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The Donadea 50KM 2014
Image by Peter Mooney
This is a photograph from the 4th annual running of the Donadea 50K Ultramarathon which was held in Donadea Forest, Staplestown, Co. Kildare, Ireland at 10:00 on February 15th 2014. The race was also an International Association of Ultrarunners Bronze Label Event and the Athletics Association of Ireland (AAI) National 50KM Championships. Over 160 participants took part in the event.
Don’t forget to scroll down to see more information about the race and these photographs!
Timing, results, and event management was provided by RedTagTiming – results available at www.redtagtiming.com/
There is a full set of photographs available on our Flickr set at www.flickr.com/photos/peterm7/sets/72157640976638143/
The event took place on a 5KM loop of Donadea Forest Park (read more below). The recent stormy and very wet conditions in Ireland made way for perfect running weather for the race. There was a slight breeze here and there on the route but for the most part the route was very sheltered. With so much running traffic on the course certain parts of the course became more muddy as time went on. However, this bother the participants who were expecting conditions to be much more difficult.
Congratulations to Anthony Lee of Donadea Running Club and Donadea Running Club for putting countless hours of voluntary effort into the staging of this event. The event has all the hallmarks of a professional event. There was a superb atmosphere around the loop as locals and other runners supported the runners.
Donadea Forest Park is situated in rural north Kildare and is approximately 640 acres in size. The amenities at the forest include good walking trails, a diversity of natural habitats, a walled stream, a large natural lake, and the ruins of Donadea castle. The Park is a designated National Heritage Area. The basic designation for wildlife is the Natural Heritage Area (NHA). This is an area considered important for the habitats present or which holds species of plants and animals whose habitat needs protection. It is a special event to allow the 50KM to be held in this environment.
Some useful links to other web-resources related to this race
Photographs from previous years
James Shelley www.flickr.com/photos/jhshelley/sets/72157632784408428/
Greg Byrne: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.423631201048548&ty… (Facebook logon required)
Our pictures from the 1st Donadea 50KM 2011 (www.flickr.com/photos/peterm7/sets/72157626144568382/with…)
Paul Daly’s photographs from the 2nd Donadea 50KM 2012 (www.flickr.com/photos/58190594@N02/sets/72157629390998687…)
Our pictures from the 3rd Donadea 50KM 2013 (www.flickr.com/photos/peterm7/sets/72157632772080791/)
You are likely to find some great photographs of Donadea Ultra 2014 here on Flickr [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhshelley/sets/] courtesy of James Shelley (Le Cheile AC)
Statistics, general information, results, etc
Deutsche Ultramarathon Vereingung e.V. statistik.d-u-v.org/
2013 results www.redtagtiming.com/results/Donadea50km_2013.pdf
2012 results www.redtagtiming.com/results/Donadea50km_2012.pdf
Boards.ie Thread www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056180196&p…
International Association of Ultrarunners Bronze Label Event www.iau-ultramarathon.org/
Donadea 50km facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/102353996509605/?fref=ts) You might need to have a Facebook account to see this.
Boards.ie Athletics Thread Discussion on this race: www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056180196&p…
The Garmin Route Trace of the Donadea 50KM Main Loop connect.garmin.com/activity/118322861
Donadea Forest Park information on the Coilte Website: www.coillte.ie/index.php?id=242
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I ran in the race – but my photograph doesn’t appear here in your Flickr set! What gives?
As mentioned above we take these photographs as a hobby and as a voluntary contribution to the running community in Ireland. Very often we have actually ran in the same race and then switched to photographer mode after we finished the race. Consequently, we feel that we have no obligations to capture a photograph of every participant in the race. However, we do try our very best to capture as many participants as possible. But this is sometimes not possible for a variety of reasons:
►You were hidden behind another participant as you passed our camera
►Weather or lighting conditions meant that we had some photographs with blurry content which we did not upload to our Flickr set
►There were too many people – some races attract thousands of participants and as amateur photographs we cannot hope to capture photographs of everyone
►We simply missed you – sorry about that – we did our best!
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