Maurice Mullins Ultra
|Johnny McKinley||Jan 11 2022, 5:39pm||Hi|
I've tried to find the answer before posted so apologies if this has been covered in other threads.
When will entries open and will there be a limit on numbers?
|Richard Nunan||Jan 11 2022, 7:32pm||All going well we will open on the 1st of February. Limit will be decided on at that time. This is subject to permits etc. |
|Johnny McKinley||Jan 11 2022, 10:53pm||Thank you Richard.|
|Aideen Burke||Jan 14 2022, 9:49am||Hi Richard|
I’m probably getting way ahead of myself here but do you know yet whether the route and distance will be the same as last year (as scheduled), or might it revert to the old, pre-COVID route and distance?
|Richard Nunan||Jan 14 2022, 10:27am||The route will be the same.direction as last year. But the plan is to run it as a 50km race. So there will be an additional bit of fun added in around some familiar ground in Ballinastoe to make up the distance.|
|Aideen Burke||Jan 14 2022, 10:52am||Thanks Richard, that sounds great.... at least, it does now - those added kms of "fun" might not feel that way on the day!|
|Alan Ayling||Jan 15 2022, 6:58pm||Hope the extra bit of "fun" is some of the wild crazy $h1t that features in the Ballinastoe summer route... now that would be good craic!|
|paddy fox||Jan 19 2022, 4:26pm||Hey there,just wondering when will entries open for maurice ultra,new to this group,live in donegal,|
|Pól Ó Murchú||Jan 19 2022, 4:44pm||I think Paddy you’ll find if you read the forum your question is answered above… ;-)|
|paddy fox||Jan 19 2022, 6:35pm||Oh sorry,thank pol,I'll keep a look out,another?where wd be best place to stay,for 2 nights Fri to Sunday,if I were to get an entry|
|Laura Flynn||Jan 20 2022, 2:10pm||Paddy, anywhere south Dublin, Bray, near N11-or maybe Roundwood area should be fine. Depends on your budget etc. if you’re looking at something and what to email me for info you’ll get me at email@example.com|
|Dillon McEvoy||Jan 27 2022, 9:25am||Hi guys - will this race be the Irish Champs for 2022?|
|Richard Nunan||Jan 27 2022, 11:20am||It will be in the Irish Ultra Champs this year. thanks|
|Ross Reilly||Jan 27 2022, 12:51pm||Does this mean it will be the trial race for the european trail running championships ? thanks|
|Colm O'Gorman||Feb 1 2022, 2:22pm||Hi guys, will there be an updated course map?|
|Richard Nunan||Feb 1 2022, 7:38pm||Hi Colm,|
I will add the new route on March 1st. Have 3 options I want to look at for the additional 6km.
But the other 44km will remain the same - the route from the Car Park across from the Pier Gates heading along the wicklow way to the Bridge that crosses the Glencullen river and back - 44km is the distance approximately
|Richard Nunan||Feb 1 2022, 7:39pm||@Ross|
This is not the trials race for the European trail running championships
|Colm O'Gorman||Feb 2 2022, 9:53am||Great, thanks a mil Richard|
|Eric Kelly||Feb 3 2022, 6:34pm||Hi, I just have a few questions before I sign up. Not knowing the area, and as I'll be without a car, I can make it as far as Kiltiernan, but is there local bus or taxi from there to Glencullen? Trying to have all logistics sorted|
Also, is there a cut off time? I've a rough idea of time frame for myself and just want to ensure I'd be on track to finish well within the limits.
|Pól Ó Murchú||Feb 3 2022, 6:44pm||Hi Eric, The race doesn’t start in Glencullen. It starts and finished close to Lough Tay/Lugalla area of the Wicklow Waydown near Roundwood/Ballinastoe direction. This should show the start car park: Wicklow Way Car park at Luggala|
I’d say should be easy enough to get a lift from someone depending where you are coming from as there will be a lot travelling for it but not sure too many be heading through Glencullen.
|Johnny McKinley||Feb 4 2022, 10:32am||Thank you Pól & Eric, like a dope I would have been heading to Johnnie Fox's. Are the mugs still given out, loved my last one but it met with an accident? I'm looking forward to seeing Wicklow again.|
|Thomas Barrett||Feb 12 2022, 4:01pm||Hello,|
I wouldn’t be too familiar with the route so wondering would there be some sort of GPS map put up here before hand so I can give a bit of a recce a few weeks before it? I understand it starts at the “Pier gates” but not being from the area I have no idea where that is. Once I knew where to start and to turn I’d be confident following the Wicklow way signs from there on.
Also since it’s 50k, is there crew stops aloud on the route and where would be good place to allow easy access for a crew if so?
Thanks in advance.
|Richard Nunan||Feb 12 2022, 4:13pm||Hi Tomas,|
Will publish a new map route on 1st March.
Pier gates are here. Follow the wicklow way (Yellow man) in a northerly direction.
|Dara O'Brien||Feb 12 2022, 5:39pm||Hi Thomas,|
If you're looking to recce some of the route before 1st March when Richard puts up the full route, there is a gpx of a previous one on plotaroute from 2 years back.
Caveat is that it may well change I guess but if you go to plotaroute and search for Maurice Mullins then you should find it handy enough.
|Thomas Barrett||Feb 13 2022, 10:16pm||Cheers thanks a million lads.|
Also regarding crew stops, are they aloud in IMRA races? I assume they are as it is an Ultra but just want to make sure.
|Richard Nunan||Feb 14 2022, 11:54am||Hi Folks,|
Updates added to the events page. Please check there before additional questions.
There are No crews at this event .
Self sufficient event. 1 Drop bag for the turn around point at Glencullen Bridge on Boranaraltry lane approx 22km into the race.
Water station on the way back at Crone woods approx 16km from Finish
|David Magee||Feb 27 2022, 12:28am||Hi just wondering if anyone has advice regarding navigation for this route? Is it a difficult one to navigate? Quite unfamiliar with this area. Thanks for any information.|
|Mick Hanney||Feb 27 2022, 12:04pm||Hi,|
It is very straightforward. All waymarked on the wicklow way, with the exception of the out and back bit towards the end to bring the distance up towards 50k, but that stretch will have some marking and/or marshals I expect.
|Richard Nunan||Feb 27 2022, 6:43pm||Hi David - rough outline for the route this year :|
The route will leave the Car Park across from the Pier Gates heading along the wicklow way to the Bridge that crosses the Glencullen river - Glencullen Bridge on Boranaraltry lane.
The race will start from the Car Park in the far left corner where the wicklow way enters the Car ParK (last years start). We will follow the wicklow way north bound for approx 1.5km where you will see a Marshall where you will be pointed south in the direction of the Ballinastoe Car park.
You will meet another Marshall here who will record your number. You will then head backup for 2.5km and you will rejoin the wicklow way heading north in the direction of Djouce.
You will stay on the Boardwalk following the wicklow way (do not climb Djouce) and carry on following the yellow main in the Direction of Crone Wood car park. Leaving Crone wood car park you will head left. After 400 Meters you will turn right again following the wicklow way. The next junction when you leave trail you will tune right and follow the road. Again you will turn right and follow the route for approx 750 m of road. You will then head up curtlestown and go follow the trail for around 6km until you see a marshall at Glencullen Bridge on Boranaraltry lane.
You then will turn and head back to the finish. This time you will follow the wicklow way route back to the Car Park. On the way back you will not be dropping to Ballinastoe.
|David Magee||Feb 28 2022, 11:30am||Thank-you, appreciate the information.|
|Sean Forsyth||Mar 1 2022, 7:46pm||Hi All,|
I'm heading up to Crone woods on Sunday 6th to recce from there to the turnaround point and then back to the shoulder of djouce, possiblity up to the board walk, if anyone else is interested.
|Johnny McKinley||Mar 1 2022, 10:16pm||Will there be mugs (and not us runners who are mugs)?|
|Sean Sheridan-O'Gorman||Mar 4 2022, 4:01pm||Hi Sean,|
Could be free for the recce at Crone. Early doors start?
(also) Sean :)
|Sean Forsyth||Mar 4 2022, 5:59pm||Hi Sean, |
Good stuff, I'm not sure how early early doors is but I was thinking about 9 - 9.30?
|Sean Sheridan-O'Gorman||Mar 5 2022, 10:05am||Hi Seán,|
Plans are shot - kids unwell so I’d best not join you! Enjoy the gallop, apologies.
|Sean Forsyth||Mar 5 2022, 2:59pm||No worries Sean, |
Hope the kids feel better soon man.
|Roelie Smit||Mar 11 2022, 8:42am||Just a heads up, Maurice Mullins Ultra entries close midnight 12/03/2022. Beat the cut off.|
|Ciaran McAleenan||Mar 11 2022, 3:13pm||Good afternoon everyone, |
Is there a map of the route anywhere to be seen?
|Graham K. Bushe||Mar 11 2022, 3:45pm||Hi Ciaran,|
there may not be an exact map available yet?
Last year saw a new route introduced, running from the carpark beside the Pier Gates (Luggala), then following the Wicklow Way as far as Boranaraltry Bridge and back (44km). This year, the start, turn around and finish are the same, however there is an additional out and back spur added shortly after the start to bring the distance back up to 50km.
|Ciaran McAleenan||Mar 15 2022, 12:03pm||Thank you Graham.|
|Harold Perez||Mar 15 2022, 12:22pm||What does a drop bag entails?|
What is the process? (give bag to someone to carry?)
What's in the bag?
Is it for us during the race (food/water) or for after (change of clothes)?
Sorry for the questions but not familiar with the drop bag thing
|Sarah Brady||Mar 15 2022, 12:35pm||Hi Harold. You'll drop off the bag in the morning at registration and it will be transported to the half way point. It's just for you to put in any snacks or drinks or spare clothes you might like to access at half way. :) And I doubt it's mandatory. :D|
|Richard Nunan||Mar 15 2022, 12:39pm||Thanks Sarah - and a minor point to add is that the bag will not be brought back to the start at the end of the race. So perishable items only.|
We would like people to be self sufficient, but the drop bag is for those who dont want to carry extra. Its a long way to 27km to the turn around so you need to be prepared.
What is mandatory is to carry a Waterproof Jacket ! Thanks
|jennifer Costa||Mar 15 2022, 1:01pm||Hi,|
Do you have an eir code for the start line?? (Ish)
|Mick Hanney||Mar 15 2022, 1:12pm||https://maps.app.goo.gl/BQsNEiUoCiyF4nmh6|
Pin for Bru Coffee who set up in the car park.
|Richard Nunan||Mar 15 2022, 1:19pm||Thanks Mick, also in the "Getting there" section on the MMU events page.|
Any difficulties let us know.
|Caroline Moran||Mar 15 2022, 6:56pm||Hi Richard,|
Quick one - will there be an early start for this one?
|Richard Nunan||Mar 15 2022, 7:54pm||No problem. Details as follows|
Registration for early Start at 8:00am
Early start will be at 8:30am
Registration for Race at 8:30am
RACE START 9:30am
Chip will not be required.
|Caroline Moran||Mar 15 2022, 8:02pm||That’s great Richard - thanks for the info|
|Sergi Pifarre||Mar 19 2022, 2:56pm||Hi.|
If anyone has a spare seat and can give me a lift from Dublin it would be much appreciated.
|Carmen Riehle||Mar 20 2022, 11:34pm||Is there race day registration or is the race full.|
|Richard Nunan||Mar 21 2022, 8:06am||Morning,|
The event is full and there isnt any on the day registration. Thanks
|James Heggie||Mar 21 2022, 8:16am||Hi Richard Is there water stop at the Glencullen bridge before you head back or do you need to put water in drop bag ? I know there is water at Crone thanks|
|Richard Nunan||Mar 21 2022, 10:11am||We will have water at the turn around. However long range forecast is looking favourable. I would stick some in the Drop bag for sure. |
|Kazimierz Pawelczak||Mar 21 2022, 11:27am||hi, unfortunately I have covid 19, please remove me from the start list, thanks, Kazik|
|Rory O Donovan||Mar 21 2022, 2:17pm||Hey,|
Does anyone have a Strava/Garmin Connect link for last years race that they could send me? New to the Wicklow Way and trying to figure out a what point in the race to expect the climbs. Also can anyone confirm whether the 5km out/back to Ballinastoe Carkpark is uphill/downhill/flat.
|Elio Macuka||Mar 21 2022, 6:22pm||Hi, if somebody is able to give myself a lift from Dublin to the race start |
will be much appreciated!
Kind regards , Elio
|Paddy Dennis||Mar 21 2022, 11:40pm||Hi Richard|
Is it possible to pick my race number up on the day.
|Mick Hanney||Mar 22 2022, 6:46am||Hi, if it is your first race of the year you will be given your race no. on the morning at registration.|
|Richard Nunan||Mar 22 2022, 9:21am||Elio,|
The profile is on the Maps Tab on the event details page
|David Hayden||Mar 22 2022, 2:21pm||Hi Richard,|
Just regarding the elevation map, at about 40k it goes up past 700m but on the way out it only hits 630m or so..do we go up Djouce on the way back??
|Mick Hanney||Mar 22 2022, 4:08pm||Elevation map doesn't look accurate. But don't worry about the little things :-)|
After the start you'll descend to Ballinastoe, then back up again, to resume normal course out and back towards Glencullen.
You'll follow the same course out and back around Djouce so the elevation is the same in each direction there.
|David Hayden||Mar 22 2022, 4:31pm||Thanks for the clarification Mick|
|Phil behan||Mar 23 2022, 3:51pm||Hi all, I'll have to bow out of this on Saturday as I'm only back to running after getting Covid a few weeks ago. Apologies and enjoy all. Phil|
|Richard Nunan||Mar 24 2022, 8:37am||Morning folks,|
Would be good to get a few running volunteers - so i could have those people who have volunteered assigned to roles later in the day. We prefer to do volunteer shifts, rather than have people out all day.
|Richard Nunan||Mar 24 2022, 9:43pm||Hi Folks,|
While the forecast is looking great 15 C, please don't forget you still have to carry the Mandotary Rain Jacket.
Please make sure you have sufficient water electrolytes on the day !
See you all Saturday!
|Roelie Smit||Mar 25 2022, 8:39am||I have to withdraw as a runner, so signed up as volunteer, Richard.|
|Matthew Lemmon||Mar 25 2022, 3:21pm||Hi Richard,|
My housemate has tested positive for Covid and as such I don't feel it is advisable to risk taking part and potentially spreading it so I won't be attending this weekends race. I just wanted to let you know in advance so you weren't waiting on me!
|Elio Macuka||Mar 25 2022, 3:43pm||Hi , asking again if somebody is passing thru Red Cow or Newlands Cross tomorrow for the race.|
Kind regards, Elio
|JP Nerbun||Mar 25 2022, 8:38pm||What type of bag should we use as our drop bag? |
|Enda Cloake||Mar 26 2022, 5:36pm||Report added! Thanks again to one and all for making days like today happen, thoroughly enjoyed|
|Sean Forsyth||Mar 26 2022, 6:41pm||Great race today..thank you fto all the volunteers, very companionable runners, turn around crew and James in Crone..what a hero, that coca cola was amazing.|
Amazing day with beautiful weather and unreal views.
|Ray Chambers Curtin||Mar 26 2022, 7:21pm||Another great race by IMRA, well done to all who took part and the volunteers. Only one complaint... it was tooooooo hot out there today :-)|
Enjoy the 40th anniversary celebrations
|Richard Nunan||Mar 26 2022, 7:23pm||What a day and what a race !|
Well done to all of those who ran today ! What a great achievement on completing the Maurice Mullins Ultra.
Well done to our Women's Podium Sarah Brady (1), Becky Quinn(2) and Lean Ni Chiobhain (3)
To the lads Dylan McEvoy(1) Gavin Byrne (2) Enda Cloake (3)
Thanks to our amazing team of volunteers for giving IMRA their time today ! Brendan, Mark, Zoran, Adrian H, Niamh (all Day) Nicola, Lillian, Peter Bell, Roisin and James the coca cola Kid !
Thanks folks really appreciated !
Until next year - I think we will be keeping that course for a while :-)
Results willl be up in Morning - off to the 40th Celebrations !
|Dara O'Brien||Mar 26 2022, 7:38pm||Absolutely loved today - my first IMRA race and definitely not my last. Thanks so much to everyone, organisers, volunteers and competitors.|
What a day!
|Brian Furey||Mar 26 2022, 8:42pm||Thanks Richard and crew for a fantastic race. Some weather for it. Thanks James for the water in crone wood,! That really helped. Also Peter and Nicola for the support at the turnaround. Thanks all|
|Johnny McKinley||Mar 26 2022, 8:45pm||Thank you to all the team today, great event.|
|Alexander Muhlwald||Mar 26 2022, 10:14pm||BIG THANKS to everyone involved today.|
You even got the weather right.
|Mark King||Mar 26 2022, 10:38pm||Richard et al, Very many thanks for the hard work - great day. Thanks|
|Aubrey Anderson||Mar 27 2022, 8:10am||Thanks to all the team today really appreciated it, a fantastic event, day and weather !!|
|Adrian Hennessy||Mar 27 2022, 8:28am||Thanks Richard and team for a great race yesterday. Lilian and Peter at the turnaround were super efficient!|
|Brian Rodgers||Mar 27 2022, 8:56am||Thanks to all volunteers and crew for putting on a fantastic event,my first IMRA race but definitely not my last. Just one request for next time. Turn the temperature down a tad.|
|Sarah Brady||Mar 27 2022, 10:16am||Thanks so much to Richard and team for a perfect day yesterday. :) hope the heads are ok after the 40th celebrations.|
|Jonny Steede||Mar 27 2022, 11:33am||Thanks to all the team for the race yesterday, the Antrim men were made very welcome and great to see a few familiar faces. It has been seven years since I last did this race and it won’t be seven years until I next do it as it will be pencilled in for next year. Thanks again!|
|Stephen Mc Cabe||Mar 27 2022, 10:21pm||Thanks to Richard and all the guys who helped at the aid stations… the coke at crone was a life saver!!|
|Ciaran Cummins||Mar 27 2022, 11:05pm||Thanks Richard to and Team for a fantastic event. Just a query re results that I see are just up. Must be a mistake but I can't see my name in the results. I was about a minute behind Simon Rouse and gave my name and number crossing the line. I have the Strava record if you need verification. Thanks again.|
|Brian Baldwin||Mar 28 2022, 8:26am||Hi, thanks for a great race. I also don't appear to be in the results. Went out with the early start but 7:02 according to the strava. Passed my details at the finish line. Thanks, Brian|
|Neil Dawson||Mar 28 2022, 8:55am||Hi Guys, Great Day Thanks to all involved.|
Thanks for the great finish time, can only dream of that time, Should have an extra hour, did the early start.
|Richard Nunan||Mar 28 2022, 9:29am||Thanks guy's, great day out. Hopefully we can bring the Sun again next year.|
I will look at those result queries and will work with Conor on getting them.sorted today.
|Sarah Brady||Mar 28 2022, 9:41am||Thanks for getting results up so quick, guys! Unfortunately I think me and Adrian need to be swapped as he just nipped in before me, the fecker. :)|
|Richard Moriarty||Mar 28 2022, 10:08am||Just to echo everyone, thanks for all the support of the runners and crew on the course, especially at Crone and the Turnaround and of course to Richard N and all the organisers and crew at the car park. Enjoy the recovery everyone|
|Ciaran Cummins||Mar 28 2022, 10:46am||Hi Richard just in addition to previous query, my race number is 1576 and results show Emma Jennings coming 16th with a race number of 1575. Is is possible that there was just an error in the recording of my race number? Thanks again.|
|Andrew Hanney||Mar 28 2022, 11:59am||Any result queries should go to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Eoin Mac Eochaidh||Mar 28 2022, 12:49pm||Thanks to all for a well organised race. The quads were needing a good going over with the auld rolling pin on Sunday. Looking forward to more adventures over the summer.|
|Adrian Hennessy||Mar 28 2022, 3:13pm||Very sporting of you @Sarah Brady. You would have had me if there was one more climb.|