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Saturday 25th September 2021

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Thursday 23rd September 2021
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56 Participants
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£6 affiliated  (ANI, IMRA , UKA)
£8 un-affiliated/unattached

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NIMRA Championship “Medium category” race

Event headquarters: will be at the campsite/field at the top of the Carrick Little Lane (Grid ref 345 226).

Entries: are online only. No entries on the day.

The minimum age for participants is 18 (on the day of the race).

This is a race on open mountains and all participants must have the appropriate fitness levels and experience before applying to enter.

This race is not suitable for individuals without experience of mountain running and the organisers reserve the right to refuse entry and/or a starting place to anyone they regard as insufficiently experienced or lacking the necessary fitness to safely participate.

Anyone withdrawing from the event must report this fact to the nearest marshal and to the finish marshal.

Registration: At event HQ opens at 9.45am and closes at 10.35 sharp.

Race Start: 11AM (in waves) – Face covering required.

Parking: There will be a charge of £3 per vehicle at the event headquarters, payable in cash on arrival and please bring the correct change. There will be room for approximately 50 vehicles only and when the there is no further room, participants will be required to use one of the public car parks in the vicinity. If required to use one of these alternative parks please remember to allow sufficient time to walk to the event start.

Route: There is a trail that runs around most of this race, but it is up to runners whether they follow it or not. There is no prescribed route, but participants must visit all the checkpoints.

  • Start: Black gate on Carrick Lane (344 228)
  • CP 1: Lower Cove Gap (334 261)
  • CP 2: Lamagan Cove Track (331 267)
  • CP 3: Lamagan Summit (328 261)
  • CP 4: Binnian Summit (321 235)
  • Finish: Entrance gate to race parking (346 226)

Timing: SPORTident timing will be used. After completing the event the dibbers should be returned to the organisers. Dibbers will be provided and a charge of £30 will be levied for any not returned.

Minimum Safety Kit: All participants must carry the following...

  1. Waterproof jacket with taped seams and attached hood.
  2. Waterproof trousers with taped seams.
  3. Hat
  4. Gloves
  5. Compass
  6. Whistle
  7. Thermal blanket
  8. Emergency food 

Runners will be advised of any adjustments to the kit list at registration. 

A kit check will be conducted prior to the race and may also be carried out at the finish. Any person found not to be carrying the specified equipment prior to the event will not be permitted to start and failure to do so at any time during the event will result in disqualification.

Weather: Conditions and/ or visibility may be poor, and all participants must have the appropriate map reading and navigational skills sufficient to ensure that they can locate the checkpoints regardless of the conditions. The race organising team reserve the right to determine whether the race is to be cancelled or diverted to an alternative safer route if severe weather is forecast.

Covid-19 specific control measures: include but are not limited to:

  1. Runners, organisers and marshals must not attempt or be involved in the race if they have any of the Covid-19 symptoms.
  2. The maximum numbers to be involved in a race (i.e., runners, organisers and marshals) are not to exceed the NI Government guidelines and ANI directions.
  3. Runners, organisers and marshals are to adhere to all Public Health Agency guidance, such as social distancing (including at the starting line), face coverings and hand sanitising; before, during and after the race.
  4. As a minimum face covering is required at registration, at kit check, at the race starting line and when returning dibbers.
  5. No safety pins will be provided - entrants must provide their own means of securely fixing their number to their clothing.
  6. Subject to government guidance applicable at the time, the event may be started in groups to be selected by the organisers.
  7. Subject to government guidance applicable at the time there may be no prize giving at the event.

All competitors must abide by such of the provisions of the Athletics NI guidance https://athleticsni.org/Coronavirus-Advice as are applicable to an event of this nature.


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