We are the Gaelforce women and we have designed these races for us and for you. They are for women only and celebrate fit, healthy, determined, enthusiastic and wonderful women just like us and just like you.
The Perfect Race
They offer the perfect distance, the perfect combination and the perfect challenge to test you and to give you that feeling of pure triumph when you reach the finish line.
Down with sweaty, jostling men. This start line is just for the ladies!
Be strong, be proud, be a Gaelforce woman in 2015
THE BREAKDOWN OF DISCIPLINE DISTANCES WITHIN THE TOTAL 24.5KM COURSE:
1. Running/walking: 10km approx 2. Cycling: 14km approx 3. Kayaking: 0.5km max
THE DETAILED BREAKDOWN:
STAGE 1: RUN (LESS THAN 10KM!)
The first run begins at the bike transition (bike drop) at the Upper Dam on the Upper Reservoir. It then continues south along the path to Waters Bridge. It then joins the path around the Lower Reservoir making its way in a loop back to Waters Bridge and back to the Upper Reservoir where the kayaking will take place. The lakeside paths (the majority of the run) are flanked by trees and the terrain consists of woodland trails but they are rough in places and watch out for brambles. The run is quite flat and very pretty with fantastic views across the water in all directions.
STAGE 2: KAYAK (0.5KM)
The kayaks will be 2 person sit-on-tops so grab a partner (the next competitor to you if racing alone) and take to the water. You will kayak approximately 0.5km in a looped course in the Upper Reservoir.
STAGE 3: CYCLE (14KM)
The cycle follows the roads outside the reservoir. It starts with a short stretch on the R765 before turning right along the east side of the lower reservoir. It then joins the R764, turning right at Ballyduff cross roads. Two more right turns bring the route back to Roundwood and into the final bike drop at the campsite. The cycle is mostly along quiet country roads and has a slight elevation. For information on what bike to use read our FAQ section.
STAGE 4: RUN (0.25KM)
Competitors will run the last short stretch from the bike drop to the finish line in the Roundwood campsite.