Back on Irish Soil and Bog – A Circuit of Avonbeg

I needed a good dose of Ireland’s mountains when I got back home in April. So where better to head than to Wicklow, and to the Valley of Glenmalure? I have a habit of following the IMRA race calendar when I’m away from home, looking at the up and coming races, checking out the results … Continue reading Back on Irish Soil and Bog – A Circuit of Avonbeg

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A Long Way up Lugnacoille

Last weekend saw IMRA’s annual race up Lugnacoille, Wicklow Mountains’ highest peak. Standing at 925 metres above sea level, the route provides a total climb of 718 metres, with an out and back length of 10.5 kilometres. It’s a fair old hike up Lugnacoille. The race starts straight up a gravel track, and after a … Continue reading A Long Way up Lugnacoille

Loving it up Lugnacoille

With sunshine all round Ireland last Sunday, I wanted to really make the most of the mountains over the weekend. So I decided to park my car at Glenmalure Lodge in South Wicklow and make my way up Lugnacoille. At a modest 925 metres, Lugnacoille is the highest peak in the Wicklow Mountains. The mountain … Continue reading Loving it up Lugnacoille