Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association Blog

Deals on Inov8 in Cotswold

Deals on Inov8 in Cotswold

It is getting to that time of year when you might start thinking about getting a shiny new pair of shoes for the long, hard season to come. Currently NIMRAs main sponsor Cotswold has...

44th ‘Tiso’ Carnethy 5 Hill Race Report – 15 February 2014

44th ‘Tiso’ Carnethy 5 Hill Race Report – 15 February 2014

by Anne Sandford A contingent of 6 Northern Ireland runners made the journey to Edinburgh to compete in the prestigious Carnethy 5 Hill Race. An early start leaving Belfast City Airport at 8.25am meant...

2014 Kicking Off Soon – Slieve Gullion

2014 Kicking Off Soon – Slieve Gullion

The 2014 season kicks off in earnest in less than two weeks with the annual visit to Slieve Gullion.  This short race is always a good chance to see who has been training during...

BARF 7 Forest Challenge

BARF 7 Forest Challenge

BARF (Belfast Association of Rock climbers and Fell runners) decided to organise a club Forest Trail challenge covering 7 Forest Park lands in the Greater Belfast area, running them back to back, and using vehicle...

NIMRA AGM – 27 Jan 2014 – All Welcome

NIMRA AGM – 27 Jan 2014 – All Welcome

by Ian Taylor This will take place on Monday, 27th January at 7:30 pm in the Foyer of the Market House, Ballynahinch We used to hold our general meeting in October but have moved...

Donard Challenge Route Recce This Sunday – Jan 26

Donard Challenge Route Recce This Sunday – Jan 26

This Sunday the Mourne Runners will be leading a recce over the route of the Donard Challenge race. The course architect, Ricky Cowan, will be on hand to ensure that no one gets lost....

Hill and Dales 2014 Race Dates

Hill and Dales 2014 Race Dates

The Hill and Dales races for 2014 have been added to the events calendar. This year the Slieve Donard race will count towards the Hill and Dales series. Please note these races are still...

Marsden to Edale Race 2014 – A Runners Perspective

Marsden to Edale Race 2014 – A Runners Perspective

By Richard Vowles At 9am on Sunday morning in a frosty Marsden field I had my first outing in the Mourne Runners colours. Despite it being -3 degrees with snow and wind forecast for...

Donard Challenge Mountain Race – Entry Open

Donard Challenge Mountain Race – Entry Open

The first round of this years British Championship will take place on the slopes of Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland.  Full race details and online entry are now available here.