Date: 7th May 2016
Difficulty/Climbing (from * to *****) ***
The Quiet Man 300 features the best scenery in the West of Ireland, featuring a large section of the Wild Atlantic Way. The route is not hilly, and regular Audaxers would even call it flat. However, this far west, the weather can be severe. On a good day it is an easy 300 – on a bad day it is a tough one.
Organiser: Seamus O’Dowd
Phone: 085 1740747
Starting and finishing in Westport between Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay, the route takes in such delights as the Delphi Valley, Killary Harbour (where you might spot dolphins) and north Connemara. The “Plains of Mayo” are dramatically different and the landscape varies between lush and boggy on the way to the dramatic north coast.
On the way home, you’ll take in Ballycroy National Park, as well as countless lakes, mountains and salmon filled rivers. With a bit of luck you’ll see the sun set behind Achill or Clew Bay, before returning in time for a meal and a pint in one of Westport’s charming pubs.
How to Enter
Entry Fee: €6
Download Entry Form and either:
- Fill in the form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org OR
- Print, complete and scan the form and send to above e-mail.
CI Licence required. A one-day Licence is available at Start for €2.00 if required.
Start Point: The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo.
Start Time: 6:00am
This will be a self-supported event, which means that there are unlikely to be any manned controls, and definitely no support vehicle. However, there are plenty of options for refueling en route. Please read this page for more details on what to expect on a self-supported event.
Lights are mandatory for this event, and for all Audax Ireland events over 200km.
Accommodation in Westport