Category: Racing/Athletics

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 (www.nirunning.co.uk) 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 [...]

Take the Cara Bundoran Challenge 2015

Launched in 2010, The CARA Bundoran Challenge is now in its 5th successful year and is scheduled to take place for the weekend of 13th – 15th March 2015 in lovely Bundoran! Plenty of Time to get the running shoes on and get Training! Last year’s event attracted over 1,500 runners, joggers & walkers from all over Ireland and raised over €15,000 for The Marie Keating Foundation, Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice & NYP Bundoran. For 2015 all funds raised will go to very worthy charities Read more [...]

Are you tough enough to Run The Gauntlet?

Why not run the gauntlet in Killarney on Sunday 16th November at 9am. Voted 30 out of the Top 50 Outdoor Events in 2011 by Outsider Magazine, this race starts covers 13.1 miles Over & Back The Gap of Dunloe finishing outside Kate Kearney’s Cottage. It is open to runners and walkers. You can register online, on the day or on the previous day at Race Pick Up. On Saturday 15th, Race Pick Up is in Randles Court Hotel. They offer participants discounted accommodation rates also. There is a Read more [...]

Have you got the Grit for Gullion?

The popular King of Gullion 10k Challenge is back for its second year on Sunday 2nd November 2014. Following from the success of last year’s event, this year’s race promises to be bigger and better than before! Starting at 12 Midday, the King of Gullion 10k Challenge is a chipped 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 fantastic prizes up for grabs Read more [...]