for 12k to the Gap pub.
Organisers Instructions:
Registration opens at 9.20am and closes at 10.30am. If you are not in the queue by this time then you will not be registered for the race. You can of course run anywhere on the mountain you like but please do not interfere with the race. Race starts about 500m from the carpark. Mandatory kit- windproof jacket and foil blanket. These may or may not need to be carried throughout the race, RD to make a weather dependent call before the off, but in any case bring them with you to registration.
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


Driver SurnameFirstnameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
CunninghamGerardBalally LuasSandyford00:00:0842
KilbrideAlanLucanM50 southbound00:00:0944
WhytePaulClontarf - near Wooden bridgeCity centre, N1108:30:0033
ConwayTurloughKill of the GrangeStillorgan Rd08:30:0044
McDonaghKenBayside, Dublin 13Fairview, City Centre08:20:0022
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