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Achill Roar - Saturday 6th of September 2014

 

ENTRY for the 2014 Achill ROAR due to close on Mon 1st Sept  

 

Our Mini event is a new event aimed at true beginners to this type of mulitisport event yes

Significant spot prizes only will be awarded in the mini event to avoid it being targeted as easy pickings by experienced athletes

Name transfers FOC (1 per entry) are available by e-mail request up to 15th August - Just e-mail info@roar.ie

We hope this will encourage you to enter early to avail of cheaper entry prices and thus have a season long highlight to aim for with the added comfort of knowing your entry fee is refundable if for some reason you are unable to compete.

You can change up or down in distance depending on how your training has gone - No problem, drama or cost to you smiley

Just e-mail us at info@roar.ie with your distance change request before 20th August

Costs Quoted are fully Inclusive of All Entry Charges for the online entry system provider, quality ROAR race top,  Outfront Buff, chip timing with splits for each leg, VAT on your entry plus €2 from each entry fee will be donated to a local cause

Cost of entry for 2014 event:

€ 50  - Up to 31/01/14
€ 55  - 01/02/14 to 31/03/14
€ 60  - 01/04/14 to 31/05/14
€ 65  - 01/06/14 to 30/06/14

€ 70  - 01/07/14 to  31/07/14


€ 75  - 01/08/14 to 1/09/14

Group Discount for 4 - 6 (10%), 7-9 ( 15%), 10+ (20%) - Applied automatically at checkout stage yes

 

Likely Race Start Times -  Saturday 6th September 2014:

Expert - Wave 1 at 10.00 - All Categories

Sports - Wave 2 at 11.00- All Elite and some runners

Sports - Wave 3 at 11.30 - Balance of runners and all joggers

Mini ROAR: Wave 4 at 12.00 - All Categories

We will have wave starts as detailed above for each category so please be honest about your proposed category level as it will be better for you to be competing against similar level participants.

We may have to put late entries in an unsuitable category if any one section is oversubscribed so please all be honest about your abilities and realistic expectations

Wave times will be confirmed shorthly after registration has closed on 31st August

For guidance on Category Levels:

Elite - Typically top 20% in competitive events

Runner - Typically placing 20 to 50% in competitive events

Jogger / Walker - Typically placing 50+% in competitive events

The categories for the Achill Roar are:

  • Mini ROAR - Aimed at beginners to this type of event with low to medium fitness level

  • Sports ROAR

  • Expert ROAR

Click on the above categories for more details


The discipline’s for the Achill ROAR event are:

  • Running – Mainly off road
  • Cycling – On Tarmac suitable for any type of bike
  • Swimming or Paddling a either a Double Sit on Top Kayak or SUP (Kayaks/ SUP Supplied) or a Single Kayak should you chose to bring your own

 Approximate course distances and order of the disciplines are: 

Mini ROAR:

Short run (~600m) to lake

Swim 200m or Kayak ~700m *
Short run (~600m) to transition

Run 4km ( Flat - on Beach)

Bike 12km 

Short Dash (~100m) to Finish

Sport ROAR:

Short run (~600m) to lake

Swim 400m or Kayak ~1200m *
Short run (~600m) to transition

Run 8km ( Mainly flat on beach with short hill section in the middle)

Bike 22km 

Short Dash (~100m) to Finish

Expert ROAR:

Short run (~600m) to lake

Swim 1000m or Kayak ~2500m *
Short run (~600m)to transition

Run 15km ( Beach and Mountain Run up to 644m summit)

Bike 45km
Short Dash (~100m) to Finish

Exact Swim /  Kayak distances are "matched" to give a "fair" race with allowance for removal of wetsuit, etc!

Kayak estimations are base on two good paddlers in a double sit on top

Anyone with skill to bring your own fast "racing" (single) boat should be faster than a good swimmer

Anyone who is a very good swimmer and a poor paddler should be faster swimming

Please refer to our FAQ section for a list of Frequently Asked Questions