Like any race, here at Quest we have rules we need you to follow. This is not only for your own safety, but also for the safety of others taking part.
We ask every participant to read the rules carefully before an event, and familiarize yourself with them.
Quest Glendalough Race Rules
Come to the start line early and ready to race with your bib number attached.
Mandatory Kit must be worn or carried as specified for all stages of the event – Penalties will be applied for violations.
Cycles must be have flashing front (white) and rear (red) lights.
There are no road closures for cycling routes – competitors must follow road traffic laws and marshal directions.
All competitors must cycle on the left hand side of the road at any time. Overtaking of slower competitors must be done on their right only and should only be attempted in a safe situation with no oncoming traffic, showing courtesy to other road users and residents.
Overtaking that involves crossing of a solid white line is forbidden by the rules of the road and will result in disqualification.
Checkpoints must be visited in the correct order and all competitors must follow the prescribed route.
No external assistance with pacing, food, drinks, bike repairs etc. No supporters are permitted on any race routes except at TA1 (Laragh GAA) or the final run stage from the kayak to the finish line.
Please assist any fellow competitor who may be in difficulty and report it to the closest race marshal.
TT bikes or bikes fitted with Tri Bars of any type may not be used.
The Race Director’s decision is final in event of any dispute.
Littering or disrespect to the local environment will result in instant disqualification.
Competitors will be asked to dismount their bikes in dismount zones and stop at mandatory stop junctions along the route. Failure to do so will lead to disqualification.
Compulsory to be carried on all stages:
Basic First Aid Kit (Min: 1 x Dressing Pad (field dressing)), Bandage, Plasters.
Map of the route (included in your race pack).
Survival blanket and whistle.
Long sleeve jacket.
Appropriate food and drink.
Cycle helmet, bike repair kit, spare tube, pump. To be carried on the bike stages only.
Hat, gloves. Dependent on the weather conditions
Suitable footwear – trail runners are recommended. Whilst clip in bike shoes are not forbidden it is “Strongly Recommended” that they are not used. All Routes contain a significant section in the bike section where you will need to walk or run with your bike downhill for up to 800 meters. These sections will not be suitable for those wearing clip in bike shoes.
Penalties for not carrying mandatory kit:
1 minute penalty, per stage, for non-compliance with mandatory kit rules. e.g. 5 Stage Race = 5 min penalty.
Where none of the specified mandatory kit items are carried at any stage of the race then the person involved will be disqualified.
Mandatory kit will be checked before the race starts.
Spot checks for mandatory kit will be implemented in transition areas and as you cross the finish line.
Cut off Times – Sport Route
Cut-off point 1: 13,00 in TA1 (Laragh GAA transition). Anyone leaving the transition after this time will follow the Challenge run route at low level to the Upper Lake to complete the kayak stage and then onto the final run stage to the finish line
Cut off point 2: Anyone reaching the lake after 14.00 will not be permitted to kayak.
Cut off Times – Expert Route
Cut off point 1: 09.45 at the Glenmalure Lodge / Drumgoff crossroads (This is approx 5 mins after leaving TA2). Failure to reach this point before cut off time will result in competitors being redirected onto the Sport route – No exceptions.
Cut off point 2: 11.00 at TA3 (2nd Bike / Run transition). Persons reaching TA3 after 11:00 will be asked to continue on their bikes to TA1 (at Laragh GAA) and may not attempt the 2nd trail run on Croghanmoire Mountain.
Cut off point 3: 13.00 at TA1 (Laragh GAA transition). Anyone leaving the transition after this time will follow the Challenge run route at low level to the Upper Lake to complete the kayak stage and then return on route to the finish line.
Cut off point 4: Anyone reaching the lake after 14.00 will not be permitted to kayak.
Thank you! We wish you an enjoyable and safe race day! Good luck!