ARCHIVED RACE: CLEC aka Carlingford Lough Endurance Challenge @ Cooley Mountains, Carlingford, Louth, Ireland on 07 July 2012

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: CLEC aka Carlingford Lough Endurance Challenge
  • Distance (KMs): 51
  • Distance (Miles): 32
  • Date: 07 July 2012
  • Start Time: 10.00
  • Venue: Cooley Mountains
  • Best Time (Men): 03:55.00
  • Best Time (Women): 00:00.00
  • Organised By: JohnnyMcCabe -Carlingford Adventure Racing Club
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes

Race Description

Carlingford Lough Endurance Challenge ‘CLEC’ is Ireland’s longest running multi-sport event (51k).

The event is open to three person teams, male, female and mixed. Competitors must leave each transition as a complete team. Final time taken on last member to cross the finish line.

Also, new is the Sports or ‘ Tarmac ‘ CLEC (36k). This challenge will be an individual event and shorter in distance, using a road bike instead of a mountain bike, used in the team event.

The Mt. Bike CLEC traverses the local Cooley Mountains and navigates Carlingford Lough in Co. Louth. Competitors mountain bike 31km (three stages of 18km, 5 km and 8km), run 14km (including two peak runs) and kayak 2km.

And after all this, they still have the energy to enjoy one of the best BBQ’s and post event party, on the circuit at Carlingford Sailing Club.

Top competitors take four and half hours to cover the 47kms, while the final finishers are expected in 6.30 hours.
The Sports ‘ Tarmac ‘ CLEC should take participants between two and a half, and four hours to complete. Depending on levels of fitness and experience. It is the perfect introduction to adventure racing of this kind.

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