Slieau Ruy (inc Junior Race)

Distance - Main Race - 9.5km. Junior Race - TBC

Ascent - Main Race - 520m, Junior Race - TBC

Category - A/Short

Start -  Below gate on footpath to Eairy Beg Plantation, Glen Helen SC 2951 8420

The organisers reserve the right to change any part of the course and their decision on any matter concerning the race is final. Junior race open to those aged 12 - 18. Juniors aged 16 or 17 may also run the main race route if they prefer. Under 18's must complete the parental consent form available HERE. Held under FRA rules, waterproof whole body cover, map and compass and whistle are required.


Race Route

Important - Outward and return strictly by the public footpath into the plantation at the rear of property by the bridge. The surfaced track to Eairy Moar Farm is out of bounds.

Route Description – Main Race

Start/Finish – below gate on footpath to Eairy Beg Plantation, Glen Helen SC 2951 8420

Important - Outward and return strictly by the public footpath into the plantation at the rear of property by the bridge. The surfaced track to Eairy Moar Farm is out of bounds.

  • Ascend through plantation (open route choice) to unmanned checkpoint 1 at Beary Park Summit – SC 3000 8334

  • Join surfaced forest track and run in an easterly direction out past manned counter checkpoint at end of forest track and continue over the Twelve Shares to the gap in the hedge in the far south easterly corner - SC 312 831 (note: you cross the heather to join the wide track which leads to the corner of the Twelve Shares)

  • Follow trodden path in an easterly direction adjacent to plantation to Slieau Ruy hillside crossing the fence by the double five bar gate.

  • Ascend to unmanned checkpoint 2 at Slieau Ruy summit trig point – SC 3282 8234

  • Descend to unmanned checkpoint 3 found alongside the large white quartz boulder 100m due east below the tholtan at Dreembeary – SC 319 835

  • Return by ascending to the gate above the tholtan and continue climbing to the five bar gate and stile SC 314 835 which allows the return across the Beary Mountain in a westerly direction

  • Descend through Eairy Beg plantation (open route choice) returning to the finish on the footpath behind the property.

Route Description – Junior Race

Start/Finish – below gate on footpath to Eairy Beg Plantation, Glen Helen SC 2951 8420

Important - Outward and return strictly by the public footpath into the plantation at the rear of property next to bridge. The surfaced track to Eairy Moar Farm is out of bounds.

  • Ascend through plantation (open route choice) to unmanned checkpoint 1 at Beary Park Summit – SC 3000 8334

  • Join surfaced forest track and run 360m in an easterly direction for manned counter check at SC 3034 8322

  • Turn left and follow flagged route descending in a northerly westerly direction alongside plantation for 450m into the plantation descending to the finish at the start of the public footpath behind the property.