Chain Reaction Cycles Belfast Hills 10k

Entries can be made online at http://www.laganside10k.com/ps/event/ChainReactionCyclesBelfastHills10k

The event will be sponsored by Chain Reaction Cycles (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/) and will be the third event in the 2013 NIMRA grand prix series.

Competitors will receive a free buff with prizes for the top three men and women in addition to spot prizes.

The 2013 event will take place on the 25th of May at 11:30 starting just below the entrance to the boys model. Changing facilities will be available before and after the race.

Course Details

The course starts and finishes at the entrance to the Cavehill Country Park adjacent to the Boys Model School Ballysillan Road. The school acts as race headquarters with registration, changing and post event refreshments.

Initially the course climbs above the houses then turns right following paths that lead briefly onto the Cavehill Rd then back into the park along gravel paths to the Belfast Castle. The route passes through the Castle and then starts again on gravel paths up to the caves below McArts Fort. This is the steepest section of the route and the first opportunity to see views over Belfast City and lough to the Castlereagh Hills and Scrabo. Beyound the caves we follow the downhill path behind the Zoo untill a small metal bridge. At the bridge we take left on a mud path that demands care and good footwear untill we emerge again on an older path that starts an assent via steps grass and gravel paths to the top of McArts Fort. From here you can see Carrickfergus, Strangford lough,All of Belfast and the Mournes, this is also the high point on the course at approx 6.5k.

The way home is a gradual decline on gravel paths that initially head toward the Hightown Rd then cuts back towards the finish at Boys Model with views over Belfast on route.

RunKeeper GPS of route

For any enquiries please contact belfasthills10k@northbelfastharriers.com

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