|Robert Costello||Jan 24 2022, 5:44pm||Hi folks,|
I’m happy to announce that Ticknock Winter will take part this year on 13 February, starting and finishing from the Gap in Glencullen. We are currently finalising the route which is likely to be similar to the Run the Line short course route for those of you who have run it. And with the easing of restrictions I’m delighted to say that we will see a return to the post race sandwiches and prizegiving - location to be confirmed.
|Robert Costello||Feb 6 2022, 11:03pm||Hi everyone,|
The race page has been updated to include the finalised route and start/finish info. This year we will run from the Gap with parking at the nearby Christmas Tree farm. Prizegiving and food at the Gap Café afterwards.
The distance is 8.8kms with 4.8km for the juniors. No early start and no short course.
If you have any questions feel free to reply here.
|Elizabeth Wheeler||Feb 8 2022, 4:15pm||Quick Q? On the climb up towards Fairy Castle, there is now a nice, runnable trod where the heather was cleared by burning last year. It's about 5m or so to the left of the main guttery, rocky climb. Is it permitted to run up this or must we stick to the principal route?|
|Paul Scott||Feb 8 2022, 4:30pm||I’m hope that the Organisers will say stick to the stones as if everyone starts to run in the exposed peat it will turn into a rocky path as well. Protect the peat guys and gals, even if it is easier to run on.|
|Robert Costello||Feb 8 2022, 10:59pm||Hey Liz, |
It's stones all the way! Protect the peat.
|Warren Swords||Feb 9 2022, 10:20am||Just to echo Rob and Paul.|
We should all keep to the stones as the fire in September has left that area exposed. There are red grouse that relied on that area for ground nests.
There's currently a red grouse survey to report sightings which might lead to some sort of action to protect the area.
|Amy Tait Westwell||Feb 9 2022, 11:15am||Hello, looking forward to the race. I am hoping for a lift to the start point, as there's no public transport to there on a Saturday (as far as I can see). I can get myself to the south of Dublin, ie somewhere on the Green line, or anywhere served by bus. Anyone driving out who could pick me up? Cheers! Amy (from Glasgow)|
|William Paul Fenwick||Feb 9 2022, 4:01pm||Hi Amy, I'm in the same boat as you, and unless I do find a lift I'll be taking the 44 bus to Kilternan, from there it's only 3.5km walk/warm up|
|Laura Flynn||Feb 9 2022, 4:16pm||That’ll be quite a hilly warm-up Paul, she’ll be wrecked!!|
If both or either of you want to email me Saturday or before I’ll give you my phone number and arrange something with you. I’ll be travelling from Terenure.
|Elizabeth Wheeler||Feb 9 2022, 4:37pm||Rob, Warren, Paul|
Thanks for the replies. Hopefully the clarification will stop runners on the peat. It looks attractive but I always use the stones. As far as I can make out the land was cleared for sheep which is disappointing.
I will check out the grouse survey - I see them regularly up there and on Maulin.
See you Sunday.
|Maciej Dzieledziak||Feb 10 2022, 12:50pm||Hi all|
I am only new to the IMRA and wanted to pay my fees and also purchase Ticknock Winter Entry but all I get is transaction failed...
Anybody else have similar issue? Also I couldnt see any contact points on the IMRA website so hence why I am asking here.
|Andrew Hanney||Feb 10 2022, 2:49pm||Hi Maciej,|
If you follow the suggestions in this thread you should get it done. https://www.imra.ie/forum/topic/id/5950
|Alban Coghlan||Feb 11 2022, 4:28pm||Added a Car Pool there if it works for anyone for Sunday's race.|
|Karl Bourne||Feb 11 2022, 11:45pm||Hi folks, what time does registration open/close please? Looking forward to it.|
|Cormac Ryan||Feb 12 2022, 12:53am||Hi there ,is it possible to register on the morning of the race if you missed the online reg?|
|Killian Vigna||Feb 12 2022, 11:29am||Hi, same question with regards to is it possible to register on the day as it's closed online. Thanks|
|Laura Flynn||Feb 12 2022, 11:42am||Cormac and Killian, If you missed the online registration it won’t be possible for you to race tomorrow unfortunately.|
We’re looking at bringing back the race vouchers’ system which does allow people to turn up on the day with having pre-registered. We’d hope to have thus back in the coming weeks.,
|Cormac Ryan||Feb 12 2022, 5:11pm||Thanks Laura , appreciate the reply .|
|Alban Coghlan||Feb 12 2022, 8:14pm||Hi, in relation to my Car Pool, I'm not getting emails from people who took a spot so I guess departure point pick up only unless noted here which I'll check in the morning.|
|Alban Coghlan||Feb 12 2022, 8:26pm||Sorry, see responses on IMRA Website now.|
|Tim Mangan||Feb 13 2022, 2:41pm||That was a brilliant route, made even better by all the mud. Thanks to all organisers and sorry to the 10 or so who followed me the wrong way for a while. Ooops.|
|Karl Bourne||Feb 13 2022, 3:09pm||Super race today loved the mud bath coming off the Boneshaker and the technical sections on the way up to Three Rock. Great route and decent conditions considering we were to be rained on. Thanks for a well organised race! Sarnies crisps and raffle a great bit of fun as well|
|Andy McGeady||Feb 13 2022, 4:11pm||Super course. So lucky with the weather too. Thanks to all for organising.|
|Paddy Doyle||Feb 13 2022, 4:13pm||1st IMRA race today and loved it every second of it. It had a bit of everthing. Delighted with me chocolates from the raffle too.|
|Cillin Whelan||Feb 13 2022, 4:48pm||First race also, really well organized, thanks for a great event. Particular thanks to Elizabeth who gave me €2 for parking and sound advice beforehand! Really nice intro to IMRA.|
|Warren Swords||Feb 13 2022, 5:12pm||Great race today, thanks to all the volunteers who all showed up despite the forecast.|
Brilliant course. Thought I knew every trail on Ticknock but Peter managed to find the sloppiest trail in Dublin. Made for super racing but I might wait for it dry a bit before running it again.
Thanks to rob and team.
|Jeff Fitzsimons||Feb 13 2022, 5:43pm||Well done to all involved in plotting that course. An absolute roller coaster of a route only made better by sections of knee deep sh1te! Thanks to all the volunteers and the rain for holding off for the race itself.|
|Róisín McDonnell||Feb 13 2022, 6:26pm||Fantastic course today really well planned with lots of interest and good fun in the muddy sections. Well done all involved in planning and organizing.|
|Conor O'Farrell||Feb 13 2022, 6:27pm||Hi All |
Results are now up. Please send any queries to email@example.com
|Richard Moriarty||Feb 13 2022, 8:05pm||Thanks to everyone for a great race today, the junior course was great, especially coming back down the way we came up through the sloppy/rocky gully to the GAP. Young fella over the moon with the MJ prize, you’re very kind|
|Ross Fitzgerald||Feb 13 2022, 8:19pm||Hats off to Rob and crew for a super sloppy bit of fun on the hils this morning. Great track that had a mix of everything. Congrats too to Caoimhín on his 100th IMRA race|
|James H Cahill||Feb 13 2022, 9:34pm||Great day in the hills today. Thank you Rob and all the volunteers, super course with a mix of everything and a good dollop of mud on top.|
|David Sparks||Feb 13 2022, 10:07pm||Thanks Rob and all volunteers. Throughly enjoyed my first IMRA race. Look forward to the next. Thanks again, David|
|David Dunne||Feb 14 2022, 9:18am||Fantastic course, making the most of what Ticknock has to offer. Loved it|
Thanks to all those who organised & volunteered
|Eric Murray||Feb 14 2022, 11:06am||Thanks to all the organisers ,great course , i found it tough but very enjoyable !|
|Caoimhin MacMaolain||Feb 14 2022, 12:59pm||Thanks very much to Rob and all of the volunteers for putting on a fantastic race yesterday. Course marking, marshalling and organisation were all superb. Loved the course. A thoroughly enjoyable morning out!|