|adrian powell||Apr 20 2023, 5:03pm||What distance will the Short Course option be?|
|Turlough Conway||Apr 20 2023, 9:07pm||Sure Anne-Marie or Barry along soon, but guessing circa 5km. Thinking about it Adrian?|
|adrian powell||Apr 20 2023, 10:41pm||Yeah hopefully|
|Anne-Marie Flaherty||Apr 21 2023, 9:30am||HI Adrian!|
Great to see that you're interested in taking part in the run.
We're finalising some of the route details for the race, but as Turlough said above, we're hoping that the short course will be between 4-5km
Once we have the various permissions and details nailed down I'll be updating the events page and I hope to add maps. Keep an eye on this thread too.
Looking forward to seeing you next month.
|Anne-Marie Flaherty||May 5 2023, 10:58am||We had a great recce of the course last night.|
It's a perfect introduction to IMRA and trail running. I think people will have fun!
The route will be fully marked and we'll also have marshals on the course at important points/junctions.
There's a short course option which will have a turn off before the climb to Union Rock.
I've added basic map/elevation profile for now, but will update all again over next couple of days.
Looking forward to kicking off the new Northwest League on the 21st.
|Anne-Marie Flaherty||May 11 2023, 12:28pm||Entry will open for this race on Tuesday morning (16th) and will close on Saturday at 6pm (20th). |
No on the day entries!
|Anne-Marie Flaherty||May 16 2023, 12:56pm||Hi all,|
Entry now open for Union Wood.
Short Course of 6.5k - doesn't include climb to Union Rock. Runners taking this option will start just after the main field.
There is NO Early Start for this race, contrary to what I'd posted on the event details. That's been amended now.
Looking forward to Sunday! Weather is looking promising.
|Richard Dunne||May 16 2023, 1:03pm||afternoon all. how and where is parking?|
|Anne-Marie Flaherty||May 16 2023, 1:29pm||Hi Richard|
Parking will be at the Union Wood entrance near Ballisodare FC.
|Damien Coman||May 16 2023, 1:30pm||I think parking is beside the soccer pitch in Ballisodare.|
|Damien Coman||May 16 2023, 1:31pm||Can I ask, are numbers given out on the day or do i need to purchase a number and timing chip? It's been 5 years since my last outing ...|
|Anne-Marie Flaherty||May 16 2023, 1:57pm||Numbers for the calendar year will be given out on the day.|
Most details are on the Event details page for the race.
|Fergal Towey||May 16 2023, 3:31pm||Hi Guy's, Is there any restriction on younger juniors taking part? I'm thinking U12 to U15 ages?|
|Anne-Marie Flaherty||May 16 2023, 3:42pm||Hi Fergal,|
Unfortunately at this race there's no capacity for a Junior Race for those age groups.
The Short course is 6.5km and max distance allowed for younger age groups is 5km.
We're also restricted by the number of volunteers available to us.
We do hope to introduce more options for younger juniors in the future, maybe even at our future races this year, but as this is the first year of the league we're just building and gauging interest for the events.
The more volunteers we get the more options for routes we have too, something to bear in mind :)
|Pavlo Naumenko||May 17 2023, 7:34am||Hi,|
Could you please advise me about the kind of jacket we need. I want to be at the race for the first time - that's why I'm afraid to buy not what I need.Can you recommend a shop in Sligo or else. Thank you in advance
|Anne-Marie Flaherty||May 17 2023, 9:06am||Hi Pavlo!|
Great to hear that you're thinking of joining us on Sunday.
A lot of runners use just a light running jacket, one that is easy to carry in one hand, or stick in a pocket or small running belt.
It doesn't have to be a really expensive jacket.
RunPod, Elverys or Sports Direct in Sligo town should have something suitable.. I think Dunnes Stores might have some options too at the moment. You may even have something yourself already.
Looking forward to seeing you Sunday!
|Anne-Marie Flaherty||May 21 2023, 4:51pm||Thanks everyone who came along today to the first race of the new North West League!|
A lot of first time IMRA participants this afternoon and I hope everyone enjoyed their time on the trails.
The weather played ball and we the course was in great condition.
Massive thanks to my awesome team of volunteers, who made my job so easy today and in the build up to the event.
Derek and Rory for the course design.
Rory and Turlough for the course marking.
Shane and Richard who wrangled the car park.
Ruth on first aid, who thankfully had a quiet time of it!
Edel and Neo, Aoife and Aaron for the help at registration and the finish line.
Maeve, Gerry and David for marshaling
Ann and Eleanor for the catering.
Alastair who was general operative and loudspeaker.
Barry as my assistant RD did Trojan work in the build up, between course recces and at registration and the finish line (the app was a revelation!)
Can everyone who took part, please check for ticks as there were some reports of them being found after the race today.
Results should be up soon :-)
I'll try get some photos up too.
Hopefully see you all at Knocknarea on June 3rd!
|Turlough Conway||May 21 2023, 9:31pm||Well Done Anne Marie and Volunteers.|
Race report here. Anyone can add a race report so please Union participants mark your run today and the first ever North West League race with your race experience.
Added incentive: Spot prize at Knocknarea for most entertaining one!
|adrian powell||May 21 2023, 11:27pm||When will the Results be up?|
|Brian Smyth||May 22 2023, 9:27am||Thanks to Anne Marie and all the volunteers for a very well organised race . It was a lovely route and the fodder afterwards was just as nice : ) . It was worth the trip for sure . |
|John Shiels||May 22 2023, 4:45pm||Great race, lovely route and we got a surf in on Saturday .|
Well worth heading to Sligo for the weekend.
|Anne-Marie Flaherty||May 23 2023, 9:27am||Results are up, if you notice any errors or omissions please let Conor know:|
results at imra dot ie