Shore2Summit numbers up 40% as sun dazzles on the day

Extreme North sends a massive congratulations to everyone who took part in the superb day of adventure that was Shore2Summit 2016. There was a huge 40% increase in participation this year and the stunning weather was the cherry on top of this year’s amazing 3-race challenge.

Extreme North director and race organiser Harold McGuinness says the sunny day and clear blue skies, coupled with the increased attendance was a great boost. “The fantastic buzz surrounding the event promises a much bigger and better event for 2017,” he added.

The Shore2Summit winners were:

Extreme Race

Male Winner: Diarmuid Meldon, Dublin – 3:56:53

Male Runner up: Peter O Donnell, Letterkenny – 4:06:27

Male Veteran O/45: Steven Linton, Magherafelt – 4:42:07

Female Winner: Abina Whelan, Laois – 5:24:16

Sprint Race

Male Winner:  Adrian Farrell, Monaghan – 2:45:10

Male Runner up: Shane Mullan, Omagh – 2:46:51

Male Veteran O/45: Billy Orr, Derry – 2:56:55

Female Winner:  Louise O Riordan, Meath – 3:14:12

Female Runner up: Amy May Lally, Omagh -3:22:51

Female Veteran O/40: Siobhan O’Hanlon, Omagh – 3:56:08

 

Mini  Race

Male Winner: Michael Barrett, Buncrana – 1:43:34

Male Runner up:  Padraig Bolger, Belfast – 2:01:30

Female Winner: Lisa Sweeney, Carndonagh – 2:16:41

Female Runner up: Anne McElhinney, Carndonagh – 2:19:16

Female Veteran O/40: Angela Doran, Letterkenny – 2:22:09

 

See the full list of results here: http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2016/ShoreToSummit/

Harold describes Shore2 Summit as “a true adventure-race paradise, with the snow-topped Sliabh Sneacht mountain, multiple biking and running trails, surrounding hills, lakes and all encapsulated by truly amazing scenery. The 3 race distances were chosen to reflect the correct balance of endurance for each fitness level,” and that proved true for those who took part.

“We were delighted with the feedback from participants this year, the overall message seemed to be that Shore 2 Summit has now “come of age” as the larger field of competitors has now created a completely new atmosphere as there is always other competitor near you and keeping you focused. All feed-back was absolutely positive and contestants, regardless of race distance knew that they had been properly challenged and were buzzing at the end.

Inishowen resident John Peto says Shore 2 Summit was his 8th adventure race and …”by far the best I’ve done. The course is tough and will challenge every competitor – the sense of achievement at the end is the best I’ve ever had. Its spectacular all the way round and so tranquil – I hardly saw a car all day and felt like I was really in the wilds. Sliabh Sneacht is awesome, it’s a massive wow factor, and the organisation, venue and host gave the whole day a real sense of charm – it’s a warm, personal event and makes a real change from some of the more corporate feeling events I’ve done. When can I sign up for next year?!’

Thanks for this wonderful review, John. See you at RocksNRolling UItra in June?

To check out the full gallery of pics from Shore2 Summit 2016, go to our Facebook Page – but here’s a wee selection to get you started!!

Shore2Summit 2016 - going strong...

Shore2Summit 2016 – going strong…

Shore2Summit 2016 - three in a row.

Shore2Summit 2016 – three in a row.

Shore2Summit 2016 - We are the Champions!

Shore2Summit 2016 – We are the Champions!

Shore2Summit adventure race- what participants say

Thinking about taking on our Shore2Summit 3-event adventure race on 9th April but not sure what to expect? Here are some reviews from last year’s Shore2Summit to give you a taste of the real thing!

Fergal-Dohertyshore2summit-extreme_northFantastic location, the area has everything for Adventure racing, really testing course, had thoughts I should have done sprint but delighted now. Great marshalling and organisation and hospitality, thanks to all concerned. Fergal Doherty, Derry

What a Day – Never so happy to see a finish line but loved every minute of it. Colm McDonald, Belfast

Maire Toomey Shore2summitThank you to all who took time to organise the event and great marshalling, hospitality and fantastic atmosphere. Really enjoyed the day. Maybe a little more help at transition stations. Maire Toomey, Dublin

Course was scenic & breath-taking but also difficult, a true challenge. Post event food was an excellent choice, really healthy, filling and catering staff were brilliant. Cycle Inishowen bike hire were so professional and helpful with any need catered for. Carmel Fallon, Galway

A great event and well done to all involved. I’ll definitely be back next year, to beat my time. David Cullen

Tough testing course, excellent first race of the season and well worth a look at by all standards.  Brian Maher, Carlow

Claire Kenny Shore2SummitAll staff at event were great, very encouraging and professional at all times. Cycle Inishowen were so accommodating and helpful. Maybe more assistance on the rough terrain in case of breakdown. Claire Kenny, Galway

Shore2Summit is an Inishowen, Co Donegal adventure 3-race event, which takes place on Sat 9th April 2016. It’s a race for all abilities which involves: a 62k Extreme course, a 41k Sprint course, and a 23k Mini adventure course.  The 3 race distances have been choose wisely to reflect the correct balance of endurance for each fitness level. The 61k Extreme and 42k Sprint courses have won the acclaim of regular adventurers as easily matching anything else on offer in Ireland. The 23k Mini Adventure Course is also guaranteed to challenge and excite the Novice adventurer.

Best of all….the entire course is set in a true adventure race paradise, the snow topped Sliabh Sneacht mountains, multiple biking and running trails, surrounding hills, lakes and all encapsulated by truly amazing scenery. To sign up or find out more go to: http://www.extremenorthevents.com/shore-2-summit/

 

 

 

 

Inishowen adventure race event: Shore2Summit 9th April 2016

This year’s Shore2Summit 2016 extreme adventure race is set for Saturday 9th April, and if you missed the early bird rate, then check out our Leap into February Offer – 1 in every 12 go free. It’s a race for all abilities with a 62k Extreme course, a 41k Sprint course, and a 23k Mini adventure course.

This is an Adventure Race in a paradise setting, with the snow topped Sliabh Sneacht mountains surrounded by hills, trails, lakes and amazing scenery. The 3 race distances have been chosen wisely:  they reflect the correct balance of endurance for each race type, and they offer the option to team– up. This adds to the event’s appeal to all fitness levels, from Couch to 5K right up to the elite athlete.

Shore 2 Summit’s new home at the new Sliabh Sneacht Centre in Drumfries is a perfect base, offering showers and fantastic catering facilities for race finish. All race stages are out and back courses, and transitions are conveniently located only a few miles from the start.

The addition of a 23k Mini Adventure Course in 2015 has proved very popular while the Sprint and Extreme course won the praise of challengers due to the variety and Challenge, terrain and fantastic scenery on offered.

Extreme North FINISHING REWARDS rightly acknowledge the hard work you put into achieving your goal on the day. So apart from the euphoria of having achieved something you may have previously though impossible, you have the amazing medals, T shirts, hot food, prizes and a real banter and craic with like-minded adventurer. These vital elements combine to make Shore2Summit such a unique and unmissable adventure race, and will definitely put the capon an amazing achievement in an amazing day to send you home buzzing!

RELAY OPTIONS – Single discipline athletes can team up in the relay section to get a flavour of adventure racing, but be prepared to want to come back next year as a solo participant.

 

Click here to register now and find out more from: http://www.extremenorthevents.com/shore-2-summit/