Date: Saturday, 16th May 2020
Difficulty/Climbing (from * to *****): ***
Organiser: Pat Doocey
Phone: 086 8327785
From Slane, the route will take you through lumpy backroads of Meath into Louth with views in the distance of the Irish Sea and the Cooley Mountains. Then over the border to the first control at Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh.
You then will weave through Monaghan, a corner of Fermanagh, and Cavan, over the first pass through the Iron Mountains. The descent takes you to the second control at Dowra, the first village on the river Shannon, straddling counties Leitrim and Cavan.
Shortly afterwards begins the long steady climb to Bencroy at over 400m where you can sit at the Ultachs memorial and ponder the panoramic views and local history before the long descent towards Ballinamore at the 200km mark.
The final 100km rolls over drumlins, taking in Killashandra, Oldcastle and Kells on the way home.
There is a mixture of R-roads and local roads, the surfaces vary as you would expect on such roads. The route is not easy, but it is certainly not hard by Audax standards and there is plenty of scenery to distract you along the way.
Route Map 2019
How to Enter – EVENTMASTER !!
Closing Date: Saturday 9th May 2020. No entries on the day.
Entry Fee: €5 on Eventmaster, plus €1 fees.
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medals €7 each
Click below to go to the Eventmaster Online Entry website
CI license required. A one-day License is available on Eventmaster, or at start for €5.00 if required
Start Location: Slane, Co. Meath.
Start Time: 6:00am
This is be a self-supported event, which means that there are no manned controls, and no support. 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.