Mountain Meitheal Fundraiser
|Joe Lalor||Jul 15 2021, 9:44am||Folllowing a late issue with our parking site there has been a change of venue for this race. His year the Mountain Meitheal will not be a handicap race, but will be a normal mass start event. Race details on event page are for the original route and will be adjusted shortly. As usual proceeds from this race go towards footpath repairs in the hills. I need all the usual volunteers for this race plus several to act as Marshall along the route. Thanks, Joe|
|Joe Lalor||Jul 16 2021, 4:10pm||Can confirm The GAP in Glencullan as the venue for this event. Many thanks to the team at The GAP for hosting us at short notice. Please park at the back of the buildings as directed by marshalls. Please be patient and compliant and only use the portaloo we are supplying on site.|
|Barry Minnock||Jul 19 2021, 9:54am||Given this is a fundraiser, should entry be raised to 15EUR? IMRA race entry is generally low, so I think the fast majority would be happy to pay a little extra for fundraising events.|
Could also open up for non-running entry to boost the funds?
Just an thought - may be difficult to implement ...
|Joe Lalor||Jul 21 2021, 3:39pm||Hi Barry, In previous years I have encouraged anyone who would like to contribute but cannot run to buy an entry. Not sure how this would work with numbers limited but maybe Web master could put up a non running tab. Race price is an issue for the committee who are very generously covering the costs of the portaloos which don't come cheap. I am looking for a course marker happy to read a map.|
|Stuart Scott||Jul 21 2021, 3:50pm||Hi Joe. I can mark. I've put my name down.|
|Joe Lalor||Jul 21 2021, 5:00pm||Hi Stuart, thanks. I will email you section I want marked.|
|Alan Lawlor||Jul 23 2021, 12:56pm||Are chips required for this run?|
|Joe Lalor||Jul 23 2021, 4:33pm||Re chips: Yes, I am hoping to have chip timing for this event. So all runners will need chip to be entered in the race on the night. Chips to be worn on your shoe. Chip in pocket or bum bag not pick up by mat. If new runner chip comes with membership, available on the night with your number. If previously issued with chip and have lost or mislead it you needed to purchase new chip on site shop. Not available to purchase at desk on the night.|
|Marc Fitzachary||Jul 23 2021, 5:48pm||Hi, do you know when the route map will be available? Thanks|
|Joe Lalor||Jul 23 2021, 6:14pm||Hi Marc, with the Web master at the moment. In the meantime a brief description. Leave GAP by Dublin Mountain Way. On arriving on forest fire road turn left(Marshall) until end of track. Turn right and climb all the way to Fairy Castle summit (Marshall). Juniors and Short Course turn back here, return by same route. Main route continues toward Wicklow Way (WW). There are large step water barriers on next two legs, caution required. At WW turn right. 50m after reaching forest on right turn right on old route of WW (marshal). This section is eroded gully and technical decent, half way down crosses mountain bike track, caution. Arrive on Kilmasogue fire road, turn right. 100m on turn left on track down to red shed. Taped route through forest to bend in service road, follow taped route as it avoids cross biking route. Marshal will set you on right track home, follow tapes.|
|Maeve O'Grady||Jul 26 2021, 12:03pm||Hello Joe, I am available as a non running volunteer if you need more people. Sorry I can’t see the volunteer tab. Maeve|
|Joe Lalor||Jul 26 2021, 1:45pm||Hi Maeve, I can give you a marshaling job. Can you be there at 6.15?|
|Maeve O'Grady||Jul 26 2021, 6:36pm||Yes. See you there.|
|Brian Farren||Jul 26 2021, 10:50pm||Hi Joe. I can do non running volunteer if you need another person. Rgds Brian|
|Amanda (Mandy) Keegan||Jul 26 2021, 10:50pm||Hi, I signed up to run but am happy to volunteer instead if needed?|
|Joe Lalor||Jul 27 2021, 12:24am||Hi Brian, I can give you a marshaling job. If you could be there by 6.30 I will show you on map where to station. Thanks|
Hi Mandy, thanks for the offer but enjoy your run.
|Brian Farren||Jul 27 2021, 8:22am||See you then Joe|
|Lillian Deegan||Jul 27 2021, 10:14am||Hello everyone, |
Ahead of tomorrow's event, I'm on to congratulate our most recent Club 100 entrant.
Connie Dottino ran her 100th race at Carrauntoohil - a nice handy one for the biggie! Fair play Connie and well done young lady. A wonderful achievement!
RD Joe will pass on your t-shirt on Wednesday.
|Joe Lalor||Jul 27 2021, 3:37pm||148 race entries sold to now. I reckon it is now near enough to cutoff time for anyone wishing to support cause but not able to run to jump in and buy a non running entry. Thanks to all for supporting our Mountain Meitheal fundraising.|
|Graham K. Bushe||Jul 27 2021, 3:59pm||Hi Joe, I think I've done that now. Got the "Success" comment on screen, the confirmation email, and it's showing in my purchase history.|
Best of luck to everyone running tomorrow. Unfortunately I can't be there.
|Joe Lalor||Jul 27 2021, 4:05pm||Thanks G. That's another "brick in the path"|
|Coyle Bill||Jul 27 2021, 10:11pm||Is there any possibility of get a dance with one of the naked warriors ?|
|Coyle Bill||Jul 27 2021, 10:14pm||Well that is predictive text gone wrong. Sorry. Is there any chance in getting a dance with one of the naked warriors ?|
|Coyle Bill||Jul 27 2021, 10:18pm||Wrong message keeps posting. Are there Any remaining places for this race.|
|Brian Kitson||Jul 28 2021, 7:00am||Hi Bill, unfortunately it’s not possible to get into a race once the entries have closed.|
|Joe Lalor||Jul 28 2021, 9:11am||Unfortunately weather forecast for this evening not looking too good, we may get lucky but come prepared. Race being run under covid protocols so please read them. Main points being to wear mask when at registration desk, assembly area is large so spread out. Mask for first 200m of race and at finish and recovery. We have been asked to start race to exit bike park by Dublin Mountain Way, which is quite narrow so could runners make some effort to seed themselves.|
Early start for runners of 160% finish times at 7.00. Short course available. Please let registration staff know if availing of either of these options.
Please only use the portaloo as our return use of this great venue depends on this.
Enjoy and thanks for your support.
|Laura Flynn||Jul 28 2021, 10:20pm||Thanks to Joe and Nora and your team of helpers tonight and especially to Alice for patching me up at the end and the two guys who stopped to help me. Great new course Joe lots of lovely tricky downhill sections and really well marked and marshalled.|
Well done all.
|Alan Connolly||Jul 28 2021, 10:34pm||seriously good course , thanks to everyone involved|
|David Salmon||Jul 28 2021, 11:37pm||Very disappointed to take a tumble on what was one of the best courses, very grateful for the friendly marshals tonight and of course to Alice for all your help.. hopefully I'll be back out soon.|
|James H Cahill||Jul 28 2021, 11:37pm||Thank you Joe and Nora, and all the volunteers for a great evening out in the hills. Great course, and you even kept the rain away.|
|Gavin Dunne||Jul 29 2021, 6:02am||Thanks to Joe and Nora and all the Volunteers. Great course with plenty of twist and turns. Very well marked . Very enjoyable race. Well done all.|
|Brendan Lawlor||Jul 29 2021, 7:42am||Thanks to Joe, Nora and team for a great race last night. I especially liked the old Wicklow Way downhill section.|
The GAP is a great location and hopefully we'll be back there for Run the Line again in the not too distant future.
Well done to Joe, Nora and others for the support they give to Mountain Meitheal, who do great work improving the track and trails we all run on
Get well soon to the walking wounded
|Deirdre McGing||Jul 29 2021, 9:40am||Thanks for a great event. Really enjoyable course and thankfully the rain held off for most of it.|
Thanks to all the volunteers for braving the elements.
|Conor O'Farrell||Jul 29 2021, 10:31am||Results are now up. It was a challenging one for the laptop team last night with the early start, early short start, regular start and regular short start.|
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In future, I would ask for some consideration for our race team that there is only ONE start time for the short course, designated by the RD (normally a few minutes after the main race start). This saves a lot of time trying to adjust/fix people's time and position post-race.
It is not generally accepted that you change your course after registration. The general rule of thumb is:
Early Start: 30mins before main race(there is no short course on the early start)
Short start: 5-10 mins after the main race.
Obviously, each race has its different challenges, and RD will tweak this to suit the conditions on the day.
|Mary Collins||Jul 29 2021, 2:23pm||Thanks Joe, Nora and your team of efficient and helpful volunteers at registration, marshalling and finish line. Very well organised and enjoyable event. The marking of course was excellent. Really good venue too.|