We had our first Winter completion over the weekend.
My partner Steve Wathall fancies a crack at a Wicklow Round after Donard. We have tried to register the attempt on IMRA forum but no joy. Can any IMRA members help please? Thanks
Steve did indeed attempt a Wicklow Round on Monday starting at 2pm. He had managed to reccy around 50% of the route including the night section from Table Mountain to Glenmaclass but the rest of it was on sight. A couple of nav errors and an extra top between Oakwood and Table Mountain put the 24 hours just beyond his reach but he was pleased to complete in 24 hours and 12 minutes under the circumstances and a fierce headwind for the last eight hours. Many thanks for the fantastic support from IMRA and great advice from Adrian Tucker and Liam Vines (the only person to have completed both a summer and a winter round). Highly recommended adventure in some beautiful mountain scenery.
What a fantastic effort so soon after the leg trashing that Donald dished out.
Please tell Steve we think he's a machine.
Cheers Darren and Alison
Darren Fishwick, Chorley.