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

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Vivian O'Gorman62 times
Robbie Williams60 times
Gerry Brady44 times
Dermot Murphy38 timesYesYesYes
Joe Lalor36 timesYes
Tom Blackburn28 times
Mick Hanney27 timesYesYes
Brendan Lawlor25 timesYesYes
Niamh O'Ceallaigh22 timesYes
Leo Mahon22 times
Rachel Cinnsealach19 timesYesYesYes
Lillian Deegan18 times
Patricia Blackburn17 times
Laura Flynn16 timesYes
Patricia Ryan16 times
Richard Nunan15 timesYes
Robert Cunningham15 times
Jane Porter14 timesYes
Peter O'Farrell13 timesYes
Douglas Barry12 times
Brian Flannelly12 times
Angela Flynn12 times
Lynda J Hynes O' Donoghue12 times
Greg Byrne11 times
Colm Phelan11 times
Paul Mahon10 timesYesYes
Rene Borg10 timesYesYesYes
Andreas Kusch9 timesYes
Gavan Doherty9 timesYes
Eoin Syron9 times
Aidan Hogan9 times
Matthew Branch9 times
Graham K. Bushe9 times
Mike Long8 timesYesYes
Bronagh Cheetham8 timesYes
Mikey Fry8 timesYes
Damien Holian8 times
Turlough Conway7 times
Paul Joyce7 times
Gareth Little7 timesYesYesYes
Seán Harte7 timesYes
Brian O Murchu7 timesYes
Jeff Fitzsimons7 times
John Bell7 times
Brian Buckley7 times
Paul Nolan6 timesYesYes
Stuart Scott6 timesYesYesYes
Philip Brennan6 times
Jason Kehoe6 times
Maike Jürgens6 times
Mark Horvath6 times
Michael McSweeney6 times
Niamh Abeyta6 times
Cormac MacDonnell6 times
Jarlath Hynes6 times
Paul Carroll6 times
Brendan O'Connor5 timesYes
Alan Ayling5 timesYes
Mags Greenan5 times
Kevin O'Riordan5 timesYesYesYes
Jim Fitzharris5 timesYesYesYes
Pól Ó Murchú5 timesYesYesYes
John Condon5 timesYes
Deirdre Finn5 times
John O'Donovan5 times
Tanya Sheridan5 times
Martin Bagnall5 timesYes
Gary Healy5 times
Liam Vines5 times
Bill Barry5 times
Joseph Boyle5 times
Miriam Maher5 times
Cormac O'Ceallaigh4 timesYes
Paddy Lord4 times
Diarmuid O'Colmain4 timesYesYes
Lindie Naughton4 times
Justin Rea4 timesYes
Sinéad Roche4 timesYes
Aidan Roe4 timesYesYes
Donie Shine4 times
Sharon Lucey4 timesYesYes
Kieran Crowley4 times
Mark Murray4 times
Karen Devenney4 times
Paul Deane4 times
James H Cahill4 times
Danny O'Keeffe4 times
Jason Dowling4 times
John Fitzgerald4 timesYes
Laurence Briody4 times
Linda O'Connor4 times
Adrian Tucker RIP4 times
Barry Hartnett4 times
David Toomey4 times
Niamh Kelly4 times
Paul Kelly4 times
Brian McGuckin4 times
Anne-Marie Flaherty4 times
Doug Corrie3 times
Ray Linn3 timesYes
Jimmy Synnott3 timesYesYes
Billy Alexander3 times
Caroline Reid3 timesYesYesYes
Gerard Heery3 times
Patrick Lonergan3 times
Sarah Ní Ruairc3 times
Danny O'Hare3 times
John Lenihan3 times
Paul Keville3 times
Mike Cunningham RIP3 times
Mike Jordan3 times
Damien Coyle3 times
Edward Casey3 times
Caoimhin MacMaolain3 times
Kevin Wilkinson3 times
David Bosonnet3 times
Maire O'Sullivan3 times
Torben Dahl3 timesYes
Daniela Boehm3 times
David Rouse3 times
Michael Kilkelly3 times
Austin Browne3 times
Edel Hennessy3 times
Alan Shealy3 times
Jay Edwards3 times
Marie O'Shea3 times
Robert Costello3 times
Conor O'Farrell3 times
Andrew Hanney3 times
James Tucker3 times
Liam Bowe3 times
Michael O'Donoghue3 times
derek walsh3 times
Alice Clancy3 times
Peter Bell3 times
Eoin Keith2 timesYesYes
Justin Keatinge2 timesYes
Aisling Coppinger2 times
Archie O'Donnell2 timesYes
Conor O'Meara2 timesYesYes
Zoran Skrba2 timesYesYesYes
John Kelly712 timesYesYesYes
Sam Scriven2 timesYes
Mark Morrissey2 times
Barry Moore2 times
Ken Cowley2 timesYes
Aidan Blighe2 timesYesYes
Kieran Lees2 times
Joan Ryan2 times
Lorcan Farrell2 times
Paul Smyth2 times
Henny Brandsma2 times
Paul O'Grady2 timesYes
Jane Griffin2 times
Robert McEvoy2 times
Niamh Hartnett2 times
S.M. Griffith2 times
Brian Fennessy2 timesYes
Eoghan Moloney2 times
John Kirwan2 times
William O Donoghue2 times
Barry Murray2 times
Vanessa McShane2 times
Ger T Griffin2 times
Jerry Twohig2 times
Damien McDonnell2 times
Kastytis Bereznocenko2 times
Brian Byrne2 times
Michael Hallahan2 times
John McCann2 times
Dave Docherty2 times
Robert Carney2 times
patrick Rowe2 times
Mariusz Luczak2 times
Pat Murphy2 times
Brian Kitson2 times
Karl Richards2 times
Sarah Brady2 times
Brendan Doherty RIP1 time
Róisín McDonnell1 timeYes
Bruce Shenker1 time
Louisa O'Sullivan1 timeYes
Barry Minnock1 timeYes
Paul Kelly1 time
Mick Kellett RIP1 time
Gerry Lalor1 time
Tony Kiernan1 time
Seán Twomey1 time
Brendan Arthurs1 time
Gearoid Towey1 timeYesYesYes
Ger Power1 time
Nora Lalor1 time
Colm Hill1 time
Ken McDonagh1 timeYesYes
Jack Layden1 time
Joe Aherne1 time
Caitriona Nic Caba1 timeYes
Nora Mahon-Lalor1 time
David Keneally1 time
Eoghan Carton1 time
Stephen Brennan1 time
Aoife Joyce1 timeYes
Bertie Harte1 time
Seán Manning1 time
John Hallahan1 time
Don Short1 time
Máiréad Mulcahy1 time
Maurice Mullins RIP1 time
Eva Fairmaner1 time
Jeff Swords1 time
John Higgins1 time
A.T. Kelly1 timeYes
Warren Swords1 time
Paul Morrissey1 time
Kieran Collins1 time
Peter Keogh1 time
Fionnuala Keogh1 time
Louise Rennie1 time
John Kinsella1 time
Richard Church1 time
Kirstie McTrusty1 time
Stefan Hamilton1 time
Susie Mitchell1 time
David Nolan1 time
Kristyna Skupienova1 time
John Ahern1 time
Paul Morrissey1 time
Conor Murphy1 time
denis Ryan1 time
Martin Cooney1 time
Michael O'Donoghue151 time
Henry Browne1 time
Keith Fitzsimmons1 time
Roger Tegart1 time
John J Barry1 timeYes
Bill Halliden1 time
Brían O'Meara1 timeYes
Clare Keeley1 time
Ger Griffin1 time
Paul Twomey1 time
Andrew Fleet1 time
Karena McCarthy1 time
John Oflynn1 time
Loretto O'Sullivan1 time
Darragh Wiley1 time
Phil behan1 time
Seán Higgins1 time
Gaelan Elliffe1 time
Conor McElroy1 time
Joe O'Leary1 time
Linda Rowden1 time
Dan Geelon1 time
Sean Forsyth1 time
Brian Smyth1 time
Liam O'Donnell1 time
Gavin Roche1 time
Rowan Walsh1 time
John Hayes1 time
Brian Furey1 timeYes