Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Djouce (again)

Date: June 13th 2012
Classification: Dillon, Hewitt, Marilyn
Height: 725 metres
County: Wicklow

Distance: 13km
Walked Previously

Another jaunt to the top of Djouce, this time as part of an uphill-only IMRA race which started at Crone Woods. This is the only uphill-only race in the IMRA calendar and I'm not sure I'm the biggest fan of this type of race. The most enjoyable part of hill-running for me are the descents and it's on the downhill section that I normally make up a few places.

The conditions on top of Djouce were completely different to the last race with a thick mist resulting in very limited visibility. However, this did offer the big advantage of hiding the pain that lay ahead. Once more, the last pull towards the top of Djouce was pure agony but after what seemed like an eternity, the trig point eventually emerged from the mist and the suffering was over.

A great route for a walk or a run with excellent views down onto Powerscourt Waterfall.

Hill Running, Djouce Mountain
Heading back down

Hill Running, Djouce Mountain
Heading back down

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