Good Times at the Bashir Hussain Training Camp

Just back from the weekend with Bashir Hussain which was organised by NI Orienteering. A great weekend focussing on improving your training and performance for endurance events such as Orienteering and Mountain Running. Bash covered a lot of topics from core training, to hill running techniques, to targeting your training. It wasn’t all sitting chatting and there were three testing running sessions over the weekend covering speed, thresholds and techniques. Everyone left today tired and happy. A Read more […]

Bashir Hussain Training Weekend- Update

Thanks to those that have registered for the Bashir Hussain running weekend this weekend in Tollymore (13-14th Dec). There are a few spaces free if you are still interested, please email Allan Bogle ( Please put ‘Running Weekend MOUNTAIN RUNNER’ in the email subject box. The weekend will start on Saturday at 10:30 in Tollymore Mountain Centre and will be a mix of practical outdoor running sessions and indoor theory sessions. On Saturday there will be 2 running Read more […]

NIMRA Prize Giving 2014

by Ryan Maxwell (NIRunning) The annual prize-giving function for the Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association (NIMRA) took place on Saturday November 23rd in O’Hares, Newcastle. The event celebrated the 2014 mountain running season with prizes being handed out for the NIMRA Championship. This year the Series comprised of three short, three medium and three long races and each athlete’s best five results, which had to include at least one short, medium and long event, were assigned Championship Read more […]

2015 Podium 4 Sport NIMRA Championship

The Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association (NIMRA) organises the nine race championship, with the best five races to count, with at least one race to be completed at each distance. Short: Glenariff (Saturday, 14th March) Second short race will be Hill & Dale race (details to confirmed) Slieve Bearnagh (Saturday, 29th August) Medium: Donard Commedagh (Saturday 11th April) Flagstaff to Carlingford (Sunday, 14th June) The Fallows (Saturday, 26th September) Long: Annalong Read more […]

Podium4Sport NIMRA Championship 2015 Launch Event

On Wednesday December 10th there will be a night for NIMRA members and friends at Podium4Sport.  This will be the launch of the 2015 NIMRA Championship which Podium4Sport are sponsoring.  In addition there will be reps from Salomon and Rab showing off the latest kit and a talk on applying K tape.  There will be 20% off everything in the store on the evening.  The event will run from 6pm to 9pm.  The night is open to anyone interested in running outdoors.  I am told there be snacks and Read more […]

Running4Rescue Race On Saturday 8th Nov

This Saturday the Mourne Runners host the annual Running4Rescue race.  The race runs along the Annalong coastal path then climbs steadily up the Head Road to the top of the Annalong Wood before a fast dash back to the village.  This is road race with a small amount of trail.  All proceeds go to the Mourne Mountain Rescue.  Please come and show your support for the mountain rescue team – you never know when you might need them. Read more […]

NIMRA Prize Giving 2014

To be held in O’Hare’s,Newcastle on Saturday 22nd Nov at 7-30pm. A Fork Buffet will be provided free of charge to all 2014 NIMRA members. Any members wishing to bring a guest will be required to pay a small charge of £10 payable on the night. Please book your place including guests online by the 18th Nov. If you require a vegetarian meal can you email or get in touch via facebook. Can all members with trophies from 2013 please return them to a committee member Read more […]

NIMRA Dinner and Prize Giving 2014

The NIMRA prize giving will take place on November 22nd in O’Hares. There will be a buffet dinner. It will be free for all NIMRA members, there will be a small charge for guests. There will also be a ballot. Further details will be posted shortly.