Seven Sisters Skyline, Bewertet am 24 Mai, 2020
14 August, 2019
For experienced trail and mountain runners / hikers this is the opportunity to complete what I believe is the most challenging but more importantly the most rewarding single day events in the world. With the bonus for those less experienced to get the same buzz from the 27km challenge. This "Irish summer" trail run across the Donegal mountains also guarantees seeing every season in one day. Having run ALOT of similar challenging courses and events across the world this in my opinion is the best. And a credit to excel sports and Eunan, Michelle and crew and the Dunlewey and surrounding community..... sorry "Laz" and Sandra but Bigs backyard ultra in tennesse was a close 2nd.
Connemarathon, Bewertet am 03 Januar, 2018
11 April, 2015
A tough road ultra with the last 13 miles very hilly. You will hit a climb known as "The hell of the west" around mile 35. The name is apt with a tough 2 mile uphill slog. Local people line the hill cheering you on and giving you that little extra motivation when it's needed. The good part is when you summit you can almost see the finish line 2 miles distant, and it's all downhill. The scenery is magnificent for the full 39.3 miles and it's worth taking on the ultra distance to experience this alone. Be aware and come prepared, in Connemara you can get all four Irish seasons in one race...Sun, wind, rain and one time we even had snow. Magic! Put it on your bucket list, you won't regret it. I've completed it 6 times, 3 full and 3 ultra and I'll be back for more.