|Steve Coakley||Apr 22 2022, 6:06pm||Website payment error|
Hi all - I kept getting 'application error' message when I tried to pay my 2022 membership and register for Sunday's 13.5km Arderin run. Anyone else have similar issues and a way to workaround it?
|Mark McInerney||May 10 2022, 10:46pm||Great way to celebrate the birthday. Will sign up once entries open.|
|Laura Flynn||May 14 2022, 9:40pm||Hi Andreas. Really looking forward to this new race. Any chance we could get a profile uploaded? No problem if not, I’m just slightly concerned that it might have the dreaded uphill finish!|
|Andreas Kusch||May 15 2022, 9:15am||Hi Laura. It will be an uphill sprint finish! All uphill sections in Ardgillan are runnable, so that should make for a fast run. I'll try to get a profile up on Monday evening.|
|Andreas Kusch||May 15 2022, 9:23am||Entries for Ardgillan are open. Be brave, cross the Liffey! Should be a fast undulating run, with a few runnable drags/climbs and a beautiful beach section. I'm looking for a laptop operator or at least someone who can explain the system to a shadow operator. Thanks, Andreas|
|Alan Ayling||May 16 2022, 10:15am||A beach section? I still have ptsd from the last IMRA "beach section" when they made us finish on the shingle beach at Bray!|
|Conor O'Farrell||May 16 2022, 2:47pm||If someone wants to step in to do laptop, I will be around to show the ropes and to support if necessary.|
|Andreas Kusch||May 16 2022, 4:12pm||@ Laura: Route profile is up, but the uphill finish remains. |
@ Alan: Lovely beach section, firm runnable sand, the wind in your hair and the sound of the waves in your ears. Mind you, going by the windy forecast it could also be the sand in your eyes...
|Michael O sullivan||May 16 2022, 8:42pm||Hi Con,I will be available for laptop duties with your help,see you wed.|
|Andreas Kusch||May 16 2022, 11:32pm||Don't miss out. Entries close on Tuesday at 18:00. You can still enter on the day if you have a voucher, but they are getting thinner on the ground.|
|Martin Bagnall||May 17 2022, 2:36pm||Is this one for the Inov8s or will regular runners be fine?|
|Andreas Kusch||May 17 2022, 2:57pm||The route is mainly on recently cut grass, sand and gravel path. Don't bring your fancy white runners, but it is one of the few races where you will get away with normal runners.|
|Alan Ayling||May 17 2022, 5:24pm||Wellingtons would be another realistic option|
|Conor O'Farrell||May 17 2022, 5:48pm||https://planetgeogblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/mh_12aug_wellington_dublin.jpg?w=600&crop|
|Eoin McDonnell||May 18 2022, 7:48am||I missed registration. Just a crazy day yesterday.|
Might it be possible to buy vouchers this evening?
|Andreas Kusch||May 18 2022, 9:32am||Just show up with your rain jacket and a fiver. Someone will share a voucher with you.|
|Edel Monaghan||May 18 2022, 4:00pm||I have misplaced my bib number for tonight's race, is it possible to get a copy of it? (no.2163). Sorry about this|
|Eoin McDonnell||May 18 2022, 5:37pm||Same with me. A lost bib.|
|Lillian Deegan||May 18 2022, 6:27pm||Replacement bib No’s are usually available in the shop at 5€ a pop. We’ll get one of the IT lads to stick the purchase option back up. |
In the meantime, for replacement numbers - an option is to ask someone for a voucher punch to cover a new number. The voucher card lender will let you know how much they want in cash.
Andreas, good luck with the 1st of this years trail league events. Wellies and the good white shoes all the way :)
|John Shiels||May 18 2022, 9:54pm||That was a lovely run and the early starters missed most of the rain :)|
|Mike Long||May 18 2022, 10:01pm||I have to say the best bit was along the beach against the wind and rain! Great work by Andreas and all the crew. Made great use of the area and course was particularly well marked. Thanks to all.|
|Andreas Kusch||May 19 2022, 12:15am||Well done to all runners who made it to Ardgillan. I think the weather actually added to the event. The views of the Mourne mountains and Rockabill lighthouse will have to wait for another year A big thank you to all volunteers who put on a brave face in the rain, especially to Peter and Isobel for marking the course and Conor and Michael on laptop. A big thank you to all from Rush Running and the Ardgillan parkrun crew for making the event run smoothly. Much appreciated.|
|Roelie Smit||May 19 2022, 9:28am||A big thanks to Andreas and the team of volunteers who gave up their evening to stand in the rain and make the event possible. Thanks to Ardgillan for the great venue - first time there.|
A lovely evening's running.
|Eoin McDonnell||May 19 2022, 9:32am||Thanks so much for organising the run last night.|
I hesitated when I saw the traffic on the M25 and the weather coming in and I'm so glad that I did go along.
The run on the beach was especially fun. A welcome change from the 'home office' !
|Caoimhin MacMaolain||May 19 2022, 9:35am||Thanks Andreas and all of the volunteers for putting on the race last night. It was superbly organised and the course was really well marked and marshalled. A very enjoyable evening!|
|Martin Bagnall||May 19 2022, 9:57am||Thanks Andreas and crew for organising a great race. I think everyone must have been trying to out run the rain judging by the pace on that first km!|
I should have went with Alan's welly suggestion!
|John Mollohan||May 19 2022, 10:00am||That was a great run last night. A very well marked cross country test, with lots of variety. And a lovely social shindig back at the Man O War afterwards.|
Special hero worship to the volunteers for standing out in the rain to direct us at junctions. Thanks Andreas and team
|Denis Hogan||May 20 2022, 9:30pm||Hi Andreas/ Peter...While out running in Ardgillan Thursday morning i Picked up 10 of the IMRA Marker flags from a section that was missed. Let me know what is the best option to get them back to you. I am based in Skerries.|
|Laura Flynn||May 21 2022, 11:39am||A belated thanks and well done to you and your team of helpers last Wednesday Andreas.|
What a beautiful location. Ardgillen was fabulous and the Man O’ War pub was a gem. I’ve been passing signs for them both for years on my journeys to Donegal and never took the time to visit. Delighted to have made the time at last.
|Alan Ayling||May 22 2022, 8:19pm||Like Laura's, a rather belated post... maybe I'm just over the trauma of the beach four days on ;-)|
Super event on Wednesday, well done Andreas & crew. Totally worth venturing north of the Liffey. Traffic wasn't even that bad.
Some years ago there was a post on the IMRA forum about what was everyone's favourite post-race pub. Zellers in Lacken was a convincing winner. But the Man-o-War might give Zellers a run for its money. Super spot, made all the better by great chats with great people. The abject misery of that last climb was soooo worth it.
Hope this one's a keeper!
|Andreas Kusch||May 22 2022, 11:18pm||@ Denis: Thanks for piccking up the flags. You could join us/pass on the flags on Monday for the regular Ardgillan Trail Trot at 17.15 or at Ardgillan parkrun.|
Thanks for the kind words/report. We would be happy to do it again next year.