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|Brian O'Murchu||May 17, 4:12pm||If/when Nephin is back on the IMRA calender it will be as 'Wild Nephin' - Ireland's newly declared wilderness region as launched yesterday by Minister Jimmy Deenihan - 15,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, forests, bogs and no roads or buildings - beautiful ! http://www.coillte.ie/wildernessinmayo/|
|Diane Wilson||Jul 25, 12:01am||Back home in Co Down after a bril weekend. Just to reiterate what Mike said in|
his report, what a super 2 races back to back. Saw a lot more of the area than
was required! (Thanks Dermot for your company,we def got value for money as we
descended Nephin the scenic route!) As for Brian, he got a lift from a lovely
family in Lahardaun who then gave him the Titanic History tour before getting him
back to the finish-what more could you ask for!
All in all great craic,good company and a beautiful area. A big thankyou to Vivian and all the organisers and helpers.
|Daniela Boehm||Jul 23, 4:16pm||Great account of the Nephin adventure - you definitely get your 7€ worth of mountain running fun on those 6km (though some of us decided to extend the distance slightly ;))! Until yesterday my memory of Nephin was that of a lovely descent... now I'd slightly modify that statement: great descent if you can manage to find it! Hope to get another chance to search for it next year! ;) Thanks for the 2 fabulous races, Vivian!|
|james clancy||Jul 23, 2:42pm||Thanks again to the organisers for a fantastic weekend and two great adventures!!! and Sat night BBQ!!|
|Alan Ayling||Jul 23, 2:31pm||Nice one Mike, and no it wasn't too long a report for a short race. Captured the event really well. And don't underestimate how cool that faceplant was! Just a shame no one got it on video. :-)|
Still buzzing after that weekend!
|Mike Jordan||Jul 23, 1:10pm||Report up. |
A bit long for a 5k race, I'm not good at editing. Have to say I love championship races and the 2 at the weekend were no exception. Thanks to Vivian and all the other helpers and marshalls for making them happen.
|Bruce Shenker||Jul 19, 4:42pm||If you are using the classic route, which I assume you are, there is no route. YOU step over a low fence and you in a sheep pasture with the mountain in front of you. You go up to the right, usually through a bit of a gully and when you get through there it gets very steep near the top. You then follow a ridge to the left side of the horse shoe and if it is clear it is easy to see where to head down, if the mist is down you can up anywhere as many have. The down is fun and then you end up in the field with lots of hummocks and holes that take you right back to where you start. A classic run and if its clear folks at the bottom can see the whole race|
|niamh o ceallaigh||Jul 19, 4:34pm||Anyone familiar with this route?|
Would appreciate any info on the route - terrain, gradient etc. Will rummage out a map this evening, but all info appreciated.
|Derek Hunter||Jul 19, 1:43pm||Thanks for your help. Having had a look at that link and taking on board your comments I think we might skip and maybe find a trail race. Thanks for quick responses and best of luck with the run on Sunday.|
|Vivian O'Gorman||Jul 18, 11:55pm||Kit requirement for this race:|
Longsleeved rainproof top
Map - Compass - Whistle
Bumbag with chocolate/biscuits and water
Bring your own water
Please bring all your rubbish home
There will be a road sign (just one mind)in Lahardaun to the race start
Race registration will open at 11.15am
Early starters can go at 11.30am or earlier - just let me know
Prizegiving will be at the start/finish area afterwards
Will make decision on day with regard to Kit usage
|Vivian O'Gorman||Jul 17, 6:00pm||Hi Derek, yes Mick is right in what he has said. It is very hard to organize a junior race in these championship races. The race routes are not marked and marshalls are hard to come by. However if you would like to ring me - 0874150398 -|
I can talk to you about it.
|Mick Hanney||Jul 17, 8:56am||Junior routes don't tend to be catered for on Championship races? Volunteers for marshalling same are needed. And it can be hard enough getting a volunteer to do the main peak itself.|
|Gerry Brady||Jul 17, 8:40am||See IMRA rules at this link: http://www.imra.ie/constitution/|
|Derek Hunter||Jul 16, 11:47pm||Can you point me in the right direction to find the rules for junior runners, especially in context of the weekend run on Nephin. Thanks|
|Vivian O'Gorman||Jul 6, 6:01pm||Thanks for the offer Mike but two running volunteers is enough. I do however need a first aid person.|
There are indeed two fences to be negotiated on the way up and again on the way down. And no not putting anything on any part of them.
The prizegiving will be probably be at the race finish.
|Mike Jordan||Jul 5, 3:15pm||That's great to hear! Growing up in west Sligo there was a clear view of Nephin from the front of my house so I'm looking forward to running a hill so close to home. Its a few years since I hiked up that side but as far as I remember theres a fence or 2 to negotiate and there'll be plenty of options for picking the best 'racing line' to and from the river seeing as there's no track or trail to follow.|
Vivian, for a small race like this 2 running volunteers are probably enough but if you want another runner volunteer let me know
|Vivian O'Gorman||Jul 5, 2:57pm||A number of people have been asking and I can now definitely confirm that|
the Nephin race is most certainly ON!!
|Úna Uí Loacha||Jun 27, 11:26pm||Hi Vivian Is this race still going on? was hoping to do first ever mountain race and start with this one..had intended to do one earlier in the month but something came up. Can you let me know thks...|
|Vivian O'Gorman||Jun 8, 8:09pm||Hi Brian,|
The Nephin race hasn't been finalised yet. Part of the course is on private
land. So hold off on your plans for a while. I will let you know soon.
|Brian O'Murchu||Jun 2, 10:57am||Was wondering if anyone is planning on going to this race from Dublin....am trying to suss out any carpooling options|