Author: rbell

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 – 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 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?...

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...

The Bogle Express stops at Glenariff

The Bogle Express stops at Glenariff

In the morning it looked like being a great day.  Sun, sky and mild conditions.  Setting off on the trek north for the race it started snowing and the temperature gauge in the car...

Glenariff Preview

Glenariff Preview

This Saturday the hill running action moves north to Waterfoot for the Glenariff Mountain Race. This is also known as the Potato race as every runner receives a bag of spuds from the sponsor...

Muck, Mist and Mayhem on Slieve Gullion

Muck, Mist and Mayhem on Slieve Gullion

After a few weeks of spring like weather winter returned for the start of the hill running season. This morning was standard issue Irish weather; brisk, wet and gray. The grim conditions did not...

Slieve Gullion Preview

Kick Off The season opener takes place on Slieve Gullion next Saturday (March 9th). The race is 6.9 Km long with 460 metres of climbing. It is an up and down affair and reasonably...