Race Info

CLEC 2014 EQUIPMENT CHECK LIST

Team Kit

1- Map / Control Card (supplied)
1- Mobile phone in a dry bag (PER TEAM)
1- First aid kit (hopefully you will not need it)
1- Bike repair kit (at least sufficient to repair puncture and broken chain)

Individual Kit

 

1- Mountain bike
1- Cycle helmet
1- Trail Running shoes
1- Space/Foil Blanket & Whistle
1- Waterproof Jacket.
1- Small Rucksac

Directions Travelling from North or South on M1 , take the exit off the M1 Junction 18 signed Dundalk North. From   the roundabout , take the exit signposted for Carlingford. Drive straight ahead for 20/25 mins and take a left turn into the village itself (signposted clearly). The Foy Centre is located opposite the Church on the hill, opposite Primary School.

Registration

Will take place on Friday evening from 7pm until 8pm, for those camping at the Foy Centre or staying in Carlingford, and of course any local teams wishing to register early, please do so. This will ease many problems on Saturday morning.

Limited registration on Sat. morning – 8am until 9am.

Team competitors must register together – this is the only way that we can ensure that all competitors are signed on for the race, and that the registration of a team is done and dusted in one go.

Pre Event

Race briefing at 9.30am, after which it’s a walk over to the village for the start at 10am

On the course

If using MTB shoes, you will have to carry your runners with you for the duration of the race and it would be advisable to have a rucksack to carry these. If you arrange for them to be taken or leave them behind at any transition, it will be at your own risk.

It is recommended that teams will stay together during the race, you can only leave a transition area with a full team unless a team member has withdrawn from the race.

Water and bananas will be provided both and T3 (Fox’s Rock) and T1 (Foy Centre) otherwise you must carry your own.

Drink (Recommended to bring enough to last 5 – 8 hours). Suitable food / energy source (Recommended to bring enough to last 5 – 8 hours)

Please close all gates after you even if another team is approaching in the distance. Gel packets and food rappers please take them to transition, and dump ‘em there, not on the mountain please, thank you. ‘Leave no trace’

Each member will be issued with ‘Event bib’ which must be worn at all times during the challenge. All three members are finished when they have crossed the finish line and ‘Binned’ their bibs on the line.

Post Event

Refreshments and food for all competitors and friends from 4pm until 6pm (Food will be kept for late finishers…so no need to hurry !!) Competitors will get one ticket at registration.

Prize giving will be at 4.30ish in the Foy Centre.

Looking forward to seeing you in Carlingford.

What to Bring with you

Mountain Bike : with front suspension is essential , particularly for off road trails. Hard tails are an additional bonus.

Helmet: This is a compulsary item to be worn at all times during the biking section of the challenge.

Small Back Pack : Essential for carrying runners for the peak/mountain run on the bike leg section(cycling shoes are not a  good idea on the rocky boulders to the summit of Foxes Rock), Repairs , Food and water can also be carried, as you have to be self sufficient during all sections of the challenge.

Repairs : two spare tubes , levers , puncture repair kit , allen keys , sun block (hopefully needed) , band-aids, vaso etc.

Food & Water : Its going to be a long day , so nutrition and hydration is essential both before and more importantly during the event. It will take between 5 and 8 hours to complete . So you are looking at about 6000-7000 calories and 4/5 litres of water to be consumed. Your not going on a picnic but fill that backpack with the essentials.

Extras : Your Team , all your stamina , cycle shorts , cycle top with back pockets for carrying stuff

Additional  information:

– Camping ground is available beside sailing club . Shower and toilet facilities are available Friday night and saturday .

– Cuchulainn CC : mountain bike section of the club meet up on saturday at 10:30am at the Lumpers Pub, Ravensdale. Everybody welcome to join in

 

 

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