Slieve Donard Race

Date: Saturday 12 May 2018
Entries Open from: 12.30
Start: 14.00
Grid Reference: 377308
Distance: 10km
Climb: 850m
Entry Fee: £10
Minimum age: 16

No Entries on the day. Register online before Thursday 10th May at 9pm if you wish to take part.

If you have already registered for the Hill & Dale Series, you DO NOT need to register again for the Slieve Donard Race – we will be using the same barcoded numbers! 


Entries will be taken in the Newcastle Centre, using the same barcoded numbers as Newcastle AC’s H&D Series. Full body cover must be carried, in line with NIMRA rules, jacket with hood, over trousers, gloves, compass, whistle, food and map of course.
Competitor not carrying the safety equipment will not be permitted to start.

The race starts on Newcastle Main Street, turning into Donard Car Park at the entrance next to O’Hares Bar. The route isn’t marked, navigation skills or knowledge of the course will be required, in particular on the descent. The following points must be visited, numbers will be checked by marshal’s at the following points.

Saddle: 251280              Cut off at 15.30
Summit: 257277             Barcode recorded
Quarry Gate: 371293

1st Bridge: 373300

The route will be marked from the 1st Bridge, following the tarmac road before entering the top gate to the finish on the football fields near the Pavilion.

Finish: 374307

Barcodes will be recorded at the summit and finish, this applies to all competitors and is not optional, in particular at the summit. Scanning is required for safety reasons as well as working out times. Numbers must be on display and made easy for the marshals to scan, anyone not complying will be disqualified.

Any one not completing the course must report to the finish, to ensure all competitors are accounted for.

Soup and roll on presentation of race number in O’Hares Bar from 16.00

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