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Title: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: MAD Committee on 07, July, 2019, 12:50:52 PM
Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Mountain Bike Marathon
10th August 2019
Carlingford, Co. Louth

Yes its back, ĎDa Cooley Thrillerí is about to peddle off once more for the 12th time, on Saturday 10th, August 2019 at 10am. Set in the Cooley Mountains just outside Carlingford, Co. Louth the route, approx. 52km,  and 18km (Short Thriller) will take riders on a complete traverse of the Cooley Mountains, taking in some of the TŠin Trail and forest tracks to some roller coaster natural single trails once navigated by the bold Cuchulainn himself.

https://dacooleythriller.wordpress.com/ (https://dacooleythriller.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: Reckless on 16, July, 2019, 08:59:16 PM
Who is up for it? I should be able to go
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: Kieran S on 19, July, 2019, 11:56:50 AM
Am gonna give it a lash or a bash.
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: xlaire on 19, July, 2019, 02:30:35 PM
I'm doing it this year. If anyone is up for some zippy xc spins between now and then, holla.
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: Reckless on 19, July, 2019, 04:30:18 PM
I wouldn't call it zippy, tortuous more like! Some great trails in there but I'll have to be a bit wiser as to how I spend my energy this time. Put too much into the climb to the mast, and probably got away with a lot on the descents, later paid for it with a crash into some rocks while I was a zombie :)
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: xlaire on 20, July, 2019, 08:10:42 PM
Torturous, you say? My favourite kind of bike riding! Anyway, the zippy is pre-Cooley to set me up nicely for it. Am out riding with another club in preparation. Their Sunday spins are F.A.S.T. with very little hanging around and lots of climbing. Hopefully I'll be all like "what hill?" on the 10th.
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: Reckless on 24, July, 2019, 01:57:23 PM
I'll be struggling to keep up so!
For anyone that's interested, here's my strava's from
2016 ( didn't record properly, but basically I nearly died from a lack of fitness + cramps )
https://www.strava.com/activities/666494108 (https://www.strava.com/activities/666494108)
2017 ( dry weather and reasonable pace )
https://www.strava.com/activities/1129767027 (https://www.strava.com/activities/1129767027)
2018 ( wet weather, crashed )
https://www.strava.com/activities/1764970476 (https://www.strava.com/activities/1764970476)


So we have 3 so far anyway.. anyone else doing it? Simon, Ronan, Niamh, Pawel ?





Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: RobH on 24, July, 2019, 02:22:36 PM
I'll be there. It's always a main highlight of the year.
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: WeekendWarrior on 24, July, 2019, 02:58:18 PM
Can someone remind me what the alternative is to lugging around loads of water in a hydration pack? I vaguely recall some mention of leaving water bottles at feed stations...
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: RobH on 24, July, 2019, 03:35:19 PM
There are 3 food/water drops. They have the baskets available before the race. Just drop in what you need and pickup later.
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: krezi on 24, July, 2019, 06:59:49 PM
I will be on hols in August so unfortunately will miss it! it's a brill race and in nice weather the views are spectacular
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: nmcgreen on 25, July, 2019, 11:20:11 PM
Not me this year, Phil.
I'm not doing enough biking to tackle the Cooley.

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Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: Reckless on 26, July, 2019, 03:01:15 PM
Ok, fair enough. I'm not sure that I'm doing enough either - I do a lot of road spins but not many long spins. But it's not something I want to miss, I just need to pace myself a bit better.
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: fer_gus on 30, July, 2019, 05:13:07 PM
I'm up for it too, still ok for a lift Kieran?!
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: Kieran S on 30, July, 2019, 09:41:36 PM
Yup, lift is there.
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: fer_gus on 31, July, 2019, 08:19:23 AM
Great, thanks a lot
Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: Eric on 03, August, 2019, 05:10:51 PM
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Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: simonr on 06, August, 2019, 09:55:46 PM
I'm in.

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Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: xlaire on 07, August, 2019, 09:49:30 AM
Is anyone interested in car sharing up to save on tolls / petrol? Your car or mine, I don't mind.

Title: Re: Da Cooley Thrillerí XC Marathon- Carlingford 10th Aug 2019
Post by: Reckless on 08, August, 2019, 12:21:43 PM
I won't be going as I've been sick the past few days and won't be recovered in time. Enjoy and best of luck folks!