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Art O'Neill 2023

  • 14-11-2022 1:07pm
    Registered Users Posts: 348 ✭✭ boydkev

    I got a spot in the AON23 lottery and was wondering if anybody who has done this before can help me.

    I will be travelling up on my own for the race as 2 other lads did not get a place. What is the best way to work the car in dublin and getting back to it after the finish.

    Or is it better to leave car in glenmalureand find someway to Dublin Castle for start.



  • Registered Users Posts: 589 ✭✭✭ Sandwell

    There are regular buses from the finish back to the Sandyford Luas stop (at least that was the case a couple of years back). You could leave the car there and get the Luas into Stephens Green and walk from there to the Castle. It's only 15 mins or so.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,305 ✭✭✭ Grassey

    Spotted this on FB.

     the Pursuit race will start at 22.00. There will be no transport back from Kippure Estate and no showers there either, but there will be a BBQ and a party.. hope that answers your questions !

    I've parking paid for in kippure (had assumed there would be a bus to start based on something it'd heard from previous year)

  • Registered Users Posts: 18 MJPK

    Hi, just wondering have you received any further info about getting out of Glenmalure after the event? I'm in the same situation as yourself, a solo competitor.

    Would you be interested in carpooling? Ie. Leaving a car in glenmalure on the Friday and could then drive out of there on the Saturday. Not sure if you're running, hiking, or both. I plan on running some of the road section and estimate I'll be in the 12-14 hour bracket .

    Sure let me know what you think.



  • Registered Users Posts: 348 ✭✭ boydkev

    I decided to not take up the spot i was offered, But thanks for the offer to Carpool.

  • Registered Users Posts: 562 ✭✭✭ Mad Benny

    Hi Michael, we're doing the trek and expect to be finished in 14 hours.

    We're thinking of leaving the car near Glenmalure on Friday lunch time. My wife is going to drive behind in a hired car so we can get back to Dublin 15. We'd prefer to get a bus but unfortunately there isn't one and taxi drivers in the area have been inundated with requests.

    It's a shame DWMR aren't organising buses. We would be happy to pay extra if cost is the issue. Hiring a car is going to be more expensive and we'll have to find somewhere to park.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,824 ✭✭✭ opus

    Best of luck to anyone taking part tonight, I'll be dropping a friend at Dublin Castle later on as it happens.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,305 ✭✭✭ Grassey

  • Registered Users Posts: 562 ✭✭✭ Mad Benny

    Now that the dust has settled any thoughts on the event? It looks like approximately 40% didn't finish.

    The rain made it very tough. I was soaked before reaching checkpoint 1.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,824 ✭✭✭ opus

    I collected a friend who was doing it for the fourth time in Glenmalur & he was saying if was the hardest he'd ever found it. Of course there was the extra bit of distance as well.

    Mind you he did come along with me to a parkrun afterwards for an easy jog round so he wasn't totally wrecked!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,305 ✭✭✭ Grassey

    I'd scribbled this based on the available results, and I'm probably wrong but...

    Ultra (112 racing, 83 finished — 74%, 29 DNF/S 26%)

    Trek (81 racing, 26 finished - 32%, 55 DNF/S - 68%)

    Hybrid (39 racing, 21 Finished - 54%, 18 DNF/S - 46%)

    108 total DNF/S less the 78 retired gives 30 DNS on the night - so 39% DNF for those 202 on the start line

    The challenge was harder to get numbers. I'd heard mention on the night there were 188 registered and 30 didn't show up to registration. There were 102 finishers.

    So 102/158 ~ 35% DNF there... Maybe... Though that seems very high.

    Anyways, yeah I'd definitely do it again. Was really nice to be out at night running like that, would love to do more of it!

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