Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association Blog

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...

MMR Donard Wood Trail Race 2019

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Donard Wood Trail Race is back for it’s 2nd edition. This hilly trail race is opportunity to test the legs before the mountain season kicks off in March. The Mourne...

British Championships: The Mourne HighLine

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 The Mourne Highline strikes back. Last year NIMRA put on a feature presentation of the Mourne Mountains. This cinematic epic started in the west and traversed a series of grandiose granite...

NIMRA AGM Jan 21st – All Welcome

Annual General Meeting  – Monday, 21 January 2019 in the Market House, Ballynahinch Members and Non-Members welcome. Please come along if you want to learn more about what NIMRA plan to do in 2019...

Selection Criteria 2019

INTER COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Saturday 11th May or Sunday 12th May 2019 (date still to be confirmed). Flower Scar Fell Race, Todmorden, West Yorkshire 13.3 k(8.3miles) 660m up and down, course has steep climbs,...

Lynch and Wilson take victory at Turkey Trot

With Christmas Day behind everyone and the turkey and ham devoured the time had come to burn off those calories so there would be room for round two of the eating. This year the...

Knockdhu Christmas Classic 2018

Forget giving love at Christmas; just give me a pair of running shoes and some hills to run rampage over. This Saturday saw the first fixture in the ever busy festive hill running calendar....

Knockdhu Christmas Classic Fell Race

Saturday 22ndtDecember, 11am, Carincastle, Larne. This is a short but tough race, just over 4 miles, with plenty of short sharp climbs (approx. 1630 ft) and descents. Start at Linford Car park, Feystown Road...

NIMRA Prize Giving Dinner 2018

The NIMRA end of year shindig took place recently in O’Hares, Newcastle. As always there was good eating, banter and an extra helping of Ricky Cowan. More importantly the prizes were given out. They...