of the 2022 Challenge by Sole Trail
Galtee Challenge, Saturday, June 25th, 2022
This year marked the 18th Galtee Challenge/Crossing and was considered
to be the toughest weather-wise. 130 people took to the Galtee
mountains early on the morning, starting out with quite
pleasant weather but conditions deteriorated rapidly during the
afternoon with Mother Nature giving very unseasonable June weather!
Well done to everyone for enduring the 31 km 1700m challenge from
Cahir to Anglesborough.
Thank you to everyone who helped to organise and run this event in any
way - it definitely would not have been possible without you.
very special thanks to the Hillwalking Radio Group for providing
invaluable VHF radio communications, to Aidan and Hilary Dilworth for
the registration and help in the hall in Anglesborough, Martina
Lonergan and Joe O'Brien for the delicious cakes and scones, Anne
O'Donnell, Breda Ryan and Doreen Hennessy for managing the catering in
the hall, Thos O'Neill and Pat Ryan for doing the job of sweepers on
the route, Anne O'Donnell, Eoin Lonergan, Tom Lyons, James Bourke and
John Lonergan for their help on the mountain - bringing people to
safety, answering any queries and opening fences, Pat Riggs
for the certs, the local farmer for use of his field for parking,
Goretti Campbell, Pat Kinane and all the club members who turned up to
welcome participants back and the community of Anglesborough for
facilitating a large crowd in their community.
to Tipperary County Council for their support for this event.