Photo by Billy Mol, Taken on October 18, 2014
Last Saturday over 120 runners took part in the gruelling Mourne Skyline Mountain-Trail Race. The Mourne Skyline Mountain-Trail Race route comprises mainly of forest paths, fire roads and single track grass and granite trail, with approximately one mile on the road. The course measures 35k and there is approximately 11,056ft of ascent and 11,024ft of descent. The highest point was at 2,801ft and the lowest point was at Sea level.
Basically you have to run up and down most of the peaks of the Mournes, so as you would imagine you need to be extremely fit.
The mens race was won by Kim Collison (Borrowdale AC) in a time of 3 hours 57 mins. The ladies race was won by Stevie Kremer (Team Salomon) in a time of 4 hours 24 mins. If any of you have ever walked in the Mournes then you will know that covered most of the range in less than 4 hours is a seriously impressive achievement, well done to all involved.
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