Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Notice... MMRA 10km Race on Slievenamon, Tipperary - Sun 8th Apr 2018

This 10km trail race near Clonmel is coming up on Slievenamon the 8th of April 2018 and it also doubles up as a trial for the Irish team for the European Championships. It is also the 8th race in the Munster Winter/Spring League 2018.

 Slievenamon is located to the north-east of Clonmel and the nearest village is Kilcash.

Starting point
Event page and entries

Info from the Munster Mountain Running Association....

Would you like to represent Ireland in the European Mountain Running Championships this year?

Trial Race: This race is open to all IMRA members (€10 per year). Please note you cannot purchase Membership on the day, this must be done through Race fee can be paid on day or online.  Selection will be based upon form at trial as well as other factors.
Seniors will run a 10km up and down course.
Juniors will run a 5km up and down course.
The trial follows IMRA race rules and all competitors MUST carry a rain jacket. Also race numbers MUST be visible at finish line (worn). Trail runners are strongly advised as surface will be slick if there is moisture.

Europeans: Euro Championships are on the 1st of July in Skopje, Macedonia. Please keep a watch on and MMRA facebook for follow up information.

Criteria of Selection: Selection will be carried out on the following basis.

1. Performance in any trial race held by the association. Target times will be set for trial races, those runners completing the race quicker than this time will be considered for selection according to the order they finish. Runners will be considered for selection in order of their finishing position on the day, with those finishing 1st being considered 1st for selection. Achieving the target time is not a guarantee of selection.
Where no runners complete the race within the target time the selection committee may, at their discretion, select athletes who ran the trial in order to complete a team, develop promising newcomers to hill running or account for particularly tough weather or course conditions on the day of the trial.
2. Performance in alternative races to the trial race will be considered only where the athlete has contacted the selectors in advance, via email to, to inform them of their inability to attend the trial race and agreed with the selection committee an alternative race to be used to judge form at the time of the trial race.
3. In all circumstances the selection committee will have the option to select full teams, individual athletes or no athletes for a championship. When making final selections the selection committee will consider the panel of runners available, the financial backing available to support any athletes that may qualify for selection and the potential for success of a team made up from the available runners. Only when the funding is available and athletes of sufficient standard are available will individuals or teams be selected.

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