|Martin Bagnall||Jun 19 2021, 8:40pm||Hi All,|
I need more volunteers for this race please. In particular I need a race marker and laptop operator.
The race details and map pages have been updated with information on the race. registration is online only and will open on Thursday or Friday evening - I'll post an update with the exact time.
There will be an early start and a junior race.
If you haven't already, please familiarise yourselves with the Covid Social Distancing Guidelines linked from the main page of the IMRA website.
|Brendan Delaney||Jun 20 2021, 1:43pm||Hi Martin, I'm down as a helper, but I can mark the course and do summit marshall.|
|Martin Bagnall||Jun 20 2021, 2:04pm||Perfect, thanks Brendan.|
|Laura Flynn||Jun 21 2021, 10:10pm||This race is now open for purchase and will remain open until 6pm Friday, or until all places are sold, whichever is the earlier.|
|Brendan Delaney||Jun 23 2021, 10:30pm||Hi Martin, do you have the race marking tape, etc? delaneydotbrendanatgmaildot com|
|Martin Bagnall||Jun 24 2021, 10:16am||Hi Brendan, yes, I have the kit - I'll drop you an email later.|
|Martin Bagnall||Jun 24 2021, 10:21am||Thanks very much to those who have volunteered to date. I could do with more helpers please.|
|Roelie Smit||Jun 24 2021, 4:00pm||Martin, I can help.|
|Martin Bagnall||Jun 24 2021, 4:20pm||Thanks Roelie, I've added you to the volunteer list.|
|Martin Bagnall||Jun 25 2021, 12:51pm||Just another update ahead of Sunday...|
1) Race entry is online only - still places left. Closing at 6pm today.
2) Please don't attend if you are not racing or volunteering.
3) Please don't forget the mandatory kit, i.e. jacket and face mask/covering
The committee has very kindly covered the cost of car parking so you don't need to worry about that.
Thanks again to those who have volunteered - I'll be contacting you regarding duties this afternoon.
Still could do with 2 or 3 more volunteers if anyone else is available...
|David A Butler||Jun 26 2021, 9:35am||Hi Martin, what time are junior 14 starting at? |
Many thanks David
|Aoife Mundow||Jun 26 2021, 10:01am||Hi Martin, |
Are you still looking for volunteers? If so, I'm happy to help out.
|Martin Bagnall||Jun 27 2021, 7:39am||Thanks Aoife, unfortunately I missed your message before now!|
David - juniors will start a few minutes after the main race.
|grace o rourke||Jun 27 2021, 8:01am||Hi Martin |
Darren McKenna Is Injured and cant run. Just wanted to let you know incase that makes a space for anyone that wants to run (not sure if it works like that).
|Karl Walsh||Jun 27 2021, 9:11am||I have paid for race but wont make it|
|Caitlin Bent||Jun 27 2021, 11:02am||Hi Martin. I have volunteered for Sorrell Hill and would love a Marshalling role up on the course, if possible. I could do with the exercise:).|
|Laura Flynn||Jun 27 2021, 1:33pm||Thanks Martin to you and your team of helpers today for a superbly organised race.|
|Roelie Smit||Jun 27 2021, 1:37pm||Anyone know how to upload photos?|
|Roelie Smit||Jun 27 2021, 1:38pm||Ignore that question|
|Conor O'Farrell||Jun 27 2021, 1:45pm||Great race today. Thanks to Martin and his crew. That last climb aloNg the ride was a bit of a killer, not to mention the endless finishing straight!|
Results are up. As usual, please send any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Roelie Smit||Jun 27 2021, 2:13pm||Photos up. I'll try find a zoom function next time. I can send original hi res pics if anyone wants them.|
|Brendan Lawlor||Jun 27 2021, 2:34pm||Thanks Martin and volunteers, great race today|
No views of Kildare however !
|Steven Pettigrew||Jun 27 2021, 2:39pm||Great route and well organized. Thanks folks.|
|Martin Bagnall||Jun 27 2021, 5:25pm||Thanks very much to all the volunteers today for a wonderful job and giving up their time on a Sunday morning to allow an event like this to happen. |
Thanks especially to Miriam who had to go Laptop Plan B when the timing mat said no!
Fair play to all those who got up early to run in the middle of nowhere! I hope you all enjoyed the race. Now on to Brockagh...
|Daniel Eckersall||Jun 27 2021, 6:41pm||Thanks to all who organised, first race for me and really enjoyed it. Roelie how can I get the high res photos from you? Thanks|
|Richard Nunan||Jun 27 2021, 6:57pm||Thanks Martin, Miriam, Sarah and the volunteer team. So seemless, people looked like there is something they should be doing. Not a Q in site. Great marking on the course also for the Detour. Well done!|
|Miriam Maher||Jun 27 2021, 7:19pm||Love Sorrell race - whether it’s as a volunteer or a racer - it’s one of my favourite on the calendar. Thanks Martin for bringing it all together. I wanted to give a special shout out to a Fab Four - the Killeen Family. Michelle and Graham have now brought their kids Ellie and Harry around 10 IMRA Junior races over this year and last year. They always look like they have had the best craic while giving it socks all the way. The future is bright with support like that.|
|Mark Berney||Jun 27 2021, 9:15pm||Thanks again to all involved with facilitating the Sorrell run today. It was my first ever race on the hills and thoroughly enjoyed it so I can't wait for the next one, cheers Mark Berney|
|Gary Mason81||Jun 27 2021, 9:32pm||Another excellent race, great organisation. Thanks to all the volunteers for giving up their morning.|
|Laurence Briody||Jun 27 2021, 9:49pm||Thanks Martin, Miriam and a great bunch of helpers. Superb race. My first Imra race this year and i loved it. Not been in the mountains for a while makes you realise what your missing. All was going well for me..... until i missed the left turn 1.5k from the finish. Sight was failing due to me under pressure....I went straight on was 2nd questioning myself but fair play Tommy Galvin let a shout out to set me and who followed me on the straight. A quick uturn and powered on. I caught up with Tommy but was burnt at that stage and Tommy powered on..Lost 2 places but thats hill running.. Thanks again all....|
|James H Cahill||Jun 28 2021, 8:33am||Thank you Martin and all the volunteers for giving up your Sunday so that we could have a great morning in the hills overlooking Blessington lakes - or at least I assume we were overlooking the lakes, the mist put paid to any views! Its good to be back running in the hills or in my case lumbering in the hills, and thanks to everyone in IMRA for making that happen.|
|Rosy Temple||Jun 28 2021, 9:09am||A great morning's racing yesterday, loved being back on the hills. Thank you Martin and all of the volunteers for making it happen.|
|Roelie Smit||Jun 28 2021, 9:17am||@ Daniel, not actually sure how to get a pic to you. New to this as well. Not sure about privacy policies on the IMRA site. Maybe next time you see me at a race I can give it to you then.|
|Paul Smyth||Jun 28 2021, 7:54pm||Found a tick on my arm today. I'm presuming I picked it up from the section along the fence as that's the only place where I was brushing against any vegetation. Anyone who ran yesterday may want to give themselves a quick check in case they've picked one up as well.|