Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association Blog

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...

Silent Valley 2013 – Course Preview

Silent Valley 2013 – Course Preview

Note: The following is guide to the course as we found it today but please consult the official race route for the precise details.  We will be posting an updated race route in the...

Hill and Dale Race 1: Update on Course

Hill and Dale Race 1: Update on Course

Race 1 of the 2013 Hill and Dale Series will take place on Thursday 11th April. The race directors have confirmed that the course is clear and the race will take place in a...

Online Entry Deadline is 8th April

Online Entry Deadline is 8th April

The Silent Valley Online Entry will close just before 11pm on Monday 8th April. After this date you will be able to enter on the day at an increased rate. The current entry list...

Hill and Dales 2013 – Preview

Hill and Dales 2013 – Preview

The annual Hill and Dales hill running jamboree starts next week.  To wet your appetite we have reproduced the preview first posted by the host club – Newcastle AC. Is Annett too hot to handle in 2013?...

International Events/Selection

International Events/Selection

Great start to the 2013 hill running season with both races being very well supported and attracting quality athletes, who showed some very good early season form. It was interesting to see how closely...

Wicklow Way Ultra

Wicklow Way Ultra

Somehow even after the worst snow storm I can remember, although I believe it may have been localised, the NIMRA massive descended on the Wicklow Way Ultra 50K in their droves.  The Steede won...