Trail Run – 3km
The first run will take place within the Silent Valley Nature park on a series of off road trails. running in a loop you will arrive back at transition for the bike stage after 3km. The trail is a mix of gravel path and single track gravel with potentially wet and muddy sections. Trail shoes are advised. This is a beautiful run with epic views across the Silent Valley and surrounding area.
Road Cycle – 45km
Starting at the Silent Valley you will exit onto the Head road and complete the 45km course in an anticlockwise direction. You will head to the coast and onto Newcastle before ascending into the Mountains passing Meelmore, Spelga and Attical along the way. This is a hilly course and is guaranteed to get the blood pumping. Road bikes are ideal for this event as road surfaces area generally good and fast. Hybrid and mountain bikes have been used in the past by some competitors. Please note that all bikes must be road worthy and fitted with a good quality front white and rear red flashing light. regardless of conditions on the day lights must be fitted and turned on. there will also be random bike checks on the day.
Road / Trail Run – 15km
The final run will take you back out into the road then up in the Annalong Valley at Carricklittle. From here the course heads to the saddle between Binnian and Lamagan before descending to BenCrom Dam then onto the final tarmac run to the finish. Awesome views and stunning trail running waits for competitors. Trail shoes are once again recommended and there will be a mandatory equipment list including full waterproof clothing, hat, gloves, space blanket, food, water, whistle small first aid kit and something to carry it all in.