Irish Mountain
Running Association

Glen of the Downs

Forum Messages

Dermot MurphyJul 19 2012, 8:37amWe need a race director for this race, also a first aid officer and lap top operator. We have enough general helpers at this stage - are any of the helpers able to do one of the other three roles?
Aidan BligheJul 19 2012, 2:06pmHi Dermot,
First Aid is covered
Niall FoxJul 19 2012, 2:37pmI could do laptop operator for this race, however, its been 2 years since I've last done it - is there a running volunteer that could brief me before the race or otherwise?
Jim FitzharrisJul 19 2012, 2:46pmNiall,

I have your email address as niallfox (at) gmail (dot) com.

I have sent you an email to that address with some info. If that is not your email address, please let me have it so that I can re-send the message.


Brendan LawlorJul 19 2012, 4:09pmDermot, I put myself down as Deputy Race Director (Running) and if no Race Director emerges between now and end of next week I'll switch to Race Director (non running)

This is a grand opportunity for a novice race director to have a go at directing a race - several others took the plunge this year with great success so don't be shy!
Dermot MurphyJul 19 2012, 9:20pmWell covered for helpers at this stage - just RD available! Plenty of roles to be filled for Devils Glen.... I won't be accepting any more volunteers.
Ursula RedmondJul 20 2012, 9:51amHi, I'm down as running volunteer - could I switch roles to (non-running) shadow laptop operator? Ursula
Brendan LawlorJul 20 2012, 10:05amUrsula, that will be fine
Richard KieranJul 25 2012, 10:14pmHi Brendan, Will there be a junior course at this race? Hoping to get my 11yr old boy started on his way to the IMRA 100 Club! Richard
Dermot MurphyJul 26 2012, 7:24amJunior course - once off the initial road section, this is race is on a narrow forest track. Last year, we said the best way around this is for the juniors to start 5 minutes after the main field. From the map page, the junior turn around point will be at point D, back the back they came to the start.

The main route will be the same as the last two years - at junction I, the route will go back up to juntion D and then back to the start.
Brendan LawlorJul 26 2012, 8:56amHi all

A Thursday morning in July and no aches and pains from the Wednesday evening hill race...whats going on?!

Well, we'll sort you out next Wednesday with the first race of three in the Trail League series. These races are an ideal introduction to hill running for beginners or Juniors.

Parking at next weeks race is fairly limited so please car-pool from the Glencormack Inn , which is also the prizegiving pub. Single occupancy cars as ever are discouraged.

We now have sufficient volunteers and could all volunteers please try to be at the race start/registration area no later than 6.15pm
Rossa ButlerJul 30 2012, 11:25amHi guys,

I'm hoping this will be my first IMRA race. How do I go about joining/signing up?

Donal TroddynJul 30 2012, 11:41amRossa, just print out and fill in this form:

Turn up with it on Wednesday with €17 for your membership and race fee, and that's it. Make sure you arrive with plenty of time before the race to get registered.
Brendan LawlorJul 30 2012, 11:42amRossa

If you have a look at the Beginners tab on the main website home page you will find all the information you need.

Try to carpool by calling to the Glencormack Inn and give yourself a bit of extra time to register
ANGELINA DELIAJul 30 2012, 10:05pmI am looking for a lift from Shankill, if anyone is passing through that would be greatly appreciated! Let me know, Angelina
Brian O MurchuJul 31 2012, 10:25amAnyone going from town? Am hoping to carpool
Jesko ZimmermannJul 31 2012, 10:59amHi all,

I'm looking for an early lift from town (for volunteering). Also, is anybody heading to (or close to) Balbriggan after the race and could give me a lift?

ger lawlorAug 1 2012, 8:27am1 seat available, heading south on m50 from red cow around 6pm. 086 7816207
Mikey FryAug 1 2012, 8:30amSorry brendan had to pull out from helping this evening enjoy the race.
Gareth LittleAug 1 2012, 9:29am
Hi Ger, can I take that seat? garethlittle at or o879573216



Jeff SwordsAug 1 2012, 9:30amAnyone know what state the trail is in re: footwear ?
Derek kellettAug 1 2012, 10:50amJesko, I intend being down this evening & will be travelling home to Duleek afterwards, so dropping you in Balbriggan is not a bother, though I will be leaving immediately after the race & won't be going for pints/prizes. 087 1466292
Jason MelvinAug 1 2012, 11:05amHi,

looking for a couple of seats to the run this evening from the Blackrock area or along the Dart line please?

jason melvinAug 1 2012, 12:02pmLift sorted, cheers.
jimmy synnottAug 1 2012, 12:22pmHi Jeff ran course yesterday and found it despite all the rain quite good,a bit wet and muddy.I ran in road shoes and no problem,but it has rained quite alot more since yesterday,but for someone like you bear feet would not be a problem see you to night.JIMMY
ANGELINA DELIAAug 1 2012, 1:48pmI am still looking for a lift from shankill if anyone knows anyone? Let me know. Here is my phone number which would be best to respond. 83 135 5497
Jesko ZimmermannAug 1 2012, 2:02pmHi,

I fear I have to bail from the volunteering. Won't be able to make it early enough to be there at 6.

Mike JordanAug 1 2012, 2:03pmHi Angela
If you can't find a lift you can get the Dublin Bus 145 from Shankill or Bray to Kilmacanogue and then carpool from the Glencormac Inn to the race. I met a friend at the pub before after they got that bus and they had no problems.
Odhran HendleyAug 1 2012, 2:11pmHi Angelina,

I'll be leaving from north Bray i could pick you up from Shanganagh park around 6:30 if that suited? text me at O86O651343 to let me know, I'll give you a call when i'm leaving my house.

Jeff SwordsAug 1 2012, 2:27pmCheers Jimmy, I might give the bare feet a go just to add to the challenge, I wouldn't want to be getting my good road shoes dirty !

I'm heading from the Ballycoolin around 6:15 if anyone wants a lift.
Jason MooreAug 1 2012, 4:04pmi am leaving from lucan this evening round 6,if anyone needs a lift ring me 0872786289.j
Brian O'ConnorAug 1 2012, 11:36pmGreat race tonight!

My mate took a heap load of pictures throughout the evening, some of which I'll use in my blog but can I upload them to here so everyone can enjoy them?

Well done to everyone for making it a good experience! Roll on Djouce!
Brian O MurchuAug 2 2012, 12:31amIf you have any trouble uploading the pics Brian, post them on the IMRA Facebook page:
Brendan LawlorAug 2 2012, 9:40amBig thank you to Niall and Ursula who did a fine job on the laptop with lots of new registrations, Dermot for the course marking and Aidan on First Aid and all our other volunteers also.

Great turnout, lots of new faces, great weather, great volunteers..roll on next Wednesday!
John ColemanAug 2 2012, 2:33pmBrendan,
Thanks for advising me to go with the Mountain Runners last night. It was about 7:10 when I asked you so I was very happy to have the chance to get back to the car in the Glenview and change them. Pitied those in the runners as soon as I entered the forest!
Great race overall also!
Brian O'ConnorAug 11 2012, 7:43pmHey guys,

I just posted a blog on this event, check it out if you get a chance!

And also some photos from the day:

Let me know what you think!