Course Details – 12th to 15th August ’21

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General


day-3_0136A Separate route every day, completing a single 105 mile loop over 4 days.
Travelling 105 mile of coastal roads around Inishowen 100 / Wild Atlantic Way scenic route. The routes are a mass of beautiful scenery and dotted with historical landmarks and small friendly towns and villages. The perfectly balanced choice of course each day and our added hospitality and care for runners are what make this event so Unique and a ell earned reputation of the “best of its kind in Ireland or Europe“, not our words but those of past participants testimonials which are indisputably the “proof of the pudding”.

day-3_0179Extreme North races require a little more endurance than normal flat marathon courses. Essentially it’s a certified marathon distance stripped back to its origins of endurance with your body clock, as opposed to your stop watch confirming that you have just completed a real endurance test.

The event is suited to all levels of endurance athlete’s offering separate start times to accommodate Walkers / Slow runners as well as the elite endurance runner. Allow an extra 10%+ on your normal marathon time to account for elevation and Back 2 Back runs

Course surface
You can assume that the entire course is on Tarred road. If there is any small section not it is not likely to affect your choice of runners.

Day 1

Day 1, Thursday 12th – Malin Head Marathon

WARRIOR COURSE (Full Marathon)

day2_0049Irelands most Northerly Marathon with views and landscapes that are unique to the West Coast of Ireland. This Marathon is on the most northerly coastal roads, skirting past amazing landscapes with the Atlantic waves almost lapping at your heels in places.

Starting from yesterdays finish in Malin Town and 4 mile along marathon runners will spend the rest of their day on the WIld Atlantic Way route as they feel the fresh winds of the North Atlantic keeping their bodies cool as the route sweeps along the northern coast with the sound of the Atlantic waves being the only intrusion to your thoughts as you witness some of Irelands most fantastic coastlines

 

Google maps link to Day 2 – Malin Marathon   https://goo.gl/maps/9Vk87M3xqxG2

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/>QUEST COURSE (Half marathon)

The Half Marathon stage starts at the Green, Malin Town, head out the black Mountain road and 6 miles into stage 2 runners will join up with the Marathon course and embark on todays main climb of Knockamanny Bends, approx. 600ft over 2 mile distance. The good news is that the remaining 5 mile is either descending or completely flat passing beautiful beaches at Lag then back to Finish Arena at Malin Town with the usual hospitality laid on.

 

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Day 2 – Malin marathon – course map – Click here for enlarged image

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Day 2 – Malin – course gradient Click here for enlarged image

Day 2

Day 2, Friday 13th – Mamore Marathon (In name only this year)

WARRIOR COURSE (Full Marathon)

day-3_0121Todays course will be the reverse of Thursdays course, so no need to have looked behind you yesterday as you’ll experience the amazing scenery from a different vantage point today., you’ll be amazed at how different it looks.

Starting & Finish – The Green, Malin Town

Google Maps link Day 3 – Mamore Marathon https://goo.gl/maps/r6Dec2n9PPu

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QUEST COURSE (Half marathon)

day-3_0098Todays Half Marathon will be a different course to yesterday and joining up with the marathon course about 4 mile into the run.

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Day 3 – Mamore – course gradient – Click here for enlarged image

Day 3

Day 3, Saturday 14th 2021 – Kinnego Marathon

WARRIOR COURSE (Full Marathon )

The Kinnego Marathon has a perfect mix of flat scenic coastal roads, small villages, enduring hill climbs and stunning scenery that changes with every turn of the road. Day en-quad-1_00263 Marathon commencing in Moville with a reasonably flat and scenic 9 mile along the banks of the Foyle, passing through Greencastle village, the Golf links, Shroove then change direction offering a panoramic view over Lough Foyle and Causeway Coast. Then turning right for one of the toughest 2mile hill climbs (900 ft elev.) to be encountered over the 4 days, climaxing at the summit with fantastic panoramic views all around you before a 2.5 mile steep decent towards the Half Marathon stage just South of Kinnego Bay of Spanish Armada fame before encountering a tough 1k climb signalling the end of enduring climbs for day 3 so you can relax into most of the the remaining 11 miles of rolling scenic coastal roads passing Tremone, Carrowmenagh, Gleneely and a final 6 mile straight back to Moville.

 

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GOOGLE MAP LINKS TO  Day 1 – Kinnego    https://goo.gl/maps/J1FJ8NTnVEv


/>QUEST COURSE (Half Marathon)

Day en-quad-1_00263 Half Marathon commencing in Moville with a reasonably flat and scenic 3 mile turning left for a toughest 2mile hill climbs (900 ft elev.) climaxing at the summit with fantastic panoramic views all around you before a 2.5 mile steep decent towards Kinnego Bay of Spanish Armada fame before encountering a tough 1k climb signalling the end of enduring climbs for day 3. a few mile drag and a final 4mile decent back into Moville.
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Day 1 – Kinnego marathon – course map – Click here for enlarged image

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Day 1 – Kinnego – course gradient – Click here for enlarged image

Day 4

Day 4, Sunday – Muff Marathon

Google Maps Link Day 4 – Muff Marathon     https://goo.gl/maps/DZvpNGv9KXU2

WARRIOR COURSE (Full marathon)

day4_0124Just like Day 2, the final day will be same as the Saturday course but in reverse (Clockwise) this time.

day4_0404QUEST COURSE (Half marathon)

Half Marathon runners will also be delighted to learn of a relatively flat course today, especially those who have run on the 3 previous days. Starting in Moville the course will be a “figure 8” coming back thru’ the village at mile 2 then onto Shroove and back to Moville via Greencastle.

 

 

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Course Gradient

 

Day 4 – Muff – course gradient – Click here for enlarged Image