BEGINNERS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (LEINSTER RACES)
Wednesday May 3 - Pól Ó Murchú
Do you want to run IMRA races?
Great. Here's what you need to do.
How do I register?
1) You must register online before you can enter any race. It costs €10 for annual membership. You cannot register on the day.
2) You will be assigned a race number. Please remember this. You collect your race number and chip at your first race. This is your number for the year. Please bring this to and from every race.
3) Once you have registered for the year, you are now ready to enter a race,.
You have two options.
Option 1: Enter race individual races online. Each race costs €7 and entries close on Tuesday, 24 hours before the race. No refunds.
Option 2. Buy a set of race vouchers. Cost is €50 for 10 entries. Your voucher contains ten race entries and at each race your card is punched. With vouchers, you do not need to register for a race in advance. You can just show up on the day.
4) On the day of race.
4.1) You must sign in before racing.
4.2) This is EXTREMELY important. If you don't sign in correctly, it could lead to people searching mountains in the dark for "missing people."
Why is sign in so important?
5) The sign in sheet is a record of everyone who is racing on the day. The sign in sheet is then used to make sure everyone is accounted when the race is over.
If someone signs in and doesn't race, it will lead to volunteers searching for you, believing you are still on the mountain.
If you haven't signed in and you do get lost no-one may know you are lost.
How do I sign in?
6) There is a sign in table at each race.
You'll be asked to write your name, race number and signature.
Please use BLOCK LETTERS to record your name. If volunteers can't read your name, we have no idea who is racing.
7) Know your RACE number. Make sure it's the correct number. Please try to avoid asking busy volunteers what your number is. Don't confuse your race number with your voucher number
8) Arrive in plenty of time.Try where possible to carpool. Registration closes at 7.15pm. We appreciate it can be a rush to get from work to race start and delays happen. But try to be signed in before 7.15pm.
9) Put your race chip on your shoe. It is useless anywhere else.
What to do when race starts?
10) Run as hard as you can. Take no prisoners and make a mental note of your new enemies in order to beat them week.
Alternatively, have the craic and enjoy the views.
What do I do when I finish the race?
11) Make sure your number is clearly visible.Wear it on your chest (not on your back or your shorts) This allows volunteers to record who has finished and who hasn't.If you are wearing your jacket at the finish, open it to allow the finish marshals to see your number
12) Anything else I need to know ?
- Don't wear headphones
- Jackets are mandatory - you will be disqualified if you run without one
- finish marshals and laptop operators are very busy so don't distract them by asking what was your time / finish position - you'll find out in due course
- if for any reason you drop out of the race please let the finish marshals know
- Every runner must volunteer to help out at races in order to qualify for league prize - see Volunteer Section on tool bar
- prize giving,social drinks and post race banter held after each race at nominated pub. See Event Page for details
- Enjoy your run !!