Seven Sevens (c)
NIMRA Championship – Long distance race.
The race is held in conjunction with the annual challenge walk and utilises many of their marshals.
Date : Saturday 6th August 2022.
Start Venue : Shimna Integrated College, Kings Road, Newcastle. Grid ref J374 302
Registration : 8.30am – 9.30am, (face mask required).
Race Start : 10.00am. (Socially distanced mass start).
Race Director : Jim Brown.
Distance : 19 miles /30.5 km.
Ascent : 8700ft / 2600 m
Pre-entry only (no entry on the day)
Event Description: This is an arduous mountain race on open mountains and entrants should have the necessary required fitness levels and experience before submitting an entry. In bad weather and/or poor visibility navigation skills and experience is an essential requirement for all entrants. This is not a suitable race for novices or new entrants to the sport of mountain running. The race organisers reserve the right to refuse a starting place to anybody whom they deem to not have the requisite experience and/or fitness. The minimum entry age is 18.
Checkpoint Grid Ref * Marshals / Timed
Start – Donard Car Park J 373 305
Slieve Donard J 357 276 Control Box
Col Donard-Commedagh J 349 279 MCP 1
Slieve Commedagh J 346 286 Control Box
Slieve Lamagan J 328 260 Control Box
Col Lamagan – Binnian J 321 255 MCP 2
Slieve Binnian J 320 233 Control Box
Ben Crom Dam (Cut-Off Time 14:00) J 315 254 MCP 3 & Control Box
Slieve Meelbeg 708m J 300 279 Control Box
Col Meel Beg – Meelmore (Cut-Off 17:00) J 303 281 MCP 4
Slieve Meelmore J 305 285 Control Box
Slieve Bearnagh J 312 280 Control Box
Hares Gap J 322 286 MCP 5
Col Donard-Commedagh J 349 279 MCP 6
Finish – Donard Car Park (TBC) J 374 306