Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Galtee hill run

After my night shift I headed straight from work to meet James Moore for a run on the Galtee Mountains. This meant that we were ready for the off at 7.30am this morning. James was just recovering from a nasty chest and throat infection so we decided to take it nice and handy so as not to do him any harm ahead of his participation in Gael Force West, an adventure race taking place in Connemara in a couple of weeks. We went up the Black Road and headed for Galtybeg. From the top down swiftly to the col under Galtymor. The steady pull up to the summit at 919meters soon passed and we ran down to the col under Sliebhcushnabinnea. From here down gently into the glen and we followed the river until we had to traverse around Knocknagaltee and we were able to regain the Black Road and thus back to the car. A total of 14 kilometers and 750mtrs of ascent in just over two hours. When James is fully recovered I,m sure we can take a considerable chunk of time off that.
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