The Mourne Mountain Marathon is a voluntary, non-profit organisation which relies on the help and good will of very many people. We would like to acknowledge and thank them for their generous support as follows:
Registration & Kit Check – Alison McQueen, Angela Collins, Sharon Stuart, Helen Shields, Elaine McBride, Paddy Mallon, Simon Pruzina, Barbara Foley-Fisher, James Carr, Dawson Stelfox, Gerry Kingston, Peter Howie , Rona Lindsay.
Marshals – Kerry Hall, Johnathon McCloy, Clarke Campbell, Eugene McCann, Denise O’Hagan, Pauline O’Hara, Jim Duffy, Billy Reed, Chloe Reed, Dawson Stelfox, Nigel Proctor, Sarah Hodge, Joanne Sweeney and Lynne Peobles.
Control Collection – Billy Reed, Eugene McCann, Gareth McGimpsey, Roisin Mallon, Brendan O’Hare and Willie Marks.
Event Centre and Campsite Assistants, Start & Finish team, Carparking etc – Nigel Foley-Fisher, Frank Morgan, Marty McVeigh, Gerry Kingston, Brian O’Neill, Jim Duffy, Andrew McMullan, Pat Scovell, Alison McQueen and Dan Brown.
Minibus Driver – Brian O’Neill.
Timing and SportIdent – James Carr, Barbara Foley-Fisher, and Simon Pruzina
Medical – Dr Peter Howie Physio Andrew McMullan and, of course, the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team who we all rely upon 24/7/365 to help us out when things go pear-shaped.
Control Collection – Billy Reed, Eugene McCann, Gareth McGimpsey, Roisin Mallon, Brendan O’Hare, Willy Marks, Ian Taylor, Dawson Stelfox, Jim Duffy,
Atticall GAC – Cyril Trainor and staff of the Atticall GAC and who looked after us so well from day one. And KS Cakes & Coffee Bar from Hilltown for the catering.
Camp Site – William Parker for the use of the field with the fantastic views. And David Porter and the Boys Brigade who supplied the large marquee which served us well through the storm.
Farmers & Landowners – A general word of thanks to the farmers and landowners Mournes area for their continued indulgence of our event.
Sponsors – Jackson Sports – Once again Dion Jackson not only offered a generous prize pot but also joined us at 6am on Saturday morning in Attkcall in order to supply the pre-booked gas canisters and any other last minute necessities. Also this year we were very grateful to receive signinicant support from two new companies: Investec – Leading UK and global wealth and investment managers and local firm McAuley Financial who provide independant financial advice.
Equipment – Lagan Valley Orienteers – For the use of their MOO (Mobile Orienteering Office) again which was a great addition to our facilities.
Timing Kit – The SPORTident timing system used in the event was generously loaned to us by NIMRA (Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association) and SI Cards hired from SPORTident UK. I think everyone would agree that this technology is a great feature of the event providing timing detail for teams to pore over at the finish of each stage and for post race analysis. It also greatly enhances safety through accurate and timely information for marshals. If you are interested in hiring (or acquiring) this kit please contact Martin Stone at SPORTident UK.
Mapping – Harvey Mapping for generous donation of 10x Superwalker XT maps for our early entries draw.
NI Water for providing access Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoir areas.
With great thanks from the Mourne MM Committee – Jim Brown, Terry McQueen, Mark Pruzina, Kerry Hall, Frank Morgan, Gareth McKeown, Aaron Shimmons and Paddy Mallon.