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Mourne Way Ultra Marathon

09-Jun-2018 Rostrevor, UK (N. Ireland)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
84KM / 52Miles
1 Day

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

The Mourne Marathon includes the following distances: ultra (84), marathon (42k), half marathon (21k), 10k and short (5k) and a challenge walk (26miles).

The off-road event along the granite landscaped Mourne Way is fully marked and marshalled, traversing the mountains so all participants can enjoy the view without having to climb any mountains. It includes stunning views of the coast, sea and countryside. There will be support and feed stations along the entire route. All participants will be chipped timed.

Registration fee includes free parking, bus transfer, chip, food stations, finishers medal, 26 Extreme Buff, post-race party entry and goody bag.

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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.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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adickson004

08:44 20-09-18

June 2018

This was my first trail race and was thoroughly impressed from start to finish. When you arrived registration was fast and efficient and everything was clearly explained. I was doing the half marathon so we were bused to the start point and ran back to Rostrevor. The route was amazing through the Mournes and other competitors were friendly and supportive. I would definitely recommend this race and will definitely return next year.

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Aussi

04:05 16-02-17

This is a local race and really lucky of this. This is a 52 mile out n back race along the trails through the Mourne Mountains starting from Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor to Slieve Donard Park in Newcastle and back. This is an ideal race for anyone attempting this distance for the first time as it's not too technical but don't think it's a walk in the park either. The scenery is great and the race is professionally organized. Apart from the Ultra there is a Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k which all start at staggered times, so there is a good chance that you will be finishing with many others and also have company for a good part of the race. The course is marked but it follows the Mourne Way trail so you can't really go off course. The area is very welcoming and you would definitely consider coming back.

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aido76

11:01 16-06-16

Fantastic event, beautiful scenery and really well organised with aid stations every 3 or 4 miles including lovely cake nom nom! Distance markers would have been a help, but otherwise the route and organisation was faultless, really enjoyed this race and i will be back again next year!

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