Irish Mountain
Running Association

Brockagh Burst

Description:
A 6km circular route submitting Brockagh East Top
County:
Wicklow
Date:
Saturday 29 January, 2022
Time:
11:00
Climb (m):
200
Distance (km):
6.00
Event Difficulty:
4 (2,1,1) - Moderate Terrain, <200M ascent, <6Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Yes
Leagues:
Winter / Spring League 
Entry details:
No entry details have been entered for this event yet. Entries for league events usually open a couple of weeks before the event
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:

Junior / Short Route

Distance 3.5k, ascent 140m
The junior / Short route follows the main route for 1.5km. From the start the route heads north for just over 1km, taking the first left on the forest road. Continue uphill and straight until you get to a set of field gates. Continue through these gates which leads out onto the open mountain. 100m uphill from the gates the junior/short route then turns left onto a track (the main route continues straight up) This track contours around the top of the forest for about 400m until it joins the main Brockagh descent (same as the main route from here). From here it is down the grassy path to the gate leading back into the forest road. Continue downhill on the forest road, making sure to turn left when you join the Wicklow Way, through a series of bends leading to the finish line at the crossroads where you started.

Junior/ short course will start 10 mins earlier at 10:50

Please note U10 must be accompanied on the race route by a guardian or parent.

For more information click here Updated Junior runners policies

Main Route

Distance 5.9k, ascent 260m

The race start is located at the forest crossroads approximately 700m up the forest road from the barrier. This is the start/finish. From the forest crossroads, the route heads north for just over 1km, taking the first left on the forest road. Continue uphill and straight until you get to a set of field gates. Continue through these gates which leads out onto the open mountain. A grassy path then leads up to join the main path up Brockagh. Turn left onto this path and follow up to Brockagh East top and then continue an anticlockwise loop to the northwest. This loop joins the main Brockagh path, which you will follow all the way down the grassy path to the gate leading back into the forest road. Continue downhill on the forest road, making sure to turn left when you join the Wicklow Way, through a series of bends leading to the finish line at the crossroads.
Getting There:
Follow normal directions to the village of Laragh if travelling from the N11 direction. Parking at Brockagh Resource Center is on your right after McCoys petrol station. It will be on your left before McCoys shop if coming from the Wicklow Gap direction.
Organisers Instructions:
FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN AT REGISTRATION AND FOR THE FIRST 100M OF THE RACE

No face covering = no result. A mask or a buff will do

MANDATORY SHOWERPROOF JACKET MUST BE CARRIED/WORN DURING ALL IMRA EVENTS

No jacket = no result. Bring the mandatory jacket and have it crossing the finish line.

THERE IS NO SELF-TIMING AT IMRA EVENTS

You should start the race at the specified gun-times, or choose a distance that suits your ability.

New to IMRA? Click here!

MANDATORY SHOWERPROOF JACKET MUST BE CARRIED/WORN DURING ALL IMRA EVENTS

No jacket = no result. Bring the mandatory jacket and have it crossing the finish line.

Parking will be at the Brockagh Res. Ctr. There will be a 2 Euro charge per car to cover room hire cost for Reg. and Prize-Giving time. Carpooling is encouraged.

Please do not park in the Wicklow Heather Resturant parking area. They tend to be busy at weekends and we do not want to cause upset there.

Registration will be open from 9:15 to 10:30. No late entries will be accepted. Reg. will close on time to allow the race organising team get to the start area.

Race start is on the crossroads with the Wicklow Way in Brockagh Woods. This is a 1 km run/walk from the registration, so please leave sufficient time to get there.

VOLUNTEERS: Please aim to be at the Res. Ctr. for 8:30 to help set up for registration. 1st race of the year will be a busy one.

  • Notice regarding Early Starts - As this race is under 8k there is strictly no early start. We will have a mass start at 11:00 sharp. Juniors start time 10:50.

    As we enter a new year, below is some useful information for the Winter/Spring League, and also for the rest of 2020.

    • As this is the first race of the Winter League, registration will be very busy handing out new numbers and assigning timing-chips.
    • Please arrive early - registration will close at 10:30
    • Please sign-in first, then collect your number, then proceed to the laptop desk to get your chip registered and scanned.
    • If you have a chip from previous years, please bring it with you for reprogramming
    • If you do not have a chip, one will be provided to you free of charge
    • Your chip will and number will be yours for the entire 2020 race year. Please retain both for the year, they are your responsibility. Replacement number or chips will be charged at €5 (one punch from voucher card or can be purchased online.
    • It is mandatory to carry or wear a showerproof jacket at all IMRA races. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the race.
    • Please make your number clearly visible on the front of your chest. Do not wear it on your shorts, as it cannot be seen easily by the spotters.
    • If you must use a race belt for your number, please ensure that it is facing frontwards when crossing the line.
    • Fix your timing chip on your shoe laces. Anywhere else and it will not register on the timing mat. Cable ties will be provided at the chip-desk.
    • If you cannot finish the race for any reason, please let a volunteer know. Otherwise we could be out on the mountain for a while looking for you.
    • The RD can be contacted using the emergency phone number on the rear of your race number.

  • Prizegiving Location:
    The Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.
     

    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

     

    Please login to myIMRA to volunteer to help at this event. You should aim to volunteer at least once for every 10 events that you run.

    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

     

    Please login to myIMRA to volunteer to help at this event. You should aim to volunteer at least once for every 10 events that you run.
     

    Carpool

    Carpool option is not available at this time..