Irish Mountain
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Mountain Meitheal Fundraiser

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Joe LalorJul 30 2022, 6:08pmAgain this year "End of League Handicap Race" is Mountain Meithal Fundraiser.
For those of you new to IMRA this handicap race is for those you have completed the summer league (to have been deemed as a league finisher you will need to have done 7 races). Non league finishers may also take part but will not be given a handicap time. Race starts at 7pm with the slower runners building up to to the faster runners at 7.30. Non league finishers will start at 7.30. Handicap times will not be calculated until after final league race.
This event, as usual, is being run as a fundraiser for Mountain Meitheal, the mountain path building team. Entry is online only at €10. If you cannot make the race you might consider buying an entry to support this cause which we all benefit from.
I am looking for a first aider volunteer and several marshall.
Start and finish at Pier Gates carpark. Route about 10km takes in Whites Hill and upper Ballinastoe. Short course available
Joe LalorAug 8 2022, 10:16amDon't forget you have to register online for this event before 7pm tomorrow as a runner or supporter. Start times will be calculated after I have a completed list of entries. As a rule of thumb if you finished near the bottom of the league you will be off near 7, if towards the top you will be off after 7.30 with plenty of scope to catch the early starts. Non league runners will be started at the starters discretion but will not be eligible for a prize (first 3 M/F home). There will be a non competitive short course that will also suit juniors.
Joe LalorAug 9 2022, 7:35amThanks guys, I have enough volunteers now. Will be in touch tomorrow.
Don't forget runners and non-running supports must register by 6pm today.
Start times will be published after then. Remember your start time is solely based on how you finished in Leinster League. There will be a few surprises.
Joe LalorAug 9 2022, 7:34pmFind below starting times for league finishers in the competitive race. A later post will have start times for everyone else. I realise that everyone who purchased an entry will not be running, it was easier to give everyone a time in advance. Thanks for your support.

James Higgins7.00
Henny Brandsma7.00.30
Dan Geelon7.01
Angela Flynn7.01.30
Linda Rowen7.01.30
Ger Power7.02.30
John Fitzgerald7.03
Vivian O'Gorman7.03
Lorcan Farrell7.04
Hilary Jenkinson7.04.30
Darron Tracey7.04.30
Eva Fairmaner7.05.30
Brendan Lawlor7.06
Joyce Tracey7.06
Maeve Flynn7.07
Karl Geraghty7.08
Anne Lyons7.09
Richard Beades7.09
Jason Dowling7.10
Lindsey Heppenstall7.10.30
Niall Markey7.11
Stephen Lavelle7.11
Peter Doyle7.11.30
Hazel Thompson7.11.30
Conor O'Farrell7.13
Jim White7.15.30
Richard Leahy7.16
Paul Smyth7.17
Michael O'Sullivan7.18
Thomas Galvin7.19
Hugh Kinsella7.23
Peter Sutcliffe7.24
Liam Kenny7.26
Thomas Phelan7.26
Eamon Hodge7.27
Liam Vines7.29
Robert Costello7.29.30
Pol O'Murchú7.30.30
Stephen Kennedy7.31
Bernard Fortune7.31.30
Joe LalorAug 9 2022, 8:43pmFind below start times for non league runners. Times start at 7.12 and are hoped to keep you behind similiar runners who completed the league and are running in the competitive race. Times are based on a rough drawl of your past form, in some cases based on only one race, so not to be taken too seriously. I realise that everyone who purchased an entry does not intended to run but it was easier to give everyone a time in advance. Thanks for your support.

Daniela Boehm7.20
Philip Boylan7.24
Joedy Boyle7.23
Claire Brides7.22
James Clancy7.28
Seamus Connolly7.13
Rachel Cinnsealach7.12
Margaret Desmond7.15
Gavin Dunne7.32
Jim Durham7.19
David Fitzharris7.28
Éabha Forsyth7.25
Sean Forsyth7.25
Michael Gygax7.13
James Heggie7.12
Anne Hodge7.14
Mike Jordan7.32
Maike Jurgens7.15
Sandra Kelly7.12
Philip Kerr7.22
Thomas Kilbride7.18.30
Patrick Killion7.20
Brian Kitson7.29.30
Brenda Malley7.12
Sam Markey7.11
Alan McCarthy7.18.30
Tom McCarthy7.18.30
Orla McEvoy7.7.20
Brian McGuckin7.27
Simon McDonnell7.29.30
Sean Meehan7.27
Finn Moriarty7.15
Richard Moriarty7.15
Dylan Murphy7.16
Ken Murray7.18
John O'Donovan7.32
Eoghan O'Meara7.22
Richard Nunan7.30
Anne O'Donovan7.28
Barra O'Fianáil7.15.30
Niamh O'Gorman7.15.30
Julien Prigent7.24
Caroline Reid7.14
Greg Robins7.17
Adam Scott7.14
Eoin Syron7.30
Rob Tobin7.21
Cillin Whelan7.18

Joe LalorAug 9 2022, 9:51pmForgot to mention there is a €2 charge per car for parking at Pier Gates. Please have exact change ready.
Brenda MalleyAug 9 2022, 10:02pmWill there be a separate start for the short race, or will we start as planned and turn around early?
Joe LalorAug 9 2022, 10:19pmHi Brenda, All runners start at same place at time as previous post. Short/Juniors turn at marshall position 3. Short course just shy of 6km.
Alan McCarthyAug 10 2022, 11:13amHi just checking this is the correct car park? It says "Wicklow Way Car park at Luggala"
Brendan LawlorAug 10 2022, 11:18amHi Alan

Yes thats the one
Alan McCarthyAug 10 2022, 11:29amGreat, many thanks Brendan
Caitlin BentAug 10 2022, 2:34pmHi Joe, just wondering why my name is omitted on league completion list as I did 9 LL races this year. Some were short courses but I’ve checked with Conor who confirmed they counted. I’ve done my 2 non running helper stints also.
Won’t get to race tonight but just wondering .
Good luck with the event.
Joe LalorAug 10 2022, 2:58pmHi Kate, it's a list of League finishers who have entered the MM race.
James HeggieAug 10 2022, 3:26pmJust checking what time we need to get to
Pier gates to register before your start time ? I am scheduled to start 7.12 so if I get there for 7pm is that earlier enough ?
Caitlin BentAug 10 2022, 3:45pmThanks Joe. I actually missed registration deadline last night. Will be with you in spirit though:)
Joe LalorAug 10 2022, 3:57pmThat will be fine James.
Brendan LawlorAug 11 2022, 8:43amThanks to Joe, Nora and their volunteer team for a great handicap race last night

Joe Lalor is not a fan of straightforward hill races and his route last night did not disappoint!
Joe LalorAug 11 2022, 10:11amFirst the "thanks yous"
All the volunteers who did a great job in the heat
Mr Peter Kennedy (car park owner) who treated us very fairly
All of those you bought entries just to support the cause .
And finally all of you who survived the maze.

Re the course, there couldn't have been more plastic out there, however visibility was definitely a problem. At start on entering forest sunglasses went black causing some to miss turn into forest and going up boardwalk I tried so hard to avoid. On open mountain the low push into flags were hard to see in the low sun.

Results will be initially posted here (shortly),it may be some time before they officially appear on website database. There were many and varied routes taken last night, I will be making no attempt to reflect this in the results. It was I hope a fun event with no real competitive standing. Prizes were awarded (first 3 M/F) on the bases of League finishers only. I hope you enjoyed some element of your lap of White Hill
Joe LalorAug 11 2022, 10:52amResults: Long Course (n = non league league finisher)

Niall Market
Julien Prigent n
Adam Scott n
Brendan Lawlor
Jim White
Richard Leahy
Robert Tobin n
Hilary Jenkingson
Joyce Tracey
Maeve Flynn
Anne Lyons
Stephen Lavelle
Stephen Kennedy
Sean Meehan n
Lindsey Heppenstall
Michael O'Sullivan
Thomas Kilbride n
Bernatd Fortune
Darron Tracey
Thomas Galvin
Dan Geelon
Seamus Connolly n
Eva Fairmaner
Hazel Thompson
Karl Geraghty
Brian Kitson n
James Higgins
Peter Sutcliffe
Vivian O'Gorman
Orla McEvoy n
Rob Costello
John Fitzgerald
Liam Kenny
John O'Donovan n
Gavin Dunne n
Claire Brides n
Daniela Boehm n
Pol O Murchú
Liam Vines
Thomas Phelan
Paul Smyth
Ger Power
Richard Beaded
Peter Doyle
Philip Boylan n
James Heggie n
James Clancy n
Margaret Desmond n
Patrick Million n
Anne O'Donovan n
Maike Jurgens n
Cillin Whelan n
Jim Durham n
Greg Robins n
Philip Kerr n
Niamh O'Gorman DNF

Short Course

Tom McCarthy MJ
Sam Markey MJ
Eoghan O'Meara MJ
Alan McCarthy
Finn Moriarty MJ
Richard Moriarty
Brenda Malley
Richard LeahyAug 11 2022, 11:06amChapeau to Joe and team for a cracking race and a super duper route
Rob TobinAug 11 2022, 2:02pmThanks to Joe and all the team for organising. This was my first ever individual event, my team event debut at this year's WWR also taking in White Hill. A well-marked course and a feast for the senses taking in varied terrain - it took time for my eyes to adjust from the gloomy forest floor to the bright hillsides, with purple heath set against clear blue skies. I am already looking forward to my next outing.
Simon McdowellAug 11 2022, 2:19pmHi, I finished the long course last night but do not see my name included in the list above. I was a non-league runner.

Joe LalorAug 11 2022, 3:24pmSorry about that Simon, have your result will correct when official results done. Also winners was Niall Markey. Hope ankle recovers quickly Niamh.
Simon McdowellAug 11 2022, 6:26pmThanks Jon, I appreciate it and thanks for a great race last night, the twists and turns and final forest section in the dark left no time for taking in the amazing views unfortunately!

Joe LalorAug 14 2022, 8:57amThe results to be published shortly in the results section will have times with everyone given a start time of 7.00 and their actual finish time. This will give the correct order of finishing in the handicap race, the purpose of the exercise. This will NOT be your running time so don't be emailing me. I will later publish actual running time on this forum for interest but they won't be enter in the IMRA database
Joe LalorAug 14 2022, 12:46pmRunning time, for you reference only. NOT official finishing order .
I cannot verify who went where

Bernard Fortune 47::10
Stephen Kennedy48:33
John O'Donvan48:42
Gavin Dunne48:43
Julien Prigent48:53
Brian Kitson 49:49
Sean Meehan 50:41
Robert Costello 51:04
Pol O Murchú 51:13
Liam Vines 53:29
Thomas Phelan 53:34
Liam Kenny 53:40
Robert Tobin 54:53
Peter Sutcliffe 55.27
James Clancy56:58
Anne O Donovan 57:36
Simon McDowell 58:27
Claire Brides 58:47
Richard Leahy 59:10
Thomas Kilbride 59:28
Jim White 59:35
Orla McEvoy 59:39
Thomas Galvin 59:45
Michael O Sullivan 59:54
Adam Scott 60:35
Daniela Boehm 60:52
Philip Boylan 61:05
Niall Markey 61:06
Seamus Connolly 64:52
Paul Smyth 66:05
Patrick Killion 66:06
Stephen Lavelle 66:25
Lindsey Heppenstall 67:20
Hazel Thompson 67:37
Margaret Desmond 68:56
Brendan Lawlor 69:01
Cillin Whelan69:26
Joyce Tracey 70:02
Maeve Flynn 70:03
Anne Lyons 70:05
Karl Geraghty 71:09
Maike Jurgens 72:02
Jim Durham 72:08
Peter Doyle 72:09
Hilary Jenkingson 72:35
James Heggie 73:36
Darron Tracey 74:12
Eva Fairmaner 74:34
Richard Beades 74:37
Vivian O'Gorman 76:33
Greg Robins 77:24
John Fitzgerald 77:35
Dan Geelon 77:50
Philip Kerr 78:02
James Higgins 79:26
Get Power 80:46
Henny Brandsma 94:30

Short Course

Tim McCarthy 25:52
Alan McCarthy 33:43
Finn Moriarty 38:22
Richard Moriarty 38:30
Sam Market 39:42
Eoghan O Meara 40:25
Dylan Murphy 55:40
Brenda Malley 64:44
Thomas PhelanAug 16 2022, 11:42amHi Joe,
I think I've been mixed up with the other Thomas Phelan in IMRA on the results page. My number is 744 and time was 53.34, just below Liam Vines.
Conor O'FarrellAug 16 2022, 12:07pm@Thomas, that should be fixed now.

For any other results queries, please email

Robert CostelloAug 16 2022, 6:03pmHi Con, Joe,
Will the results be going up in the results page and on profiles?
Joe LalorAug 16 2022, 6:16pmHi Rob, yes to both. Results in results section and runners profile has been adjusted. However as previously stated they will not be entered in running time format rather in order of arriving back at start position and league finishers and non league finishers separated
Robert CostelloAug 16 2022, 10:01pmThanks Joe.