Mountain Race Update

Mountain Races

Elsewhere this week, Elaine Hall took part in the 7th round of the Hill and Dale Series on Thursday evening. The Moughanmore race starts at Deer’s Meadow in the heart of the Mourne Mountains and has some 1560 feet of climbing packed into 3.25 miles. Elaine finished 195th in a time of 1:01:36. It was Elaine’s second race of the series having previously finished in 251st place and a time of 53:26 in the Tollymore Race, with 4 miles and 1000 feet of climbing through the forest.

Finally on the previous Saturday, Andy Gregg took part in the annual Slieve Donard race, the 6th race of the Hill and Dale Series. Starting in Newcastle town centre, runners ran to the top of Slieve Donard and back, a distance of approximately 6.5 miles with 2796 feet of climbing. The sunny starting conditions deteriorated rapidly during the race, turning to hailstones, thunder, torrential rain and slippery rocks for the descent along the tourist track. Andy finished 82nd in 1:21:29


Hill & Dale, Moughanmore

195,      Elaine Hall,       1:01:36

Hill & Dale, Tollymore

251,      Elaine Hall,       53:26

Slieve Donard

82,       Andy Gregg,     1:21:29