Thursday, February 23, 2023

Notice: IMRA Trail race in Torc Woods nr Killarney - Sun 26th Feb 2023

IMRA are organising an 8km trail race in Torc Woods near Killarney on Sunday the 26th of February at 11am. This event has a total ascent of 300m and would be suitable for anyone that can comfortably run 10 miles / 16kms on the road.

DATE: Sunday 26 February, 2023 
TIME: 11:00
CLIMB (M): 300
RACE MARKING: Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
ENTRY CLOSES:2023-02-25 18:00:00
ENTRY COST: €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Runners will start just after the barrier and ease into a steady climb for 800m on forest double track before starting a 2.5k descent on a steep grassy hill and turning onto the Queens Drive past Killegy Lodge. From here, slot left into the wood on "Lemmings" single track . Hairpin left ,then more steep downhill double track running before turning hairpin right for more level ground. Turn left past a natural reservoir into single track woods and meandering through the "Pine Needles" trail, then left again for a short distance before slotting right towards "Queens Drive" From here , the fun starts with a nice steady uphill before turning left into the woods to ascend "Murphs Trail". Nice 200m lung buster in the middle of this and then a lovely mossy downhill through a stream and right onto "Mossy Farm" double track which continues right and carries you back towards Killegy Lodge again. Continue back the way you came, up the hill but this time turn right and next left to climb "Bombholes". Another wee lung buster. It's all downhill upon turning right and right again on double track before square left and the final 800m to the finish just next to the carpark. Double track can be muddy if wet but is quite level. Single tracks tend not to be as muddy except for Bomeholes but roots will be treacherous on all. And we are planning on having junior/kids race too

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