NIMRA Junior Selection Trial July 28th

Junior Trial being held on 28th July, 11:00am at the Slieve Bearnagh Race.

This trial will be used as selection for the Junior Home International, being held on 8th September in Glendalough, Co.Wicklow.

Trial details:-

Location – Slieve Meelbeg, Mourne Mountains

Registration – on the day at Happy Valley Carpark, at the end of the Trassey Road, BT33 OQB (Grid ref 293 297)

Time – Registration 10:00am – 10:45am (parent consent forms to be completed)

Cost – £3 – pay on day

Kit requirements – Waterproof coat, waterproof trousers, whistle, hat and gloves (and a means of carrying – bumbag is typical)

Race start – 11:15 (senior race start is at 11:00)

Route – approx 3.6km with 385 m of ascent and descent

– fully marked route, up Meelbeg to the summit, around cairn and back by the same marked route.

Selection details:

4 Teams

U17 Girls and U17 Boys – born 2002 or 2003 (race 5.6km with 314m climb)

U20 Men and U20 Women – born 1999, 2000 or 2001 (race 6.7km with 338m climb)

There is also the possibility of development teams being sent – this is still to be confirmed.

Any questions regarding the trial or the selection process, please contact Phil Hodge, NIMRA Junior Development Officer –

Also if any athlete, cannot attend the trial, but wishes to be considered for selection, please contact Phil with details of the race results that you wish to submit for selection consideration.

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