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HITtheWALL 2019

Day 1 Friday 24th May 2019

SESSION Venue Information
1

HITtheWALL REGISTRATION

Camlough Lake

Co.Armagh

19:00 – 20:00   registration

Adventure event – Details to be announced 0:

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 60 minutes will depending on your swim speed.

Duration: 60 minutes swimming dusk into nightfall swim.

Water Temperature:  COOL 12-14 DEGREES C

Swimmers will be asked to stay in groups of two or more for safety and also to experience swimming in the dark with a fun and safe focus.

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 23:00

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

SESSION Venue Information
1

HITtheWALL

infinity YOGA and Meditation

Foye Centre, Carlingford 09:00 – 11:00
TARGET: infinity Yoga and Meditation

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

One of the most powerful tools for channel swimmers /long distance swimmers to completely involve yourself in your swim

allowing you to break down barriers including fear, anxiety, pain and cold.

Guided with infinity meditation will help you develop this.

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

2

THE BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH RACE

Carlingford South Pier,

Carlingford  Co.Louth

13:00 – 21:00

Registration

13:00 14:00 Pier, Carlingford

14:00 Swim safety briefing

14:15  Swim warm up

14:30  Race start

Swim cut off is 17:30

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 followed by medal presentations and buffet.

This is race pace but take a second to enjoy beautiful Carlingford lough.

Yellow hats – be prepared !

(High Water 17:20 4.0M)

3

 

PRESENTATIONS

Granvue Hotel, Omeath 18:30 Presentations of the

Battle of Carlingford Lough

trophies

THE BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH RACE PRESENTATIONS

FASTEST OVERALL

1 2 3 MALE FEMALE SKINS

1 2 3 MALE FEMALE WETSUITS

4  BUFFET Granvue Hotel, Omeath 18:30 – 21:00 Buffet and drinks
RELAX ! Dinner and drinks, dress casual Bus will return to Carlingford at 21:00

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 Venue Information
1

HITtheWALL Cure Swim

Carlingford South Pier,

Carlingford  Co.Louth

07.30 – 08:30
Blow off the cobwebs from the night before with the CURE Swim.

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

Course: A looped swim course

This swim suits all levels. Swim time will be a maximum of 60 minutes regardless of the distance you have covered.

Duration: 1 hour

TEMPERATURE: COOL 12-16 DEGREES C

(High Water 05:30 4.3M)

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infinity YOGA and Meditation

Foye Centre, Carlingford 11:00 – 12:30
Further deepen your practice in this session exploring mantra, visualization and the power of the breath.

90 minutes.

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

3

HITtheWALL

SWIM FOR ALL

South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth 13:30 Registration at infinity registration hubb

14:15 Safety briefing

14:30 Swim Start

16:30 Swim finish

YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL

CHANNEL RELAY QUALIFICATION SWIM

RELAY TEAM QUALIFIERS MUST COMPLETE 2 HOURS OF SWIMMING

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

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

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

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

This is the qualifying swim for relay team members taking on a channel crossing in the coming season.

Duration: 2 HOURS

TEMPERATURE: COOL 12-16 DEGREES C

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

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HAWBOWLINE

South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth If your picked your going !
16:30 – 19:00

Straight after the 2 hour swim some of you will be picked to take an 30 minute boat trip to Hawbowline Lighthouse for big sea swimming

be prepared take a snack and a warm coat!

Stop, drop and swim!

HW 18:20 3.9M

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

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

Day 4 Monday 28th MAY 2017

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 8 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.

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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.  Notifications on updates will be emailed to all event registrations

Registration opens: 1.9.2018

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