The mountain running calendar has never been busier. For those new to IMRA here is some of a piece I wrote for my club.
The full list of events can be found here.
A lot of the races are arranged into leagues. Winter/Spring league, Trail league, Summer league.
First up in Leinster is the Winter Spring league. Starting at the Hellfire club on Sun 13th Jan.
You can race all races in the league if you want, but at least 4 if you want to score.
To join imra you do the following steps.
1. Create a login on this imra website (for children they need a separate login and email address too)
2. Pay IMRA membership of 10 Euro in the purchase options.
To do an IMRA race there are two options.
1. Pre-register. You purchase an entry online to the race at least 24 hours before the event. Cost is 7 Euro.
2. Vouchers. You can buy a voucher card for 50 Euro which covers 10 races. With vouchers you do not have to register for any race, you just turn up on the day and your voucher card will be punched. Vouchers are the best option as they are transferable and you can share with your friends etc.
When you go to the race you will either go to the pre-register desk, or the voucher desk.
At your first race you will collect your number which you keep for the year (don't throw it out!), and you can collect a voucher book if you've bought one.
Mandatory. You must carry/wear a raincoat at all times at any IMRA event. There are controls and you can be DQ'ed!