Irish Mountain
Running Association

Race Director Responsibilities

The Committee will appoint one League Director for each league or championship. The League Director may also, if he wishes, take on the role of Race Director for some or all of the races in his league.

The primary function of the Race Director is to MANAGE. He should manage both the organisation and the safety of the race, avoiding becoming engrossed in any particular task such that other tasks are not executed correctly. The Race Director is ultimately responsible for ALL aspects of his race.

The tasks & responsibilities of the Race Director can be broken into 3 groups: in advance of race-day, on race-day and after race-day.

In advance of race-day

On race-day


On the day of the race, the Race Director must ensure that everything runs smoothly. Only in small races should he take on tasks such as manning the registration desk. In medium-sized or large races, he should oversee and manage rather than do. As a general rule, except for very small races, the Race Director should not run in the race.

After race-day


Race Directors To-Date

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Vivian O'Gorman62 times
Robbie Williams48 times
Gerry Brady44 times
Dermot Murphy38 timesYesYesYes
Joe Lalor32 timesYes
Mick Hanney24 timesYesYes
Brendan Lawlor23 timesYesYes
Tom Blackburn23 times
Niamh O'Ceallaigh20 timesYes
Leo Mahon19 times
Rachel Cinnsealach18 timesYesYesYes
Laura Flynn15 timesYes
Lillian Deegan14 times
Jane Porter14 timesYes
Patricia Blackburn13 times
Richard Nunan13 timesYes
Peter O'Farrell13 timesYes
Brian Flannelly12 times
Lynda J Hynes O' Donoghue12 times
Douglas Barry12 times
Patricia Ryan11 times
Colm Phelan11 times
Rene Borg10 timesYesYesYes
Gavan Doherty10 timesYes
Greg Byrne9 times
Eoin Syron9 times
Paul Mahon9 timesYesYes
Bronagh Cheetham8 timesYes
Angela Flynn8 times
Aidan Hogan8 times
Robert Cunningham8 times
Damien Holian7 times
Seán Harte7 timesYes
Matthew Branch7 times
Andreas Kusch7 timesYes
Brian O Murchu7 timesYes
Philip Brennan6 times
Paul Nolan6 timesYesYes
Paul Joyce6 times
Pól Ó Murchú6 timesYesYesYes
Mark Horvath6 times
Mike Long6 timesYesYes
Maike Jürgens6 times
Stuart Scott6 timesYesYesYes
Mikey Fry6 timesYes
Jeff Fitzsimons6 times
Cormac MacDonnell5 times
John O'Donovan5 times
John Condon5 timesYes
Brendan O'Connor5 timesYes
Tanya Sheridan5 times
Kevin O'Riordan5 timesYesYesYes
Jason Kehoe5 times
Gareth Little5 timesYesYesYes
Jim Fitzharris5 timesYesYesYes
Mags Greenan5 times
Gary Healy5 times
Alan Ayling5 timesYes
John Bell5 times
Deirdre Finn5 times
Mark Murray4 times
Brian Buckley4 times
James H Cahill4 times
Barry Hartnett4 times
Paul Deane4 times
Danny O'Keeffe4 times
Sharon Lucey4 timesYesYes
Diarmuid O'Colmain4 timesYesYes
Paddy Lord4 times
Karen Devenney4 times
Cormac O'Ceallaigh4 timesYes
Kieran Crowley4 times
Linda O'Connor4 times
Donie Shine4 times
Adrian Tucker RIP4 times
Sinéad Roche4 timesYes
John Fitzgerald4 timesYes
Jason Dowling4 times
Lindie Naughton4 times
Liam Vines4 times
Aidan Roe4 timesYesYes
Michael McSweeney4 times
John Lenihan3 times
Torben Dahl3 timesYes
Patrick Lonergan3 times
Austin Browne3 times
Bill Barry3 times
Gerard Heery3 times
Jimmy Synnott3 timesYesYes
David Rouse3 times
Sarah Ní Ruairc3 times
Kevin Wilkinson3 times
Edel Hennessy3 times
Caoimhin MacMaolain3 times
Graham K. Bushe3 times
Jay Edwards3 times
Damien Coyle3 times
Alan Shealy3 times
Maire O'Sullivan3 times
Doug Corrie3 times
Turlough Conway3 times
Conor O'Farrell3 times
Jarlath Hynes3 times
Paul Keville3 times
Edward Casey3 times
Laurence Briody3 times
Niamh Abeyta3 times
Danny O'Hare3 times
Daniela Boehm3 times
Martin Bagnall3 timesYes
Billy Alexander3 times
Michael Kilkelly3 times
Justin Rea3 timesYes
David Bosonnet3 times
Ray Linn3 timesYes
Mike Cunningham RIP3 times
Niamh Hartnett2 times
patrick Rowe2 times
Brian McGuckin2 times
Mike Jordan2 times
Eoin Keith2 timesYesYes
Warren Swords2 times
Conor O'Meara2 timesYesYes
Niamh Kelly2 times
Kastytis Bereznocenko2 times
Barry Moore2 times
S.M. Griffith2 times
Robert Costello2 times
derek walsh2 times
Zoran Skrba2 timesYesYesYes
Mark Morrissey2 times
Robert McEvoy2 times
Anne-Marie Flaherty2 times
Robert Carney2 times
Caroline Reid2 timesYesYesYes
Paul O'Grady2 timesYes
Archie O'Donnell2 timesYes
William O Donoghue2 times
Aidan Blighe2 timesYesYes
Henny Brandsma2 times
Lorcan Farrell2 times
Brian Fennessy2 timesYes
Joan Ryan2 times
Joseph Boyle2 times
Ger T Griffin2 times
Liam Bowe2 times
Kieran Lees2 times
Barry Murray2 times
Aisling Coppinger2 times
Eoghan Moloney2 times
Justin Keatinge2 timesYes
Jerry Twohig2 times
Michael O'Donoghue2 times
Sam Scriven2 timesYes
Jane Griffin2 times
John Kelly712 timesYesYesYes
Vanessa McShane2 times
Paul Kelly2 times
John Kirwan2 times
Ken Cowley2 timesYes
Andrew Hanney2 times
Gerry Lalor1 time
Jeff Swords1 time
Bill Halliden1 time
Susie Mitchell1 time
Louisa O'Sullivan1 timeYes
Kirstie McTrusty1 time
Brendan Doherty1 time
John Hallahan1 time
James Tucker1 time
Peter Bell1 time
Fionnuala Keogh1 time
Conor Murphy1 time
Miriam Maher1 time
Ger Griffin1 time
Tony Kiernan1 time
Ken McDonagh1 timeYesYes
Kristyna Skupienova1 time
Brían O'Meara1 timeYes
Marie O'Shea1 time
Roger Tegart1 time
Barry Minnock1 timeYes
Gearoid Towey1 timeYesYesYes
Máiréad Mulcahy1 time
John McCann1 time
Róisín McDonnell1 timeYes
Richard Church1 time
John Kinsella1 time
Michael Hallahan1 time
Alice Clancy1 time
Brendan Arthurs1 time
Paul Twomey1 time
Seán Twomey1 time
John Higgins1 time
Nora Lalor1 time
Maurice Mullins1 time
David Keneally1 time
Henry Browne1 time
Nora Mahon-Lalor1 time
Martin Cooney1 time
Keith Fitzsimons1 time
Peter Keogh1 time
Paul Morrissey1 time
Andrew Fleet1 time
Aoife Joyce1 timeYes
Colm Hill1 time
David Nolan1 time
Eoghan Carton1 time
Keith Fitzsimmons1 time
Michael O'Donoghue151 time
Bertie Harte1 time
Louise Rennie1 time
Brian Byrne1 time
Karena McCarthy1 time
Joe Aherne1 time
John Ahern1 time
Mariusz Luczak1 time
Jack Layden1 time
Mick Kellett RIP1 time
Stephen Brennan1 time
Eva Fairmaner1 time
David Toomey1 time
John J Barry1 timeYes
Paul Kelly1 time
Ger Power1 time
Stefan Hamilton1 time
Dave Docherty1 time
Bruce Shenker1 time
Don Short1 time
Seán Manning1 time
denis Ryan1 time
Brian Kitson1 time
Caitriona Nic Caba1 timeYes
Paul Smyth1 time
Kieran Collins1 time
Pat Murphy1 time
A.T. Kelly1 timeYes
Paul Morrissey1 time
Damien McDonnell1 time
Clare Keeley1 time