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.
What else would you be doing at 2am?
Alan’s excellent DRR report can be found on the Lagan Valley Orienteers website.
Alan Elwood – Denis Rankin Round
John Ryan Preston and Alex McVey have registered to make a clockwise attempt at the Denis Rankin Round this weekend, Saturday 30th April, starting at 1am.
Best of luck with the round.
In 2015 a group of 4 BARF runners made a group attempt at completing the DRR with two of them successfully completing it. Other club members and friends helped may this possible.This was the success round for Dave Evans and Joanne Curran.
On 21st/22nd May BARF will again set off on another attempt, but this time it is being arranged for all NIMRA members. Continue reading
At the Mourne Mountain Marathon prize giving on Sunday 20th September, Denis’ late wife, Madeline Rankin presented Dave Evans and Joanne Curran with their certificates for completing the Denis Rankin Round.