Irish Mountain
Running Association

Juniors All Ireland Race

Description:
Juniors All Ireland Race
County:
Wicklow
Date:
Saturday 16 October, 2021
Time:
11:00
Climb (m):
250
Distance (km):
5.32
Event Difficulty:
6 (2,2,2) - Moderate Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS Allowed:
No
Leagues:
 
Entry opens:
2021-10-04 00:00:00
Entry closes:
2021-10-09 18:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€5
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:

Start on a slight down hill on a farm track for about 200m, then turn left through a pedestrian gate onto a forest path. Follow the forest path until about 1.5k, then through a gate onto a farm track, turn left and continue through another gate, then turn right at 2k. (You will pass near the finish line at this point...but not half way yet). Next is the steep climb through a field and through a few gates before joining a mountain track at 2.6k. Complete an anti-clockwise loop on this track, with a steep zig-zag climb at the mid point, and back to the gate and into the field again at 4.5k. From here it is a fast descent through the fields and two gates to the finish at the bottom of a field at just over 5k.

See link HERE for route details

Getting There:

Please Note that there is a €3 parking charge by Belmont Demesne for the use of their overflow car park

From the N11 the exit at Killarney Road Interchange (Junction 7) and follow the signs towards Greystones. Travel east along the R768 Southern Cross Road. At the eastern end of the Southern Cross Road take the second exit travelling south on the R761 towards Greystones. After about 1.5k, just before the top of hill turn, right on Windgates, Templecarrig Lower Road. After 500m turn right into Belmont Demesne. There is a 1km drive through a woods leading to the car park. http://belmontdemesne.ie/. Pay 3e to exit barrier at the end of the race.

Organisers Instructions:

This is an All-Ireland Junior Mountain Race which IMRA are hosting in the beautiful Belmont Estate, Co. Wicklow. Entries are open to all junior athletes born between 2002 and 2006.

We will be welcoming athletes from all parts of the Island of Ireland and look forward to a great morning of racing.

This race is an opportunity for all junior athletes interested in hill running, or thinking of trying out this form of running, to race against their peers in a fantastic setting.

All race updates will be posted to the forum for this event. Please watch out for updates.

Given the timing of this event in the year, IMRA membership for 2021 is available at a special reduced rate of €2.00 for anyone entering an IMRA race for the first time this year.

Pre-race Information:
Race registration is opening at 10am and will close at 10:45 am.
There will be no sign in sheet. Your name will be ticked off the list at the registration tables.

If you need to pick up a race number and/or chip for 2021, please do so at the registration tables.

Mandatory kit: Waterproof rain jacket, IMRA race No. and face covering. IMPORTANT: A face covering must be worn at the registration, start/finish areas and the first 100 metres of the race.

 

Volunteers (Non-Running)

You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize

Current Volunteers

Volunteers (Running)

Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize

Current Volunteers