Hill and Dale – Slieve Martin



Slievemartin-origOn Thursday evening two members travelled to Rosstrevor to take part in the third race of the Hill & Dale series. The race starts and finishes in Kilbroney Country Park, 192 competitors took on the leg-sapping 4.25-mile uphill route through the forest to reach the summit of Slieve Martin. Climbing some 1,740 ft on what turned out to be a dry and clear evening, the runners were able to enjoy the spectacular views over Carlingford Lough before the steep descent back through the Forest.

Bryan Magee, fresh after completing the Commedagh Chase continued his good form and completed the race in 41.14 and Elaine Hall put in a good performance and completed her second race of the series in a time of 59.17.

Next week’s race is Binnian, near Annalong.