This is an Out & Back version of the Western Way 50 Mile.
Starting & Finishing in Westport.
Running from Westport to Maam Cross and then returning on the 50 Mile Route as detailed below.
Leaving Maam Cross, over the ĎHell of the Westí, remembering painful days coming up the same hill during the Connemarathon Ultra, into Maam and up Mám Éan, quick bow of the head passing the chapel at the ancient pilgrimage site and down to the road. On to Illion and across the bog paths, through the forest, breaking onto Killary Harbour, Irelandís only fjord, and into the village of Leenane (where ĎThe Fieldí was filmed).
Then along the main road for 4km before coming to the beautiful Aasleagh Falls. Thereís something special about the path along the Erriff River heading upstream from the Falls, grassy path, lovely 5k stretch to Houstonís Bridge, then up the fire road to the Sheefry Pass, down to Sheefry Bridge. The Western Way has two options shown on the maps: road or open mountain, obviously we go the mountain (about 6k), over the saddle and down by the stunning Lough Lugacolliwee to join the road leading from Drummin to Louisburgh (Ďover the Maumí at Durlas), and Croagh Patrick isnít too far off. Food at the Mountain Rescue car park and onwards over the trail at Skelp and Clew Bay and Westport come into view. Then along the coast road alongside the inner bay to Westport Quay and then following the Old Railway Line Walk to the finish at Westport Skatepark.
Raw ultra organiseert in 2017 de volgende wedstrijden:
Vartry 100 Mile Fri 14th & Sat 15th April 2017
Vartry 50 Mile and 50 km Sat 15th April 2017
Ridge Ultra Challenge 112 Miles Sat 27th May 2017
Western Way 100 Mile Fri 30th June & Sat 1st July 2017
Western Way 50 Mile Saturday 1st July 2017
Venus Ultra 50 Mile Sat 2nd September 2017
Wicklow Way 100 Mile Fri 1st Sat 2nd December 2017
Wicklow Way 50 Mile Sat 2nd December 2017
datum en andere gegevens voorbehouden.
Neem altijd contact op met de organisator voor inschrijving en actuele informatie.