26 extreme have just announced plans for the Achill Island Mountain Marathon. Europe’s most westerly Mountain marathon will follow a traditional mountain marathon format in which participants (solo or teams of two) navigate their way around a two-day course on Achill Island, albeit with a few twists.
The midway camp will be in the same location as the start location therefore removing the need to carry your tent, sleeping bag and food each day. You will however be required to carry mandatory kit each day and will be disqualified for failing to do so. At the overnight camp on the Saturday night we will have a marquee with hot food for all participants and traditional music.
A range of courses are available which will enable the event to cater for experienced elite athletes to first timers.
On the same weekend, 26 extreme will also run ‘The Achill 10k’. The race takes place on May 1st.
The course which is part road and part beach can lay claim to be Ireland’s most spectactular 10k race.
For more information on this event and details on how enter please log onto www.achillmountainmarathon.com.