You can still register at the Foy Centre, Carlingford.
Check in on Friday 18th April from 7 pm to 8 pm. All runners to check in at this time, if possible.
Also on Saturday morning 19th April 7.45am to 8.50am.
Weather look great, see you there
Looking good for Saturday.
The chips are down………….da blocks are engraved for the Cooley Legends Half-Marathon and 10k. The trails are bone dry up there but will it last !!
The annual ‘Cooley Legends’ gold rush for title glory kicks off in less than four weeks time. This time last year the snow was slow to lift and the easterly wind, stubborn to change direction. However, with just 30 odd days to go before the race start, things are looking a little milder. This year, proceeds on the day will be supporting the Irish Cancer Society.
Online entry HERE
Online registration is now open on RunIreland/Active.com HERE
powered by Carlingford Adventure Racing Club
The fourth running of the Cooley Legends Half-Marathon & 10k took place once again in the glorious setting of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Mountains.The early morning setting of the Foy Centre was the registration base and bus pick-up to the start line at the Lumpers Bar in Jenkinstown, 13.1 miles away. Justin Maxwell claimed the fastest time, taking the lead on the road section to the Long Woman’s Grave at the half way point, in a time of, 1:23:55, a new record time. Previous record held by Ugis being 1:24:40 he managed two years previously.
Local Setanta Triathlete Niall McCabe, the first vet was fourth overall, in a time of 1:30:55. 2nd Vet Niall Halpin 1:32:55. 3rd Martin O’Hagan 1:36:15. 4th Gerry McCabe 1:38:44. First Super vets were Paschal Larney 2:05:36 and Bernadette O’Keefe 2:30:30
High on the mountain above the Bellurgan forest through some of the wet peat bog section, some thinking they were shallow puddles.
As the race entered the rocky fire-road and left civilisation behind, 342m climb was the menu for the first six kilometres.
Grassy Descending, Heaven!
The next part of the Tain Way is truly glorious: the path is narrow and uneven but mostly grass and the decent grade manageable. The first feed station was at the 5mile mark, were runners grabbed a sip of coke at the drinks station, or a nibble at the snack food available, ready for the tarmac stretch coming up.
There was pain and joy here as steepish climbs were followed by fast short descents.
Falling towards Carlingford
Once again there was great banter and impressive hand crafted prizes outside Dan’s Stonewall Cafe, the proprietor and staff putting on a wonderful post race reception in the village square. A big thanks to all involved, to the girls at registration, Carlingford Red Cross, the Foy Centre, Garda, John Lamb of the Lumpers Bar, Mt. Bike marshals M.J. & T from Cuchulainn Cycle Club, marshals at all the feed stations (Myles from anywhere), the TY students from Bush Post Primary School who marshaled at the feed stations and in the village. To all those who travelled from near and afar to make it another special day.
Slán, and happy trails for the summer ahead.
Results have now been posted on Chipit.ie and can be found in results