|Dermot Murphy||Jan 24, 9:35am||Just a reminder that anyone can put up a race report which is always great to read in the Race page. You can post up the race report by logging in to MyImra or if you are not set up on that, you can send it to me and I can put it up for you (dermot.murphy at imra dot ie).|
|Dermot Murphy||Jan 24, 9:36am||Meant to say - last Sundays race at Howth would be a good start!|
|Ronan Hickey||Apr 22, 11:39pm||Report up for Tonelagee and the lake|
|Dermot Murphy||May 12, 8:37pm||Following on from Alan's race report from todays race at Mullaghcleevaun, race reports will be allowed as one of your running volunteer requirements. One race report only counts but it can be for any race.|
So any reports out there for the Leinster league races?
|Peter O'Farrell||May 14, 4:05pm||Alans Scalp report - 1034 words for 12100m of running at 12m/word|
Declans Scalp report - 524 words for 5800m of running at 11m/word
I think now that the standard has been set, a minimum of 10m/word should be expected with verbosity levels approaching 5m/word earning a non-running volunteer ticket :)
For 3 rock that would be about 1800 words..
|Mick Hanney||May 14, 4:12pm||Alan's Mullaghcleevaun report you mean Peter. Mullaghcleevaun is serving up some classic reports. Carrick this Wednesday would give someone plenty to write about. Would be good to see a report from the podium spots too.|
|Ronan Hickey||May 14, 4:14pm||Hi Dermot,|
Sorry just to check, is that any reports since Alan's report or does my Tonelagee one qualify for a running volunteer slot?
|Dermot Murphy||May 14, 4:30pm||Ronan, I have added both yourself and Sam for your reports.|
|Peter O'Farrell||May 14, 4:41pm||Both Ronan and Sam go straight to the top of the class with 8m/word at Tonlagee.|
It will take a short race and a quite long report to beat that.
|Tim Chapman||May 14, 4:50pm||Peter, for you im going to go with an epic report on wednesday's racemaybe a 2 meter a word or the shortest. something along the lines of, it was grand!|
|john greene||May 14, 6:36pm||Do i get anything for my Mullaghcleevaun photo? I'm assuming the old adage "A picture is worth a thousand words"..|
|Peter O'Farrell||May 14, 7:46pm||Very clever John!|
In this case I'd say a picture is worth about 42 words :)
|Jeff Fitzsimons||May 24, 12:24pm||Anything going for my ramblings on Donard? And I refer to my race report, not my all over the shop descending.|
|Brian O'Murchu||May 29, 4:30pm||When you volunteer, it comes up on your IMRA profile. I would like to suggest if you do a race report that it also comes up on your profile|
|Brian O'Murchu||Jul 9, 9:23pm||Getting volunteer status for writing race reports seems to have ceased recently. Has this policy expired?|
|John J Barry||Jul 10, 8:29am||Brian,|
I could be open to correction here...
I logged into "MyIMRA" when I wrote the race report for "Mount Leinster" and I now see my volunteer status updated with a 'Helper' role for "Mount Leinster". Was that because of my race report?
|Tim Chapman||Jul 10, 9:56am||Brian I think it only counts once a year.|
|Quick Question||Jul 10, 10:29am||This was debated last year. Have the "rules" changed??|
|Alan Ayling||Jul 13, 10:50pm||Dear Mr Question,|
The practice of allowing a race report to be used as a volunteering duty was reinstated by the President after I asked for it this year. I'm not clear whether this constitutes any rule change or not.
There was some discussion on the issue of volunteering at the AGM last year. If I remember rightly, the incoming committee were going to look at ways of making the system more meaningful and equitable, so that key volunteering roles which involve a lot of responsibility and time input (e.g. race director, laptop operator, first aider, course marker) are given more weight than the easier (typically "running volunteer") roles such as collecting money, handing out race numbers etc. As with a lot of things, there is a challenge to come up with a system that works but without incurring a big administrative burden, which in itself would be a significant volunteer effort.
Anyone who feels strongly about these things should really come to the AGM!
|Mick Hanney||Jul 13, 11:31pm||A fair point Alan. A race report can span say 15 mins effort? Some other roles can span hours and be spread over multiple days, not just the event day itself. Not quite a fair balance|
|Alan Ayling||Jul 14, 1:37am||My race reports are carefully crafted works of art which each take several hours (depending on quantity of beer or spot-prize wine involved of course). :-)|