Podium4Sport NIMRA Champs kicks off at Glenariff
by Anne Sandford
On Saturday March 11th the first round of the Podium4Sport NIMRA Championship takes place. This will be the Glenariff ‘Potato’ Race. It is important to join NIMRA before the start of this race at 12 noon to gain championship ranking and also give your NIMRA membership number at Registration. All race details are on the NIMRA website.
North Antrim Food Suppliers, Glens of Antrim Potatoes were only too happy to announce their continued sponsorship. Glen Runners are this year hosting this race. The local company have supported this race since its inception. All those entering will have the added bonus of a complimentary bag of Glens of Antrim potatoes!
The race itself starts in Waterfoot where the action starts off in the North Antrim Village and heads inland along the Glenariff riverside for approximately 2 miles before starting a 1100ft climb up the southern face of a section of Glenariff Glen. Once at the turn at the top competitors will retrace their steps back to the finish back in Waterfoot. The race covers around six miles in total. The majority of the course uses sections of the Ulster Way and will be well marked and marshalled throughout.
Acton gets under way at 12 noon with registration in St Patrick’s Primary School, Waterfoot. For those who live further afield I would whole heart-idly recommend making the drive. This race is a blast and hard enough for a good test of those legs.
To qualify for championship points you must be a NIMRA member before the race starts. Good luck.