Downshill Uphill Mile
|Andrew Hanney||Aug 12 2021, 11:36am||I have updated the event description for the uphill mile. Thanks to all the volunteers who have come forward so far. I would also need a laptop operator with experience of the timing mat, along with a race marker.|
|Niall McGuinness||Aug 12 2021, 11:54am||Hi Andy,|
I have recent laptop experience including the timing mat. I put my name down as laptop operator but happy to change that to helper if you just want someone to advise
|Andrew Hanney||Aug 12 2021, 3:04pm||Thanks Niall and to Brian also, along with Connie for shadow laptop operator. We will probably have two laptops on the go for this so no harm to have a bit of extra help there. Much appreciated.|
|Aoife Brady||Aug 17 2021, 6:43pm||Hi Andrew, |
I'm happy to help out if you need anymore helpers. It's my first year and first time volunteering for IMRA.
|Andrew Hanney||Aug 18 2021, 9:56pm||Thanks Aoife for your kind offer, we have enough volunteers for now.|
|James H Cahill||Aug 23 2021, 10:47am||Weather forecast for Wednesday is great, 20 degrees and sunny. Perfect conditions to test your mile speed, so get signed up! There's a nice 3.7km jog to the start. and a 4km downhill jog back, so you'll still get a 10km in. Registration is outside the Grove Pub, the site of plenty of post run refreshments over the years.. Access is easy off the N11 and parking has been arranged.|
|Andrew Hanney||Aug 23 2021, 11:09am||Please see the updated race details regarding registration and parking. |
Keep an eye out for marshals at the parking location.
Hope to see lots of you there to finish off a great series of Wednesday night racing.
|Aubrey O'Neill||Aug 23 2021, 12:11pm||Can't wait for this utter hell... should be great craic!|
|Andrew Hanney||Aug 23 2021, 11:36pm||Whats so good about the Downshill uphill mile?|
1. You start and finish at the excellent Grove pub who will have a Wicklow Wolf bar set up outside for you to enjoy the special occasion.
2. You get to warm up to the race start with your IMRA buddies having a chat.
3. You race the mile.
4. You get to warm down back to the pub with your IMRA buddies.
5. Wicklow Wolf and the craic.
Lets get some more signed up. Last Wednesday race until next year!
|Coyle Bill||Aug 24 2021, 8:48am||Hi, anyone else having problems registering ? keeps giving a failure at the payment section ? any ideas welcome|
|Gordon Place||Aug 24 2021, 9:22am||Hi Bill, see the Maurice Mullins half forum post for suggestions|
|Coyle Bill||Aug 24 2021, 12:59pm||thanks|
|Coyle Bill||Aug 24 2021, 1:06pm||that worked -thanks - applying seems to be harder than the racing.|
|Gordon Place||Aug 24 2021, 2:12pm||As long as people follow race markings better than instructions ;)|
|Andrew Hanney||Aug 24 2021, 4:38pm||Important update. Given the numbers racing, it has been decided that there will be just one start. Everyone will start together at 7:30 pm.|
|Neil Fusco||Aug 24 2021, 6:18pm||Just missed the deadline to register, feck|
|Andrew Hanney||Aug 25 2021, 9:25am||Looks like some great weather for this evenings race. A reminder of registration between 6pm and 6:45pm sharp. See you all later.|
|Andrew Hanney||Aug 25 2021, 12:22pm||Update on parking at Downshill: given the numbers we should be able to accommodate parking around the grove pub itself. We will use the field as a backup. So proceed to the Grove and you will be directed by marshals. Please do not obstruct any local access.|
|Alan Ayling||Aug 25 2021, 5:03pm||Given the numbers, would you not show a little clemency and make it a nice round uphill kilometer instead of a mile?|
|Mick Hanney||Aug 25 2021, 6:26pm||I love the irony of the creator of the Ayling abyss asking another RD for clemency :-)|
|John Langenbach||Aug 25 2021, 6:34pm||I was entered for the race but got delayed in work. I won't get there in time to register by 6:45.|
|Andrew Hanney||Aug 25 2021, 11:36pm||Thanks to all the volunteers tonight and the management of the Grove pub for ensuring everything went to plan. |
Wondering what the race reports will contain……
|Caoimhin MacMaolain||Aug 26 2021, 9:48am||Thanks very much to Andrew and all of the volunteers for a great evening up at Downshill. So nice to be up at the Grove catching up with people afterwards.|
|Warren Swords||Aug 26 2021, 10:39am||Thanks to Andrew and volunteers for a great race. Brilliant idea for a race. |
I threw up a race report.
|Aubrey O'Neill||Aug 26 2021, 12:42pm||Very enjoyable read Warren! |
Cheers Andy and the army of volunteers for this one. Such a great finishing spot for a race as well. Looking forward to this one becoming a tradition!