Irish Mountain
Running Association

Sorrell Hill

Race to the top of Sorrell and back, starting on good forest trail but moving quickly on to slippery trial and finish on open mountain
Wednesday 22 June, 2011
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
6 (2,2,2) - Moderate Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
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:
Nearest major landmark is Blessington village which is on the N81 some 5/6 miles southwest of Tallaght. however an alternative to turning off in Blessington village which is normally very busy with traffic is to take a left turn just before Blessington called 'Red lane' as noted on the OS56 map. Road is not marked Red lane but sign posted for Lake Drive and Lacken. (note there is a house with a white garden wall right at the corner of the left turn. Continue down red lane, at T junction take right turn sign posted for Lake Drive and Lacken. Take next left turn to cross Blessington Bridge over the Phollaphuca reservoir, turn right after crossing bridge, follow road around (taking care to keep right on main road and NOT go straight at sharp right bend). Approximately 1.4 miles from bridge, a small lane on left leads to event parking and registration Start G.R O 003123. This turn is easy to miss so watch out for the marshall/sign at this turn off. Continue up lane until see marshall directing traffic into field on left. (If you end up in Lacken - you've gone too far so turn back again to find laneway to start!) If coming from Blessington village take the left turn off the N81 at the traffic lights in the centre of the village. take the route signposted to Lacken. After about 1km from Blessington, turn right across the Blessington Bridge and follow directions as above. Parking is €3 per car which field owner will collect at entrance.
Organisers Instructions:
Registration is in car parking field close to race start and will close at 7.15 sharp. Anyone arriving after this time will not be registered for race. Cost of €3 per car so makes sence to carpool at Zellers beforehand. Strickly no car parking directly at race start - the limited space here is reserved for laptop operators. Juniors: In keeping with IMRA rules 'Rule 410 Age Limits' there will be a juniors race route which will be marked accordingly. Instructions to be given on the night.
Prizegiving Location:
Zellers, Lacken

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
JonesValAirside, Swords, outside DIDM50, Blessington17:00:0050
SyronEoinUCD, Belfieldthe Goat17:15:0032
SkrbaZoranMarlay ParkBallyboden, N8118:00:0021
ScottStuartUCDTallaght, returning to Deansgrange17:15:0021
WhytePaul1 Heuston South QuarterN4, M50, N8117:15:0022
DoorlyStephenMilltown Luas StationN81, Blessington00:00:1733
CunninghamGerardDundrum (Balally Luas)Kilmacud Sandyford 18:00:0033
Carpool option is not available at this time..