Good luck to all the competitors in the club race in clogherhead.
A nice hilly one below ... been too nice to you's this summer!
Good prep for Kerry too
Saturday 9th September
Group 1 10am 46k Recovery
ashford - miltown lane - deputies pass - beehive - jack whites - britas - past varty garage - top of marlton (hawkstown road) - rathnew - ashford
Group 2 10am 67k
Ashford - Hunters- Newcastle - Kilcoole - Eden gate - Kilmac - LONG Hill -
Roundwood - Annamoe - take Left before bridge - 2nd right at staggered cross roads -
Moneytown - Glenealy- Miltown Lane - Ashford
Group 10am/9am 3/4 80k
Ashford - Belair - Glenealy - Rathdrum - Ballinaclash - Grenane - Glenmalure - Shay elliot -
LArragh - Roundwood - Right Turn at Djouce Golf Club - Kilpeader - Eden gate - Kilcoole -
Newcastle - Rathnew - Ashford
Group 5 10am 100km (1400m)
Ashford - Killesley - Knockatemple - Roundwood - Ballinastoe wood - Old long hill - Crone Woods - military Road - Lough Bray - Sally Gap - Laragh - Rathdrum - Kilmacurragh - Barndarrig - N11 - Beehive - Hawkstown Road - Rathnew - Ashford
Weather: Sunny and cloudy (probably not simultaneously), Highs of 17 degrees, Wind 25kph
While everyone else is going to Pulse Port, IM Wales or to Achill - I'll be out for the 80K spin at 9am or earlier - meeting in Ashford as normal.
Wondering if there are any other lost souls making it out of the scratcher for that time?
Routes for tomorrow Saturday 16th September:
Group 1 42k 400m
Ashford - Rathnew - Top of MArlton - Past Vartry Garage - Brittas - Right past cornagower - right at top of hill - bonagrew - dugganstown castle - the tap - deputies pass - glenealy - miltown lane - ashford
Group 2 60k 500m
Ashford - Miltown lane - Glenealy -rathdrum - Larragh - annamoe - left turn at tomrilands - ballyduff cross - Down callow hill to newtown - newcastle - rathnew - Ashford
Group 3/4 10am/9am 66k
Ashford - miltown lanne - glenealy - rathdrum - vale of clara - left up Shay Elliot - Glenmalure - Grenane - Rathdrum - towards glenealy - right at bridge L1152 - Left for Kilmacurragh - Beehive - top of Marlton - rathnew - ashford.
Weather:(met.ie) Saturday morning will be mainly dry with sunny spells and just a few showers, mainly on exposed coasts. Cool and fresh, with top temperatures of just 12 to 14 C., in moderate northerly breezes.
I know the season is now basically over for the majority (just a few Ironmen left to go) so I'm not sure what the official plan is for this Saturday but I can guarantee the 9am spin will be an easy 40-50km with the potential of additional coffee stops.