Our course director René Borg provides an update on our 2023 routes.
Every year since inception in 2019, we have made small adjustments to optimise the runner's experience every year. This year is no different, so strap in for the low-down on the key changes to the 2023 route compared to 2022 route. Didn't race in 2022? Don't worry: the key piece of information for you is the final distance and climb for our four races in 2023, so you know exactly what to expect.
At the highest level our 19 km race changes from 19.2 km to 19.9 km, our 30 km race from 30.2 km to 31.1 km, our 46 km race becomes a 47 km race as it moves up from 46.4 km to 47.8 km and our 80 km shrinks slightly from 80.4 km to 78.9 km with all routes adding slightly more vertical up and down. Note that every device you wear will measure trail routes slightly differently, so do not expect exact numbers: we provide this update simply so you are not too surprised once you get - let's say - 46 km into the 47 km and you are still not quite on Bray Promenade!
New section through Belmont/Kilruddery
With the famous 'Hell & Back' obstacle race taking place on the same day as our race this year, we are showcasing a new route through the Kilruddery / Belmont Estate to avoid a direct overlap between competitors in these two great County Wicklow events.