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Running Association

Google Calendar

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Martin BagnallJan 14 2020, 2:38pmI've updated the Google 'IMRA Race Calendar' to include race events for 2020.

Each calendar entry includes:
- Date & race start time
- Distance
- Link to the race page on the IMRA website (for full race info)
- Many include location for race registration (mainly Leinster races as I'm not familiar with the locations of others) - useful for Google Maps/Satnav

The Calendar ID is: d7mrab0ea1u6r54vjdk5oja6fs@group.calendar.google.com

The Public URL is:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=d7mrab0ea1u6r54vjdk5oja6fs%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=Europe%2FDublin

The Public address in ICAL format is:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/d7mrab0ea1u6r54vjdk5oja6fs%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

It's up-to-date as of today but obviously race information may change throughout the year so always consult the IMRA website for official race details.

Finally, I note that Gordon has also set up a calendar. Rather than having multiple calendars, neither of which are 'official', I would suggest that IMRA could take ownership of this and perhaps embed the calendar on a page on the website. This would have the advantage of keeping the information up-to-date and also allow for maintenance to be shared out e.g. Munster League Directors could manage their events, add location details etc..

I'm happy to transfer ownership of this particular calendar and help maintain it if needed.
Gordon PlaceJan 14 2020, 4:35pmI think the only official calendar should remain as the event list on the website, there's a lot to maintain on the site without adding something else, and there is no problem of multiple calendars. Plus, the ical calendars are too easy to mess up, particularly if every director or more has access.

The one last week was just shared seeing as it was done, and as a download only, so if people wanted to import it, they could do so and amend without permissions, blame for errors or increased workload on anyone else.
Kevin O'RiordanJan 14 2020, 4:41pmI'm sure it's possible to program something that auto-generates an iCal format file from information in the IMRA DB. If only we had infinite time to work on these features ;)
Martin BagnallJan 14 2020, 7:43pmJust to clarify, my suggestion was to have this available in addition to the Events page and not as a replacement.

I didn't suggest that every director have access - I specifically indicated League Directors since that is a limited set of people and would reduce the dependency on the webmaster to maintain this and since it's a Google calendar it doesn't require anyone to have access to the actual IMRA website.

I appreciate that there is a lot of work involved in maintaining the site and I've no desire to increase that.

The reason I made the suggestion is that I think it makes sense for IMRA to own it's online presence - so that would include the likes of the Facebook and Instagram pages and any other social media. However, that's obviously my opinion only, it's for the Committee to decide on that sort of thing and that's a whole separate topic!

The links I provided allow people to subscribe to the calendars whether or not they are embedded in the IMRA website or not. It's a one off task for people to do so and negates the need to download fresh copies of files when the data is updated.