Category: Racing/Athletics

Tackle the Ireland West 3/4 Marathon

Swinford Athletics Club have announced the launch of the annual Ireland West ¾ Marathon and 5K which will take place on Saturday the 5th of September 2020. This fast course is situated in East Mayo passing the iconic Meelick Round Tower, Ballylahan Castle and the beautiful river Moy. A great welcome is guaranteed as is after-race hospitality. The first 250 online registrations for the 3/4 marathon will get a race t-shirt. There are generous cash prizes and trophies as well as finishers Read more [...]

IMRA Winter/Spring League Fixtures Announced

The Irish Mountain Running Association have released details of their Winter/Spring League for 2020. The league consists of 5 events building in distance and difficulty each week. In order to qualify for a league position, participants need to complete 3 of the 5 scheduled events. All events are fully marked The league kicks off with ‘Brockagh Burst’, a 6km run with an elevation gain of 200 metres which takes place on Saturday 25th January. The second race of the league is ‘Ticknock Read more [...]

Dunleer AC reign at the 2018 Ras na hEireann

Dunleer AC took first place in both the Senior Mens and Senior Ladies races in the 2018 Ras na Heireann which took place at Oldbridge Estate in county Meath on Sunday last.

Tomás Cotter cruised to victory on a muddy course whilst Karen Costello took the ladies title.

Full results will be published at

We have some photos from the event below.

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Slieve Gullion Race to kick off NIMRA Season

A race on Slieve Gullion will kick off the Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association Season on Saturday, March 5th at 12pm.

This short race over 3.9 miles with 340 metres of climb takes place over a fairly well defined route and is deemed suitable for athletes of all standards. The record for the race is 28 minutes flat by Deon McNeily in 1999 with the female record set in 2007 by Fiona Maxwell at 37 minutes 23 seconds. In only a couple of years within the last ten years has the fastest Read more [...]

Trail blazers trek Glendalough to fight blindness

Fighting Blindness has launched its sixth annual Glendalough Trail, taking place in Co. Wicklow on Saturday, October 31, at 11am. Open to all levels of fitness with 15.5km run and 10km jog/walk options.

Over 300 embraced the challenge last year raising €17,000 to support research into finding cures and treatments for sight-loss. Fighting Blindness is calling on walkers, runners and joggers to join them in this off-road experience, and enjoy the magnificent scenery along the green forest trails Read more [...]

Brilliant footage from Slieve Bearnagh Hill Race

For all you trail runners out there, check out this brilliant footage from Richard Bell of the NIMRA Championship Slieve Bearnagh race. Covering a distance of 3.9 miles with a total height gain of 2680 feet, this is one of the classic Northern Ireland hill races taking in Meelbeg, Bearnagh and Meelmore.

Have you taken part in any trail/hill races this year? We’d love to see any photos or videos from the races.

Can you become The King of Gullion?

The popular King of Gullion 10k Challenge is back for its third year on Sunday 1st November 2015 at Slieve Gullion. Growing year on year, the 2015 race promises to be bigger and better than before with all proceeds to Southern Area Hospice Services.

Starting at 10am sharp, the King of Gullion 10k Challenge is a race from the Courtyard around mountain roads and trails where participants can enjoy the spectacular scenery in the Ring of Gullion before finishing again at the Courtyard. There are winner’s Read more [...]

NiRunning announce details of annual trail race

The popular running website, NiRunning ( this week announced that the 2nd annual running of their 5 mile Trail Race in Ballyboley Forest, just outside Larne.
In early 2014, despite heavy overnight snow and ice, which enforced a complete change of course and Race HQ on the morning of the event, the race attracted over one hundred competitors and proved popular with participants.
The Race HQ (including Start/Finish and Registration) will be at the Killylane Reservoir side of Read more [...]