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Conor74
2013-08-12 18:10:19
The Wicklow Round...
...after a few years of putting it on the long finger, finally took up mountain running this summer and ran 5 Irish Mountain Running Association races, including Carrauntoohil, Lugnaquilla and yesterday's end of season biggie, 5 summits in the Galtys. Have to say I've kinda caught the bug, as someone who loves hillwalking for perhaps the physical challenge maybe more than the flora and fauna and scenery. And hillwalking really translates neatly into mountain running, indeed fell running in the UK originated amongst shepherds and mountain guides. There is a big crossover both in the sports and in the people who do them; lots of hard hillwalking is great training for mountain running, whereas never really found it benefitted road running.

Anyway, not sure it's something I've seen here, but there are certain challenges that have taken on legendary status amongst hillwalkers and runners, in England they have the Bob Graham round which is a circuit of 42 summits in 24 hours in the Lake District (though the record for the original 42 now stands at under 14 hours, and indeed the 24 hour record is 77 peaks). Here in Ireland we have the Wicklow Round, 26 peaks and over 6,000m ascent in under 24 hours, complete with rules and regulations. Thought it might be of interest to anyone seeking a challenge...

https://www.imra.ie/wicklowround/
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Summit Comment
Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 16 hours ago.
Fantastic walk, personally feel it's best starting your approach from Glenbeigh village and heading up through the forest (663 908) as it's quite well signposted. Once leaving the cover of the tre...

  
Track
Barnavave and Slieve Foye from Carlingford
simon3 a day ago.
This route mostly takes low gradient tracks to ascend to first Barnavave and then Slieve Foye.Ascending Barnavave from... walk, Len: 9.8km, Climb: 684m, Area: Barnavave, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Barn

  
Summit Summary
Barnavave: Double humped, easy to visit, good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
One way to go up is from Carlingford. Start at around J1839 1095 up a path (not the adjacent track). Following the track makes for an easy ascent. It is also possible to start on the SW side for e...

Forum: General
Carol Morgan wins the women's Spine Race agai
IainT 2 days ago.
Carol Morgan from Dublin has come in as first woman in the Spine Race for the 2nd time after crossing the Cheviots in some of the toughest conditions in the race for years. She is over a day ahead...

  
Track
Nire Valley 22km loop walk through the Gap and to Crotty's and up to Fauscoum
Ulsterpooka a week ago.
walk, Len: 20.4km, Climb: 1140m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
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Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile 4 days ago.
The path described by FergalH is now, January 2018, very overgrown. There are many thorn bushes in particular which make it a somewhat dangerous for your eyes. A simpler approach is to park at the...

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When hill-walking meets (pre)history
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
Amazing discovery by a hill-walker. It seems the Irish hills still have many a secret to hide... http://www.thejournal.ie/ancient-human-remains-mayo-3805783-Jan2018/?utm_source=shortlinkAnd an art...

  
Summit Comment
Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 4 days ago.
Followed the Bluestack Way sign mentioned by Aidy. The road is well surfaced now, though narrow. Drove a couple of kilometres NW (ignoring lower-down parking areas) to a small plantation on the le...

  
Track
Drumnalifferney North East Top
Aidy a week ago.
I did this route in winter conditions, and the views to be had around the Derryveagh Mountains, over Dunlewey, and ac... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 577m, Area: Drumnalifferny North-East Top, Donegal NW

Summit Comment
The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 4 days ago.
Climbed this via the ascent up the Fox's Rock from the Long Woman's Grave. Took the direct route up (steep and slippy!) on a crunchy January morning. The light and the views were magnificent. If y...

  
Bibliography
Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 5 days ago.
This book is definitely a keeper, a book Iíll hang on to knowing Iíll return to it again and again.I donít know who the genius is who came up with the concept of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) but th...

  
Track
January Club Walk - Na Sleibhte Hillwalking Club - Route 1 (of 5 options)
GSheehy a week ago.
" 'Twas like doing the Turks challenge after the Christmas dinner." walk, Len: 31.0km, Climb: 1800m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...


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