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 on: April 24, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by seanbranagh
That was a considerable chunk of the Mourne Wall you done on Sunday. You would be well fit for the Sevens even now if you are able to do that.
That is the kind of long hikes I am on currently also as I actually am doing the wall on May 5th too.

 on: April 24, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by AndrewC

Thanks for the reply’s. Will be increasing the mountains and miles with each walk. On Sunday went from Deers Meadow to Bloody Bridge, following the wall, over Slieve Muck, Meelbeg, Meelmore, Bearnagh, Comnadgah and Donard.

On the day of the event if you start at 7am how tight is it to make the cut off at Ben Crom at 2.30?

 on: April 24, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by seanbranagh
I have done it a few times and I am also signed up for it twice this year, both in August and also in June for Cancer Focus NI.

As for training there is no substitute for getting out into The Mournes themselves and building the distance up.
On the day take along a good friend for the craic although you will meet loads of great people along the route too.
Probably most importantly, go at the pace of the slowest person in your group. Never try to keep up with another persons pace if it is even just a little too fast for you. You won't make the distance if you do. Slow and steady wins the race as they say.
I would also advise bringing lots of small snacks to eat on the move as opposed to a big lunch.

 on: April 09, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by MG1
Done it myself a few years back. Its a tough but very enjoyable day out. Get into the hills as much as possible. Great people along the way.

 on: April 04, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by Fred
Definitely give it a go, you are no madder than the rest of us. If you can do it with some like minded friends, that's great for morale and motivation.

 on: April 04, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by AndrewC
Thanks Fred,

I am more than happy to drink from streams and can carry a sawyer water filter. I know its a huge day in the hills and the more I think about it the more I think I am mad!!!

 on: April 04, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by Fred
Hi Andrew
I done this about 15 years ago. Its certainly a big day out and shouldn't be underestimated but definitely worth doing.  In my opinion the best training is walking up hills, concentrate on endurance rather than speed. If you dont like drinking from the streams you should think carefully about hydration. Having said that, much of the route is away from streams as I remember.
Good luck

 on: April 03, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by AndrewC

Well after years of thinking about it I've entered the Seven Sevens. Has anyone done this event before? Any advise on training and taking part?


 on: March 25, 2019 
Started by RedLeader - Last post by AndrewC

Was up on Commedagh on Sat and the OS grid ref for the pipe is J 343 284 and its very close to 720m contour line. Plenty of water flowing out of it and was very easy to spot when coming from Slieve Corragh side.

 on: March 12, 2019 
Started by Chiefski77 - Last post by RDeckard
Hi Chiefski77

Did you ever get out? I've been looking to get out for a while but same as you no-one i know is interested, sure let me know what your plans are, might be interested in tagging along.


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