Date: Saturday 12 May 2018
Entries Open from: 12.30
Grid Reference: 377308
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 Hill & Dale 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.
Competitors not carrying the safety equipment will not be permitted to start.
The route is a new course, please read the instructions below carefully.
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: 351280 Cut off at 15.30
Summit: 357277 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.
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.
Presentation will take in O’Hares Bar at 17.00.
Strava Route: Click the button below to view the route.
We are pleased to announce that Lindsay Graham Estate Agents and Rodgers Construction Ltd have very generously sponsored the prize for First Male and Female at the Slieve Donard Race this Saturday! O’Hares Bar are also kindly providing a free refreshment to anyone who reaches the top with a time less than their age. Finally, Hilltrecker Newcastle will also sponsor spot prizes for the presentation. Many thanks to all our kind sponsors!