Irish Mountain
Running Association

Downshill Uphill Mile

Downshill Uphill
Wednesday 24 August, 2022
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
4 (1,1,2) - Easy Terrain, <200M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS Allowed:
Entry opens:
2022-08-21 09:00:00
Entry closes:
2022-08-23 18:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Vouchers Allowed:
Yes. Race vouchers may be used to enter this event on the day.
Getting There:
Registration is at the Grove pub.,-6.1044306,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4867af444c719c0b:0xda31a1f5a4a7a9a2!8m2!3d53.1221201!4d-6.1102367 Pin for the race start point, at the old firing range sign:'16.7%22N+6%C2%B007'42.3%22W/@53.1213692,-6.1287392,118m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x3e55bd4969e939de!7e2!8m2!3d53.1212962!4d-6.1284122 The way up to the race start and back down from the summit will be marked.
Organisers Instructions:
Please read the detail as this a specific event type and different from the usual Summer races. This is a timed single mile uphill race to the top of Downshill. However…. Bear in mind when signing up for this event that it is a 3.5km warm up (with a good deal of uphill) to the start of the uphill mile from registration. Upon completing the uphill mile it is another 3km back down the hill to registration. By the time you have done the warm up, the mile race and warm down it is 9k. . To get from registration to the race start, it could take you anywhere from 20 mins to 30 mins so keep that in mind. Due to the distances involved, there is no kids race at this event. Parking is at the Grove pub, follow the instructions of marshals when parking. Please car pool as the car park is only so big. Registration will open at 6pm and close at 6:45pm to allow time to get the race kit to the top of the hill. Thank you to the Grove pub for accommodating our race and arranging the parking etc. This race is a fitting end to the Wednesday night races. People can warm up together to the race start, and after the race enjoy the 3 k downhill to the pub. Great race reports from last years event: Barry Minnocks 6:53 and Grace O'Rourke's 8:14 are the times to beat :)
Prizegiving Location:
At race finish. Top 3 male / female.

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
HelperAubrey O'NeillYes