Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice: IMRA Claragh Mtn 7km Trail Race - Sun 19th Mar 2023

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Notice: IMRA Claragh Mtn 7km Trail Race - Sun 19th Mar 2023

IMRA are holding a 7km trail race on Claragh Mountain near Millstreet on Sunday the 19th of March 2023 at 2pm.

When you're standing at the road junction at the west end of Millstreet, you can look up at Claragh Mtn and it's hard to imagine that a run up to the summit and back again is only 7kms. However, the 340m climb does compensate for the shorter distance.

This is a good event for anyone who has done a forest trail race already and would like to try a 'mountain event'. It should be noted that in terms of mountains, this one is really small, it's a good intro.

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Details from IMRA....

COUNTY: Cork (Millstreet)
DATE: Sunday 19 March, 2023
TIME: 14:00
CLIMB (M): 340
RACE MARKING: Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
ENTRY CLOSES: 2023-03-18 18:00:00
ENTRY COST: €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: The race begins on Claragh Rd (just opposite the carpark) heading south. After about 800m, take a sharp left onto a narrow road, and after another 600m, take a right turn onto a path going through the forest. This path zig-zags up through the forest, until you go over a stile on your left that exits the forest. You now follow the path keeping the forest to your right, until you go through a gate on to the open mountain. You are now on a narrow path that swings to the right and then takes you to the summit. Turn left at the summit, and head straight back down to intersect the uphill route and then follow your route back to the finish.

GETTING THERE: Millstreet, Co. Cork
Carpark and registration is opposite St. Patrick's Church on the main road going through the town (R582). OSI grid reference: W 268 902

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