Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association Blog

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...

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...