Online registration for the 2019 Warriors Run in Strandhill opened on Friday afternoon.
This hugely popular event is now into its 35 year.
900 registrations are available online at warriorsrun.ie.
The Warriors Runtakes competitors from the Cannon Gun at the beachfront in Strandhill to the top of Knocknarea, around Queen Maeve’s Cairn and back to the beachfront again.
For the uninitiated, a 15 Kilometre race might seem easy. It’s not… The race is classified as a road and hill race or multi-terrained, so whilst approximately nine of its kilometres are on paved roads, it is the special six kilometres in the middle, to the top of Knocknarea that gives the race its bite. These six kilometres include a 700 foot climb through fields, loose gravel, unsurfaced and heather paths.
At its steepest incline on the way up, even the most professional athlete slows to a walk and then braces themselves to face the equally daunting downhill run, back down the often slippery slopes, even in the driest of weather.
The 2018 race was won by Jake O’Regan in 54 mins 54 secs with Deidre Byrne the first female finisher.
The Warriors Run takes place in Strandhill on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 3pm.