Irish Mountain
Running Association

Trooperstown Hill

Long loop over unnamed "Boots" mountain and Trooperstown Hill itself
Saturday 28th February, 2009
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:
Winter League Leinster 
Route Description:
Avg Ascent/Descent Grade: 7.1%/-7.4% (be warned that final descent has a -26% descent grade)
Getting There:
Take the M50 Southbound, get off at the Roundwood exit (Kilmacanogue) and follow the signs towards Laragh, drive through Annemoe and follow the bend left. 1.5km further down (keep the River Inchavore on your left), you'll see a brown sign saying "Trooperstown", turn in here and follow the minor road to the car park at the river before the stone bridge. There's limited parking at the prize-giving venue so please carpool to this race. Grid ref for parking: T 158 969.
Organisers Instructions:
There will be a short (junior) route: 4.5 km, ~ 150 m climb.
Prizegiving Location:
The Coach House Roundwood. Reserved section
This is the longest of the Winter League races but takes place on very good trails. The course is boggy in a few places but otherwise very runnable and starts and finishes on fire road in Trooperstown Forest. One of the final descents is on scree.

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'RiordanGlasnevinN1108:00:0041
Bronagh CheethamCitywestM50 (Firhouse), Kilmacanogue09:30:0031
Stuart ScottDeansgrangeN11, Kilmac09:45:0043
Paul O'GradyTerenureTempleogue, M50 at Tallaght09:45:0021