|Joe Lalor||Aug 17 2013, 11:21am||Race three of the long Distance Challenge takes place on Sun.1st Sept.|
The route is as before. I have left the distance on the events page as 36km. As mentioned in the route description there is free route choice between the required summits and runners over the years have brought the distance down to 30km and below. There is one small change, summits will have orienteering punches (rather than manned checkpoints) which must be used out and back. The checkpoint at the Old Bog road will still be a manned checkpoint. Runner may arrange to leave supplies there or retire if necessary and get a lift back. There will be a short version of the race which turns back at this checkpoint. There are a number of conditions of entry to this race, see events page.
|Paul O'Grady||Aug 19 2013, 12:58pm||This is one of the great races on the calendar. The amount of navigation required to run from Three Rock to Cruagh and back is minimal and should not put anyone off.|
If you missed the Lug Relay dont miss this race!!!!!
|Laura Schwirz||Aug 19 2013, 2:40pm||Just a quick question on the short course. It basically cuts off the section to Kippure and people turn around before the actual climb (about 10km less in overall distance, judging by the summer league race).|
|Joe Lalor||Aug 19 2013, 4:40pm||Yes Laura, That is it exactly, just cuts out all that bog on Kippure.|
|Oran Murphy||Aug 20 2013, 9:11am||Looking forward to this, as long as the weather is semi decent.|
|Alan Ayling||Aug 20 2013, 12:43pm||Tradition dictates that the weather for this race is thick mist, damp, cold, bit of a breeze... "semi decent" sounds like an accurate description to me! Then again, they had sunshine for Galtymore this year, so anything is possible.|
|Oran Murphy||Aug 20 2013, 4:20pm||As long as there are a few hail stones, I'm in!|
|Alan Matthews||Aug 24 2013, 2:27pm||Hi . I was wondering what the entry fee is for the Dublin peaks ?|
|Rachel Cinnsealach||Aug 24 2013, 11:10pm||Alan, It's the normal 7 euro and yes it is payable on the day. Fab value for money :)|
|Alan Matthews||Aug 25 2013, 11:13am||Thanks again Rachel|
|Rob McCabe||Aug 28 2013, 2:15pm||Hi folks,|
Having done the Plod a few weeks ago I'm considering this now. Fitness is fine (ish) but navigation experience wouldn't be the best. My question is would this be do-able for someone, if given a map and some advice, could make his/her way around in one piece?
|John J Barry||Aug 28 2013, 5:23pm||Rob,|
"This race can be completed entirely on tracks of some sort however the distance at 36km is considerable and route finding could be tricky. The recommended map is the new Dublin & North Wicklow Mountains by East West mapping. Note some runners have managed to complete the course in 31km but to do this you will need to go over very rough ground and have good navigational skills "
So is you were to stay to the paths so should be okay especially if the weather is fine.
If you see the mountains foggy on Sunday finding you way on/off Cruagh could prove a small challenge.
|Jeff Swords||Aug 29 2013, 10:47am||How did you get on Paul going up to Cruagh from the road last night ?|
|Jeff Swords||Aug 29 2013, 10:48am||Never mind the message above, wrong thread !|
|henny brandsma||Aug 30 2013, 8:47am||Hi Joe.|
If you need more helpers for sunday's race,i could give you a hand
please call me at 087-7604825.
|Rachel Cinnsealach||Aug 30 2013, 10:31am||Hi Henny, Joe is on holidays until Saturday. Do you have his number? You could text him.|
|Brian O Murchu||Aug 30 2013, 11:48am|
Where is registration for the race on Sunday?
|James H Cahill||Aug 30 2013, 12:01pm||Is there an early start option? If so I will take it so the organizers get home before Monday!|
|Rachel Cinnsealach||Aug 30 2013, 6:22pm||Registration is at Ticknock car park. James you can start early just let Joe know.|
|James H Cahill||Aug 30 2013, 6:40pm||Thank you Rachel will do.|
|Joe Lalor||Aug 31 2013, 4:56pm||Early starts from 11am|
|James H Cahill||Sep 1 2013, 5:21pm||Great race today in perfect conditions, thank you to Joe, Nora and all the volunteers for putting this together.|
Hope all the runners with an array of cuts and bruises make a speedy recovery
|Brian O Murchu||Sep 1 2013, 7:39pm|
Race report up!
|James H Cahill||Sep 1 2013, 7:45pm||Great report Brian, enjoyable read.|
|Joe Lalor||Sep 1 2013, 7:46pm||Below provisional results for Dublin Peaks race. With ideal running conditions both male and female records were broken, the former by a whopping 13 minutes.|
Every last inch I believe has been shaved off the course with some runners clocking just under 28km. Results have been sent to results sec. and should be on site database shortly, properly formatted and with categories and clubs.
1. 644 Alan Oâ€™Keefee 159.52
2. 2525 Brian Flannelly 164.23
3. 612 Stephen Perry 166.59
3. 643 Don Hannon 166.59
5. 49 Martin Francis 169.59
6. 431 Barry Moore 171.14
7. 817 Ger Lawlor 174.01
8. 351 Mike Jordan 180.05
9. 41 Alan Ayling 183.21
10. 327 Gerard Cunningham 195.35
11. 1303 Rhys MacAllister 195.37
12. 145 Brian McGuckin 196.06
13. 432. John Moore 198.59
14. Frank McIntyre 206.29
15. 569 Donal McKiernan 207.30
16. Brian Oâ€™Murchu 212.27
17. 967 Alan Matthews 214.09
18. Eamonn Fitzsimmons 214.37
19. 629 Frantisek Neupauer 216.02
20. 679 John Barry 219.14
21. 353 Eoin Syron 219.41
22. 83 Declan Oâ€™Dwyer 232.57
23. 373 James Cahill 245.35
24. 488 Daniela Boehm 249.08
25. 22 Thomas Galvin 251.12
26. 275 John Condon 253.39
27. 204 Paul Oâ€™Grady 258.30
28 12 James Higgins 270.06
29. 31 Laurence Briody 285.41
30. 331 Ken Cowley 303.18
31. Tadhg Crowley 350.52
822 Laura Schwilz 154.50
443 John Kelly 198.30
310 John Maher
448 John Finn
|James Higgins||Sep 1 2013, 8:00pm||A big thanks to Joe and Nora for giving up their Sunday so some of us could indulge our passion. Great day in the hills and the weather did all we wanted.|
|Brian O Murchu||Sep 1 2013, 8:01pm||Wow, the number of people who finished ahead of me who I never seen pass me! Really need to do more recce's!|
|John J Barry||Sep 1 2013, 8:04pm||At least three people passed me twice :-(. Enough recces but need to run faster to take better advantage of recces. I clocked 27.76km. Record?|
|John J Barry||Sep 1 2013, 8:07pm||At least three people passed me twice :-(. Enough recces but need to run faster to take better advantage of recces. I clocked 27.76km. Record?|
|Donal McKiernan||Sep 1 2013, 8:39pm||Thanks for the Race. Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers it is much appreciated...|
|Gerard Cunningham||Sep 1 2013, 9:01pm||Also to echo the thanks to Joe, Nora and helpers especially whoever had the task of putting out and collecting the punches. Fantastic day all round|
|Mike Jordan||Sep 1 2013, 9:36pm||Long rambling report up...read it now before I edit it down to 3 lines later!|
John - I clocked 27.39k but I think the real record today is the winning time. It will be hard to beat!
Thanks to Joe, Nora and Vivian. Great race - I'll be back.
|Alan Matthews||Sep 1 2013, 9:48pm||Today race was a great event , the weather was kind to us too .A big Thank You to all those involved to make today's run possible .|
|Alan Ayling||Sep 1 2013, 10:36pm||Legendary stuff - what a day!|
Of all Joe Lalor's many contributions to IMRA down the years, this race must rank among the finest. Long may it continue!
|John Condon||Sep 1 2013, 10:50pm||I'll add my thanks to the list. Joe and Norah and the rest of the volunteers, thanks for all your work today.|
|Paul O'Grady||Sep 2 2013, 10:34am||All I can say today is thank god that stairs have banisters!!|
Thank you Joe, Nora, Brendan and the markers and de-markers.
Great race - long may it last as the summer closer.
|Daniela Boehm||Sep 2 2013, 11:51am||What a great race (I never expected it to be SO enjoyable!) - huge thanks to Joe, Nora, all the helpers and the weather gods for making it happen!:) And thank you to all the fellow runners that showed me various short-cuts and to James C for cleaning up my bloody hands - much appreciated! what a pity that it's the end of the IMRA season... sniff|
|Laura Schwirz||Sep 2 2013, 2:20pm||I'd like to echo previous comments. Thanks to all the volunteers that made this race possible. Long course (and more shortcuts) planned for 2014. |
|John J Barry||Sep 9 2013, 10:33pm||Hi webmaster, any chance of getting official results posted for this event and long distance championship in general?|
|Brian O Murchu||Sep 17 2013, 11:22am|
I seem to be missing from the results:( I am in the forum post results (16th) but not the actual results