Ultra Trail du Wicklow Round
|Robert Costello||Jun 3 2021, 10:46pm||After years of avoiding it due to the lack of belt buckles or gilets I have finally decided to give the Wicklow Round a shot. |
Nav is not my thing the the Wicklow Mountains are and I have thoroughly enjoyed every single reccie over the last year. Now it's time to put all of the prep to the test...
I plan to start at 2am early on Saturday 12 June with support from a wonderful crew of Trailrunners. Wish me luck!
|Graham K. Bushe||Jun 3 2021, 10:54pm||Best of luck Rob. Hope you enjoy your Round too.|
|Michael Dowling||Jun 3 2021, 11:08pm||Best of luck Rob, was nice meeting you out there and I will definitely see you in Glenmalure....|
|Robert Costello||Jun 3 2021, 11:11pm||It wouldn't be an IMRA post without a typo... *but the the Wicklow Mountains|
|Brian Kitson||Jun 4 2021, 7:36am||Run like you stole something, Rob!!!!|
|Peter Bell||Jun 4 2021, 7:58am||Good luck Rob, just stick with the nav skills i taught you and youll be fine. Looking forward to the day. Youll smash it. We want sub 15.|
|Tim Chapman||Jun 4 2021, 8:36am||Good luck big man. |
Remember pain is just French for bread!
|Donal McMorland||Jun 4 2021, 8:38am||Best of luck Robert!|
|Thomas Donohoe||Jun 4 2021, 8:52am||Good luck Rob, hopefully get to do that recce weekend with you at some stage and get your intel... enjoy it!|
|Lillian Deegan||Jun 4 2021, 8:55am||Loving the lingo Rob :)|
|Stephen Brennan||Jun 4 2021, 9:31am||Good stuff Rob. Exciting. All the best.|
|Pól Ó Murchú||Jun 4 2021, 9:36am||Ah excellent Rob. Delighted to see you give this a go. Best of luck with it. Look forward to tracking you.|
As for the title of the post…love it! :-) Hope the Metal Men aren’t after us now. Is this part of the World Series or at least a qualifier…would explain the numbers rushing for entries this year! :-)
|Christopher Dunne||Jun 4 2021, 12:02pm||Best of luck Rob.|
|Sarah Brady||Jun 4 2021, 2:54pm||Great stuff Rob, should be nice and dry for you by then, best of luck! :)|
|Jeff Swords||Jun 4 2021, 3:37pm||I thought you'd be above peer pressure Rob. |
Best of luck.
|Thomas Roche||Jun 4 2021, 3:44pm||Good luck Rob|
|Laura Flynn||Jun 5 2021, 9:33am||Best of luck to you Rob|
|Linda O'Connor||Jun 6 2021, 1:02pm||Best of luck Rob, hope it all goes well.|
|Elizabeth Wheeler||Jun 10 2021, 1:10pm||Best of luck Rob! May the Nav Gods be with you!|
|Brendan Lawlor||Jun 10 2021, 1:17pm||Best of luck Rob !|
|Jp Byrne||Jun 10 2021, 10:15pm||Best of luck Rob, hopefully nice clear skies. Enjoy.|
|Ross Fitzgerald||Jun 11 2021, 9:23am||Go for it Rob, clearing up nicely for you to Nav-a-go. You'll smash it|
|Brian Furey||Jun 11 2021, 12:37pm||All the best Rob|
|Ivana Kolaric||Jun 11 2021, 6:03pm||Best of luck Rob. :) Hope it all goes well.|
|Peter Bell||Jun 13 2021, 12:03pm||What a recovery, well done Rob!! Delighted for you.|
|Graham K. Bushe||Jun 14 2021, 9:53am||Great going Rob! You really had to work hard to pull that one off. I'm delighted you did. You've earned a good rest after that. Enjoy the recovery.|
|Nigel McCabe||Jun 14 2021, 10:09am||Well done not easy in the mist up to Lug...congrats..|
|Stephen Brennan||Jun 14 2021, 9:53pm||That was an epic battle. Very entertaining for the spectators. Fair dues Rob - you never gave up.|
|Robert Costello||Jun 21 2021, 4:07pm||Thanks to all of my IMRA friends for the support both on the day and virtually. I hope my Round kept you all entertained. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and experience but by the end I was looking forward to a few weeks away from the open mountains and a trip to Chamonix in August.|
After some double checking and verification, please see below my splits from the day. You will see my Silsean split is reflective of the fact that I dropped down to Billy Byrnes at the first lake then back up to the peak for the craic - between AON and reccies I can't get enough. For Gravale I decided an easterly trip to the Sally Gap was a more interesting route and coming off Lug I thought it would be nice to explore the cliff area before I found the track to Camenabologue.
Race report to follow later in the week.
Duff Hill 04:59
East Top 05:22
Table Mountain 09:20
War Hill 22:43
Tonduff North 23:23
Prince Williams Seat 01:01