Route: Blackstairs End to End

Submitted by Irish Mountain… on Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:58pm
Co. Carlow, IE
Co. Wexford, IE
32 km
Vertical Gain
1,750 m

This is a point to point challenge in which the runner crosses the length of the Blackstairs, a mountain range in the southeast of Ireland. The runner chooses their route between each summit/checkpoint. Depending on route choice, the challenge is approximately 30k/1700m.  Runner's can start at Ballinalor/Drummond Rd in Carlow and finish at The Halfway House Pub in Wexford (North to South) or start at The Halfway House in Wexford and finish in Carlow at Ballinalor/Drummond Rd (South to North) . Separate records are kept for each direction. There is no time limit on this challenge. Shane Furlong is the creator of Blackstairs End to End and he was part of the first team to complete it (South to North), along with PJ Meehan and Tom Owens, on June 18,  2022. Full details are at

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