Irish Mountain
Running Association

Hellfire and Brimstone

This will be a far tougher version of the traditional Hellfire race(hence the Brimstone!!) on a course designed by Jane and Graham
Wednesday 28 April, 2010
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
4 (1,2,1) - Easy Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, <6Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Leinster League 
Entry details:
No entry details have been entered for this event yet. Entries for league events usually open a couple of weeks before the event
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Getting There:
Hell Fire Woods, Killakee, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. G.R. O121237

Map to event location: OSM Link

Map to Buglers (prizegiving and carpooling location): OSM link

Coming from M50, get off at Junction 12 (Firhouse), and head away from city. At first roundabout, take a left onto Ballycullen road. Head straight through two junctions and turn left at a crossroads onto Gunny Hill. At the t-junction at the end, turn right onto Kilakee road. Hellfire car park is a few kilometres up the road on the right.

Coming from Buglers (carpool location): Take a left coming out of Buglers and head straight through the Ballyboden road roundabout. Take the next right for Scholarstown Road (signposted Glencree) and take the next left for Stocking Lane (again signposted Glencree). Follow this road until you see Hellfire on the right (across from Massy's on the left).
Organisers Instructions:
Registration is at Hellfire car park (see Getting there instructions above) and will be open from 6:15 to 7:15.

3 people minimum per car. If you're arriving with less than 3 people, please call to Bugler's (the prizegiving location, see getting there instructions) and arrange to car pool with someone there. Vivian O'Gorman will be on duty there to arrange people into groups for anyone who's worried about not recognising other runners.

Annual registration is €10 (€5 for the unwaged) and race registration is €7 (€4 for the unwaged). Bring exact change if you can to help smooth registration.
If you've never run an IMRA race before, it would be helpful if you can bring an already completed copy of the following form: Membership Form 2010 . If you've run in previous years, the laptop operator will print you out a form with your previous details for you to double check and sign.
Make sure you hand back your number after the race

Route description:

After the initial climb up to the house the route goes out along a Fire Road and then takes the path around the perimeter fence line. There are 2 further climbs of about 70mt elevation climb each before running back down the steep climb to the carpark.

Juniors course

Juniors will turn left after the Hellfire club and follow a shorter loop back to the hill top before descending to the finish. Juniors course will be approximately 2.7km in length with 133m climb
Prizegiving Location:

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 SurnameFirstnameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
Ó MurchúPólGlasnevinM5017:30:0030
KilbrideAlanLucanAnywhere along the M50 From Lucan to Hellfire18:15:0042
HanneyMickCabinteely villageGlencullen18:00:0020
WhytePaulHeuston South Quarter (eircom HQ)M5017:00:0011
McDonaghKenDCU, Glasnevin, Dublin 9M5017:00:0033
KeatingeJustinPortobelloHarolds Cross, Rathfarnham18:00:0022
Morrissey2PaulBaggott Street BridgeRathmines, Terenure05:30:0033
Carpool option is not available at this time..