DirectRooms.com announces that the scenic yet harsh terrain around Killarney will be testing the fittest athletes in a demanding adventure race this October.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT
On 8th October Killarney Adventure Race 2011 will see competitors run, kayak and cycle their way over 50 or 60 kilometre distances. The race breaks down into five stages and can be completed individually or teams can enter as a relay. In the first stage the race gets going with a 4km run through energy depleting bog around McGillycuddy Reeks and then up over the top of Strickeen Mountain.
The second stage is a lengthy 35km cycle although most of it is downhill. Cyclists will still have to be on their guard as they lean into the sharp curves and negotiate the changes in surface, which changes from sealed tarmac to loose gravel.
At the end of stage two cyclists will come to Muckross Lake and they’ll be rushing onto the kayaks to encircle the water for 1.5km.
Reaching the fourth stage it’s then decision time for competitors who can choose between an 8km run or push on for the full 18km which includes a 843m ascent to the top of Mangerton Mountain. Stage five sees competitors back onto the bikes for a relatively simple 2km stretch to the finish line.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms.com commented: “As rooms at a Killarney City Centre hotel start to become occupied rates will also rise so racers should firstly compare deals online.”