5.0 miles (8.1 km) 530 metres climb
Slieve Gallion is in the Sperrins, about 4 miles west of Magherafelt. It is a short 4.5 mile race up & down Slieve Gallion with 380 metres of climb via Iniscarn forest. (Note to be confused with Slieve Gullion south of Newry!). This is an opportunity to try a different mountain from the Mournes for a change.
The race starts at the entrance to Iniscarn Forest, map reference 833907 (sheet 13). Organised by Mid-Ulster it is aimed to attract non-mountain runners as well as the specialists. Please give it your support.
The race starts at 11 am, with further information available from Jonathan or Hugh McCloy on 028 8674 8733.
Location: If coming from Belfast go via Magherafelt, then turn right for Desertmartin, At the T junction just before Desertmartin turn right into the village and then almost immediately left in the main street to go west along a minor road for 1.5 miles then left at a T junction. The forest entrance is then 0.5 miles on your right.