Tralua Trail Running: Aug 26th – 28th


Good afternoon Tralua trail runners. That was quite a rainy day – hopefully, the grasslands behind Mullaghmore beach will have dried out by tomorrow morning! This week will be the last week of morning trails in Mullaghmore; we’ll be meeting at the beach car park for 09:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings (26th to 28th), so come along to mark the change in the season and the progress you have made over the summer.

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday, August 26th), we will be heading up to Gortarowey – also known as the Benbulbin Forest Trail – for 18:00. This trail is really lovely and is suitable for foundation pace and progression pace runners alike. For directions, see this site:

Wednesday evening (August 27th) at 18:00, we will be running in Hazelwood, meeting at Half Moon Bay car park as usual. Thursday evening (August 28th) at 18:00, we’ll be taking another run around the new beachfront/forest trail at Strandhill, meeting at the metal sculpture on the seafront at 18:00.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all out on the trails this week. Remember, the rooms in Markree Castle are booking up for the Tralua Trail Running launch event on September 20th – we are going to be exploring one of the most spectacular sections of the Sligo Way between Slish Wood and Union Wood – so go ahead and make your arrangements directly with Markree to ensure you are included! For details, check this link:

Hopefully, you will want to join us for the whole 24-hour event. I will be updating the event advertisement with a detailed overview of the route we will be taking on the day, so keep watching this space. In the meantime, here are some images I took while walking the route over the course of a sunny morning in July of 2013:

Have a good week!


Tralua Trail Running sessions happen every Saturday & Sunday, as well as every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A single trail running session costs €8; €12 covers two sessions in a 7-day period, from Saturday to Saturday; €16 covers you for any three sessions in that same 7-day period, while €20 covers up to five sessions in a 7-day period. All Tralua Trail Runners are covered by insurance.