THE WALL • ADVENTURE DUATHLON

Date of Event

23rd April 2022

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About

THE WALL • ADVENTURE DUATHLON

Staged from the Silent Valley in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, the Wall Adventure Duathlon will take you on a tour of the Mourne Mountains like no other. Run in idyllic nature trails in the Silent Valley to start off, ride the ups and downs of the bike loop and run through the heart of the Mournes to finish.

Schedule

The Stages

Event Opens for Pack Collection: – 7:30am

Race Starts: – 9am

Trail Run – 3km

The first run will take place within the Silent Valley Nature park on a series of off road trails. running in a loop you will arrive back at transition for the bike stage after 3km. The trail is a mix of gravel path and single track gravel with potentially wet and muddy sections. Trail shoes are advised. This is a beautiful run with epic views across the Silent Vally and surrounding area.

Road Cycle – 45km

Starting at the Silent Valley you will exit onto the Head road and complete the 45km course in an anticlockwise direction. You will head to the coast and onto Newcastle before ascending into the Mountains passing Meelmore, Spelga and Attical along the way. This is a hilly course and is guaranteed to get the blood pumping. Road bikes are ideal for this event as road surfaces area generally good and fast. Hybrid and mountain bikes have been used in the past by some competitors. Please note that all bikes must be road worthy and fitted with a good quality front white and rear red flashing light. regardless of conditions on the day lights must be fitted and turned on. there will also be random bike checks on the day.

Road / Trail Run – 11km

The final run will take you take you up the Mourne Wall to the summit of Slieve Binnian, one of the Mourne 700s, before descending to BenCrom Dam then onto the final tarmac run to the finish. Awesome views and stunning trail running waits for competitors. Trail shoes are once again recommended and there will be a mandatory equipment list including full waterproof clothing, hat, gloves, space blanket, food, water, whistle small first aid kit and something to carry it all in.

 

ROUTES

All routes will be fully waymarked – therefore navigation skills will not be a requirement for this event. You will however need to pay close attention to the event markings and we do encourage people to have an understanding of the course prior to the start. 

Before entering you have to ask yourself – Are you ready to conquer “The Wall“?

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Entry Fee will be £65 and includes:

Parking in Silent Valley (£4.50), Bespoke Event Buff, Electronic Chip Timing, support station at transition area, bike racks and transition point, Finishers Medal, Race Prizes, Marshals at strategic points, Race Safety Cover, paramedics, Permissions and access agreements to some fantastic terrain to race on and much more. 

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

BASALTsix has developed a range of clothes and accessories to keep you warm and look good before and after your water activity.

 

EMBRACE THE ELEMENTS

BASALTsix Waterbike

BASALT Breaks invites you to STAY in the comfort of our luxury accommodation. Experience nature’s amazing PLAYground and take time to CONNECT with friends and family.

 

Situated in the Northern Ireland seaside town of Ballycastle on the famous North Antrim coast, BASALT Breaks provides luxury accommodation for groups, families and corporate.

Our two locations across four properties are the perfect base for guided walks, hikes, surfing, Stand Up Paddle boarding, snorkelling, water bikes and e-bikes.

Please CONTACT US for more details on our activity partners and options available.

Accommodation

Official Accommodation Partner

Once again for 2022 East Coast Adventure has been nominated as the Wall Duathlons official accommodation partner.

Set in the Mourne Mountains just 3 miles from the start line, East coast Adventure has accommodation to suit even
the most discerning traveller. With luxury double rooms and spacious family
rooms they will have the perfect combination to suit everyone’s needs. All rooms
are ensuite and have access to state of the art self-catering facilities. The entire
Mountain Lodge has just had an extensive renovation completed in June 2021. East
Coast also have a beautiful Glamping and Camping site to the rear of the lodge if
you want to be a little closer to nature.
check out www.eastcoastadventure.comz
for more info. You won’t be disappointed.

Our Beer Partners

Mourne Mountains Brewery

We are proud to announce our official partners Mourne Mountains Brewery. Great Beers for all our Great Participants. Mourne Mountains Brewery was founded in 2015, situated in the foothills of the beautiful Mourne Mountains. At our 16HL brewery in Warrenpoint we brew a diverse range of beers from fruited sours to imperial pastry stouts and highly-hopped IPAs – all vegan friendly! On our traditional brewhouse we use the finest whole leaf hops from around the world and the highest quality brewing malt but the ingredient we treasure the most is our water supply. Originating in the high Mournes, it is beautifully soft and perfect for brewing a wide variety of beer styles.

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