Irish Mountain
Running Association

Trial for European Championships and Snowdon.

Trials for European Championships
Saturday 27 April, 2019
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
6 (1,3,2) - Easy Terrain, >500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Entry opens:
2019-03-18 09:00:00
Entry closes:
2019-04-26 21:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:
There will be two courses on the day. Both follow the same route, but vary in distance.

All races will start at the barrier at the top of the car park and follow the Wicklow Way for 1300m until you come to a wall and a sharp right turn up a ride. Climb this ride for around 300m and then turn a sharp left to rejoin the WW at Ride Rock (see MAPS link above). From here rejoin and follow the Wicklow Way. Descent and cross the River Dargle, then climb on the Wicklow Way towards Djouce.

Junior athletes born 2000-2003 will finish where the route leaves the Wicklow Way to ascend the face of Djouce Mountain.

Senior athletes will finish on top of Djouce.

PLEASE NOTE: Runners will have a significant run back to Crone Wood car park from their respective finish lines. It is highly advised to bring a jacket for this purpose.

Route map for 2019 IMRA Europeans Champs - Senior Trial Race by Greg Byrne on

Route map for 2019 European Champs - U20 Trial Race by Greg Byrne on

Getting There:

Crone Woods, Wicklow

Organisers Instructions:

European Championships Trial - Djouce Uphill Route

Runners finishing on Djouce summit should bring a light rainjacket with them in case of adverse weather.

ENTRIES Enter online - you must first register with MyImra. Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association runners running their first IMRA race in 2018 should email with the details requested in the IMRA REGISTRATION FORM to get a complimentary registration number and then use this number to enter online.

General Criteria of Selection of Internationals:

Selection will be carried out on the following basis.

  1. Performance in any trial race held by IMRA. Target times will be set for trial races, those runners completing the race quicker than this time will be considered for selection according to the order they finish. Achieving the target time is not a guarantee of selection. Where no runners complete the race within the target time the selection committee may, at their discretion, select athletes who ran the trial in order to complete a team, develop promising newcomers to hill running or account for particularly tough weather or course conditions on the day of the trial.
  2. Performance in alternative races to the trial race will be considered only where the athlete has contacted the selectors in advance, via email to, to inform them of their inability to attend the trial race and agreed with the selection committee an alternative race to be used to judge form at the time of the trial race.
  3. In all circumstances the selection committee will have the option to select full teams, individual athletes or no athletes for a championship. When making final selections the selection committee will consider the panel of runners available, the financial backing available to support any athletes that may qualify for selection and the potential for success of a team made up from the available runners. Only when the funding is available and athletes of sufficient standard are available will individuals or teams be selected.

European Championship Selection Basis:

First three qualifying athletes in the trial race in all categories, provided that the guideline selection times are achieved. Other positions for selection will also be considered based on the trial race and on individual ranking as per recent performances at other National and International running events completed within the 6 months preceding the trial race (preference is given to performances in the mountains). This means that full teams may not be selected to travel to the Championship event.

European Championship Selection Target Times:

  • Senior Men (6.25 km with 667m climb and 101m descent): 35 mins
  • Senior Ladies (6.25 km with 667m climb and 101m descent): 43 mins
  • Junior Men (2000-2003, 5.5 km with 520m climb and 101m descent): 35 mins
  • Junior Ladies (2000-2003, 5.5 km with 520m climb and 101m descent): 40 mins

All queries regarding selection should be directed to as soon as possible.

Further details can be found in the IMRA Competition Rules and IMRA High Performance Strategy.


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