Irish Mountain
Running Association

Downshill Leinster League race

Downshill Trail Race
Wednesday 1 August, 2018
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
6 (1,2,3) - Easy Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Leinster League 
Entry opens:
2018-07-16 09:00:01
Entry closes:
2018-07-31 18:00:01
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Route Description:
Junior route will consist of the first loop only. The distance of the Junior route is aprox. 5k. There is no arranged Early start. If you are concerned you might be slow relative to the field you could consider doing the short course - 1 loop only.
Getting There:

Take the N11 South. At Junction 11, exit onto the R774 signposted Greystones / Kilcoole / Kilpedder. At the roundabout take the 4th exit and stay on the R774 (you are going back the way you came), at the roundabout take the second exit (straight over), at the next roundabout take the third exit. The Grove Bar is 500m along on the right hand side:

The Grove Bar, Killickabawn, Co. Wicklow:'s+Grove+Bar/@53.1220934,-6.1102331,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x23f197b59f68a6a3

Parking and prizegiving are at the Grove Bar. The race start is 1.3 km by foot from the parking / prize giving. No parking between Grove bar and race start. Please be cognizant of neighbouring properties and do not block entrances

Organisers Instructions:

All competitors, and particularly those who have not competed this year already, should READ the NEW REGISTRATION GUIDELINES.

We are NO longer accepting MONEY at races. Online entry closes on 31 July at 18:00

Mandatory Gear

Official IMRA race number

Under IMRA rules for competitors safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and wind proof for the entire race. Any competitor seen not carrying or wearing their jacket at any stage in the race will be disqualified. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Finishing without mandatory kit will result in disqualification


Registration will start 6.15 (at the Grove bar) and close on or before 7.15 to allow time to bring the computer and equipment to the start line

Early Start

No Early start. Instead consider the option of a Short Course (1 loop only)

Route Description

See route description in forum posting from 11 Jul.

Please carpool to event if at all possible to alleviate parking issues.
Prizegiving Location:

The Grove Bar, Killickabawn, Co. Wicklow:'s+Grove+Bar/@53.1220934,-6.1102331,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x23f197b59f68a6a3


Volunteers (Non-Running)

You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize

Current Volunteers

Volunteers (Running)

Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize

Current Volunteers


Driver NameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
Kevin O'RiordanBallsbridgeGoing home to Palmerstown via M5017:35:0041
Paul Kevillesaggart, co dublinRed cow17:45:0030
Mark RaleighMaynoothM4, M50 can stop off along route. Going to bbq18:00:0031
Rob IdenKilliney DART stationvia N11. Also return to DART station after race18:15:0020
Damien McParlandRathminesDundrum, M5018:00:0031
Andrew McKayRathminesClonskeagh, Sandyford. Going to BBQ. Returning to Rathmines.17:50:0020
Siobhán LyonsBalbrigganM1, M50, N11, Grove Bar. Staying for BBQ for an hour after race.17:30:0020
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