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DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO MAP READ TO DO THE TEAR SHAMROCKAR?
In short answer - yes - one member of each team will need to know one end of the map from the other and be able to track your location around to different locations. You dont need to be an expert and most of the controls will be located on trails and in well defined locations so easy enought to find. Each team will usually have one person that looks after navigation and for this race each stage will start and finish in the village of Graignamanaigh so you will never be too far away from the race HQ. You can always ask for help from locals also if your stuck...
DO I NEED A MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR THIS RACE OR WILL A ROAD BIKE DO ?
Yes - you will need a mountain bike as a lot of the biking in the race will be on rough fire roads, river bank paths and trails.
DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SWIM TO DO THE SHAMROCKAR
Ideally yes -as one of the activities on the race is a paddle down the river Barrow ! If your unsure about the going the water stage you could consider doing the Sport Class race.
WILL THE RACE ROUTE BE MARKED ?
No - afraid not. Its up to every team to decide how they make their way to each control that will be marked on your race map. Route choices will be fairly obvious but its up to each team to decide what controls to pick up and go find them, in order
HOW WILL I MARK UP RACE CONTROL POINTS ON MY MAP ?
in advance of the race you will be issued with a list of control point which you can mark up on your map. These controls will be given to you in a 6 grd number reference format along with a description for the control e.g. Limn Kiln on track.
It will then be up to you to mark all controls onto your map with a perminant pen. You can double check your work at the race HQ where a map will be on display with all controls marked in !
WHATS THE STORY WITH ACCOMMIDATION IN GRAIGNAMANAIGH
Your call if you wish to come down and stay the night before the race. Plenty of options on the Discover Graig website