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Kerry Way Ultra

07-Sep-2018 Killarney, Kerry, Ireland

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200KM / 124Miles
1 Day

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Brutal  

The Kerry Way Ultra is approximately 200km long and runs along the Kerry Way Trail starting and ending in Killarney in Co. Kerry.

Places are limited and runners must hold the necessary qualifications: two marathons or one 50mile ultra or one 100k ultra in a one-year period of time established by the organisers.

The route is self-sufficient and there will be eight checkpoints at which runners are allowed to have support crews in attendance.

Following the sign-in in Killarney, the organisers will explain the route with all competitors and will answer all related questions. Mandatory kit will also be checked at registration. There will be spot checks along the route.

 

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

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Runny bum

08:05 01-07-18

Did this race in 2017.
120 miles, with around 5k of ascent, as you imagine, it's a bit of a brute.
Well organised check points, just make sure you put your drop bag in the right box ( which I didn't, nob that I am), but was bailed out by kindness and tea. Yeah, tea and biscuits at every CP was amazing, loved it.
Starts innocuously enough outside a petrol station at 6 in the morn, to reveal a day of beauty in the form of rolling up and downs on a mix of solid trail, boreen, slip sliding soul destroying sucky bog (mainly at night), forest, the works.
Some amazingly powerful quiet sections, which played havoc with the senses in such a sleep deprived state, just beautiful.
Support was thin, but it's v low key, and those that were out were enough for the power of ten.
The volunteers were the stuff of legend too, really help you through the tough times.
The finish, at the same garage, was brilliant, in that it was so understated.
The day after breakfast, no word of a lie, was THE FINEST BREAKFAST I have ever had, top marks.
Eileen does a sterling job, very hard working, hope to do it again to beat 33 hours.
Do it.

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