THRILLER ’16 Brief

Da Cooley Thriller’ XC Mountain Bike Marathon 2016

Yes its back, ‘Da Cooley Thriller’ is about to peddle off once more for the 9th time, this Saturday 6th, August 2016 at 10am. Set in the Cooley Mountains just outside Carlingford, Co. Louth the route, approx. 52km,  and 18km (Short Thriller) 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.
(The Foy Centre, on the left before the church, in the village, is the event centre once again.)

Entrants will receive event  ‘head wear’ which has been especially designed for the event, thanks to Galibier.

Sign on at Foy Centre at 7pm until 8pm on Friday evening and from 7.30am on Saturday morning in Carlingford, the race is starting and finishing in the village centre , to be crowned the Thriller King !!!
Please come early to sign-on on Saturday as it will be busy !!
The Categories are as follows – 1st/2nd/3rd  in the following :-
Elite Male & Elite Female, Experts  (open age limit), Masters (30-39), Vets (40-49), Classic Vets (50-59), Vintage Vet (60-the ton !!).
Sport Male  (open) & Sport Females (open), Female Vet (40-49)
One big loop approx. 52k Lap

The shorter sport/fun !! 21k course, will be 1st/2nd/3rd Male/Female/Junior

Sign on will open on Friday 5th at the Foy Centre, 7pm until 8pm.
Again on Saturday 6th at 7.30am until 9.30am SHARPISH.

Start 10am (VERY SHARP) village centre. (Neutral through the village to the start/finish line above the village.

There will be 5k of forest road to spread the riders out a bit before the two style crossings. Then it will be 9k on the road climb to the ‘Mast’  ‘The rest is ‘single track’
The First bottle drop/feed station is at ‘the Mast’ (12k approx.) and the second at the ‘windy gap’ (approx. 40k). Please remember which tray you placed your bottle/food in as they will not be removed from trays. Please respect other peoples food. There will be limited water station between both, at  approx. 26k, the half way mark. It is highly recommended that you carry extra water either in camel pack or small pack  with all the necessary repair kit. (bottles will be returned to the Foy Centre from the Mast at noon, bottles from second feed will be returned to the Foy at 3.30ish. , when we expect the final rider to pass through.

Website:- http://dacooleythriller.wordpress.com

Food served at 2pm onwards with prize giving at 4pm/ish when final finisher has been accounted for – Respect !!)

XC Thriller Registration 2016

Registration for this years Da Cooley Thriller XC Mountain Bike Marathon, 6th August, 2016 is now open on the following link: HERE

2015 Thriller Results have been posted

Long and Short Thriller 2015  Results have now been posted in Results

Results

Results will be posted early next week,
Hope ye all had a good day in the Cooley’s…..savage !!!

Cooley Thriller ’15 :- Enteries will be taken on the day

ENTERIES will be taken on the day.

Sign on at Foy Centre at 7pm until 8pm on Friday evening and from 7.30am on Saturday morning in Carlingford, the race is starting and finishing in the village centre , to be crowned the Thriller King !!!

Please come early to sign-on on Saturday as it will be busy !!

The Categories are as follows – 1st/2nd/3rd in the following :-
Elite Male & Female, Experts (open age limit), Masters (30-39), Vets (40-49), Classic Vets (50-59), Male Vintage Vet (60-the ton !!).
Sport Male (open) & Sport Female (open), Female Vet (40-49) and of course Elite Female Classic Vet

For safe keeping for a period of one year…Respect !! (All cats.)

image

Da Cooley Thriller — Pre-Race Briefing

Da Cooley Thriller’ XC Mountain Bike Marathon 2015

Yes its back, ‘Da Cooley Thriller’ is about to peddle off once more for the 8th time, on Saturday 15th, August 2015 at 10am. Set in the Cooley Mountains just outside Carlingford, Co. Louth the route, approx. 54km,  and 18km (Short Thriller) 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.
(The Foy Centre, on the left before the church, in the village, is the event centre once again.)

Entrants will receive event  ‘head wear’ which has been especially designed for the event, thanks to Galibier.

Sign on at Foy Centre at 7pm until 8pm on Friday evening and from 7.30am on Saturday morning in Carlingford, the race is starting and finishing in the village centre , to be crowned the Thriller King !!!
 
Please come early to sign-on on Saturday as it will be busy !!
 
The Categories are as follows – 1st/2nd/3rd  in the following :-
Elite Male & Female, Experts  (open age limit), Masters (30-39), Vets (40-49), Classic Vets (50-59), Sport Male  (open) & Sport Females (open), Female Vet (40-49) & Male Vintage Vet (60-the ton !!).
One big loop approx. 54k Lap

The shorter sport/fun !! 21k course, will be 1st/2nd/3rd Male/Female/Junior

(Your number will be marked at sign-on with your category thereon)

Sign on will open on Friday 14th at the Foy Centre, 7pm until 8pm. Again on Saturday 15th at 7.30am until 9.15am SHARPISH. 

Start 10am (VERY SHARP) village centre. (Nutural through the village to the start/finish line above the village. Taken by two ‘horse riding cowboys’ (no it’s not Richie Byrne !!) for the last 100m. (Barn Dance at the Foy Center that night – I have 30 well discounted tickets to give away – first come….. first gets. 

There will be 5k of forest road to spread the riders out a bit before the two style crossings. Then it will be 9k on the road climb to the ‘Mast’  The rest is ‘single track’

The First bottle drop/feed station is at ‘the Mast’ (12k approx.) and the second at the ‘windy gap’ (approx. 40k). There will be a water station between both at  approx. 26k, the half way mark. (bottles will be returned to the Foy Centre from the Mast at noon, bottles from second feed will be returned to the Foy at 3.30ish. , when we expect the final rider to pass through.

Website:- http://dacooleythriller.wordpress.com 

Food served at 2pm/3pm/4pm with prize giving at 4pm/ish when final finisher has been accounted for – Respect !!)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.