Just a quick post for all of our runners out there, a new off road mountain marathon has been announced recently, taking place in the Mournes, Co Down on June 13th.
This is a Marathon which is almost entirely off road. The event date is Saturday 13 June 2009.
In addition to the Marathon there will also be a Half Marathon and a 10k run/walk incorporated into the route – these races, like the Marathon, will also finish in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor. There will also be a “Challenge Walk” on the day along the full 26 mile route of the Mourne Way.
The main event will see competitors race the 26 miles of the Mourne Way from Newcastle to Rostrevor, Co Down. This route is a linear route, almost entirely off road, traversing the foothills of the Mourne Mountains passing Tollymore Forest, Fofanny Dam, Spelga Dam, Leitrim Lodge and Yellow Water before arriving at the finish in Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor.
As mentioned there are 3 races the marathon a Half Marathon and a 10k run/walk this give people of all abilities a chance to take part.
The course is fully waymarked so there is no need for navigation or worrying about getting lost. So you all have plenty of notice to arrange travel and no excuse to get out and get training now.