So let me start off this little race report by saying this race was my only DNF of 2016 and after i got to 70 miles last year i was vomiting so bad i had to quit it has eaten away at me all year and i was always going to return for redemption this year.When i met Don Hannon the mad man who organizes these events after the race he said these words to me ALAN U NEED TO WORK ON QUALITY NOT QUANTITY as i had run over 5000 km already that year and it stuck with me for the year and even now as i write this.So as i headed into this race again i was already having one of the best years ever in my running hobby,i had finished every race which was alot and i also had taken a first and third place in to big races which i have written about below in my other blogs.So i was going into this 100 miler full of confidence and feeling fit thankfully and what a race it was.
So here is a little information about the WW100 Starting from St Columbus College. This is an Out and Back version of the WW 50 miler .You will have the exquisite challenge of climbing the peaks across some of the most spectacular scenery Ireland has to offer but due to the time of the year u will have at least 15 hours of darkness for this race . You can enjoy the stunning views across the Garden Of Ireland along this scenic route.Mud, Big Rocks, Little Rocks, Some Dirt with Rocks, Rocks with Dirt, Gravel with Rocks, Rocks with little Rocks, a few Tree Roots, Rivers, Boulders, Tunnels of Ferns, Heather and some Grassy Trail sections.The WW100 Mile Course has plenty of downhill sections to match the tough climbs.There is a fantastic mixture of terrain. Plateaus, very fast flat, fast technical trail, fun fast downhill and a scenic uphill.its has 18,400ft of elevation so some good climbs check out the link for a map of the route.