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Start:  439 834, Laxey Promenade

 

The race will start on Laxey Promenade, outside Curlew Cottage. The first “waypoint” is the sea itself. The contestants should put a hand (or more!) in the water, in order to truly claim the Sea-to-Summit. This can be anywhere along Laxey Beach.

 

Return to the Prom and continue north. Turn left along Tent Road, passing the Harbour. At the end turn right and right again by the Mona Lisa Restaurant. Continue up Minorca Hill to the junction at Ramsey Road. This is crossed (under the instruction of the marshalls) and continue towards Ballaragh.

 

After just 50meters, at the right going bend, turn left on the track. Follow this for 1.5km, passing the small plantation on you left.

 

Continue ON THE FOOTPATH between the fields, until the stile and moorland. After this point the route is not prescribed and it is up to you to decide the best path.

Control point 1: 437 879 Summit Slieau Ouyr

 

The Control Point will be located next at the cairn on the eastern side of the summit plateau.

Control point 2: 419 883 Gully below Clagh Ouyr.

 

The Control Point will be in the gully, where the path coming up from the mine buildings crosses the gully and the streams join. This path is vague close up, but obvious on the approach.

Control point 3: 414 889 Summit of Clagh Ouyr

 

The Control Point will be next to the cairn on the true summit; not the subsidiary summit to the South.

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Road Crossing: 396 866 Footbridge at Bungalow

 

This crossing point is obligatory. This crosses the TT course and traffic is moving very quickly. Marshals will then guide you across the Tholt-y-will road.

Finish:  397 880, Summit of Snaefell

 

The finish will be by the buildings, just beyond the trig point.

MAP

THE ROUTE: 14km 1200m ascent

THE RACE

Control point 4: 409 871, 50m downstream from stream confluence

 

After Clagh Ouyr the Championships route leaves the usual line; turning SSW. Pass the south summit, down the shoulder and join the path descending to the disused mines at the head of the Laxey valley. Use the stile over the wall (please), past a small plantation, down to Control Point 4 just east of the obvious confluence in streams below the ruined mine workings.

Control point 5: 397 862, Summit of Mullagh Ouyr

 

A short marked section directly up the south side of the valley guides you to the tram lines crossing. From here to the summit cairn of Mullagh Ouyr, taking care when crossing low wire fence.