Warm-up – Race Day details Sat 25th April ’20




Final Instruction

Tuff-Inish Adventure Race – 25th April 2020

This is a typical Race Day instruction / – This will be updated Monday 20th April 2020.


Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries (opposite North Pole Bar on Buncrana / Clonmany road) All races will START and FINISH at this venue.

Car Parking – Rear of North Pole Bar & along outer wall of school, towards Carndonagh, 150 metres from Centre.

Post race shower facilities and refreshments served here also.

RACE START TIMES (Sliabh Sneacht Centre)

Extreme Race – Wave 1 – Race briefing 7:30am – Race Start 7:45:00

Extreme Race – Wave 2 – Race briefing 8:00am – Race Start 8:15:00

Sprint Race – Wave 1 – Race briefing 8:50am – Race Start 9:10:00

Sprint Race – Wave 2 – Race briefing 9:20am – Race Start 9:40:00

Mini Race            – Race briefing 10:00am              – Race start 10:15:00

RACE PACK COLLECTION -Sliabh Sneacht Centre – (Traditionally on Race Morning)

There will be NO Friday Evening Pack Collection, as majority of entrants have a distance to travel, this will eliminate need to rush up on the Friday, we start early on Race Morning.

All participants must attend Race pack Collection / Registration Race Morning to receive race pack which includes;

  • Final Instruction
  • Race Number
  • Goody bag / Tee Shirt
  • Race Timing Chip

We will open at 6:30am on Saturday Morning and participants can opt to leave bike at transitions before collecting race pack, if preferred.

Race Pack Collection – 6:30am to 10:00am for all races. (Priority give to extreme races before 8:00am)

NOTE: Allow 1.0 – 1.5hrs prior to race to deal with registration & Bike to transition prior to race start.

BIKE TRANSITION – Extreme & Sprint

Transition T1, at Lough Fad, can be accessed from both Clonmany and Carndonagh road’s, (all sign posted.)

Opens ; 6:30am on Saturday morning (No overnight transition)

You can drop your bike at Transition before attending Registration if it is more convenient.


Transition T2, located at base of Sliabh Sneacht just 2k from Centre

Opens ; 8:15am on Saturday morning.

You can drop your bike at Transition before attending Registration if it is more convenient.

BIKE CHOICE     – Hybrid / Mountain Bike/ Road bike (puncture proof tyres essential).

BIKE HIRE  If you have booked a hire bike with your registration then you will collect bike in the Car Park of the Sliabh Sneacht Centre on race morning – Please allow enough time to transport your bike to the transition. The Bike Transitions are 2k & 5k from registration.

ESSENTIAL KIT Please ensure that you have familiarized yourself with all food, hydration and essential kit requirements for race as it is your responsibility to comply. survival blanket and whistle should be with you at all times.

RUCKSACK – Participants carrying extra shoes, food etc can leave package with bike, please ensure package is secured to Bike, no responsibility can be accepted for rucksacks /packages left.

KAYAK – A selection of Sit-on-top and twin kayaks will be available – Wave leaders must accept single sit-on -tops only as Twin kayaks will NOT be available to the leading pack (potential prize winners) and anyone requesting a specific kayak may have to wait a little until 1 becomes available. There will be NO “Time Out” allowance for waiting. Life jackets and paddles will be provided by Kayak providers (Inish Kayaks)

MOUNTAIN CLIMB – During the Spring, the first 1k could be more liken to a mud run, lots of wet boggy holes so expect to be in over the ankles often in this section. You may wish to have a change of foot ware for this section. The steeper sections are slippery on decline. Trekking poles may be of assistance. (You could have them tied onto bike for rest of the race)


  • EXTREME – Top of Mountain – Cut-Off time 12:40pm. After this you’ll be asked to turn when you meet the Marshalls on the decline and continue with race
  • SPRINT – Midway up steep incline – Cut-Off time 1:00pm After this you’ll be asked to turn when you meet the Marshalls on the decline and continue with race
  • MINI – part way up steep incline – Cut-Off time 12:00pm After this you’ll be asked to turn when you meet the Marshalls on the decline and continue with race
  • Kayak (Mini Race) Last kayak leaves pier at 12:30pm
  • Race cut off time is 2.30pm.
  • Relay challengers must organised own transport to different transition point.
  • PRESENTATION – Prize giving will take place in the North Pole Bar at 3:45. The following category’s will apply in each race provided there is at least 3 persons in each category
  • Winner – Female & Male
  • Runner up – Female & Male
  • Female over 40 & Male over 45
  • Team winners in Extreme & Sprint


      • Medals for all Finishers
      • T Shirt for all Finishers
      • Hot buffet / soup and refreshments at Sliabh Sneacht Centre
      • Use of Showers at centre.


The following race support is intended to ease any concerns you may have about the challenge and to ensure maximum enjoyment of the event.

      • Course is fully marked and marshalled at all junctions
      • Stewarts along course to ensure your safety.
      • 5K distance markers for each race
      • Water top up at T1 & T2 Transition Area’s.
      • Vehicular surveillance at random
      • Toilets available at Start, T1 & T2.
      • Mobile Medical support throughout the course
      • Mountain Rescue emergency call out service on Mountain


Please remember the challenge is on open publics roads / spaces and rules of the road and common courtesy should apply at all times. Respect the environment and do not litter. Remember the presence of a Marshall does not give you right of way, be prepared to stop.


If you require assistance with any aspect of the event or accommodation Contact harold@extremenorthevents.com   (We will do our best where possible)

Harold Mc Guinness

Pack Collection

Race Pack Collection / Goody bag.

Venue – Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries

Race Mornings 16th – 6.30am to 10.00am.

At Race Pack collection you will;

      • Collect Race Number
      • Collect your Timing Chip.
      • Collect Goody Bag (less Tee Shirt)
      • Have opportunity to discuss routes
      • Have opportunity to purchase Extreme North Merchandize


Course Signs

Each Route is thoroughly signed with directional signage etc as follows;

      • Participants will be provided with a map with final instruction.
      • Clear directional signage on route.
      • Distance markers every 5k on each course
      • Flag markers at junctions and mountain
      • Marshals at all major junctions.


Bike Hire

Bike Hire

Why not save yourself some hassle and hire a bike for the Tuff-Inish Adventure Race? We in conjunction with Cycle Routes are offering €29.00 bike hire for this event. The bikes are Ridge-back Velocity hybrids available in a wide range of sizes. They are 24 speed with Shimano Acera gearing, aluminium frame and rigid forks. The tyres are fairly wide for the road but ideal for the trail. All bikes are well maintained by our on-site mechanic so you can be sure that a great bike awaits you for the day of the event. We can also fit your own accessories to the bikes such as pedals, saddles etc. You can collect your bike and get fitted at Race Pack collection Please allow an extra hour for collection and fitting.