- International, teams and individuals
- Saturday 24 April, 2004
- Climb (m):
- Distance (km):
- Vouchers Allowed:
- No. Online entry only for this race.
- Organisers Instructions:
- This is an International Race run by the Northern Ireland MRA, see www.nimra.org.uk for details.
It comes highly recommended by Irish International Paul Nolan see below
On Tuesday March 23rd pn said
Knock Dhu Hill Race, Sat April 24th, 1 pm
MYTHS & FACTS
Myth 1 : It's only for international athletes
Fact 1 : Last years winning time was 36 minutes, the final finisher crossed the line in 84 minutes, so the spread of abilities is as normal as any hill race.
Myth 2 : It's rocky, steep and dangerous.
Fact 2 : 99% of the route is short grass. There are 3 steep sections which are very short. The descents are fast and exhilarating, as it's grass the worst thing that can happen if you fall is you slide along on your ass.
Myth 3 : It's very far away.
Fact 3 : It is. But due to the wonder of the new M1 it's a lot closer then it was. On a saturday morning it's only 2 and a bit hours away from Dublin.
Fact 4 : The somewhat easier but very enjoyable Round Mountain race is on close by the following day, so you can make a weekend out of it.
Fact 5 : I've run Knock Dhu 4 times and never been rained on, so good weather is practically certain
Fact 6 : All finishers receive a Race T-Shirt which can be worn with pride.