Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association Blog

Current NIMRA Championship Points – Provisional

Current NIMRA Championship Points – Provisional

I have pointed up each of the first eight NIMRA championship races. I have assigned points to anyone who is on the current list of members I was given. If you are a member...

Helpers Required for Mountain Marathon.

Helpers Required for Mountain Marathon.

The Mourne Mountain Marathon always requires quite a few helpers to ensure the success of the event and this year is no exception. If anybody would like to marshal on either the Saturday or...

Locals take part in the North Face UTMB events

Locals take part in the North Face UTMB events

by Ryan Maxwell Over the last few days (Wednesday 27th August to Sunday 31st August 2014), a number of Northern Ireland runners have taken part in events at the notoriously difficult Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc...

Bearnagh Race 2014 Report

Bearnagh Race 2014 Report

The Mourne Runners hosted the Bearnagh race on Saturday August 23rd. This classic race takes on the unholy trinity of hills: Meelbeg, Bearnagh, Meelmore. In the short distance of four miles runners encounter every...

Team NI 8th Place at Pike’s Peak

Team NI 8th Place at Pike’s Peak

Congratulations to the NI men who finished 8th team in the World Mountain Running Long Distance event, held on Pike’s Peak, yesterday. It was the first time running on the peak for any of...

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Today the NIMRA press department found a disposable BBQ abandoned at the side of the Bann Road with a bunch of food containers ‘cleverly’ hidden under a rock beside it. Needless to say, being...

Junior Selection for Home International in Glendalough Sept 20th

Junior Selection for Home International in Glendalough Sept 20th

For the following events, inform Mike Barton or Declan Magee if you are interested in being considered. Not all eligible places will necessarily be filled. Event: 20th September, Junior Home International, Glendalough, Ireland Teams:...

Wet and Windy Sevens Sevens, 2014

The real stars of this year’s event were the marshals who had to endure a torrid time of it to ensure that both the runners and walkers progress was recorded accurately. They were lashed...

World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge 2014, Pikes Peak, Colorado

World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge 2014, Pikes Peak, Colorado

by Chris Stirling “There’s a reason trees don’t bother growing above 12000ft on Pikes Peak. They can’t!” On the 16th Aug at 7.30am a team of four men will be representing NIMRA and Northern...