NIMRA Off Road Ultra Series

by Anne Sandford

NIMRA are proposing to trial an Ultra Running Series for 2019-the end result being an outright winner for the Ultra Runner Trophy which previously was selected by the NIMRA committee.

The committee feel that a new method to determine the Ultra Runner of the Year since more and more NIMRA members are partaking in long distance events.

The following guidelines have been drawn up up:

  • Must be a NIMRA member
  • Three Off Road Ultra Races completed in 2019 – two must be chosen from the list of 4 below one of which must be in Northern Ireland –
  • Mourne Way Ultra 8th June
  • Causeway Ultra 28th September
  • Maurice Mullins 50K 23rd March
  • Glendalough Tucker 50 miles 6th July
  • Plus one other Ultra or long distance event such as Multi day events/Mountain
  • Marathons/FKT (fastest known time)/Rounds of choice anywhere in the world.
  • Scoring calculated for men on the men’s winning time * 1000/ runners time . Scoring calculated for women on the women’s winning time * 1000/ runners time
  • Age categories not relevant
  • Member must inform the NIMRA committee of the wild card Ultra which they have completed in and wish to be considered in results table
  • All qualifying races must be completed by 31st October 2019
  • Submission of challenge type ultra events must be evidenced suitably eg by a GPS track,
  • witnesses and/or photographs.

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