Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association Blog

Bogle and O’Kane continue to perform well in Hill and Dales

Bogle and O’Kane continue to perform well in Hill and Dales

On Thursday 2nd May 2013, 176 athletes turned out for the fourth race of the Newcastle AC hosted Hill & Dale Series.  This was another excellent turnout and shows the increasing popularity and support...

Annalong Horseshoe Preview

Annalong Horseshoe Preview

The sun has been shining on Annalong this weekend and last, for people recce’ing the route of the Annalong Horseshoe. If the weather of blue sky and light winds continues it will make perfect...

Hill and Dales 2013: Newcastle AC dominate Slieve Martin event

Hill and Dales 2013: Newcastle AC dominate Slieve Martin event

On Thursday 25th April 2013, Newcastle AC welcomed another large crowd to their increasingly popular Hill & Dale Series. Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor was the venue of choice for the third race in the series,...

Hill and Dales 2013: Slieve Martin Recce

Hill and Dales 2013: Slieve Martin Recce

There were 15 or 20 ‘hardened fell runners’ out for the tradional Monday night run over the race course.  It was a beautiful night for being in the hills with mild temperatures and lots...

Hill and Dales 2013: Tollymore Report

Hill and Dales 2013: Tollymore Report

For the second week running the weather leading up to Hill and Dales party was standard issue Irish summer time; wet and grey.  Despite the conditions 54 juniors and 236 seniors signed on for...

Big turnout at Tollymore despite conditions

Big turnout at Tollymore despite conditions

For the second week running the weather leading up to Hill and Dales party was standard issue Irish summer time; wet and grey.  Despite the conditions 54 juniors and 236 seniors signed on for...

Hill and Dales: Tollymore Route Recce

Hill and Dales: Tollymore Route Recce

There was  a good turnout of elite athletes for the traditional Monday night race route recce.  As advertised Newcastle’s Joe McCann and John Kelly led out runs at 6.15 and 6.30. As always the...

Silent Valley – Race not for the feint hearted

Gavin Bland(Borrowdale FR) and Helen Fines (Calder Valley FR) were the winners of the opening race of the British Championship at Silent Valley in the Mournes. Top runners from across Britain and Ireland were...

Silent Valley – GPS of course

Silent Valley – GPS of course

A GPS showing the main points on the course can be seen here. Please note: This GPS includes the main driveway in the Silent Valley park which is not included in the race route....

Important Notice: Silent Valley Revised Course

Important Notice: Silent Valley Revised Course

REVISED COURSE Due to snow covering parts of the course, there are some changes to the route. Although there is a gradual thaw, some sections still have significant amounts of drifted snow. Therefore, the...