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 they wish, take on the role of Race Director for some or all of the races in their league.

The primary function of the Race Director is to MANAGE. They 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 their 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 they take on tasks such as manning the registration desk. In medium-sized or large races, they should oversee and manage rather than do. As a general rule, except for very small races, the Race Director must not run in the race.

After race-day

Race Directors To-Date

Vivian O'Gorman62 times
Robbie Williams59 times
Gerry Brady44 times
Dermot Murphy38 timesYesYesYes
Joe Lalor34 timesYes
Mick Hanney27 timesYesYes
Tom Blackburn27 times
Brendan Lawlor24 timesYesYes
Niamh O'Ceallaigh21 timesYes
Leo Mahon20 times
Rachel Cinnsealach19 timesYesYesYes
Patricia Blackburn16 times
Richard Nunan15 timesYes
Laura Flynn14 timesYes
Lillian Deegan14 times
Patricia Ryan14 times
Jane Porter14 timesYes
Peter O'Farrell13 timesYes
Robert Cunningham13 times
Douglas Barry12 times
Angela Flynn12 times
Brian Flannelly12 times
Lynda J Hynes O' Donoghue12 times
Colm Phelan11 times
Paul Mahon10 timesYesYes
Rene Borg10 timesYesYesYes
Greg Byrne10 times
Aidan Hogan9 times
Matthew Branch9 times
Gavan Doherty9 timesYes
Eoin Syron9 times
Andreas Kusch9 timesYes
Mike Long8 timesYesYes
Bronagh Cheetham8 timesYes
Brian O Murchu7 timesYes
Mikey Fry7 timesYes
Jeff Fitzsimons7 times
Seán Harte7 timesYes
Damien Holian7 times
Paul Joyce7 times
Niamh Abeyta6 times
Graham K. Bushe6 times
Gareth Little6 timesYesYesYes
Mark Horvath6 times
Michael McSweeney6 times
Paul Nolan6 timesYesYes
Brian Buckley6 times
Philip Brennan6 times
Maike Jürgens6 times
Cormac MacDonnell6 times
Alan Ayling5 timesYes
Tanya Sheridan5 times
Brendan O'Connor5 timesYes
Stuart Scott5 timesYesYesYes
Danny O'Keeffe5 times
Gary Healy5 times
Jason Kehoe5 times
Joseph Boyle5 times
Kevin O'Riordan5 timesYesYesYes
Pól Ó Murchú5 timesYesYesYes
John Condon5 timesYes
Mags Greenan5 times
Deirdre Finn5 times
John O'Donovan5 times
Martin Bagnall5 timesYes
Jim Fitzharris5 timesYesYesYes
John Bell5 times
John Fitzgerald4 timesYes
Sinéad Roche4 timesYes
Kieran Crowley4 times
Linda O'Connor4 times
Justin Rea4 timesYes
Laurence Briody4 times
Bill Barry4 times
Cormac O'Ceallaigh4 timesYes
Paul Deane4 times
Paul Kelly4 times
Paddy Lord4 times
Karen Devenney4 times
Adrian Tucker RIP4 times
Barry Hartnett4 times
Paul Carroll4 times
Diarmuid O'Colmain4 timesYesYes
Turlough Conway4 times
Aidan Roe4 timesYesYes
Donie Shine4 times
James H Cahill4 times
David Toomey4 times
Brian McGuckin4 times
Jarlath Hynes4 times
Lindie Naughton4 times
Mark Murray4 times
Liam Vines4 times
Sharon Lucey4 timesYesYes
Jason Dowling4 times
Ray Linn3 timesYes
Gerard Heery3 times
Mike Cunningham RIP3 times
Damien Coyle3 times
Alan Shealy3 times
Danny O'Hare3 times
Daniela Boehm3 times
Jay Edwards3 times
Andrew Hanney3 times
Patrick Lonergan3 times
Mike Jordan3 times
Caoimhin MacMaolain3 times
David Bosonnet3 times
Austin Browne3 times
Anne-Marie Flaherty3 times
Peter Bell3 times
Billy Alexander3 times
Edward Casey3 times
Michael Kilkelly3 times
Robert Costello3 times
Liam Bowe3 times
derek walsh3 times
Paul Keville3 times
Kevin Wilkinson3 times
Torben Dahl3 timesYes
Edel Hennessy3 times
Sarah Ní Ruairc3 times
Conor O'Farrell3 times
Doug Corrie3 times
Jimmy Synnott3 timesYesYes
David Rouse3 times
Niamh Kelly3 times
Michael O'Donoghue3 times
John Lenihan3 times
Maire O'Sullivan3 times
Miriam Maher3 times
Aisling Coppinger2 times
Conor O'Meara2 timesYesYes
Caroline Reid2 timesYesYesYes
Paul O'Grady2 timesYes
Damien McDonnell2 times
Brian Byrne2 times
Alice Clancy2 times
Eoin Keith2 timesYesYes
Ken Cowley2 timesYes
Paul Smyth2 times
Barry Murray2 times
Robert Carney2 times
Pat Murphy2 times
Zoran Skrba2 timesYesYesYes
Mark Morrissey2 times
Kieran Lees2 times
Robert McEvoy2 times
John Kirwan2 times
John Kelly712 timesYesYesYes
Barry Moore2 times
S.M. Griffith2 times
Vanessa McShane2 times
Ger T Griffin2 times
Sam Scriven2 timesYes
Joan Ryan2 times
Jane Griffin2 times
Kastytis Bereznocenko2 times
James Tucker2 times
Lorcan Farrell2 times
Brian Fennessy2 timesYes
Michael Hallahan2 times
Justin Keatinge2 timesYes
Aidan Blighe2 timesYesYes
Henny Brandsma2 times
Jerry Twohig2 times
patrick Rowe2 times
Archie O'Donnell2 timesYes
Niamh Hartnett2 times
Eoghan Moloney2 times
William O Donoghue2 times
Mariusz Luczak2 times
David Keneally1 time
Bertie Harte1 time
A.T. Kelly1 timeYes
Paul Morrissey1 time
Louise Rennie1 time
Marie O'Shea1 time
Henry Browne1 time
Roger Tegart1 time
Clare Keeley1 time
Darragh Wiley1 time
Tony Kiernan1 time
Nora Lalor1 time
Ken McDonagh1 timeYesYes
Caitriona Nic Caba1 timeYes
Maurice Mullins RIP1 time
Warren Swords1 time
Kieran Collins1 time
Kristyna Skupienova1 time
Michael O'Donoghue151 time
Brían O'Meara1 timeYes
Karl Richards1 time
Seán Manning1 time
denis Ryan1 time
Keith Fitzsimmons1 time
Ger Griffin1 time
Paddy O'Shea1 time
Bruce Shenker1 time
Seán Twomey1 time
Eoghan Carton1 time
Don Short1 time
John Higgins1 time
Fionnuala Keogh1 time
Conor Murphy1 time
Karena McCarthy1 time
Loretto O'Sullivan1 time
Brendan Doherty RIP1 time
Paul Kelly1 time
Brendan Arthurs1 time
Ger Power1 time
Colm Hill1 time
John Hallahan1 time
Stefan Hamilton1 time
David Nolan1 time
Dave Docherty1 time
Paul Twomey1 time
Phil behan1 time
Louisa O'Sullivan1 timeYes
Mick Kellett RIP1 time
Stephen Brennan1 time
Aoife Joyce1 timeYes
Eva Fairmaner1 time
John Kinsella1 time
Kirstie McTrusty1 time
John J Barry1 timeYes
Brian Kitson1 time
Conor McElroy1 time
Róisín McDonnell1 timeYes
Jack Layden1 time
Peter Keogh1 time
Richard Church1 time
Susie Mitchell1 time
Paul Morrissey1 time
Andrew Fleet1 time
John Oflynn1 time
Barry Minnock1 timeYes
Gerry Lalor1 time
Gearoid Towey1 timeYesYesYes
Joe Aherne1 time
Nora Mahon-Lalor1 time
Máiréad Mulcahy1 time
Jeff Swords1 time
John Ahern1 time
Martin Cooney1 time
John McCann1 time
Bill Halliden1 time
Sarah Brady1 time