The Wall – Adventure Duathlon

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Take a tour of the Mourne Mountains like never before and explore the dramatic scenery as you run and bike through this duathlon. A truly breathtaking duathlon course featuring runs through the Silent Valley Nature Park and a bike course along the Northern Ireland coast.
Participants
63k
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Calendar
Sat 23rd Apr 2022
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LocationPin
Ballymartin, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Silent Valley Mountain Park, Head Rd, Ballymartin, Newry BT34 4PU, UK
Start times
Sat 23rd Apr 2022
63k:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Wall – Adventure Duathlon
63k
RaceTypeRunning
3km
RaceTypeCycling
45km
RaceTypeRunning
15km
£65.00
Route information
Trail Run - 3k
The duathlon starts with a 3k off road trail run within the Silent Valley Nature park. Underfoot will be a mixture of gravel paths and single track gravel with some we and muddy sections. This will be a looped route providing some awe inspiring views the entire way around.
Road Cycle - 45k
The bike course will be a hilly and demanding one. After leaving transition, you'll head onto the road surrounding the Silent Valley to complete the 45k cycle. The route will take you to the coast towards Newcastle before ascending into the Mountains passing Meelmore, Spelga and Attical.
Road / Trail Run - 15k
The final run will have you running a bit of an incline towards the Annalong Valley at Carricklittle but after that it's all downhill to propel you to the finish line. The second run route will be a mixture of road and trail underfoot.
All routes will be fully way marked - therefore navigation skills will not be a requirement for this event. Please familiarise yourself with the routes below:
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Bespoke event buff
  • Goody bag
  • Race prizes
  • Chip-timed
  • Feed stations
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • Parking in Silent Valley
  • Race safety cover
  • Access to fantastic terrain
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How to get there
Silent Valley Mountain Park, Head Rd, Ballymartin, Newry BT34 4PU, UK
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Address: Silent Valley Mountain Park, Head Road, Annalong, Newcastle, BT34 4HU
Parking
Parking will be free and is allocated on arrival at the main silent Valley Car Park. Please follow race directions on arrival.
Accommodation
East Coast AdventureExternalLink is the official accommodation partner of this event. The Mountain Lodge is just 3 miles away from the start line and is a great option for an overnight stay.
There will also be the option to park caravans and camp at Silent Valley the night before the event. Details for camping facilities will be coming soon.
Event day logistics
07:00 - 08:30 Participants arrive
09:00 Duathlon starts
Transition
Transition will be at the South East corner of Silent Valley Reservoir.
Further details about the event will confirmed closer to the date.
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Backpack
Kit List
Trail shoes and road bikes are recommended.
Mandatory Kit List
  • Full waterproof clothing
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Space blanket
  • Food
  • Water
  • Whistle
  • Small first aid kit
Bike Specifications
Road bikes are ideal for this event. All bikes must be road worthy and must be fitted with:
  • quality front white light
  • quality rear red flashing light
FAQ's
Do I need a specific bike for The Wall – Adventure Duathlon?
Any road worthy bike is fine but road bikes are encouraged. Your bike must be fitted with good quality front white and rear red lights.
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Will The Wall – Adventure Duathlon be hilly?
Yes, the routes for this duathlon have plenty of hills to keep your heart pumping round the course.
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Will there be parking at The Wall – Adventure Duathlon?
Yes there will be parking in Silent Valley, the cost of parking is included in the ticket price.
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