Irish Mountain
Running Association

News Archive for 2024


Committee Mid-Year Review and Update to the IMRA Community

We’re just past the mid-year point now in our calendar of fixtures and events so I thought I’d provide a mid-year review of IMRA activities and achievements so far in 2024.

First off, some statistics: So far, we have delivered 83 races this year across 19 counties, covered by the Leinster, M... read more

17th International U18 Mountain Running Cup, Spain

Some of our younger athletes got a taste of international competition this past weekend at the 17th International u18 Mountain Running Cup in Montana Palentina in Spain, and they did us proud.

The race was just over 5k with 224m ascent.

The girls’ team of Siobhán O’Loughlin, Della McLou... read more

European Off Road Running Championships 2024


5 races
3 days
600 other competitors
4 seasons of weather

Countless smiles, groans, tears and laughs.

A huge well done to all our athletes who headed over to Annecy, France to compete in the European Championships. They were faced with ex... read more

European Off Road Running Championships 2024

We are delighted this year to be able to send a full top-quality squad to Annecy to represent Ireland in the European off Road running championships in the French Alps.

The events are all happening over the June bank holiday weekend. Teams will compete 31st May to 2nd June to represent Ireland i... read more

Trail de Guerlédan

This weekend sees the first of our Team Ireland 2024 squads head to the 26km Inter Celtic Race / Trail du Guerledan 2024 which takes place on Saturday 18th in Brittany, France.

The following athletes make up the male and female teams selected to represent Ireland in the green vest, not for the fi... read more

Mná Power on the trails

This Sunday (28th) sees the final event in the inaugural and very successful Sligo Women’s Trail Series at Union Wood, check events page for details.

This series of 3 un-timed runs was designed to build confidence and comradery amongst women, with a long term aim to guide them to the upcoming ... read more

Maurice Mullins Ultra: Battling the Elements, Bonding over Sausage Rolls

On Saturday March 23rd, the Wicklow Way bore witness to an epic battle of endurance and determination as runners tackled the formidable Maurice Mullins Ultra Race. Amidst challenging weather conditions and a gruelling course, this year's event was the toughest route to date. Despite facing near gale... read more

Crone Maulin Night Challenge

Last night, Friday 15th March, saw the inaugural running of the Crone Maulin Night Challenge, and with it the first IMRA nighttime challenge held in Leinster, Munster being old hats at these types of challenges!

161 hardy souls took part, the first nighttime race for many, and the feedback receiv... read more

Trail Running for Women – Give it a Try - #IWD

As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, IMRA are organizing ‘introduction to trail running for women’ sessions to be held in the Sligo area over three Sundays on 7th, 21st, and 28th April.

The training runs with tips will provide a great way for women to ease into the wonderful wo... read more

Opportunities for our Youth Runners to Wear the Irish Singlet!

Mountain running (as you all know!) is a fantastic sport with huge opportunities for junior athletes to represent their country, and to experience international competition.

We are targeting three main events in 2024:

- The u20 European Off-Road Championships: 31 May – 2 June, Annecy, Frenc... read more

1000 Native Trees Planted by IMRA Members

Over the past year our members have planted almost a thousand native trees, as part of our efforts to utilise the carbon offset contributions made by IMRA members.

Members can do their bit for the environment by paying a carbon offset contribution of €1, €10, or €25. The option to purchase... read more

IMRA Member’s Survey – You Spoke, We Listened!

As many of you are aware, a survey was conducted in October 2023 amongst the IMRA membership, to gather information on various aspects of the organization (survey results here:

This survey was developed and delivered by IMRA members David... read more

New Mandatory Kit Rules

As outlined at the AGM in November, new procedures around mandatory kit will come into effect from the start of January 2024.

Everything is described in this document: IMRA_mandatory_kit_2024
Please read it so that you're clear on how things will work and what you will need to bring to races.
... read more