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IMRA Trooperstown Hill


Long loop over unnamed “Boots” mountain and Trooperstown Hill itself

Climb (m):

Distance (km):

Event Difficulty:
6 (1,2,3) – Easy Terrain, 200M – 500M ascent, >10Km

Race Marking:
– Route fully marked

Course Record:
Men: 39:11 (Barry Minnock, Rathfarnham WSAF – 2008) Women: 50:29 (Aisling Coppinger, Clonliffe Harriers – 2008)

Winter League

Route Description:
Avg Ascent/Descent Grade: 7.1%/-7.4% (be warned that final descent has a -26% descent grade)

Getting There:
Take the M50 Southbound, get off at the Roundwood exit (Kilmacanogue) and follow the signs towards Laragh, drive through Annemoe and follow the bend left. 1.5km further down (keep the River Inchavore on your left), you’ll see a brown sign saying “Trooperstown”, turn in here and follow the minor road to the car park at the river before the stone bridge. There’s limited parking at the prize-giving venue so please carpool to this race. Grid ref for parking: T 158 969.

Organisers Instructions:
There will be a short (junior) route: 4.5 km, ~ 150 m climb.

Prizegiving Location:
The Coach House Roundwood. Reserved section

This is the longest of the Winter League races but takes place on very good trails. The course is boggy in a few places but otherwise very runnable and starts and finishes on fire road in Trooperstown Forest. One of the final descents is on scree.