Route DescriptionManx Mountain Marathon & Half Manx Mountain Marathon

The Half Manx Mountain Marathon covers the latter stages of the Marathon course from St Johns with both races finishing in Port Erin.

Distance – 50.5km (Marathon) 22km (Half Marathon)

Ascent – 2600m (Marathon)  800m (Half Marathon)

Category – A/SuperLong (Marathon), B/Long (Half Marathon)

Start – Marathon: Market Place, Ramsey (gr. 453943, Google Map)
Half Marathon: Slieau Whallian Back Road (gr.277815, short walk from registration area)

You are strongly advised to reconnoitre the route before race day. It must not be construed that permission to use all sections of the route makes them a public right of way.

The following sections are on private land. Other than race day access is only allowed if the permission of the landowners is sought.

  • Injebreck Farm.
  • Kerrow Ny Glough Farm from the mountain wall to Greeba Bridge.
  • (From the Slieau Whallian right of way track through Carnagrie Farm to Garey Gate)  – N/A for 2017 race.
Compulsory sections are in bold print. Failure to observe these will mean automatic disqualification.
Unmanned controls (punches) are marked in green. Safety controls are marked in orange – please ensure the marhsals are able to record your race number at these points.

MANX MOUNTAIN MARATHON ROUTE

To North Barrule Unmanned Control (1)From Market Sq. right at Queens Promenade and continue along to Stanley Mount Road and Ballure Road to Ballure Reservoir Road gr. 456935. Cross over dam wall and take left trail to access Old Douglas Road (Hibernian Green Way Path). Ascend Old Douglas Road to its junction with the Rhowin Road at gr. 456922 Cross over Rhowin Road and proceed through fields to gate at gr. 453917 (behind property called Dreemlang) Must use this gate – Do not climb over the mountain wall. Ascend to North Barrule. Summit gr. 444909

To Clagh Ouyr Unmanned Control (2) – South ridge run to most southerly cairn on Clagh Ouyr – gr.415889

To Snaefell Unmanned Control (3)Flagged route to the Mountain Road. Cross at the marshal’s position, ascend Snaefell – gr.398882

To the Bungalow Manned Safety Control (1) (drinks) – Easterly descent to the Bungalow – gr.396866.

To Beinn-Y-Phott Unmanned Control (4)Go over stile and follow fence parallel to the Mountain Road as far as the Brandywell Road. Competitors must not run on the Mountain road. Ascend the path to Beinn Y Phott summit – gr.383860.

To Carraghyn Unmanned Control (5) – South crossing the Millennium Way ascend the most southerly cairn on Carraghyn summit – gr.369849.

To the Injebreck Farm Manned Safety Control (2) (drinks) – Descend to the west keeping right of the plantation, over the stream and up to the flagged gate. Follow the path to Injebreck Farm – gr.355847

To Colden Unmanned Control (6)Left then right into field, follow the flagged route to cross stream Ascend to Colden summit – gr.343844.

To Slieau Ruy Unmanned Control (7) – South west skirting Lhergee Ruy. Ascend Slieau Ruy – gr.328824.

To Greeba Summit Unmanned Control (8) – West/south dog leg ridge run to Greeba summit – gr.317817.

To the Greeba Bridge. Manned road crossing. Safety control (3) (drinks). Follow the flagged route through Kerrow-ny-Glough Farm to Greeba Bridge – gr. 301810.

To St Johns West along Peel Road to the marshall at Ballachurry Road. Down Ballachurry Road to the Old Railway line then West, follow marshalls instructions from the Old Railway line carpark  to the Patrick Road  A40, from here follow arrows into Slieau Whallain plantation

To Slieau Whallian Unmanned Control (9)Cross road at marshalls instruction, follow flagged section at plantation entrance. Follow the flags to the top of the plantation. Follow the ridge to Slieau Whallian summit.

To Garey Gate Manned Safety Control (4) (drinks) (UPDATED DUE TO ACCESS ISSUE) DESCEND SW TO JUNCTION OF GREEN LANE 262798. FOLLOW GREEN LANE TO CORNER OF METALLED ROAD SURFACE 253798. FOLLOW LANE SE UNTIL REACHING T JUNCTION WITH A36 (ROUND TABLE).

To South Barrule Unmanned Control (10) – (UPDATED) ASCEND SOUTH BARRULE FROM NORTH EASTERN APPROACH, CROSS FENCE AT STILE AND FOLLOW PATHWAY TO SUMMIT.258759

To Round Table X-Roads Manned Checkpoint (5) (drinks) –Descend south on path, branch off right for the X-Roads – gr.246757

To Cronk Ny Arrey Laa Unmanned Control (11) – Follow path through Cronk Fedjag to the right of the Round Table Road, through two kissing gates at gr. 233747 and ascend to Cronk ny Arrey Laa summit – gr.224746

To Sloc Manned Safety Control (6) (drinks) – Public footpath descends to Sloc – gr.217734.

To Lhiatee ny Beinee Unmanned Control (12) – At the Sloc continue on the Raad ny Foillan ascending Lhiatee ny Beinee gr. 212728.

To Fleshwick Manned Safety Control (7) (drinks) – Continue on the public footpath and descend to Fleshwick Shore. Safety check located at foot of public right of way gr.201713

To Bradda Cairn – Ascend public footpath passing by Bradda Cairn – gr.197715

To finish. Follow coastal path with caution. On approaching Bradda Tower follow flagged section to Coronation Path.

Right at end of Coronation Path to finish at the grassed area on Port Erin Upper Promenade.

HALF MANX MOUNTAIN MARATHON ROUTE

To Slieau Whallian Unmanned Control (1)Start in field at base of Slieau Whallian plantation on the A40 Patrick Road. Follow the flags to the top of the plantation. Follow the ridge to the Slieau Whallian summit – gr.265805.

To Garey Gate Manned Safety Control (1) (drinks)– (UPDATED DUE TO ACCESS ISSUE) DESCEND SW TO JUNCTION OF GREEN LANE 262798. FOLLOW GREEN LANE TO CORNER OF METALLED ROAD SURFACE 253798. FOLLOW LANE SE UNTIL REACHINING T JUNCTION WITH A36 (ROUND TABLE).

To South Barrule Unmanned Control (2) – (UPDATED) ASCEND SOUTH BARRULE FROM NORTH EASTERN APPROACH, CROSS FENCE AT STILE AND FOLLOW PATHWAY TO SUMMIT.258759

To Round Table X-Roads Manned Safety Control (2) (drinks) –Descend south on path, branch off right for the X-Roads – gr.246757

To Cronk Ny Arrey Laa Unmanned Control (3) – Follow path through Cronk Fedjag to the right of the Round Table Road, through two kissing gates at gr. 233747 and ascend to Cronk ny Arrey Laa summit – gr.224746

To Sloc Manned Safety Control (3) (drinks) – Public footpath descends to Sloc – gr.217734.

To Lhiatee ny Beinee Unmanned Control (4) At the Sloc continue on the Raad ny Foillan ascending Lhiatee ny Beinee gr. 212728.

To Fleshwick Manned Safety Control (4) (drinks) continue on the public footpath and descend to Fleshwick Shore. Safety check located at foot of public right of way gr.201713

To Bradda Cairn – Ascend public footpath passing by Bradda Cairn – gr.197715

To finish. Follow coastal path with caution. On approaching Bradda Tower follow flagged section to Coronation Path.

Turn right at end of Coronation Path to finish at the grassed area on Port Erin Upper Promenade.

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