Donard Challenge Start List

The final start list for the Donard Challenge is below. Please Please check your Club Name and Category are correct as some have been changed as they thought they were younger than they really are. Any issues use the contact form.

The details of the course can be found here but I have highlighted the main points of the course under the start list. Hopefully there will be a strava route map up soon – if you have one pass it on.

Name (First)Name (Last)CatClub
JosAddisonMOHelm Hill Runners
MarkAddisonMOHelm Hill Runners
TomAddisonMOHelm Hill Runners
RuthAikenFV40Ballymena Runners
MichaelAinsworthMOHelm Hill Runners
MarkAlexanderMV40Ballymena Runners
SamAlexanderMOWesterlands CCC
NickAndralojcMV50Harrogate Harriers
MatthewAnnisonMOTodmorden Harriers
ChrisArthurMOBowland
NeilAshcroftMV40Ambleside AC
ChrisAthertonMOAmbleside AC
SarahBaileyFV40Keswick AC
StephenBakerMV40Helm Hill Runners
NicholasBarberMOPennine Fell Runners
NickBarberMV40Todmorden Harriers
BenBardsleyMV40Borrowdale
MikeBarnettMV40Newry City Runners
VirgilBartonMV40Barlick FellRrunners
ElizabethBattFV50Dark Peak Fell Runners
JonBattMV50Dark Peak Fell Runners
JoeBaxterMOPudsey and Bramley AC
LouiseBeetlestoneFOEryri Harriers
CarlBellMOKeswick AC
DavidBellMV50Mourne Runners
HelenBerryFV40Holmfirth Harriers
AndrewBibbyMV60Todmorden Harriers
MelanieBlackhurstFV50Todmorden Harriers
AndreaBlanshardFOCalder Valley Fell Runners
SamBlanshardMOCalder Valley Fell Runners
SimonBoltonMV50Cheshire Hill Racers
VincentBoothMV50Cheshire Hill Racers
NiallBourkeMOPudsey and Bramley AC
AlistairBoyerMOWesterlands CCC
StefanBramwellMV40Pennine Fell Runners
ColinBrashMV50Girvan AAC
BillBreckenridgeMV50Shettleston Harriers
AlanBrentnallMV60Pennine Fell Runners
AlisonBrentnallFV60Pennine Fell Runners
GraemeBrownMV40Todmorden Harriers
HelenBuchanFOCalder Valley Fell Runners
LucyBurnettFV40Todmorden Harriers
StephenBurthemMV50Warrington AC
JohnBusbyMOCarnethy HRC
RichardByersMV50Cheshire Hill Racers
PaulCadmanMV50Mercia Fell Runners
JamesCallenderMOWesterlands CCC
AlasdairCampbellMOBuxton AC
ClarkeCampbellMV40BARF
ColumCampbellMV40Newcastle AC
SeanClareMV50Clayton-le-Moors Harriers
DaveCollinsMV60Todmorden Harriers
KimCollisonMOBorrowdale
JohnConnaghanMV40Shettleston Harriers
IanConroyMOHorwich RMI Harriers
MikeCooperMV50Cheshire Hill Racers
PaulCornforthMV50Borrowdale
BenCrowtherMV40Todmorden Harriers
RossCruickshanksMOShettleston Harriers
RoddyCunninghamMOWesterlands CCC
StewartCunninghamMV60Mourne Runners
ChrisDaviesMV60Saddleworth Runners
GlenDaviesMV60Mercia Fell Runners
HuwDaviesMOMercia Fell Runners
JimDaviesMV50Borrowdale
MarcDaviesMV50Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers
PeterDaviesMODark Peak Fell Runners
PhilDaviesMV40Borrowdale
EstherDicksonFONewry City Runners
AdrianDixonMV60FRA
WendyDoddsFV60Clayton-le-Moors Harriers
MorganDonnellyMV40Borrowdale
ShaneDonnellyMONorth Belfast Harriers
RonnieDouglasMV40BARF
ClaireDuffieldFV40Todmorden Harriers
DanDuxburyMV40Ambleside AC
ChrisEdisMOKeswick AC
MatthewElkingtonMJDark Peak Fell Runners
TimEllisMOCalder Valley Fell Runners
CatherineEvansFOKeswick AC
AndrewFallasMOCarnethy HRC
MichaelFanningMV40Holmfirth Harriers
LaurenceFarringtonMONorth East Runners
TedFergusonMJBorrowdale
RachelFindlay-RobinsonFOKeswick AC
RhysFindlay-RobinsonMODark Peak Fell Runners
DarrenFishwickMV40Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club
LeyreFloresFOWesterlands CCC
BernardFortuneMV40SBR AC
DavyFosterMOEDAC
MichelleFoxwellFV40Ambleside AC
PeterGermanMOHelm Hill Runners
AstridGibbsFV40Ambleside AC
TomGibbsMV40Ambleside AC
CarrieGibsonFV40Helm Hill Runners
JoGillyonFV40Keswick AC
DavidGouldMV60Mercia Fell Runners
EmmaGouldFOMercia Fell Runners
BenGrantMV60Harrogate Harriers
KathrynGrantFOBallymena Runners
MirandaGrantFOEryri Harriers
KarlGrayMV40CVFR
ClaireGreenFOPudsey and Bramley AC
MartinGreenMV60Maldwyn Harriers
KirstyHallFV40Wharfedale Harriers
AndrewHannaMOUnattached
RichardHannaMOMourne Runners
NeilHardimanMV40Clayton-le-Moors Harriers
CarolineHardingFV40Pudsey and Bramley AC
JonathanHardmanMOCheshire Hill Racers
SarahHarleyFOEryri Harriers
MauriceHarteMV40Team Purple
AdrianHarveyMOHowgill Harrier
VictoriaHaworthFOKeswick AC
StevenHebblethwaiteMOKeswick AC
WalterHendersonMV40Shettleston Harriers
PaulHeskethMV50Clayton-le-Moors Harriers
DAVIDHICKSMONewcastle AC
JamesHillMV40West 4 Harriers
PaulHobbsMV40Todmorden Harriers
HelenHodgkinsonFV40Todmorden Harriers
NeilHodgkinsonMV40Todmorden Harriers
KieranHodgsonMV40Helm Hill Runners
carolineHoldenFV50Helm Hill Runners
Keith G.HolmesMV60Dark Peak Fell Runners
DannyHopeMV40Horwich RMI Harriers
RobHopeMV40Pudsey and Bramley AC
MarkHopkinsMV40BARF
RichardHoughtonMV50Pennine Fell Runners
SueHowarthFV50Mercia Fell Runners
JudyHowellsFV40Wharfedale Harriers
GarethHughesMOMercia Fell Runners
MatthewHulleyMV40Pennine Fell Runners
NicholaJacksonFOPreston Harriers
SteveJacksonMV60Horwich RMI Harriers
JoshuaJardineMOHelm Hill Runners
NigelJeffMV50Buxton AC
BronwenJenkinsonFJEryri Harriers
PaulJenkinsonMV40Eryri Harriers
HenryJepsonMOUnattached
JudeJepsonFV50Dark Peak Fell Runners
RobertJonesMOKeswick AC
StephenJonesMV60Eryri Harriers
DarrenKayMV40Calder Valley Fell Runners
DavidKeelingMV50Cheshire Hill Racers
PaulKellyMV60Durham Fell Runners
BenKentMJHelm Hill Runners
LeeKnightMOAmbleside AC
MarkLambMOKeswick AC
CiaraLargeyFOOmagh Triathlon Club
AndrewLaycockMOClayton-le-Moors Harriers
E?inLennonMOCarnethy HRC
JethroLennoxMV40Shettleston Harriers
RobertLittleMODark Peak Fell Runners
TomLoanMOKeswick AC
MatthewLockyerMOPudsey and Bramley AC
HarveyLordMOBlack Combe Runners
TimLowryMV40Ballymena Runners
DaveLundMODark Peak Fell Runners
PeterMackieMV40Shettleston Harriers
JonnyMalleyMOAmbleside AC
JoeMannMOAmbleside AC
KateMansellFV40Todmorden Harriers
PhilMarsdenMOHorwich RMI Harriers
DaleMathersMV50Mourne Runners
JennMattinsonFOKeswick AC
CiaranMcAleenanMV50Mourne Runners
MichaelMcAuleyMOMallusk Harriers
DavidMcCannMONewcastle AC
JoanneMcCauleyFV40St. Peter's AC
DeclanMcCroryMV50Armagh AC
TomMcGaffMV60Cheshire Hill Racers
GarthMcGimpseyMOMourne Runners
CharlieMcIntoshMV50Pudsey and Bramley AC
ConorMcKavanaghMOUnattached
HazelMcLaughlinFV40Lagan Valley AC
AlasdairMcLeodMOShettleston Harriers
MichaelMcLoughlinMV60Preston Harriers
DeonMcNeillyMV50Newcastle AC
AlexMcVeyMOCarnethy HRC
AntonyMeanwellMV40Borrowdale
Anna-JaneMeeksFV50Borrowdale
RachelMellorFOKeswick AC
MartinMikkelsen-BarronMOBorrowdale
IanMillsMOPennine Fell Runners
JohnMintaMV40Calder Valley Fell Runners
BenMounseyMOCalder Valley Fell Runners
GavinMulhollandMV40Calder Valley Fell Runners
TimMurrayMV50Helm Hill Runners
AdamNealeMV40Cheshire Hill Racers
LeeNewtonMOKeswick AC
CatherineNiblockFOHelm Hill Runners
IainNiblockMOGoFast
JohnNicollMV40Keswick AC
NeilNorthropMODark Peak Fell Runners
DeclanO'DuffyMV50Bowland
ShileenO'KaneFV40Lagan Valley AC
ToddOatesMOAmbleside AC
TimParkerMV50Mercia Fell Runners
RebeccaPatrickFV40Todmorden Harriers
GrahamPearceMOPudsey and Bramley AC
BastienPerezMJWesterlands CCC
AdamPerryMOHelm Hill Runners
GrahamPillingMOPudsey and Bramley AC
RachelPillingFOPudsey and Bramley AC
carolinepollardFV50Wharfedale Harriers
JeanPowellFV40Wharfedale Harriers
MelPriceFV40Mercia Fell Runners
BenProcterMOHelm Hill Runners
WilliamProcterMV60Helm Hill Runners
PhilPurdyMV50Calder Valley Fell Runners
StephenPykeMV50Dark Peak Fell Runners
KonradRawlikMOCarnethy HRC
RonReesMV60Pennine Fell Runners
SimonReeveMV40North Belfast Harriers
ConnorReidMOBallymena Runners
StephenRiceMV40Newcastle AC
AlisonRichardsFV40Helm Hill Runners
DavidRichmondMV40Maynooth Loopers
KennyRichmondMV40Shettleston Harriers
SarahRidgwayFV40Mercia Fell Runners
PeterRigbyMOUnattached
JamesRileyMV40Todmorden Harriers
GregRimmerMV50Dark Peak Fell Runners
BrownRobertMONewcastle AC
KelliRobertsFOAmbleside AC
LouRobertsFV40Ambleside AC
MarkRobertsMV50Borrowdale
ShonaRobertsonFV40Shettleston Harriers
MikeRobinsonMV40Dark Peak Fell Runners
LeeRoeMOKeswick AC
TomRooMOMercia Fell Runners
HannahRussellFJHelm Hill Runners
AnneSandfordFV50Lagan Valley AC
BarbaraSavageFV50Clayton-le-Moors Harriers
TomSavilleMJDark Peak Fell Runners
ChrisSchofieldMOHelm Hill Runners
JoannaSchreiberFV50Pudsey and Bramley AC
JonathanScottMOMourne Runners
JeffSempeyMV40BARF
AaronShimmonsMOBARF
StuartShuttleworthMV50Ambleside AC
StevenSimkinMV40Carnethy HRC
RobertSimpsonMOShettleston Harriers
TomSimpsonMJAmbleside AC
DaleSmithMV40BARF
LauraSmithFV40BARF
StephenSmithiesMV40Calder Valley Fell Runners
EmmaSmythFOCalder Valley Fell Runners
DaveSolesMV50Pennine Fell Runners
CraigStansfieldMV40Rossendale Harriers
SamSteadMOKeswick AC
JonnySteedeMOGlens Runners
KarlSteineggerMOAmbleside AC
GregorStewartMOWesterlands CCC
RyanStewartMOShettleston Harriers
StephenStewartMV50Ballydrain Harriers
RickStuartMV50Helm Hill Runners
MatthewSullivanMOShettleston Harriers
AndySwiftMOCalder Valley Fell Runners
JoeSymondsMOShettleston Harriers
DaveTaitMV60Dark Peak Fell Runners
DanTaylorMOTodmorden Harriers
DavidTaylorMV50Dark Peak Fell Runners
MarkTaylorMV40Calder Valley Fell Runners
HarryTeggartyMV60Mourne Runners
AndyThompsonMOHelm Hill Runners
PauletteThomsonFV40Newcastle AC
GaryThorpeMV50Ambleside AC
CalumTinnionMOEllenborough AC
SimonTitmussMV40Carnethy HRC
BrianToalMOUnattached
JacquelineToalFV40BARF
PeterToalMOUnattached
StevenToddMV40Dub Runners
SteveToogoodMV50Buckley Runners
JimTruemanMV50Pennine Fell Runners
JimTysonMV40Ambleside AC
LindsayWalkerFOKeswick AC
ianWarhurstMV50Pennine Fell Runners
GillianWassonFV40Ballymena Runners
SteveWathallMV50Retford AC
NaomiWatsonFOMercia Fell Runners
AndyWattsMV60Cheshire Hill Racers
ZoeWebberFOKeswick AC
AlisonWestonFV50Ikley Harriers
JoWilcoxFV50Helm Hill Runners
BarryWilkinsonMV50Borrowdale
JoshWilliamsMODark Peak Fell Runners
StephanieWilsonFOPudsey and Bramley AC
TrevorWilsonMV50BARF
HelenWinskillFV40Keswick AC
BobWisemanMOOchil Hill Runners
ClaireWithersFV40Mourne Runners
AndrewWorsterMOTodmorden Harriers
JackWrightMOAmbleside AC
JonWrightMV40Todmorden Harriers
PaulWrightMV50Ambleside AC
HaroldWyberMOAmbleside AC
KieranYoungMOMurlough AC

COURSE

Start:Donard Park,GR337330 (marked to CP1)

CP1: Quarry/wall (Drinneevar) 300m, GR376287.

CP2: Millstone Mountain summit 460m, GR373285.

CP3: Slieve Donard summit 850m, GR358277.

CP4: Quarry/gate, GR371293.

Finish: Donard Park, GR373306.

All checkpoints must be visited in order.

This course was designed to provide a testing short mountain race specifically for the British Championship Series starting and finishing in Donard Park, Newcastle, Co. Down. At 10 km with 900m of climbing taking
 in Millstone Mountain before climbing to
 the summit of Slieve Donard 850m (the highest mountain in Northern Ireland) then descending all the way to the finish in Donard Park at sea level. This should make your journey well worthwhile and satisfy the most discerning fell runner.

The race starts at sea level in Donard Park and follows the forest road across the Donard Bridge then taking the rough cobbled path on the south side of the Glen River before turning south-east using the forest paths to reach CP1: Quarry/wall (Drinneevar). Ascend on rough steep ground to reach CP2, Millstone Mountain summit. After making a short descent of Millstone you then make the main climb to the summit of Slieve Donard. Underfoot the ground is mostly heather turning to grass with patches of boulders as it steepens towards the summit. You will first see the lesser cairn, which is 
250m before, and 30m below CP3 (at the large summit cairn), beside the tower at the corner of the Mourne Wall.

From here the route is downhill all the way to the finish at sea level, the section to CP4 to the small gate at the edge of the quarry/forest is 
a mixture of boulders, heather and grass with stony patches becoming steeper with some rock when approaching the forest/quarry. Take care on descent; if conditions are misty you will need a compass bearing, as the ridge is both broad and deceptive.

From here take small marked paths through Donard Wood on the south side of Glen River into Donard Park and finish.

Sections of the race course from the start 
to Checkpoint 1 and from Checkpoint 4 to 
the finish will be marked. Maps covering the area of the race route are the Mourne Country Outdoor Pursuits Map (LPS) and the Harvey Mourne Mountains map 1:25,000.

As this race is ascending to 850m in early April, Full body cover including hat and gloves will have to be carried no matter what the weather conditions. Map, compass and whistle will also be required in the compulsory kit and all runners will be checked at registration and spot checked before the race can start.

As this is a short and challenging race you must be prepared for all eventualities; especially if the weather is bad as your navigation will be tested. If you do have to pull out tell a marshal and when you get back to Donard Park tell us again so that we know you are safely off the hills.

 

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