Irish Mountain
Running Association

Ballybraid ACW Loop

Paul MahonJul 15 2021, 2:04pmThis race will start at 10.00
Early Start (For those consistently above 160% of winning time ONLY) at 09.30

GETTING THERE:Race starts at road end 1km SE of Glenmalure Lodge / Drumgoff Crossroads. Start GR. T 114 902
There is No Parking permitted at the Start

Parking and race registration will be in field just downhill from close to the Glenmalure Lodge Crossroads - Kindly provided by Dowling family
Do not park in main Pub Car Park

Registration opens at 09.00 and will close promptly at 09.45
Early Start (For those consistently above 160% of winning time ONLY) at 9.30
Main Start at 10.00

Free Route Choice between the start of mountain section (After passing quarry - 1.2km in), the 3 Peaks and finish.

You should be able to navigate to do this race using a map and compass only - NO GPS use / assistance permitted

ROUTE INSTRUCTIONS:The new anticlockwise 2021 race route route starts at the bottom of a local access road (At GR T 114 902) which is 1km SE of Glenmalure pub crossroads. You follow the road up for 1km until you pass a pedestrian swing gate just after a quarry. From here there is a free route choice to Carriglineen summit and then onto Kirikee and Mullacor Mountains and then back to the finish at the Wicklow Way / Forest entrance barrier just before the road down to Glenmalure Lodge crossroads.

East West Map for Lugnaquilla and Glendalough is best used for this event.

All competitors, and particularly those who have not competed this year already, should READ the NEW REGISTRATION GUIDELINES.

We are NO longer accepting MONEY at races.

REGISTER ON-LINE for the event and for the year if this is your first race this year.

Registration will close at 6PM the evening before the race.

On race morning you will be directed either to the 'Registered on-line' table to SIGN IN.

If this is your first race this year, you will collect your number which you KEEP for the year. Please bring confirmation of number and registration.

If you have already run this year you will or should have your number with you. Its quite a headache for the organisers if you forget your number so PLEASE bring it.
****JUNIORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 CAN NOT TAKE PART IN RACES ON UNMARKED ROUTES**** This is a race on an unmarked route
Mick HanneyJul 22 2021, 2:12pmBumping this up onto the forum. This should be a great event. Looking forward to it. Entries available in shop, but not for long.
Paul MahonJul 23 2021, 2:30pmEntries for this race close at 18.00 today

Plenty of spaces available currently and weather looking clear and dry (15-19 deg) for Sunday morning.

Race "Sign On" in field kindly provided free to IMRA by Dowling family just below their Glenmalure Lodge pub

"Sign On" closes at 9.45
Race starts at 10.00
Start is 1km from Parking/ Reg area - No parking at start

There are No Natural Water Sources on route
You must carry water (MINIMUM 500ml), preferably with electrolytes, and food with you from the start.
No water / food stashing or on-route support permitted
Donatas JociusJul 24 2021, 9:22pmIam out , need recovery after ultra today.
Barry O'NeillJul 25 2021, 12:30pmFerns. That is all.
Alan AylingJul 25 2021, 3:59pmNegative.
Conor O'FarrellJul 25 2021, 4:46pm... not to mention, ridiculous (non-existant) shortcuts!
Brian FureyJul 25 2021, 6:38pmHot day again for it. Preferable to mist though for sure. Thanks Paul, Hillary and all the volunteers for an expertly organised race
Mick HanneyJul 25 2021, 7:00pmThanks Paul and helpers, particularly those that had to marshall the summits in that heat.

Great race. Tough but enjoyable. And it followed IMRA's no. 1 rule - finish near a river and a pub.
Conor NolanJul 25 2021, 9:39pmGreat event. Thanks to RD and team, and again, particularly the summit marshalls (and the junior photographers). The plunge pool at the end made it worthwhile
Stuart ScottJul 26 2021, 12:42pmThanks Paul and all the helpers for a great day out yesterday. I'd recommend the race to anyone - it's probably an ideal mountain race with just enough nav to keep it interesting but with the focus purely on running (more's the pity - my apologies for keeping the summit marshals out so long!).

The plunge pool shared with the cow was a perfect end (and surprisingly even better than last week's post-Mount Leinster bath). People would pay good money for that!
Gareth LittleAug 1 2021, 8:01pmLate report just posted ;)
Alan AylingAug 1 2021, 9:15pmNice report Gareth. And a fine result, well-deserved after your performance that day.
Final comment of the report is so true... Annagh Hill is a pure classic!