Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association Blog

Tollymore Trail Race takes place this Saturday July 6th

Tollymore Trail Race takes place this Saturday July 6th

This Saturday race 6 in the NIMRA Grand Prix series takes place in Tollymore. The race will be run in the opposite direction to last year.  The route starts at the Monument and follows...

Important Notice – Seven Sevens Route 2013

Important Notice – Seven Sevens Route 2013

The route described on this years Seven Sevens Event was incorrect.  This year the race will be anti-clockwise.  This means the hills should be taken in the following order: Donard, Commedagh, Bearnagh, Meelmore, Meelbeg, Binnian,...

Denise Mathers Completes Mourne 500

Denise Mathers became the first lady to complete the Mourne 500, on Saturday 29 June 2013, completing the course in a very impressive 16 hrs and 45 minutes (and 10 seconds!).  She started and...

Snowden Home International Team Announced

Snowden Home International Team Announced

Men Gavin Mulholland Andrew Annett Iain Whiteside David McNeilly Women Gillian Wasson Anne Sandford Hazel McLaughlin The team is travelling over to N Wales on Friday, 19th July and returning on Sunday, 21st. Anne...

Explosive finish to the Hill and Dales series on Drinahilly

Explosive finish to the Hill and Dales series on Drinahilly

The last race in this year’s Hill and Dales series was dedicated to Denis Rankin.  178 runners, including a large Barf contingent, turned up to pay their respects and make contributions to a charity...

Dale Mathers Completes The Bob Graham Round

Dale Mathers Completes The Bob Graham Round

On Saturday 22nd June 2013 Dale ‘the machine’ Mathers completed the Bob Graham Round in a provisional time of 22:45.  In short this means that he completed a 74 mile circuit of 42 hills...

Upcoming Internationals & other races

Upcoming Internationals & other races

Snowdon International,   20 July, Llanberis, Wales 16 km, 1006 m climb    Teams of 4 Senior Men and 3 Senior Women will be selected to represent Northern Ireland. These will be based on current form,...

Flagstaff to Carlingford Mountain Race

The 2013 Flagstaff to Carlingford Mountain race attracted a total entry of 47 runners of whom 46 eventually completed the course. The runners were greeted by a rare clear sky over The Cooleys and...

Bailey and O’Kane win on Rocky

Bailey and O’Kane win on Rocky

By Ryan Maxwell On Thursday 13th June 2013, Newcastle AC hosted the ninth race of their popular Hill & Dale Series. This week, nearly 150 competitors took on the 4.25 mile ‘Rocky’ course, which...

Mountain runners turn out for Hill & Dale Series ‘Meels’ race

Mountain runners turn out for Hill & Dale Series ‘Meels’ race

by Ryan Maxwell from NIRUNNING On Thursday 6th June 2013, Newcastle AC welcomed runners to the eighth race of this years Hill & Dale Series. Slieve Meelmore and Slieve Meelbeg were the summits of...