Irish Mountain
Running Association

Maurice Mullins Ultra

Saturday 25 March, 2017
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
Race Marking:
Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS Allowed:
Long Distance Championship 
Entry opens:
2017-02-05 00:00:00
Entry closes:
2017-03-20 21:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:

This is an extension of the old course, and was used for the first time in the 2010 race. There are two variations from the old route (both out and back). The route no longer takes the off-Wicklow Way shortcut between Curtlestown and Crone woods, but instead remains on the Wicklow way (i.e. it takes the same route as the WW relay). Please also note that you must stick to the Wicklow Way when you are on it - no shortcuts are allowed. The turnaround point has been moved down to the lower Ballinastoe woods car park. These changes result in an increase in the length of the route to a little over 50km, and approximatly 200 metres of additional climb.

Please note for 2017 - start will be on the road outside the Glencullen Golf course as last year - with the finish outside the GAA club (back to old finish).

A Google Earth KML file of the route is available here. If you have Google Earth installed on your computer you can download this file and use it to explore the route.

Organisers Instructions:

This race has been renamed in honour of its original creator, the late Maurice Mullins.

Strict cut-off times will be imposed at each of the aid points along the route. These are:

  1. Balinastoe (halfway): 13:00
  2. Crone Woods Car Park (return): 14:45
  3. Curtlestown Car Park (return): 15:30

Also please note the earlier start time for this race. For any runners who feel that they may have difficulty with the cut-offs early starts will be facilitated - there will be an early start at 8:30am. PLEASE NOTE - the Early Start is only for people who feel the cut off times will be tight. A number of people took the early start last year who clearly did not need to. In order to prevent this from happening this year, your finishing time will be adjusted to 6 hours if you finish under this time AND take the early start. So please do not take the early start if you feel you will finish around 6 hours or less.

Kit Requirements: A raincoat will be required to be carried by all runners.

Please note registration is at the Glencullen Golf course for the 2017 event. PARKING IS AT JOHNNIE FOXES. The Glencullen Golf course is located on the race route - past the lights in Glencullen - a short distance from the crossroads. Please follow marshals directions on the morning.


Prizegiving Location:

Glencullen Golf Course


Volunteers (Non-Running)

You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize

Current Volunteers

Volunteers (Running)

Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize

Current Volunteers


Driver SurnameFirstnameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
NevilleBrendanMaynoothM4/M50 - take Leixlip/Celbridge(Applegreen)08:00:0030
O'Connor2JerryWexford townEnniscorthy, Ferns, M1105:50:0030
O'Connor2JerryWexford townEnniscorthy, Ferns, M1105:50:0030
O'Connor2JerryWexford townEnniscorthy, Ferns, M1105:50:0030
StevensonMartinBonmahonWaterford IT 063006:00:0020
BranchMatthewCorkCork,Cahir,PortLaois, etc No return journey available unfortunately05:00:0031
griffinpaulNewbridge kildareM7 to m50 to johnny foxes have a van so only 1 seat available and going for early start staying in dublin after event so not heading back to newbridge07:00:0010
ColmerGrahamKillesterDeparting from Killester and driving past Connolly, Ballsbridge, Blackrock etc.07:45:0033
HerbertJonathanNewbridgeTaking the route of the n7 to Dublin , down the m50 all the way to Jonny foxes . I have a van so only room for one passenger07:00:0011
Carpool option is not available at this time..