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16-03-2010, 13:21   #1
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Another Hill Climb? Cruagh - March 30th

We had two last year, one up Kippure the start of the year and one up Three Rock at the end - maybe we should run another once the days get longer?

I would propose something like Tuesday March 30th (sunset 19:56), 6:30 first person off and up the 'Cruagh Climb' from point 4 to point 5 on the map. We would start at the bridge at the base of the climb - the top is where it levels out (a few sign posts on the left) 5.98km later...

Distance: 5.98km
Climb: 325m

How does this sound? Any other suggestions?

It is a great climb as the first half is pretty sheltered (first 1.5km around 9-10%) - I do some of my testing on it.
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We had two last year, one up Kippure the start of the year and one up Three Rock at the end - maybe we should run another once the days get longer?

I would propose something like Tuesday March 30th (sunset 19:56), 6:30 first person off and up the 'Cruagh Climb' from point 4 to point 5 on the map. We would start at the bridge at the base of the climb - the top is where it levels out (a few sign posts on the left) 5.98km later...

Distance: 5.98km
Climb: 325m

How does this sound? Any other suggestions?

It is a great climb as the first half is pretty sheltered (first 1.5km around 9-10%) - I do some of my testing on it.
There's no race this Saturday so that could be an option rather than mid-week?
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Will this end up with the two of us trackstanding on the hill in a bid to go slower than the other?

Then again, you could always cheat by getting lost... again. I'm not the first boardsie to lose their way in one of these challenges, am I?
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Will this end up with the two of us trackstanding on the hill in a bid to go slower than the other?

Then again, you could always cheat by getting lost... again. I'm not the first boardsie to lose their way in one of these challenges, am I?
In our Swords one last year, some people got lost.
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There's no race this Saturday so that could be an option rather than mid-week?
Might feel it in the legs if you are racing Sunday though? How did you feel after Kippure next day? I'd be on for this anyway, see how my capacity for pain is coming on.

@Ryan- what sort of time would you expect for yourself and Mel? I am guessing that Mel in particular is a fair bit faster this year? Will need to extrapolate with a multiplication factor but just to get a handle on how long we will be suffering for.
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Might feel it in the legs if you are racing Sunday though? How did you feel after Kippure next day? I'd be on for this anyway, see how my capacity for pain is coming on.

@Ryan- what sort of time would you expect for yourself and Mel? I am guessing that Mel in particular is a fair bit faster this year? Will need to extrapolate with a multiplication factor but just to get a handle on how long we will be suffering for.
I wouldn't want to do an important race the following day but the day after that would be fine...

My time would be depended on the wind at the top - if it is still, sometime around the 15 minute mark - for Mel, if she is racing hard around 18... If there is a headwind up there, add another minute or two.
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Then again, you could always cheat by getting lost... again. I'm not the first boardsie to lose their way in one of these challenges, am I?
This one is pretty easy - at the T junction (end of the road), take a left up the hill... Simple
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This one is pretty easy - at the T junction (end of the road), take a left up the hill... Simple
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I wouldn't want to do an important race the following day but the day after that would be fine...
If done on Saturday the Bohermeen race is next day on Sunday... if done Tuesday evening there is no issue, I don't think the club leagues have quite started at that point.

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My time would be depended on the wind at the top - if it is still, sometime around the 15 minute mark - for Mel, if she is racing hard around 18... If there is a headwind up there, add another minute or two.
So we are looking at ~50% more pain than Kippure, at a rough guess?
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