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LandyLiam

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The Denis Rankin Round
« on: June 04, 2014 »

Just announced today

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The Denis Rankin Round is a circuit of all the peaks in the Mourne mountains over 400m in height, covering over 86km (54 miles) in distance and over 6000m (20,000ft) in ascent. The challenge is to complete this within a 24 hour period.

The Round is named after Denis Rankin, a pioneer and leading light in fell running and mountain marathons in Northern Ireland since the 1970’s, who tragically died on 16th May 2013 competing in a fell race on Slievemoughanmore.

This is not an organised event but a challenge open to all who believe they can circumnavigate the beautiful, rugged and demanding mountains of Mourne within 24 hours.


http://www.denisrankinround.com/


This is now on my to do list, but maybe next year  ::)
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Re: The Denis Rankin Round
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014 »

Hats off to those who take up this one it looks like a sheer monster of a challenge.
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Re: The Denis Rankin Round
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014 »

I doodled it into a map, it's mental!  There are a few of those mountains I haven't achieved over the last few years, never mind 24 hours.
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Re: The Denis Rankin Round
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014 »

hmmm, i never really looked at the course, it just sounded nice  :)
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Re: The Denis Rankin Round
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014 »

first completion of the round now done (no not by me  :) )

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Congratulations to Greg Byrne and Billy Reed for being the first people to complete the Denis Rankin Round. A 24hr Mournes challenge that BARF running club have set up as a fine tribute in his memory. To summit all the peaks over 400m in the Mournes, which the lads did yesterday in 20hours 29mins. A very tough task. Starting at 2am in the dark & mist heading up Donard, and finishing at 10.29pm back in the carpark under the arch, 39 peaks later. The lesser visited mtns have few paths & difficult terrain under foot making the middle section particularly exhausting. They got a scorcher of a day however, with the Mournes in all their stunning glory yesterday. It will be intriguing to analyze their gps stats. The men have set an impressive start to the list of Compleaters.
http://www.denisrankinround.com/





I think i'll aim for 48hrs  8)
« Last Edit: June 19, 2014 by LandyLiam »
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Re: The Denis Rankin Round
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2014 »

This sounds awesome! And a great tribute
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