Achill Half Full Ultra Marathon

25 Aug 2018 (Sat)

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Achill Half Full Ultra Marathon

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Beitreten Achill Half Full Ultra Marathon

The Achill Ultra has something for every one. From the dedicated runners to visitors set to simply explore this incredible coastline Achill will not disappoint. The 13.1-mile loop, running along the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, can be completed once, twice, or three times. The course hosts the thundering Atlantic as a tempestuous backdrop and the myriad Islands of Clew Bay, Clare Island and the dramatic coastline of Achill. Challenge yourself on this tough course and accelerate your fitness to new levels.

Other events happening alongside the marathon include local and visiting artists show casing their Sculpture and a recovery hike on the Monday after the races (free of charge) beginning at the controversial site Achillhenge and onwards to one of the Islands hidden treasures.

The half marathon loop will be all on road. Full marathon participants will run this loop twice to make the distance of 26.2 miles. Ultra marathon participants will run this loop three times to make a distance of 39.3 miles.

Strecken Highlights

This is a fully measured and AAI approved route. The 13 mile half marathon loop will begin at the Hy Breasal on St.Fionnans Road Achill Sound. Participants will begin by running to the top of St.Fionnans road where they will turn left and follow the quiet, lonely road through the villages of Shraheens, Derreens and Cloghmore. On this stretch of road runners will pass the ancient church and graveyard at Kildavnet & the remains of the 16th century Irish tower house that was once used by the legendary pirate queen Granuaile. The runners will then make a right turn at Cloghmore pier and continue on to the spectacular 'Atlantic Drive', overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of Clare and Achill Beg. Listen to the crashing waves on the rocks below as you witness some of the most stunning & rugged coastline this beautiful island has to offer. This is a challenging route with plenty of elevation gain. Don't be put off - most will agree the scenery is equally as breathtaking as the climb! At the top of the Drive, runners will descend down the corkscrew road overlooking Ashleam Bay. Runners will turn left towards Doeega for a short out and back before turning back into Achill Sound to the start/finish area.

Half marathon runners will cross the finish line here.

Full marathon runners will run this loop twice to make a distance of 26.2 miles.

Ultra marathoners will run three loops to make a distance of 39.3 miles.

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directions_runStart Adresse: 3 Bárr Na Farraige, Illanbelfarsad, Achill Sound, Co. Mayo, Ireland

flagZiel Adresse: 3 Bárr Na Farraige, Illanbelfarsad, Achill Sound, Co. Mayo, Ireland

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