Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association Blog

Bailey and O’Kane win on Rocky Mountain

Bailey and O’Kane win on Rocky Mountain

by Ryan Maxwell from NIRunning On Thursday 22nd May 2014, Newcastle AC welcomed the local mountain running fraternity to the sixth race of their popular and well-organised Hill & Dale Series. On this occasion,...

Donard Race 2014

The Donard race took place this weekend. This was the first round of the Irish Champs and Hill and Dales race 5. Nearly 200 enthusiastic runners took on the challenge of running from the...

Inter Counties Champs – Captains Report

by Allan Bogle While Northern Ireland was shrouded in cloud and rain yesterday the rest of the UK basked in glorious sunshine. I am not sure what weather conditions the 100s of mountain runners...

NIMRA team head for the Inter Counties Champs

NIMRA team head for the Inter Counties Champs

by Team Captain This weekend 4 of Northern Ireland’s top mountain runners head across to Witton Park in Blackburn to compete in the Inter Counties Mountain Running Championships. The strong team is made up...

Races in the Belfast Hills

Races in the Belfast Hills

Chain Reaction Cycles Belfast Hills 10K First up we have the Chain Reaction Cycles Belfast Hills 10K.  This takes place on Saturday May 24th.  Runners will take on a fast, twisty, course on paths...

Denise Mathers Completes Bob Graham Round and Annalong Horseshoe

Denise Mathers Completes Bob Graham Round and Annalong Horseshoe

Bob Graham Round This weekend Denise Matthers completed the Bob Graham Round in 23.47 hours. Apparently the weather was horrendous which makes this great achievement even greater. A few NIMRA members went over to...

Upcoming Events This Week

Upcoming Events This Week

Hill and Dales: Binnian On Thursday we have the only hill top finish of the series. This race sees runners jostling for position on the starting lane, before sprinting to the foot of Binnian...

Maxwell storms the HOKA Highland Fling 2014

Maxwell storms the HOKA Highland Fling 2014

Report by Ryan Maxwell On Saturday 26th April 2014, a number of athletes from Northern Ireland took part in one of the UK’s best known ultra-distance events, the HOKA Highland Fling in Scotland. The prestigious...

Commedagh Chase – Race Report

Commedagh Chase – Race Report

After a week packed with delightful weather mountain running lovers woke on Saturday April 26th to some shaky conditions. It looked like we would be turning up to race, organise and spectate at Commedagh...