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GAELFORCE NORTH– 62KM

GAELFORCE NORTH– 62KM

DISCIPLINE DISTANCES IN THE 62KM COURSE:

  1. Running/walking: 19.5km approx
  2. Cycling: 40.5km approx
  3. Kayaking: 2km max

 


STAGE 1 TRAIL AND ROAD RUN (15.5KM)

Starting at the southwest end of Glenveagh Valley running along a narrow path through the Bridle Pass, into the grounds of Glenveagh Castle and up and over Gartan Mountain (200m height) to Gartan Lake. 

STAGE 2 CYCLING (24KM)

Cycling on sealed roads through Glenveagh National Park and alongside the Derryveagh Mountains, to Errigal Mountain

STAGE 3 ERRIGAL MOUNTAIN RUN/WALK (4KM)

A marked route up and down Mount Errigal. Terrain is varied, including bog nearer the base and scree further up.

Competitors must reach the base of Errigal by 1.30pm otherwise they will not be allowed to climb.

STAGE 4 CYCLING AND KAYAKING (2KM)

From the bottom of Errigal a short cycle approx 3.5km to Dunlewy Centre and the Kayak transition. There is a time out at the kayak transition except for those in Wave 1 competing for a podium position. The boats are tandem sit-on-top kayaks. You will paddle a looped course on the lake.

STAGE 5 CYCLING AND FINAL RUN (13.5KM)

Cycle back on to the R251 turning left. At the next T Junction turn left on to the N56.After approx 3km in Gweedore turn right on to the R258 into Bunbeg. Turn right at the T-junction and follow marshals and sign posting to Inishcool Beach.

The race ends with a short run along the dunes to the finish line. 

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GAELFORCE NORTH– 43KM

GAELFORCE NORTH– 43KM

DISCIPLINE DISTANCES IN THE 43KM COURSE:

  1. Running/walking: 12km approx
  2. Cycling: 30km approx
  3. Kayaking: 1km max

STAGE 1 TRAIL AND ROAD RUN (10KM)

Starting at the southwest end of Glenveagh Valley running along a narrow path through the Bridle Pass, passing through the grounds of Glenveagh Castle and to the bike transition in the car park.   

STAGE 2 CYCLING (14KM)

Cycling on sealed roads through Glenveagh National Park and alongside the Derryveagh Mountains, to Errigal Mountain.

STAGE 3 ERRIGAL MOUNTAIN RUN/WALK (2KM)

Up to the shoulder (approximately half way up) of Mount Errigal and back down. Terrain is varied, including bog nearer the base and scree further up.

Competitors must reach the base of Errigal by 1.30pm otherwise they will not be allowed to climb.

STAGE 4 CYCLE AND KAYAK (1KM)

From the bottom of Errigal a short cycle approx 3.5km to Dunlewy Centre and the Kayak transition. There is a time out at the kayak transition except for those in Wave 1 competing for a podium position. The boats are tandem sit-on-top kayaks. Paddle a looped course on the lake.

STAGE 5 CYCLING AND FINAL RUN (13KM)

Cycle back on to the R251 turning left. At the next T Junction turn left on to the N56. After approx 3km in Gweedore turn right on to the R258 into Bunbeg. Turn right at the T-junction and follow marshals and sign posting to Inishcool Beach.

The race ends with a short run along the dunes to the finish line.

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