TUFF-INISH Up & Running -6th July 2024



race day data

Run 1 Kayak Bike 1 M’tain Bike 2 Run 2 Totals
EXTREME 12.5 1.5 22.5 7 18.3 0.2 62 1294
REBEL 6.5 1.3 14.5 5.3 13.3 0.1 41 788
SPRINT 5.7 1.2 8 3.4 7.6 0.1 26 483


Last person at end of Last person at end of
Race Briefing Start Run 1 Kayak Bike 1 Summit M’t’ain Bike 2 Run 2
EXTREME 7:50am Sat. morn 8:00am 09:20 09:30 11:15 12:15 12:45 14:10 14:15
REBEL 8:50am Sat morn 9:00 / 9:30 10:20 10:40 12:10 13:00 13:25 14:30 14:30
SPRINT 10:00am Sat morn 10:15am 11:00 11:20 12:40 12:45 13:00 13:45 13:45

07:50 – Recommended times only for last person leaving that transition

12:00Cut-off times at Mountain Summit’s – Participants will be requested to turn, start decent and continue race.

12:45 – These Cut-Off times will be strictly applied to the TITAN Race 



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.


The following race support is intended to ease any concerns you may have about the challenge and to ensure that you maximise your enjoyment.

  • Stewarts at major junctions only along the course.
  • Course markings are clear so no worries about getting lost.
  • Entire mountain course will be marked with flags
  • Distance markers every 10k
  • Water top-up at all transition area’s. –
  • Vehicular surveillance at random.
  • Toilets available at transitions
  • First Aid support throughout Doctor on Call.
  • Brush wagon and surveillance for all slower participants or non finishers
  • Hot refreshments at finish


Transition Stations will provide;

ALL RACES    – Water top-up facility, Bike racking

Food and Drink – Ensure that you have taken sufficient food etc., whatever helps maintain your energy levels throughout the race.

Bike Transition – 

– Bikes for all other races must be left at T1 transition on race morning.

Lake Transition Mountain Transition @ M’tain Trail Lake Transition
T1 T1 T2 T2 T2 T1
EXTREME Run1/Kayak Kayak/Cycle 1 Cycle1/M’tain M’tain/Cycle2
REBEL Run1/Kayak Kayak/Cycle 1 Cycle1/M’tain M’tain/Cycle2
SPRINT Run1/Kayak Kayak/Cycle 1 Cycle1/M’tain M’tain/Cycle2

Race morning arrival, Extreme, Rebel & Sprint – Arrive at Start at least 80mins before your race start time to collect your race pack and then leave your bike at the Lake Transition which is only 3 mile away then return to start.

BIKE TRANSITION T1, at Lough Fad, can be accessed from both Clonmany and Carndonagh road’s, opens at 6:30am on Saturday morning (No overnight transition)

*You can choose to drop bike at transition prior to collecting race pack if it is more convenient,

* You can leave backpack or bag at bike transition, please ensure it is secured/ strapped to your bike. Any packs will have to travel with you on the bike. Ensure pack is waterproof.

Pack collect


VENUE – Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries

Friday 5th July – Race Pack collection (Provisional)

Saturday 6th July – from 6:00 for all races

  • BIKE hand-over – Bikes will be  transported to T1 by staff in morning. – Please fix your bike number on bike before hand-over. Helmet should be attached to bike and fix self adhesive number onto helmet.
  • TRANSITION BOXES hand-over – Boxes no larger than 35ltr. You will be given Transition numbers to fix to your boxes, then hand-over and we will distribute them to their relevant Transition station.
  • RACE NUMBER & info. – You will receive these at Pack Collection
  • GOODY BAG / CYCLE TOP – You will receive these at Pack Collection
  • TIMING CHIP – You will receive this at race pack collection, it will be fitted with Velcro strap and can be worn on the wrist.
  • RACE BRIEFING – Will be 15mins before each race start. 


Start / Finish – Sliabh Sneacht Centre  – Assemble here after 6:00 on race morning, collect timing Chip and get ready for 7:30am Start

T1 – Lough Fad Pier – End of Stage 1 RUN / Start of Stage 2 KAYAK

T1 – Lough Fad Pier– End Stage 2 KAYAK / Start Stage 3 CYCLE 1.

T2 – Mountain stage – End of stage 3 CYCLE 1 / Start of stage 4 MOUNTAIN TREK

  • End stage 4 MOUNTAIN TREK / start stage 5 CYCLE 2


Extreme, Rebel & Sprint Pack Collection / Goody bag.


Race Mornings 5th – 6:30am to 10.00am.

Please arrive 75 – 90 mins before race start to allow for pack collection and bike drop.

At Race Pack collection you will;

      • Collect Race Number
      • Collect your Timing Chip.
      • Collect Goody Bag & T Shirt

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 €39.00 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.

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.


Allow enough time to drop your bike at transition 1 (6k from start)

Only 1 bike allowed / person. Bike must be fitted with appropriate daytime lighting.

Breakdown / Puncture – Each participant will be responsible for bike / puncture repair, so ensure that you have puncture repair kit, pump etc. with you during cycle.

We will have a bike mechanic to assist on the off-road section – Any tube or tyre replacements en-route must be paid for at finish line later.