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Mourne Mountain Marathon

  • 05-05-2009 9:58pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭


    Myself and the girlfriend are entering - anyone else heading up to this?

    http://www.mourne2day.com/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,533 ✭✭✭iceage


    Details. And please don't tell me its a marathon up a mountain as in 26. what ever miles.


    Right...35 kms over 2 days. Hmmm Mourne mountains, could you have got any further away?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭concussion


    iceage wrote: »
    Details. And please don't tell me its a marathon up a mountain as in 26. what ever miles.

    There are 4 categories, elite, B, C and D with distances from 55km down to 35 km split over 2 days. Each category also has different waypoints to navigate to with the elite having the biggest climbs and most difficult routes. We're entering the D cat as herself isn't a big outdoors person so it's going to be about 17 km a day, navigating across the Mournes. You have to carry everything you need for the 2 days - food, tent, dry kit, sleeping bag etc - and choose your own route between the waypoints.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,533 ✭✭✭iceage


    This D class sounds cool so far... Fair dues to your missus, tell her shes my hero!!

    With that I bid a fond fairwell lads.... bollixed off to my bed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,512 ✭✭✭BigDuffman


    Yup I plan to be entering alright! Will see ya there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭concussion


    I thought it would be your style all right - what category are you thinking of doing? Personally, B looks like a great challenge without going to extremes with the elite category.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,512 ✭✭✭BigDuffman


    Glutton for punishment! Ha ha nowhere near the elite at the moment! But aiming for B.

    The real goal is this however http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9dep7RKVVA&feature=related Tough Guy 2010!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭concussion


    Wow.


    Just...wow.

    I am IN!!!!! That looks fantastic....do you reckon we could do it with CEFO and rifles :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,512 ✭✭✭BigDuffman


    any other takers? Myself and another 2 lads from the unit are doing it in French Maids costumes! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭concussion


    What are the dates for the next year...this years was on my birthday!!!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9 bean-bags


    that sounds mad! but definately a good challenge, and long term training goal... only thing that scares the s*** outa me would be the station with the electric hanging things, that sounds like a complete nightmare. As some one who got electrocuted before, and not just a jolt off an electric fence, that would be meeting one of my worst fears face to face. Anyone else have any fears it might address?! I wonder does it cost much to enter, im going to have a look at the website ill post up the details when i find out.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭concussion


    Myself and the better half started training for this on Sunday out in Cratloe. It was a beautiful day made even better by bog, streams, mosquitos and pine trees :D . We covered about 13 km in 5 hours, taking our time and having a long lunch on the 'summit' of Woodcock Hill (at a majestic 310 m).

    Me being me, I carried everything I'll be taking on the challenge which I estimate weighed between 12 and 15 kg - so less than usual really!! Herself had bought her first pair of Goretex boots and was constantly amazed that her feet stayed dry - I'm happy too because there's nothing worse than a girl with wet feet :p:eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,512 ✭✭✭BigDuffman


    concussion wrote: »
    - I'm happy too because there's nothing worse than a girl with wet feet :p:eek:

    Ha ha hmmm trying not to add any childish innuendo:D

    I told my other half I was doing this and will be training for it and made a token offer (I blame you by the way concussion as I said there's loads of mountain virgins *snicker* doing it)...to my dismay she accepted:eek: Looks like I'd better get used to carrying two back packs and where peltors whilst moving in order to reduce damage to hearing from whinging.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭concussion


    BigDuffman wrote: »
    Ha ha hmmm trying not to add any childish innuendo:D

    I told my other half I was doing this and will be training for it and made a token offer (I blame you by the way concussion as I said there's loads of mountain virgins *snicker* doing it)...to my dismay she accepted:eek: Looks like I'd better get used to carrying two back packs and where peltors whilst moving in order to reduce damage to hearing from whinging.

    Nothing better than mountin', I mean, mountain, virgins.

    Don't throw the blame my way, you're the one who made it sound do-able! What category are you entering?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,798 ✭✭✭Local-womanizer


    Pfft,Tough Guy competiton has nothing on this:

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/05/coopers_hill_cheeserolling.html

    My Auntie lives there and they go to it every year,absolutly mental is the only word.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,027 ✭✭✭twinytwo


    Pfft,Tough Guy competiton has nothing on this:

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/05/coopers_hill_cheeserolling.html

    My Auntie lives there and they go to it every year,absolutly mental is the only word.

    there are videos of it on youtube...... funny i have 5to say


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,617 ✭✭✭Enduro


    If you like the MMM, then the Wicklow Rogaine should be right up your street. I think its a better event than the MMM. Also, as its score, rather than defined course orienteering, you can pick your own course to be as short or long as you want.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,798 ✭✭✭Local-womanizer


    Finished my 40k yesterday in 10 hours(with breaks!)Wasent too tough tbh,manage to get only 1 blister thankfully,though my feet where feeling it the last 10k.Just a few pics from the phone to give you and idea of the heights we scaled and the views awarding to us by scaling those heights:pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,798 ✭✭✭Local-womanizer


    And 1 more pic:)

    Fantastic weather for walking and a great turn out.It was held in aid of people with Special needs.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,497 ✭✭✭Poccington


    Congrats on getting the job done mate.

    Was it a loaded march?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 471 ✭✭pmg58


    Congratulation, Local-Womanizer. Well done to yourself and the rest of the team.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,533 ✭✭✭iceage


    Well done mate, you should be chuffed.....many beers afterwards? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,798 ✭✭✭Local-womanizer


    Poccington wrote: »
    Congrats on getting the job done mate.

    Was it a loaded march?

    Thanks.Naw,just had a small pack with the water and boots in it.We had 3 PDF officers leading our group,no waiting around with them!
    pmg58 wrote: »
    Congratulation, Local-Womanizer. Well done to yourself and the rest of the team.

    Cheers!
    iceage wrote: »
    Well done mate, you should be chuffed.....many beers afterwards? :D

    Thanks!Havent been on the beer yet!I came home and slept 16 hours straight:eek: Tomorrow night i'll be hitting the pub for a few:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,533 ✭✭✭iceage


    Thats alright, I'll have a few for you tonight!!!! Don't thank me, it'll be my pleasure, Hic. :pac:

    Well done again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,512 ✭✭✭BigDuffman


    congrats, hope the enorphin high was mighty!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,798 ✭✭✭Local-womanizer


    iceage wrote: »
    Thats alright, I'll have a few for you tonight!!!! Don't thank me, it'll be my pleasure, Hic. :pac:

    Well done again.

    Good to know you will take one for the team!:D
    BigDuffman wrote: »
    congrats, hope the enorphin high was mighty!

    It was indeed!


  • Registered Users Posts: 23 Paddyman38


    Hi
    im looking to do the mourne mountain 2 day marathon, on the 20 and 21 of september, problem is you have to do it in pairs so i need a partner, looking for someone who enjoys hiking, hope to enter either the b or c class, did the mourne sevens in 7hrs 29 min this year so looking for someone of decent standard, let me know if your interested .


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