Mountain races can take place over exposed and rough terrain and the following should be taken into consideration:
NIMRA strongly recommend runners to gain experience in shorter events before attempting medium and long races. Familiarisation with the terrain is advisable and navigation can be necessary, particularly in poor weather conditions.
Safety And Essential Equipment
In medium and long races competitors will be required to carry some or all of the following, depending on conditions:
- Waterproofs or full body cover
- Emergency Food
- Map (including details of the course and checkpoints)
- Foil Blanket
It is essential that runners come to races properly equipped and with a selection of clothing as weather conditions often change quickly. In the interests of safety, the Race Organiser may not allow those without adequate equipment or experience to start.
Remember the golden rule –
“you must always report to the finish, whether you complete the course or not”