All Wicklow Glacier Lakes attempt
|Paul O'Callaghan||Jun 17 2021, 6:47am||I'll be making an attempt at the All Wicklow Glacier Lakes challenge this Friday, 18th June, starting at 8am. |
I'll attempt to touch my toe in each of the following 13 lakes:
Lower Lough Bray
Upper Lough Bray
Lough Nahanagan *
Loch Lagh (Glendalough upper lake)
Loch na Peiste (Glendalough lower lake)
*Lough Nahanagan is completely fenced around by the ESB, so I'll touch the fence no further than 120m from the waters edge.
The challenge will take in roughly 65km, 2,700m ascent and 2,900m descent.
In line with how Mike Jordan and Liam Vines completed this challenge in 2019, I'll abide by the following conditions:
Start the clock when my toe touches water in the first lake and stop the clock when my toe touches water in the last lake.
Use no public roads.
Use no electronic navigation aids.
Have no logistical support.
Have no support runners.
In the spirit of each runner finding their own route, I won't be publicly tracked. However, for the purposes of transparency, if successful, I'll share my track with Mike and Liam, as the previous successful runners.
Should there be any need of further verification, Aaron Shimmons, of the Denis Rankin Round committee, and Irish Mountain Rounds, has agreed to review my track privately.
|Richard Nunan||Jun 17 2021, 8:01am||Best of luck Paul - we wont be watching :-)|
Glad you found another challenge to keep you occupied ! Lots of growth appearing around those lakes,
|Stephen Brennan||Jun 17 2021, 9:05am||All the best Paul.|
|Stephen Brennan||Jun 20 2021, 3:15pm||@Paul How did you get on?|
|Paul O'Callaghan||Jun 20 2021, 5:16pm||Thanks guys. The growth has hit the nuisance height alright, but I got a great day out.|
I ran it in 9 hours 15 minutes.
|Graham K. Bushe||Jun 20 2021, 5:51pm||Nice one Paul, well done|
|Gareth Little||Jun 20 2021, 7:53pm||Well done Paul. That’s a feat achievement of|
|Gareth Little||Jun 20 2021, 7:53pm||*great achievement|
|Aaron Shimmons||Jun 21 2021, 1:12pm||Fun adventure. Well done Paul|