|Eoin O'Malley||Sep 6 2021, 2:40pm||When is entry opening for this?|
|Angela Flynn||Sep 10 2021, 1:51pm||Entry is open now. |
Updated the route map and description...to shorten the length of rough stuff / high heather. Same ascent/descent but shorter & steeper.
Don't forget to leave your brakes at home for the descent off Luggala /Fancy Mtn ;-)
|John Crehan||Sep 12 2021, 6:31pm||This may be a silly question but never run an Imra race before so forgive me but it says major junctions marked would you say you would need navigational skills to run this race?|
|Mikey Fry||Sep 12 2021, 6:49pm||Don’t worryJohn volunteer of the year John bell will be marking the whole coarse :)|
|John Bell||Sep 12 2021, 8:20pm||Thanks Mikey. Yes the route will be fully marked so no navigation needed. Knocknaclohogue and Luggala are two of my favourite hill to train on, so it is fantastic to have permission to race there.|
The car park is the same as the recent MM Trail & Ultra, so plenty of parking and a nice coffee van for after.
|John Crehan||Sep 12 2021, 8:39pm||Thanks John and Mikey for the responses. I'm going to try make it out if not I will see you at a future event.|
|Joseph Boyle||Sep 13 2021, 8:14am||I was up there on Saturday and there was a full film crew setup in the front half of the car park.|
|Conor O'Farrell||Sep 13 2021, 9:16am||@Joe, they are getting set up for "IMRA, The Movie!" ;-)|
|Pól Ó Murchú||Sep 13 2021, 9:20am||Must have been getting ready for next weekends filming I’d say Joseph! Just trying to figure out where best to capture the mighty mountain runners. :-)|
|Karl Bourne||Sep 13 2021, 9:54am||Hi folks. Is there a juniors route for this race? Many thanks, Karl|
|Brendan Lawlor||Sep 13 2021, 10:54am||So what connects The Beatles and IMRA ?|
Yes its the Luggala race !
Thanks to the redoubtable Angela Flynn and her trusty sidekick John Bell, and others we are all being offered the unique opportunity of a race starting in the world famous grounds of the Luggala estate. The previous owner Garech Browne was a very familiar face in some of the pubs in Roundwood, until his passing in 2018. He would indeed have been a fan of our traditional prize giving, had hill running been his thing. The current owner Italian financier Count Luca Rinaldo Contardo Padulli di Vighignolo has very kindly agreed to allow us access for our race. No doubt Angela used her very considerable persuasive charms to make it so.
This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity so get signed up, you won't be disappointed !
'I read the news today, oh boy...'
|Conor O'Farrell||Sep 13 2021, 3:43pm||We still need a laptop operator for this race. If anyone would like to take it on, drop yourself in on the volunteers page and I can arrange a training session with you, most likely via Zoom.|
|John Bell||Sep 14 2021, 10:36pm||Just giving Conor's message a bump. We still need a laptop operator. If someone is willing to give it a go, Conor has offered to go through the setup tomorrow evening, via a zoom call, or if someone has experience but is running could you help on the morning with the initial setup?|
|Alistair Hodgett||Sep 15 2021, 7:14am||John, I'd be happy to setup the laptop and assist registration if I can still run.... Alistair|
|John Bell||Sep 15 2021, 1:29pm||Hi Alistair, that would be a great help. I'll add you to the running volunteer list. Thanks|
|John Bell||Sep 15 2021, 1:31pm||No junior course this time. Even one hill would involve over 300m climb and tough terrain.|
|Thomas Baker||Sep 15 2021, 3:49pm||Hi|
This will be my first event, looking forward to it!
Do I need too buy a bib through the online shop?
Thanks a mil
|Gordon Place||Sep 15 2021, 4:08pm||Hi Thomas, you'll get your first number and timing chip free at your first race, and only have to buy a replacement if you lose them. you just have to buy race entry|
|Graham K. Bushe||Sep 15 2021, 4:12pm||Hi Thomas, welcome to IMRA. You can collect your running number (588) at the race. If chip timing is being used you can also collect your chip. You should keep these safely for the remainder of the year to use in any other race you wish to enter. If you lose either, you can then purchase replacements through the online shop.|
Hope you enjoy Saturday.
|Paul Smyth||Sep 15 2021, 4:18pm||One thing to be aware of for next year, is that you get a new number each year, but you reuse the same chip each year, unless you lose it and have to replace it.|
|Thomas Baker||Yesterday, 7:25am||Thanks all!|
|William Paul Fenwick||Yesterday, 4:00pm||Hi, would anybody be kind enough to let me carpool with them from Dublin please? Happy to show you my proof of vaccination and meet where ever is convenient, will certainly be easier than cycling from north Dublin!|
If possible can you please give me an email on w (dot) p (dot) fenwick (at) gmail (dot) com ?
|Patrick Murray||Yesterday, 6:55pm||Is there any late enties available for Luggala?|
|Michael Maughan||Yesterday, 7:18pm||Aalso wondering about late entries|
|Ibar Murphy||Yesterday, 7:20pm||Me too, I was trying to purchase for over an hour this afternoon but couldn't get the payment to work.|
|Mikey Fry||Yesterday, 7:41pm||Afraid not lads they don’t do late entries:(|
|Patrick Murray||Yesterday, 8:11pm||No bother, thanks for the update Mikey.|
|Conor O'Farrell||Yesterday, 8:58pm||I’ve reopened it until 11pm. If you don't see the entry linkninnthe event page, check "membership/shop/online entries" and you should see it in there. |
|Ibar Murphy||Yesterday, 9:35pm||You're a gentleman Con. Thanks very much.|
|John Bell||Yesterday, 10:42pm||We've changed the route slightly and updated the route description after a trial run with Mikey & Peter yesterday evening. Changes highlighted in CAPS.|
Volunteers, I've sent an email with details for race day.
|Alan Ayling||Today, 12:45am||Was it too tough for Mikey & Peter? ;-)|