Introduction to Mountain Navigation Event Re-scheduled

This has been re-scheduled for February 7th. NI Orienteering are organising a introduction to navigation event on Divis Mountain. The event will use a hybrid map (a sort of mix of an orienteering and OS map) and will be somewhere between orienteering type navigation and fell race type navigation. There will be 2 courses to choose from, a Long (approx. 10km) and a Short (approx. 5km). The courses will be run individually and will be timed- however participant can do it at their own pace. There Read more […]

NI Orienteering are organising a introduction to navigation event on Divis Mountain – Sunday 18th January

NI Orienteering are organising a introduction to navigation event on Divis Mountain – Sunday 18th January. The event will use a hybrid map (a sort of mix of an orienteering and OS map) and will be somewhere between orienteering type navigation and fell race type navigation. There will be 2 courses to choose from, a Long (approx. 10km) and a Short (approx. 5km). The courses will be run individually and will be timed- however participant can do it at their own pace. There will be a short introduction Read more […]

Passing of Mick Kellett

Mick Kellett has always been a great supporter of NIMRA races over the years and he will be a great loss. Nimra would like to pass on our condolences to Mick’s family. The funeral arrangements for Mick KELLETT, Mick (Junior) – Dec. 26, 2014, (Grange Park, Raheny, A founding member of Dublin / Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and member of GEN, Orienteering and Hill Running Club) (Peacefully), at his home, beloved husband of Brenda; sadly missed by his loving family, his sons Derek, Peter and Kevin, Read more […]

White Christmas at the Turkey Trot

71 hardy souls turned up for today’s race. Although mild enough in the car park the cold and rain was enough to persuade most to wear their rain coats from the start. As the race progressed up the hill the weather gradually deteriorated. On the stretch from the Ford to the first stile there was a particularly nasty head wind which was pushing hail and snow directly into runners faces. Once over the wall the world looked like winter with an inch, or two, of snow. The descent from the second stile Read more […]

Turkey Trot – Update

The Turkey Trot will be on the normal route. Starting from the bottom of Trassey Track at 12. See y’all then. Ho, ho, ho. Please remember to come prepared for bad weather with full waterproof body cover, whistle, compass, map, gloves and hat. All runners must be at least 18 years of age and dogs are banned.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

After you have all finished the Turkey Dinner and opened all the Santa gifts it will be time to think about Boxing Day. The Main event will of course be the Turkey Trot which is held at the start of the Trassey Track. For more information on this race please go here Once that has been done the Christmas Cracker is next up on the 27th. More info can be found here. Finally on New Years Day you can tackle the Race Over the Glens. NIMRA wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Read more […]

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 (coaching@niorienteering.org.uk). 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 […]