Nephin Next in West League

May 31, 2024

The highly anticipated third race of the IMRA West League 2024 is set to take place this coming Sunday in Nephin, County Mayo. Following the successful races in Union Wood and Carrowkeel, the runners of the West are eagerly preparing for what promises to be the most challenging race of the league thus far.

The Nephin race will cover a 7.35km course with a demanding 736m of elevation gain, earning it an 8/10 on the IMRA Difficulty Scale. This makes it statistically the most difficult race in the league so far. Participants can expect a rigorous test of their endurance and skill as they navigate the steep gradients and loose stones characteristic of the route.

Safety is a paramount concern for the organisers. Runners are advised to exercise particular caution during the descent due to the severe gradients and sections of loose stones. The Way Marked path must be adhered to at all times to prevent accidents and ensure fairness in the competition. Any participants found taking shortcuts will face disqualification. 

The IMRA West League has been growing in popularity, drawing mountain runners from across the West of Ireland. Nephin’s challenging course is expected to attract a large turnout of runners eager to test their limits against one of the region’s most formidable peaks.

With its combination of elevation, rugged terrain, and difficulty, the Nephin race stands out as a key event in the IMRA West League 2024. As the runners lace up their shoes and prepare for Sunday, there is a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation in the air. For those who thrive on challenging themselves against nature’s toughest obstacles, Nephin promises an unforgettable experience.

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