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The Carlingford Lough Endurance Challenge


The Carlingford Lough Endurance Challenge – CLEC

 Competitors from all over Ireland and beyond will vie for places in the 12th  ‘CLEC’ multi-endurance event, on July 7th, 2012. The Carlingford Lough Endurance Challenge or ‘CLEC’ is Ireland’s longest running multi-sport event, which traverses the local Cooley Mountains and navigates Carlingford Lough in Co. Louth and involves Trail Running, Mountain Biking and Sea-Kayaking.

Once again, there will be two separate races this year, the Mt. Bike CLEC, comprising of two and three person teams only – Total Distance 51k, approx. finish time bewteen 4.5 to 6.5 hours. (9.5k Trail Run; 12k Mt Bike; 2k Fox’s Rock Peak Run; 5k Mt Bike; 3.5k Slievenaglogh Lake run; 9k Mt Bike 2.5k Slieve Foy Peak Run; 4k Mt Bike; 2k Sea-Kayak; 2k King John’s Castle Run.)

The Sports event or ‘ Tarmac’ CLEC will be an individual event and shorter, using a road bike, but covering some of the same run and kayaking sections as the Mt. Bike CLEC – Total Distance 38k, approx. finish time between 2.5 to 4 hours. (6k Trail Run; 12k Road Bike; 2k Fox’s Rock Run; 15k Cycle; 1k Sea-Kayak; 2k King John’s Castle Run.)

There will be a limit of 300 participants. 150 competitors in the Mt. Bike CLEC and 150 competitors in the Sports ‘ Tarmac ‘ CLEC. And after all this,hopefully still have the energy to enjoy one of the best BBQ’s and post event party, on the circuit at Carlingford Sailing Club.

Please close all gates after you even if another team is approaching in the distance. Gel packets and food rappers please take them to transition, and dump ‘em there, not on the mountain please, thank you. ‘Leave no trace’

BBQ meal for all competitors and friends from 5pm until 6pm (Food will be kept for late finishers…so no need to hurry !!) 
Prize giving will be at 6.30ish in the sailing club. Band to follow.

Looking forward to seeing you in Carlingford.

Travelling from North or South on M1 , take the exit off the M1 Junction 18 signed Dundalk North. From   the roundabout , take the exit signposted for Carlingford. Drive straight ahead for 20/25 mins and take a left turn into the village itself (signposted clearly). Carlingford Sailing Club is located opposite the Four seasons Hotel on the Shoreline.