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HITtheWALL ITINERARY

 

HITtheWALL 2019

 

Day 1 Friday 24th May 2019

SESSION Venue Information
1

 

HITtheWALL REGISTRATION

Camlough Lake

 

Co.Armagh

19:00 – 20:00

 

Adventure event – Details to be announced 0:

Registration and night swim safety brief.

2

 

HITtheWALL ‘GLOW’ NIGHT SWIM

Camlough Lake

 

Co.Armagh

21:30  HITtheWALL Night Swim

 

GWR 750M looped course

23:00 Finish

Course: The GLOW Night Swim is around the Guinness World Record 750M course, distance swam within the 90 minutes will depending on your swim speed.

 

Duration: 90 minutes swimming dusk into nightfall swim.

Water Temperature:  COOL 12-14 DEGREES C

Channel swimming involves progress forwards it the hours of darkness.  This is a great practice.  Swimmers will be asked to stay in groups of two or more for safety and also to experience swimming in the dark in a fun and safe way.

You will be given a specific swim briefing on the night regarding this swim and all swimmers will be supplied with glow sticks.

Adventure lights and swim secure devices may be worn.

Bus will depart for Carlingford at 23:00hrs

Day 2 Saturday 25th May 2019

HW 04:30 4.4M LW 10:40 1.3M HW 17:20 4.0M LW 23:00 1.6M NEAPS +3 SPRINGS -5

19:00 – 22:00 Buffet and drinks

SESSION 1 Venue Information
HITtheWALL Morning Glory          Carlingford South Pier,

 

Carlingford  Co.Louth

6.30 Registration 7am Swim 8am Finish
SESSION 2 Venue Information
HITtheWALL

 

infinity YOGA

        Foye Centre, Carlingford 09:00 – 10:00
TARGET: infinity Yoga

 

infinity YOGA will focus on developing your overall flexibility particularly of the shoulders.

Please wear loose fitting clothing –  bring a towel and a drink.

SESSION 3

 

THE BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH RACE

Carlingford South Pier,

 

Carlingford  Co.Louth

12:30  -  13:30 Registration Pier, Carlingford

 

13:45 Swim safety briefing

14:00  Race start

Swim cut off is 17:00 (High Water 17:20 4.0M)

YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL

 

Course: A – B

Duration: 3 hours maximum

TEMPERATURE: COOL 12-16 DEGREES C

Distance: 7k + Swim time will be a maximum duration of three hours regardless of the distance you have covered.

This will be sheltered and costal swimming hugging the shoreline so you can build confidence in this environment.

Swim exit points will be identified during the briefing.

Race start Carlingford – Race Finish Omeath

This is race pace but take a second to enjoy beautiful Carlingford lough. Yellow hats – be prepared !

Bus service will take you back to Carlingford at 4pm, 5pm or 6pm

SESSION 4

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

Sailing Club, Carlingford 19:00 Presentations of the

 

Battle of Carlingford Lough

trophies

THE BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH RACE PRESENTATIONS

 

1. FASTEST OVERALL

2. 1 2 3 MALE  / FEMALE SKINS

3. 1 2 3 MALE  / FEMALE WETSUITS

SESSION 5 BUFFET Sailing Club, Carlingford
RELAX ! Dinner and drinks, dress casual.  Skinny dip optional at around 9.30pm
 

DAY 3 Sunday 26th May 2019

HW 05:30 4.3M LW 11:40 1.4M HW 18:40 3.9M LW 00:00 1.8M NEAPS +2 SPRINGS -6

SESSION 1 Venue Information
HITtheWALL ‘Cure’ Swim Carlingford South Pier,

 

Carlingford  Co.Louth

06.30 – 08:30
Blow off the cobwebs from the night before with the CURE Swim.

 

Course: A looped swim course

This can be used as a CHANNEL RELAY TEAM MEMBER QUALIFICATION SWIM.

RELAY TEAM QUALIFIERS MUST COMPLETE 2 HOURS OF SWIMMING

CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION WILL BE ISSUED – QUALIFICATION SWIMMERS MUST WEAR THE INFINITY BLUE SWIM CAP .

All other swimmers wear your hat of choice SO make sure it’s yellow ( ;

This swim suits all levels. Swim time will be a maximum of 2 hours regardless of the distance you have covered.

Duration: 2 hours

TEMPERATURE: COOL 12-16 DEGREES C

(High Water 05:30 4.3M)

 

 

SESSION 2

 

HITtheWALL

infinity YOGA and Meditation

Foye Centre, Carlingford 10.30 – 11:30
Deepen your practice in this session exploring mantra, visualization and the power of the breath.

 

Duration: 60 minutes.

Please wear loose fitting clothing –  bring a towel and a drink.

SESSION 3

HITtheWALLQ&A            Foye Centre, Carlingford                                            12:00 – 13:30

Amazing opportunity to ask a panel of experienced channel swimmers your questions on preparation for your channel.

Don’t miss this !

SESSION 4

 

HITtheWALL

ICE N’ DICE

South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth 15:00 Registration at infinity registration hubb

 

15:30 Safety briefing

16:00 Swim Start

17:30 Swim finish

YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL

 

The world famous HITtheWALL‘ice and dice’ Mental swim challenge.

Course: A looped swim course or costal swimming depending on weather conditions.

This swim suits all levels – TAKE THE CHALLENGE climb the stairs and take a n’ice’ dip before returning to the water.

Duration: 90 minutes

TEMPERATURE: COOL 12-16 DEGREES C warmer in the water (ice baths – nice and cold Degrees C

**Today at infinity Registration please advise us of your chosen qualification time for Monday – 10, 6 or 4 hours***

SESSION 5

 

HITtheWALL

HAWBOWLINE

South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth If your picked your going !
17:30 – 19:30

 

Straight after the ice n’ dice challenge swim some of you will be picked to take an 30 minute boat trip to Hawbowline Lighthouse for big sea swimming

be prepared pack a snack and a warm coat!

Stop, drop and swim!  Numbers limited

HW 18:20 3.9M

SESSION 6

 

R&R  Your evening is your own to plan.  IF today is your last day ) :  Let us know what you have enjoyed, learned, experienced at HITtheWALL 2019

Don’t forget to sign the HITtheWALL wall of fame.

Day 4 Monday 28th MAY 2019

HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

HW 06:30 4.2M LW 12:50 1.5M HW 19.30 3.9M NEAPS +1 SPRINGS -7

1 – 3

 

HITtheWALL

Marathon swim qualifiers

HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

 

Venue posted locally the evening before

SESSION 1: 10 hour qualifier see below

 

SESSION 2: 6 hour qualifier  see below

SESSION 3: 4 hour qualifier  see below

YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL

 

Course: Various

Duration: 4 hours MINIMUM 10 hours MAXIMUM

Water Temperature: 11 – 14 DEGREES C

UNSHELTERED COSTAL SWIMMING – POTENTIAL ROUGH SEAS WITH LARGE SWELL

These are qualifying swim for the North (Irish) channel / English channel or channel of your choice. Swim time will be a maximum of 10 hours regardless of the distance you have covered.

 

SESSION 1 HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

SESSION 1: 10 hour qualifier

Time: 05:00 Registration at the infinity registration hub

VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE

Safety Briefing 05:15  Swim Start: 05:30 Finish time 15:30

Adventure lights / Glow Sticks recommended

Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection

Swim secure bags are recommended for self feed

PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT

 

SESSION 2:  6 hour qualifier HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE

Time:  08:45  Registration at the infinity registration hub

Safety Briefing 09:15  Swim Start: 09:30  Finish time 15:30

Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection

Swim secure bags are recommended for self feeding

PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT

 

SESSION 3: 4  hour qualifier HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE

Time: 10:30 Registration at the infinity registration hub

Safety Briefing 11:15  Swim Start: 11:30 Finish time 15:30

Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection

Swim secure bags are recommended for self feeding

PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT

Feeding will be from infinity CREW from the boat and will be at irregular times – Feeding stations will be

Swim secure devices are mandatory for all swims unless deemed unsafe by the safety officer due to inclining weather or high winds.

Own transport is essential as swim start venue may change and is weather dependant.

SESSION 4

 

HITtheWALL

CERTIFICATE PRESETNATIONS

VENUE TBC 16:00 – 18:00
To end it all, enjoy some warm broth and sandwiches with new friends from HITtheWALL 2019.

 

Aoiffe and Pádraig will present the HITtheWALL certificates to all finishers.

** All itinerary subject to change.

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