Arderin - Clear Lake Loop
- The Slieveblooms
- Sunday 9 July, 2023
- Climb (m):
- Distance (km):
- Event Difficulty:
- 8 (3,2,3) - Difficult Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, >10Km
- Race Marking:
- - Route fully marked
- GPS Allowed:
- Southeast 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:
- Yes. Race vouchers may be used to enter this event on the day.
- Route Description:
Route map for Arderin Clear Lake Route by Paul Kelly on plotaroute.com
Under IMRA rules for competitor's safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and windproof for the entire race. Any competitor seen not carrying or wearing their jacket at any stage in the race will be disqualified. There are no exceptions to this rule!
This race is open to all IMRA members. There will online pre-registration available at €7 on www.imra.ie race will open on Monday the 18th of April and close at 6pm the 22nd of April.
IMRA MEMBERSHIP PROCEDURE FOR 2022!
All competitors must be IMRA members. IMRA membership costs €10 for a calendar year. It is unrelated to membership of other athletic clubs. IMRA membership cannot be purchased at the race, you must follow these steps beforehand:
Login to your "myimra" account on www.imra.ie.
If you don't have an account, create one using the REGISTER FOR MYIMRA link here: IMRA Registration,
and follow the instructions carefully.
Go to the PURCHASE IMRA PRODUCTS page and purchase 2022 membership using a credit/debit card.
Bring the membership confirmation email containing your race number for the year with you to your first race of the year
At your first race collect your number, and hold on to it, as it's valid for the full year.
To pay for the individual race entry, go to the PURCHASE IMRA PRODUCTS page and purchase race entry for €7 using a credit/debit card.
A very pleasant route which takes in Offaly and Laois's highest point.
The race starts below the steep bank at Glendine Gap and goes to Arderin cairn before a speedy open mountain descent which continues through the woods where it crosses the road and picks up the old Slieve Bloom Way until it reaches Clear Lake.
Here some rough ground but a speedy open mountain and downhill section back to complete the loop. It makes for a good introduction albeit a testing one to open mountain running in the Slieve Blooms.
A very pleasant route but not to be underestimated by new mountain runners. Novice mountain runners are advised to consider running the short course.
There will be a short course announced on the day. It will be between 4 and 5km and will be all open mountain.
In the event of very poor weather and visibility the route could possibly change.
There will be an option of an early start at 10.00 for those who wish to avail of it. It is recommended for those who's finishing time is usually 160% of the winner.
IMPORTANT: No cash entries on the day.
Please carpool as much as possible as car parking spaces are limited.
Registration will be between 9.45 and 10.45 on the morning of the race at Glendine Gap.
You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize
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