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CuChulainn Cycle Club present: ‘The Cooley Thriller' 2009
« on: August 28, 2009, 03:28:50 PM »
Yes its back, ‘Da Cooley Thriller’ is about to peddle off once more on Saturday 19th, September 2009. Set in the Cooley Mountains just outside Carlingford, Co. Louth the route, approx. 45kmm,  will take riders on a complete traverse of the Cooley Mountains, taking in some of the Táin Trail and forest tracks to some roller coaster natural single trails once navigated by the bold Cuchulainn himself. Starting in the village with a mass start.


Carlingford is very simple to find coming from North, South or West.


Directions

 

1.   From the South & West

Make your way to the M1, driving North and take exit 18 and following the directions

fro the R173 to Carlingford. Once you get onto this road its roughly 18km to the turn

for Carlingford at Millgrange, take the left run here and this will bring you into

Carlingford Village.

When you arrive at the village, pass the Four Seasons hotel on your left, and take the

right immediately after this down to the Sailing Club which is down the end of this road

on your left.

2.   From the North

Make your way to Newry, following the signs for Dublin following the A2. When you get

the centre of Newry, follow the signs for Omeath / Carlingford R173, you will take a left

along the quay in front of the Quays shopping centre. Follow this road down, taking a

left at the end, this brings you onto the R173, it’s a straight road from here to

Carlingford

When you arrive at the village, pass the Castle on your left, and take the left

immediately before the Four Seasons Hotel, after this drive down to the Sailing Club

which is down the end of this road on your left.

 

3. Parking

There is plenty of parking available in the Carlingford Sailing Club.

Also, plenty of parking in Carlingford Village

 

4. Registration

Sign-on is at Carlingford Sailing Club and is open on Friday evening from 7pm –

8pm and on Saturday morning from 8am – 9.00am

You will need your Cycling Ireland licence for registration and if not you will need to

pay the one day license fee (€15.00)

IF YOU DO NOT BRING YOUR CI LICENCE YOU WILL HAVE PAY €15 FOR THE

ODL

 

5. XC ‘Thriller’ Event Timetable

Friday 21st

7pm – 8pm Race Registration/Sign-on

Saturday 22nd

8am Race Registration Opens

9.00 am Registration closes

9.40 am Race Briefing

9.50 am All bikers to go to the start line in the village

10:00 am Race Start (Very Sharp)

There is one mass start only.

2pm onwards finish at King John’s Castle, Carlingford

3.30 pm Food, and Prize Giving at the sailing Club (when final finisher arrives – respect !!)

Showers available at the sailing club.

 

6. Course Map

The GPS map of the course will be available as a google map on our race page www.dundalkcycling.com in the coming weeks

Long Course 45k approx. (11k on surfaced road)

Short/Sport Course 21k (7k on surfaced road)


We are using a single lap once again this year, the full course is approx. 45km long at this stage and should be pretty fast flowing. They will be a shorter option (17k) for those riders that just want to take part but feel the 45k loop a wee bit too long.

The race itself peddles off at 10am with all riders starting in a mass start. Once around the Church in Carlingford there will be no bottle necks as it is a long forest fire track to start with.
 Along the way you’ll peddle on/up/over/down/through/across and along The Táin Trail, The Devil’s Elbow, Black Run, Roller Coaster, Quad Tracks, Ray’s Loop (do it this time folks !!) Castles, Aidans Canyon, Skull Alley, CLEC Route, Goylin Pass, Black Ski Run, Convent Lane, the Crown awaits.................Home Sweet Home !!!!

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Re: CuChulainn Cycle Club present: ‘The Cooley Thriller' 2009
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009, 08:45:22 PM »
Sounds GREAT! can't wait I am defo going up.Was up there a few months ago,loads of fast single track , alot of climbing on tarmac though.
Anyone else going up ? I know this event clashes with the 24 hr event in Mayo which is a pity.

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Re: CuChulainn Cycle Club present: ‘The Cooley Thriller' 2009
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 09:19:08 PM »
Going to give it a go. Sounds great.

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Re: CuChulainn Cycle Club present: ‘The Cooley Thriller' 2009
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 07:47:31 PM »
going to try and make it too.

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Re: CuChulainn Cycle Club present: ‘The Cooley Thriller' 2009
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 11:14:51 PM »
Well its either this or the 24hour race....hmmmmmmm  ???

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Re: CuChulainn Cycle Club present: ‘The Cooley Thriller' 2009
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 12:39:05 AM »
ill be at this  ;D
if in doubt, pedal out !! ;)

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Re: CuChulainn Cycle Club present: ‘The Cooley Thriller' 2009
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2009, 09:41:57 AM »
I'll give this a crack as well

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Re: CuChulainn Cycle Club present: ‘The Cooley Thriller' 2009
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2009, 12:53:06 AM »
I'll be there....One of my favorite events of the year ! Great trails, fantastic scenery and good craic !
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose.”

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Re: CuChulainn Cycle Club present: ‘The Cooley Thriller' 2009
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2009, 09:42:44 PM »
Results :



'Da Cooley Thriller' Mtb XC Marathon 2009
Pos Bib Name Cat. Time Cat. Pos.
1 2 Robin Seymour EMale 02:45:00 1st
2 1 Niall Davis EMale 02:52:00 2nd
3 4 Aidan McDonald EMale 02:53:00 3rd
4 3 Ray O'Shaughnessy EMale 02:58 4th
5 28 David O'Neill Exp 03:00:00 1st Expert
6 35 Sean Downey Exp 03:10:00 2nd Expert
7 112 Johnny McCabe SV 03:11:00 1st Super Vet
8 194 Richie Close M 03:12:00 1st Master
9 77 Alan Ayling M 03:13:00 2nd Master
10 34 Michael Flannigan Exp 03:22:00 3rd Expert
11 104 Mick Jordan V 03:22:00 1st Vet
12 99 David Lawless V 03:23:00 2nd Vet
13 113 Declan mcCabe SV 03:24:00 2nd Super Vet
14 106 Paddy Mackey V 03:26:00 3rd Vet
15 119 Andy Wallace V 03:30
16 85 Joe Jones V 03:32:00
17 50 Gene Ryan M 03:33:00 3rd Masters
18 78 Oisin Boydell M 03:34:00
19 91 John Bogues V 03:35:00
20 200 JJ Conway M 03:35:00
21 39 Alan Bingham M 03:35:00
22 105 Andy Burns V 03:36:00
23 38 Tony Kelly M 03:37:00
24 19 Ciara McManus EF 03:37:00 1st Elite Lady
25 89 Niall Clarke Exp 03:38:00
26 32 Danny Highlands 03:38:00
27 199 Steven Hutchin son M 03:38:00
28 36 Simon Keating SpM 03:38:00 1st Sports Male
29 63 Craig Scarlet M 03:38:00
30 158 Oliver Castle SpM 03:44:00 2nd Sports Male
31 180 Owen martin SpM 03:45:00 3rd Sports Male
32 61 Andy Perle M 03:46:00
33 65 Colm Keane M 03:50:00
34 48 Kevin Lynch M 03:52:00
35 5 Cormac Ahern M 03:52:00
36 20 Sean Fetherstone SpM 03:52:00
37 152 Geoff Brown SpM 03:53:00
38 132 Eamon McConvey V 03:54:00
39 129 Clive Cauldwell M 03:54:00
40 179 Aidan Cunningham SpM 03:54:00
41 68 Gareth Blair M 03:55:00
42 75 Derek Tracy M 03:57:00
43 15 Creg Byrne SpM 03:58:00
44 48 Darivusz Sydow SpM 03:59:00
45 55 Dara Maloney SpM 04:00:00
46 27 David Askin Exp 04:00:00
47 79 Adam Rennick M 04:00:00
48 120 William Barcay SpM 04:02:00
49 26 Dave O'Brian Exp 04:03:00
50 196 Mark Magauley M 04:03:00
51 80 Martin Little V 04:04:00
52 7 David Neil SpM 04:06:00
53 90 John Agnew V 04:07:00
54 164 Barry mcKeown SpM 04:07:00
55 117 Geoff Hewitt SV 04:08:00 3rd Super Vet
56 40 Phil O'Neill M 04:08:00
57 50 Val O'Neill SpF 04:08:00 1st Sports Lady
58 17 Jackie O'Hagan EF 04:12:00 2nd Elite Lady
59 67 Arek Gogojewicz M 04:12:00
60 66 Paul Barry 04:13:00
61 159 Paul Power SpM 04:17:00
62 33 Liam Baxter Exp 04:21:00
63 52 Niall Casey Spm 04:23:00
64 37 Trevor Murphy SpM 04:25:00
65 18 Fiona Barrett EF 04:25:00 3rd Elite Lady
66 92 Gerry Kenny V 04:08:00
67 62 Ken McCracken M 04:30:00
68 148 Bob Talbot SpM 04:30:00
69 147 Davy Levins SpM 04:30:00
70 139 Shane Griffen Spm 04:31:00
71 70 Ger O'Donnell M 04:32:00
72 69 Barry Donnelly M 04:33:00
73 143 Keith Abraham SpM 04:33:00
74 73 Marshall Neill M 04:33:00
75 142 Cameron Byrnes SpM 04:35:00
76 72 Gavin Bull M 04:36:00
77 8 Anna Christie SpF 04:36:00
78 74 Bernd Lenhard M 04:36:00
79 100 Andy Ruck V 04:36:00
80 21 Alan Carolan SpM 04:39:00
81 54 Barry Keogh SpM 04:41:00
82 174 Conor Graham SpM 04:41:00
83 155 Ciaran Clissmann SpM 04:43:00
84 71 Nick Moffett M 04:43:00
85 51 Ronan Greene SpM 04:46:00
86 162 Hugh McKee SpM 04:47:00
87 82 Keith Miller V 04:48:00
88 108 Brian McCloskey V 04:52:00
89 178 Conor Dolan SpM 04:57:00
90 157 Paul Tierney SpM 04:58:00
91 49 Melanie Earwalker SpF 05:00:00 2nd Sport Lady
92 167 Paul Daly SpM 05:04:00
93 145 Micheal Foley SpM 05:11:00
94 10 Grainne Connor SpF 05:12:00 3rd Sports Lady
95 29 John Maher Exp 05:12:00
96 31 Mark O'Seibhlinn Exp 05:12:00
97 137 David Dunne SpM 05:13:00
98 109 Tom Campbell V 05:17:00
99 11 Brian McKeown SpM 05:17:00
100 125 Peter Campbell V 05:17:00
101 14 Johnathan Rea SpM 05:17:00
102 151 Campbell Armstrong SpM 05:19:00
103 144 Jarosiaw Wcisiy SpM 05:21:00
104 169 Niall Halpen SpM 05:21:00
105 170 Fergal Mallon SpM 05:22:00
106 23 Torin Fleming SpM 05:25:00
107 6 Neill Thompson SpM 05:25:00
108 9 Sean Meagan SpM 05:25:00
109 182 Shane Garvey SpM 05:27:00
110 168 David Boyle SpM 05:34:00
111 149 Derek King SpM 05:35:00
112 153 Johnny Graham SpM 05:37:00


88 T.Sullivan V 06:55:00
126 Ciaran Sulliván J 06:55:00
171 Loraine Creane SpF 06:55:00
160 James Prenty SpM 06:55:00

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Re: CuChulainn Cycle Club present: ‘The Cooley Thriller' 2009
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2009, 09:44:57 PM »
Nice one....

Good results there lads and a decent field too- well done

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Re: CuChulainn Cycle Club present: ‘The Cooley Thriller' 2009
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2009, 04:57:39 PM »
Great results Lads,