Irish Mountain
Running Association

Belmont - Junior Race

Description:
Belmont and Little Sugar Loaf
County:
Wicklow
Date:
Wednesday 22 July, 2020
Time:
19:30
Climb (m):
360
Distance (km):
8.62
Event Difficulty:
6 (2,2,2) - Moderate Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Yes
Leagues:
 
Entry opens:
2020-07-20 21:00:00
Entry closes:
2020-07-20 22:00:00
Entry limit:
20
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:

Route map for Little Sugarloaf Option 1 by John Bell on plotaroute.com

Main Race
The race starts beside the main car park and goes east along a gravel road for about 300m then turning left through a gate onto a single track that continues north just inside the Demesne boundary. Follow this single track through the forest for a bit more than 1k until you pass through another gate that leads out into a field . Follow the track around the perimeter of the field, passing straight through another gate before joining the Little Sugarloaf Trail. This is where the proper climbing starts. Turn right and follow the trail uphill to the south side of the Little Sugarloaf. (JUNIOR MARSHAL turnaround is halfway up this hill). Before the trail starts to go downhill turn right and continue north to the top of the hill. This is where the path gets narrow and technical. Continue over the top of the Little Sugarloaf and down on the north side. After descending the single track you will turn right onto a gravel track that contours back around the east side of the hill. After about 500m on this track turn right onto a steep uphill track that zig-zags up to join another track, which then continues south before re-joining the Little Sugarloaf Trail that you came up. Turn left and downhill, through two gates and across the field. Retracing the route back around the perimeter of the field and back into the forest the way you went out. At the end of the forest path that goes along the demesne boundary you will pass through two sets of gates and onto a mountain bike track. Follow this winding mtb track for 700m to the finish line at the Walled Garden.

Junior Race
The junior route follows the main route for 2.5km, as described in the main route and where a marshal will be located. From this turnaround point continue back along the main route to the finish line at the Walled Garden. A full description is given below.

The race starts beside the main car park and goes east along a gravel road for about 300m then turning left through a gate onto a single track that continues north just inside the Demesne boundary. Follow this single track through the forest for a bit more than 1k until you pass through another gate that leads out into a field . Follow the track around the perimeter of the field, passing straight through another gate before joining the Little Sugarloaf Trail. This is where the proper climbing starts. Turn right and follow the trail uphill half way up the hill to the Junior turnaround MARSHAL. From here retrace the route back around the perimeter of the field and back into the forest the way you went out. At the end of the forest path that goes along the demesne boundary you will pass through two sets of gates and continue along a mountain bike track and follow this winding track for 700m to the finish line at the Walled Garden.

Getting There:

Google Maps

From the N11 the exit at Killarney Road Interchange (Junction 7) and follow the signs towards Greystones. Travel east along the R768 Southern Cross Road. At the eastern end of the Southern Cross Road take the second exit travelling south on the R761 towards Greystones. After about 1.5k, just before the top of hill turn, right on Windgates, Templecarrig Lower Road. After 500m turn right into Belmont Demesne. There is a 1km drive through a woods leading to the car park.
http://belmontdemesne.ie/

Organisers Instructions:
A new route through Belmont Demesne, up the Little Sugar Loaf and back.
Prizegiving Location:
Belmont Car Park
 

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