On Sunday 5th May, Steve Wathall of Ulverston, Cumbria completed the Denis Rankin Round in a time of 20:21. Read Steve’s excellent report in the News section.
On Friday 19th April 2019, Mike Jordan of West Dromore, County Sligo, completed an unsupported clockwise round in a great time of 19 hours and 28 minutes.
Welcome to the club, Mike
On Sunday 24th March, Mallusk Harrier, Micky McAuley completed the first Denis Rankin Round of 2019, in a time of 22 hours 7 minutes.
Welcome to the club, Micky. You’re member number 39.
For umpteen reasons, we decided the weekend of 21st/22nd July had to be the one when we would give the Denis Rankin Round a go. Off the back of a number of recent hill race events, we were hoping our knowledge of the Mournes and the sheer pedigree of the team (terrier, greyhound, red setter and family labrador) would see us over the route.
At 2am, the first challenge was getting through the arch without getting knocked down by an irate taxi driver. We took off across the car park, and proceeded to head in four different directions, looking like a scene from Monty Python’s Silly Olympics. A super start.
Alan’s excellent DRR report can be found on the Lagan Valley Orienteers website.