Date: Saturday, 13th May 2017
Difficulty/Climbing (from * to *****): ***
Organiser: Pat Doocey
Phone: 086 8327785
The route takes you from Slane, through hilly backroads over the border to the first control at Crossmaglen. Then a short excursion around Lake Muckno North, and back into Monaghan. Then we travel through Monaghan and Cavan, over the Iron Mountains into Dowra, County Leitrim for the second control at just over half way.
Shortly afterwards begins the toughest climb of the day, up to Bencroy at over 400m, with a long technical descent into Ballinamore at the 200km mark.
The remaining 100km is rolling but scenic, taking in Killashandra, Oldcastle and Kells on the way home.
There is a mixture of R-roads and local roads, the surfaces range from average to bad. There are plenty of scenic lakes and a mountain or two. The route is not easy, but it is certainly not hard by Audax standards.
Route Map 2015
How to Enter
Closing Date: Thursday 11th May 2017. No entries on the day.
Entry Fee: €6
Download Entry Form and either:
- Fill in the form and send to email@example.com OR
- Print, complete and scan the form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include Entry Fee, Medal Fee (Optional) and 1-day Licence Fee, if required.
By PayPal to email@example.com
Or by cheque/PO/post (payable to Audax Ireland) to Andreas Voigt, 68 Dunluce Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3.
If paying by PayPal, please ensure you pay any charges yourself, and the club receives the full entry fee. Whether by post or PayPal, please make sure to include your name, and which event you are entering with your payment !
CI license required. A one-day License is available at start for €5.00 if required
Start Location: Slane, Co. Meath.
Start Time: 6:00am
This will be a self-supported event, which means that there are no manned controls, and no support vehicle. However, there are plenty of options for refuelling en route. Please read this page for more details on what to expect on a self-supported event.
Lights are mandatory for this event, as for all Audax Ireland events over 200km.