The race, which is the second counter in the 2013 Rentokil Fell League, will be based at Ard Whallin Outdoor Pursuits Centre in West Baldwin. And will be run around the newly formed Ard Whallin Route.
No parking will be available at the Ard Whallin outdoor centre itself.
All competitors are reminded that the Colden Car Park can be used on race day only. We have received special dispensation for the day from DEFA but it is with the proviso that anyone parking here must not go into the surrounding plantation. Please park sensibly and car share if possible.
The organisers are very keen that all competitors carry their mobile phone during the race, and the number logged at registration. All competitors will be given a contact number in case they have any problem during the race.
Registration will be from 12.15pm at Ard Whallin. There will be an early start at 1.00pm for
those who expect to take more than 2 hours. The early start is to help those who are normally near the rear of the field. The organisers reserve the right to refuse the early start to anyone who does not qualify.
The main race will start at 1.30pm.
Full safety gear must be presented at registration and there will be random checks at the start and finish.
Minimum age is 18 years on race day.
Ard Whallin Race
Route description 12.6kms. 750 mts of ascent
Start at field gate 50m south of Ard Whallin on the Injebreck road
Ascend flagged route through fields to gate at GR348831 (this is private land with access on race day only)
Ascend to summit of Colden – Manned Check Point (1).
Descend in southerly direction to valley floor. Unmanned Check Point (2). at bottom of stone wall GR 339834
Ascend and cross to Cronk Breck track gate at GR334822 - Manned Counter Check.
Ascend and cross to Greeba summit –Manned Check Point (3). GR318816.
Slieau Ruy summit – Manned Check Point (4). GR328824
Return to the gate at GR348831 and descend by flagged route to the Injebreck Road. Finish is at Ard Whallin Outdoor Pursuits Centre.
The Baldwin plantation is out of bounds.For Reccying, access to the route can be made via the Cronk Breck Track. Route map is available below