Maurice Mullins Ultra
|Deirdre Galvin||Jun 16 2021, 9:21pm||Hi, |
This is a "far into the future" type question!!
The current course details on Maurice Mullins Ultra state it is 44km. Were these the 2020 details, with it reverting back to the longer route this year; assuming all other variables are back to normal?
Thank you! Deirdre
|Richard Nunan||Jun 16 2021, 9:38pm||Plan is to run the same course as last year - but largely dependent on securing the Car Park|
|Brendan Guiney||Jun 16 2021, 10:39pm||Will entries for the ultra only open a few weeks before hand?|
|Richard Nunan||Jun 17 2021, 8:15am||Yes. We have a while to go yet in terms of understanding restrictions. |
But we will open for Entries on the Monday 2nd of August.
We will confirm the pre- Entered list also before this date.
Not sure of the weather yet :-)
|Brendan Guiney||Jun 17 2021, 9:29am||How do you get on the pre-entered list? Lol :)|
|Deirdre Galvin||Jun 17 2021, 9:49am||Thank you for coming back so quickly.|
|Pól Ó Murchú||Jun 19 2021, 7:59am||An email has gone out this morning to anyone with a deferred entry to this race. Please check your spam/junk or whatever other folders you may have to check if you have received. I have had 3 bounced mails so can you also check you have correct email address in your IMRA profile. If you still haven’t received can you pop me an email and I will forward on again. Email address is on committee page at the bottom here.|
|Conor Lucey||Aug 5 2021, 6:02pm||Are there any tickets left for sale for this, or has it sold out?|
|Richard Nunan||Aug 5 2021, 7:13pm||Work in progress - we will have an update over the weekend with a plan to open for a number of places on Monday|
|Richard Nunan||Aug 9 2021, 8:41am||Morning - |
Additional places will be opened for the MMU race at 9:00am
If you have an entry that was deferred from last year it will be available for view in your payment history..
|Ciaran Cummins||Aug 9 2021, 9:16am||Hi I have been trying to purchase Wicklow Way half since 9am. I have tried three different cards BOI, AIB and Revolout with no success. The BOI card worked to purchase Howth just last week.|
|Paul Burchmore||Aug 9 2021, 9:16am||I tried to enter the event at 9am today but had trouble with the payments process. I tried several different bank cards but received error messages on all of them. Is there an issue with the payments system or is just me !? Thanks|
|Gordon Place||Aug 9 2021, 9:29am||Hi Lads, it seems all issues are down to the information inputted as people eventually get it to work. There loads of instructions on the forum but triple check that autofill hasn't changed anything even after you've manually inputting it as it can right at the end, Make sure your address matches the bank statement exactly down to UPPER & lower case, punctuation and Mr. or Miss. Even if there are mistakes on the statement, copy them.|
Make sure the phone number is as required including the pipe symbol and not spaces, dashes or anything esle. This is the pipe symbol, vertical slash.... |
|Gordon Place||Aug 9 2021, 9:31am||353|871234567. the "|" character after the "353", is not a number or letter, but the "pipe" symbol. It is normally found to the left of the "Z" key, while holding down shift, on a regular keyboard|
|Paul Burchmore||Aug 9 2021, 9:40am||Thanks Gordon - it was the 'pipe' symbol causing my problem, all sorted now - thanks for your help :)|
|Ray Chambers Curtin||Aug 9 2021, 9:40am||Hey there, |
I just purchased my entry for the MMU, no issues with the site or making payment.
|Stephen Mc Cabe||Aug 9 2021, 10:04am||Hi, if the MMU is not available in my “purchase events” page does that mean my purchase from last year has been deferred? I haven’t received any email to confirm this and I’ve been waiting since 9am but MMU hasn’t appeared yet?|
|Richard Nunan||Aug 9 2021, 10:12am||Stephen - i have you entered. |
Let me double check why its not appearing with the team.
|Joseph Boyle||Aug 9 2021, 10:16am||Richard, |
Is that the original entry from 2020 or will it be updated in the purchase history to 2021?
|Joseph Boyle||Aug 9 2021, 10:24am||Richard, Forget the last question the status has updated to "You are entered"|
|Samuel Fox||Aug 9 2021, 10:52am||Hi Richard. Apologies if I am not getting this. I have the entry appear for 2020 - but no indication this has been deferred to 2021. Am I on the entry list? Thanks|
|Stephen Mc Cabe||Aug 9 2021, 11:02am||Thanks Richard|
|Gordon Place||Aug 9 2021, 11:12am||Hi Samuel, open the event page itself and on the top right it should say on blue tab 'You are Entered'|
|Richard Nunan||Aug 9 2021, 11:40am||Thanks Gordon,|
@ Stephen - Your entry is based on your 2020, purchase history.
As Gordon ha said, click on the event page itself and on the top right it should say on blue tab 'You are Entered'
|Samuel Fox||Aug 9 2021, 12:13pm||Thank you! All clear now. Looking forward to it.|
|Pól Ó Murchú||Aug 9 2021, 12:19pm||Just to clear up a few queries on this. If you didn't request a refund or indicate that you didn't wish to run the event this year and had a deferred entry from last year you are in. There was no mail confirming entries sent as the original mail asked you to confirm you wanted an entry or not. Assuming you followed the instructions then you have an entry...in fact even if you didn't complete the form the default option was a deferred entry as indicated when race entries were rescheduled/ deferred last year. I didn't feel this needed confirming but...|
You will know you are entered in a number of ways when you are logged in as it won't be available to purchase either on the event page or in the shop and on the real giveaway here is on the event page it will say "You are entered"...
This won't appear in your purchase history as only the original payment will show, this being confirmation of your payment/purchase. You haven't "purchased" an entry at this time so you will not have a record of a second payment, just the original payment.
Hope that answers the majority of queries coming through here and via email...refunds where requested as instructed in mail sent to all previous entrants will be processed shortly.
Please note the deadline for requesting refunds has passed at this stage and the event is now treated as any IMRA event, so if you unable to run for whatever reason unfortunately there will be no refund/transfers allowed, unless you opted for a refund within the given time frame as previously advised.
|Pól Ó Murchú||Aug 9 2021, 12:51pm||Sorry forgot one more very important thing regarding the deferred entries. You will require 2021 Membership to run. You can purchase this in the normal way - "Membership/Shop/Online Entries". It is a requirement of all IMRA races that you are a current member to run an event and a requirement for our insurance, permits etc.|
|Damian Kelly||Aug 10 2021, 1:32pm||Hi Pol,|
i entered the Ultra and included the membership fee too. It came up with the word sucess under my contact details. But no money seems to come out of my card or the entry is not in my purchase history. Proabaly going over old ground here but will i try again as i was not sure if to with the word sucess.
|Barry O Sullivan||Aug 24 2021, 7:22pm||Hi there. I just entered (43310) but I see the entry still says pending and is in my cart but the money has left my account. Just checking my entry was successful. Thanks, Barry|
|Jason Dowling||Aug 24 2021, 8:05pm||Hi Barry,|
Just checked the entry list and your name is there.
Hope that helps,
|Barry O Sullivan||Aug 25 2021, 9:23am||Thanks a mill Jason.|
|Eoin Mac Eochaidh||Aug 25 2021, 5:58pm||Quick question re. the turnaround point. Is it going toi be the forestry gate at the glencullen river?|
|daniela lubiscakova||Aug 26 2021, 10:46am||Hello there,|
As Deirdre has asked earlier in this chat (16th of June) about the course. If you don't mind me asking again to clarify as it depended on securing he car park. Is this going to revert back to its original route (pre covid - 51km) or is it staying as Covid one from last year (44km)?
Thank you in advance,
|Lillian Deegan||Aug 26 2021, 12:22pm||The MMU will be raced from Pier Gates car park - same as 2020 Daniela.|
|Martin Stevenson||Aug 28 2021, 9:15pm||Hi can’t make race as I’m doing Metalman triathlon on same day. Do I need to inform race director? If so how do I go about that.|
|Richard Nunan||Aug 28 2021, 11:12pm||Thanks Martin|
I shall take you off the Entry list.
|christian headley||Aug 29 2021, 10:17am||Hello, will there be water available at the checkpoints? Thanks, Christian|
|Richard Nunan||Aug 29 2021, 11:32am||Hi Folks, |
We wouod recommend that you run with a view to being as self sufficent as possible. We will have water at the half way and Crone woods. But it should be used fir emergency purposes.
|Richard Nunan||Aug 29 2021, 4:30pm||Hi Folks,|
Hope you are all looking forward to the Maurice Mullins Ultra next Saturday, now that the trails are dry and fast.
This route wlll be the same as last year - from the Car Park across from the Pier Gates heading along the wicklow way to the Bridge that crosses the Glencullen river - 44km is the distance approximately.
At the Bridge there will be a Marshall with some water available and to turn you around. As mentioned last year, its a fast route out and make sure you keep all your energy for those climbs on the way back.
I could do with a few volunteers on the day. We will have different volunteers for Start, Finish, Crone and Glencullen Bridge - so I only require 2-3 hours of your time. Not the whole day.
Thank you to those who have volunteered already and to Mick Hanney who has most of the ground work done, with today's successful race !
REMEMBER : You Cannot race next Saturday unless you are an IMRA member. Over 50 runners who were deferred from last year have still not paid their Annual IMRA membership !
|Ronan O'Donnell||Aug 29 2021, 7:20pm||Hi, is the start line just down from ballinstoe woods? Just want to make sure I get to the start line on time. Thanks|
|Mick Hanney||Aug 29 2021, 8:18pm||Hi,|
Start is car park adjacent to Pier Gates, which is beside the realligned new section of Wicklow way.
This is for the coffee van in the car park, which serves lovely coffee.
|Richard Nunan||Aug 29 2021, 8:42pm||Hi Ronan,|
Once you past the lough Taylor car park, it's 759 meters down the hill on the left. It's where there are trucks from the recording of the vikings are. We will have it sign posted on the morning.
|Mick Hanney||Aug 29 2021, 10:16pm||Suggestion from Wicklow Way Half race experience :-|
1. At the sign-on desk, please indicate if you want to avail of Early start, or Not.
2. At the 'register chip' desk, ditto (indicate if you are early start or not).
3. At the finish line, say Early starter if you were so.
This will allow for accurate and consistent results as soon as possible, thanks.
|Richard Nunan||Aug 29 2021, 10:54pm||Thanks Mick, like last year we have a Short course sign in Desk and Normal course sign in desk. |
We do a role call at the early start briefing to confirm.. Lessons from previous years.
|Peter Doyle||Aug 29 2021, 10:58pm||In case I missed it can you confirm early start time.|
|Richard Nunan||Aug 29 2021, 11:02pm||This year we will allow an early start at 8:30am the race start time is changed to 9:30 am and Cutoffs will be moved back similar to last year.|
|Matthew Branch||Aug 30 2021, 8:33am||I had a quick look but there doesnt seem to be a map or link for the new route. Any chance someone could direct me to a strava or gpx? Thanks in advance.|
|Avril Challoner||Aug 30 2021, 9:56am||Hi Richard, I had previously deferred my 2020 entry and am pretty sure that I saw the email asking if we wanted a refund/2021 entry and forgot to actually respond on the link (I wasn't sure if I could make the date). I don't know if I said to keep me on the start list or you automatically did as I never responded but my IMRA profile is saying i'm entered. It's no bother if I'm not on the list but wanted to check as it would be a pity to waste the place if its there.|
|Richard Nunan||Aug 30 2021, 10:07am||Hi Avril, |
You deferred it and therefore you are on the entry list.
|Avril Challoner||Aug 30 2021, 10:20am||Great, looks like I have a plan for Sat morning so!|
|David Murphy||Aug 30 2021, 10:23am||Hi Richard,|
Good morning. I cannot make the Maurice Mullins this Saturday. Best of luck to all the runners and a big thank you to you & the team of volunteers for organising.
|Richard Nunan||Aug 30 2021, 10:35am||Thanks Dave, and see you Saturday Avril :-)|
|alan ritchie||Aug 30 2021, 7:16pm||Has anyone got the elevation profile from last years race? Trying to work out pacing as I’ve read the second half i tougher. Too used to the fast finish from the longer route. |
|Clare Keeley||Aug 30 2021, 8:50pm||Hi Alan,|
I have the route on strava from last year, I can send it to you or take a pic of the profile, what ever you want. 0 eight seven 2, three, 7, 2 four, 3, six. Once you hit the board walk after the shoulder of Djouce on the way back, its a great down hill finish!
|Matthew Branch||Aug 31 2021, 7:36am||thanks Dierdre, i think I mapped out out myself along the WW as per the race description. Im ok.|
|Matthew Branch||Aug 31 2021, 7:36am||I mean Clare ;)|
|Graham Colmer||Aug 31 2021, 3:15pm||Here is a GPX of the route stolen from Clare's Strava ;-). Hope it helps - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1piqYWmWHPYhtvpNL9ntf1ohHmXZa5jWF/view?usp=sharing|
|Grace Egan||Aug 31 2021, 8:17pm||Hi Richard, I went over on the ankle last week, not going to risk the distance on Saturday, best of luck to all taking part.|
|Brendan Lawlor||Sep 1 2021, 9:36am||Hi all|
A few more volunteers for Saturday would be helpful.. even one or two running volunteers to assist with parking at the start
|Ronan O'Grady||Sep 1 2021, 9:47am||Hi I can help with car park beforehand if u like. What time would you like me there at?|
|Brendan Lawlor||Sep 1 2021, 9:56am||Cheers Ronan, 7.45 if possible|
Early start is 8.30
Main start 9.30
Also quick reminder to any new IMRA runners that you do need
- jacket (can be carried in a bumbag or wrapped around your waist)
-mask (for registration and first 100m of race)
-water and food
You should not
- wear headphones (they are unsafe on narrow trails)
-drop any litter (gel wrappers, masks etc) on the route please
|Avril Challoner||Sep 1 2021, 9:59am||Hi Brendan, also happy to volunteer and help with Parking/anything else as a running volunteer.|
|Ronan O'Grady||Sep 1 2021, 10:14am||OK brendan, will be there for 7.45 and do car park as running volunteer. Not running til 9.30 anyhow|
|Brendan Lawlor||Sep 1 2021, 10:17am||Super, thanks Avril and Ronan.. that should do us|
|Caroline O Sullivan||Sep 1 2021, 8:39pm||Hi just wondering how many bag stops is there for Saturday please and where? Thanks|
|Richard Nunan||Sep 1 2021, 10:05pm||Hi Folks, |
Just again a reminder that this year - there are no Drop bags, runners should be self sufficent and we will have water at the half way point and at Crone Woods on the way back. There is a coffee truck at crone also if you feel you need an extra boost to get back up out of Crone and over Djouce !
The cut-off times will be imposed at each of the following points along the route.
The Glencullen Bridge (Halfway, 22km) 13:00
Crone Woods Gate(33km return): 14:45
Rain jacket must be carried - this will be checked on the start line and Masks are to be worn for the first 100 meters,
Thanks to all those who have volunteered so far, both running and non-running
|John Fitzgerald||Sep 1 2021, 11:01pm||Hi Richard. I can volunteer at Crone Or at the finish. John.|
|Henry Micks||Sep 2 2021, 10:17am||Hi, apologies but unfortunately I will not be able to make it on Saturday. Good luck to everyone. Thanks, Henry|
|Petr Jemelik||Sep 2 2021, 3:19pm||Hi there. First time for me to join MMU!|
Could I choose and pick up early or late start?
|Petr Jemelik||Sep 2 2021, 3:40pm||https://en.mapy.cz/turisticka?planovani-trasy&x=-6.2531735&y=53.1133793&z=15&rc=tlLNjxlCcvht0xlIrUit0xlSoHb2zxl7xf&rs=coor&rs=osm&rs=osm&rs=osm&ri=&ri=120788191&ri=120788191&ri=153848&mrp=%7B%22c%22%3A132%7D&xc=%5B%5D|
try this to see profile...wind , weather etc for saturday
|Richard Nunan||Sep 2 2021, 3:56pm||Thanks for the Map Petr, 44.6km :-) But you have the route generally correct a few meters shorter at the start perhaps - but the turning point is correct.|
If you think you will run 22km in 3.5 hours you should do the normal start. If you will take longer take the early start.
We would prefer that people on the early start do not hit the turn around before the first runner in the normal race. We expect our front runners to hit the turn at about 11:30am
|Brendan Lawlor||Sep 2 2021, 3:59pm||Hi Petr|
The early start is at 8.30 am and is for slower runners (over 160% of race winning time)
|Conor Lucey||Sep 3 2021, 12:12pm||Is there a run route for tomorrow?|
|Richard Nunan||Sep 3 2021, 12:26pm||Sure is - scroll up two Forum posts and its there.|
|Mark McInerney||Sep 3 2021, 3:12pm||I bought replacement chip in 2019 but wasn't available. Can I pick up a new one before race?|
|Mick Hanney||Sep 3 2021, 3:28pm||We won't have chip timing tomorrow Mark, so can't assist this time around.|
|Mark McInerney||Sep 3 2021, 3:44pm||No worries Mick. Lovely work.|
|Richard Nunan||Sep 3 2021, 5:15pm||@John Fitzgerald - incase you haven't checked your email - you are stationed at Crone :-)|
Thanks again to all the volunteers - weather looks good for tomorrow, but please dont forget to carry the mandatory Jacket and be as self sufficient as you can be, a lovely mug and a smile awaits you at the finish ! (From Jarlath)
Look forward to seeing you all in the morning for a day in the hills :-)
|Mark Canavan||Sep 3 2021, 6:27pm||Is there any way to get a late registration for Maurice Mullins ultra tomorrow? Apologies I completely forgot to register.|
|John Fitzgerald||Sep 3 2021, 7:01pm||Richard. I will be at Crone at 12 o clock. If required earlier |
let me know.
|Richard Nunan||Sep 3 2021, 7:30pm||12:30 would be great John. Thanks again!|
|Michelle Hayes||Sep 4 2021, 9:03am||Early start dropped pair of brown ray bans just before long stretch of sleepers ..if you see them please leave with a volunteer THANKS|
|Mick Hanney||Sep 4 2021, 2:17pm||Sunglasses were found. In race director kit boxes.|
|Richard Nunan||Sep 4 2021, 6:22pm||Sunglasses were returned ! |
Well done to everyone who ran today and crossed the finish line to get their mug. Hard Earned !!
Thanks to the great team of volunteers - Mick, Brendan L, Avril, Ronan, John F, Liam Vines, Aideen and Flora =. Thanks to all for giving up your time today!
Congrats to our Podium Winners
Becky Quinn - 1st (I have your prize)
Patricia McLoughlin - 2nd
Daniela Lubiscakova - 3rd
Results in the morning - time for a Beer !
See you all at the end of March 2022 !
|Justin Kelly||Sep 4 2021, 6:27pm||Thank you to all the race organisers and volunteers, great job by everyone|
|Michelle Hayes||Sep 4 2021, 6:56pm||Thanks Mick for finding my sunglasses and to Richard best race director today|
1st MMU great day out thanks to all volunteers
|Samuel Fox||Sep 4 2021, 8:51pm||Well home and feet up now. Many thanks to whoever (Conor I think but I was a little delirious) helped me out on that last climb and walked with me. I think it was dehydration that had me in that state. Without your help I could have got in a bad way. Bit of a lesson for me today. Really appreciated your help. Thanks to race organisers too.|
|Michael Foley||Sep 4 2021, 9:07pm||Thanks to all the volunteers involved today, tough but very enjoyable event, well done.|
|Jarlath Hynes||Sep 4 2021, 9:47pm||Well done Michael,|
I hope you & your co-pilot made it home okay :)
|Michael Foley||Sep 4 2021, 10:31pm||We did thanks, and thanks to all who gave assistance,|
|Jim Walsh||Sep 5 2021, 8:17am||That was class. Many thanks!|
|Richard Fox||Sep 5 2021, 8:27am||Thanks to Richard and the team of volunteers for providing such a brilliant event. Many thanks indeed.|
|Aidan Buckley||Sep 5 2021, 8:38am||Thanks to Richard, all the volunteers and fellow runners for yesterday's race. Always appreciate people taking time to make these races happen.|
|Eoin Mac Eochaidh||Sep 5 2021, 12:19pm||A great day out on the hills. Many thanks to all the organizers and the very encouraging support at half way and crone.|
|Dermot shiels||Sep 5 2021, 12:34pm||Thanks for a great day out. Great support from volunteers and fellow runners. Brilliant atmosphere|
|Barry Breslin||Sep 5 2021, 1:02pm||Thanks to everyone for great day on hills.|
|Patricia McLoughlin||Sep 5 2021, 2:32pm||Thanks Richard and all the volunteers for another fabulous day in the hills.|
|Simon Rouse||Sep 5 2021, 3:42pm||Thanks to Richard andeveryone involved in making this happen! The support was great.|
My first time with IMRA looking forward to the next time.
|Maeve Hegarty||Sep 5 2021, 3:57pm||Thanks Richard and all the volunteers for a fantastic event yesterday. I met so many lovely people en route and that camaraderie definitely helped me finish my first Maurice Mullins Ultra, a very special race and one I've been wanting to do for many years. Thanks to the guy who gave me the Snickers after Crone, so kind and much appreciated. My Dad would be very proud that his name is associated with such a fantastic event.|
|Mark Windross||Sep 5 2021, 6:29pm||Thank you to all the people who helped me at the finish line yesterday, was not in a good place for a good while there. Thanks again it was a good day and nice run.|
|Richard Nunan||Sep 5 2021, 6:37pm||Glad that your feeling OK again Mark, thanks to Avril, Clare and Jarlath and your Cheafeur Michael !|
|Gavin Dunne||Sep 6 2021, 6:04am||Thanks to all the volunteers. It was a great day and great race. It was lovely meeting so many nice people on route. |
No problem Maeve. It was nice meeting you.
|Simon Rouse||Sep 6 2021, 5:00pm||Hi Richard, |
Not sure if it's possible to amend after publishing bit I had an hour added on to my run time (4:56 not 5:56). I was in the first group away.
No worries if not
|Richard Nunan||Sep 6 2021, 5:58pm||Sorry Simon, (first man home) I over compensated as I already had added an hour. Will get it sorted. Apologies.|
|Ronan O'Grady||Sep 6 2021, 8:35pm||Hi Richard, my name was not recorded in the results for the MM on Saturday. Ronan O'Grady no. 180.|
|Lisa Quirke Cashman||Sep 6 2021, 9:42pm||Hi Richard, |
Are those lovely buffs u had on Saturday available to purchase? Great race...Still sore!
|Jarlath Hynes||Sep 7 2021, 8:21am||Any social anthropologists or statisticians out there comment on the AGE category breakdown of MMU finishers?|
Approx 100 finishers overall, of that
M45 25 finishers
F45 11 finishers (of 14 F finishers, incl Liz #2140)
What are they running from? to?
|Richard Moriarty||Sep 7 2021, 2:22pm||Jarlath, as an M45 I'm running for 5 hours of peace and quiet without the kids asking "Can I have......"|
|Clare Keeley||Sep 7 2021, 5:27pm||Jarleth, when I looked at the female results I instantly noticed the age breakdown! F45 is the new F :D|
|Roelie Smit||Sep 9 2021, 12:39pm||Better late than never - a quick thanks to Richard and all the crew who took time out last Saturday to make that run a success.|
Thanks to all the participants for the great camaraderie along the way.
|Richard Nunan||Sep 9 2021, 3:07pm||Thanks for taking the time to post Roelie - always appreciated.|