Constant hills and a prevailing south westerly wind make it hard to find a rhythm during a stage that has been voted the toughest stage in the event by the majority of race finishers.
1. Shaun Stewart (Ireland) - 03:38:13
2. Martin Lynch (Ireland) - 03:39:42
3. Michael McHugh (Ireland) - 03:48:20
1. Christina McKenzie (Scotland) - 04:34:20
2. Rachel Nolan (Ireland) - 04:42:53
3. Sharon Black - (Ireland) - 05:01:42