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HITtheWALL ITINERARY

 

HITtheWALL 2019

Day 1
Friday 24th May 2019
SESSION 1

HITtheWALL REGISTRATION and ADVENTURE

SKYPARK, Carlingford 18:00 hrs Adventure event – Details to be announced.

Registration and FUN adventures!

Bus journey From Skypark to Camlough Lake 20:30 hrs  
Session 2
HITtheWALL GLOW Night Swim
Camlough Lake 21:30hrs Night swimming
    21:30hrs Safety Briefing
    21:45hrs 750M Swim start
    23:15hrs Swim Finish
Bus journey From Camlough Lake to Carlingford 23:30hrs  
Channel swimming involves progress forwards it the hours of darkness.  This is 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.

 

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. Depending on ability and swimmers will be asked to stay in groups of two for safety and also to experience swimming in the dark. You will be given a swim briefing on the night regarding this swim and all swimmers will be supplied with a glow stick and a swim cap. Adventure lights and swim secure devices may be worn.

Duration: 90 minutes swimming dusk into nightfall swim.

Water Temperature:  COOL 12-14 DEGREES C

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 1
HITtheWALL Morning Glory Swim
Carlingford South Pier,
Carlingford  Co.Louth
06:30hrs Registration
    06:45hrs Safety Briefing
    07:00hrs Swim start
    08:00hrs Swim Finish
This will be around a 1km/2km course depending on ability.
Session 2
HITtheWALL infinity YOGA
Foye Centre, Carlingford 09:00hrs  
infinity YOGA will focus on developing your overall flexibility particularly the shoulders. Please wear loose fitting clothing –  bring a towel and a drink.

 

Duration 60 minutes

Session 3
THE BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH RACE
Carlingford South Pier,
Carlingford  Co.Louth
  13:30 Registration
13:45 Warm up
14:00 Race start
    12:30 hrs Safety Briefing
    13:30hrs Warm up
    13:45hrs Swim safety briefing
    14:00hrs Swim start
    17::00hrs Swim Finish
YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL.
Swim cut off is 17:00 HW 17:20 4.0M
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 6p

Session 4
The Battle Presentations
Sailing Club, Carlingford 19:00hrs  
THE BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH RACE PRESENTATIONS
FASTEST OVERALL
1 2 3 MALE / FEMALE SKINS
1 2 3 MALE / FEMALE WETSUITS
Session 5
Buffet and drinks
Sailing Club, Carlingford 20:00hrs  
RELAX ! Dinner and drinks, dress casual.  Skinny dip optional at around 21:30hrs
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
HITtheWALL infinity Cure Swim
Carlingford South Pier,
Carlingford  Co.Louth
06:00hrs  
    06:00hrs Registration
    06:15hrs Safety Briefing
    06:30hrs Swim Start
    08:30hrs Swim Finish
Blow off the cobwebs from the night before with The infinity 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 yoga and meditation
Foye Centre, Carlingford 10:30hrs  
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.
Duration: 60 minutes
Session 3
HITtheWALL Q&A
Foye Centre, Carlingford 12:00hrs  
Amazing opportunity to ask a panel of experienced channel swimmers your questions on preparation for your channel.
Duration: 60 minutes
Session 4
HITtheWALL ice n’dice
South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth 15:00hrs  
    15:00hrs Registration
    15:30hrs Safety Briefing
    16:00hrs Swim Start
    17:30hrs Swim Finish
YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL
the world famous HITtheWALL‘ice n’ 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 beyond the limits
By boat to Hawbowline lighthouse 17:30 hrs If your picked your going !
      Safety Briefing
    18:00hrs Swim Start
    18:30hrs Swim Finish
    19:00hrs Return to shore
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
HITtheWALL R&R
     
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 - Marathon swim qualifiers

Monday 27th May, 2019

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

Session 1
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.

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

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

10 hour qualifier
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

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-feed

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

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-feed

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

Session 2
HITtheWALL certificate presentations
Granvue Hotel, Omeath 16:30hrs  
To end it all, enjoy some warm broth and sandwiches among friends from HITtheWALL 2019.

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

** All itinerary subject to change.

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