Next up – NIMRA Championship: Glenariff Mountain Race

On Saturday March 15th the first round of the NIMRA championship takes place. This will be the Glenariff ‘Potato’ Race.  It is likely to be the first time this year that all the main contenders for the NIMRA crown stand on the starting line.  Rumour has it that The Steede is running this year, will the others have done enough speed work to keep up with him on that fast run out and back?  All will be revealed in only a few days.

Ballymena Runners Press Release

North Antrim Food Suppliers, Glens of Antrim Potatoes were only too happy to announce their continued sponsorship of Ballymena Runners Glenariff Mountain Race this month. The local company have supported this race since its inception and this will be the thirteenth year local running club has been lucky enough to clinch the deal with the local company.

This year the sponsorship continues with category winners receiving small cash prizes and all those entering will have the added bonus of a complimentary bag of Glens of Antrim potatoes!

The Ballymena Runners event continues to grow in popularity each year as it attracts new runners to the sport of mountain running. This year the event cipro buy online forms part of the Northern Ireland Mountain Running Championship and will attract mountain runners from across the province.

The race itself takes place on Saturday 15th March, starting 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. Registration fees are set at £5 and £6 for attached / unattached runners respectively. For any further information contact Jonny Steede 0773 801 6363.

And Finally

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.

More details can be found here. To qualify for championship points you must be a NIMRA member.

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