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:
Steven Linton – for additional course planning advice and planning assistance and liaison with Harvey Maps.
Registration Team – Alison McQueen, John Kenny, Helen Shields, Irene Bankhead, Sharon Stuart, Jenny Graham
Marshals & Control Collection – Pauline O’Hara, Denise O’Hagan, Alison McQueen, Kerry Hall, Kathleen Monteverde, Liam Smyth, Peter McClenaghan, Aaron Shimmons, Gareth McKeown, Violet Linton
Denise Mathers, Jacqui Toal, Ricky Cowan, Eugene McCann, Dale & Laura Smith, John Trainor, Jonathan McCloy, Sammy Magill
Event Centre and Campsite Assistants, Start & Finish team, carparking etc – Barbara & Nigel Foley-Fisher, Brian O’Neill, Jim Duffy, Eugene McCann, Pat Scovell & Alison McQueen, Marty McVeigh,Deon McNeilly, Gerry McAlinden, Simon Pruzina
IT & Timing Assistance – James Carr
Medic – Dr Peter Howie
Tollymore NOC – The staff and management at the Tollymore event centre for looking after us at this superb venue.
Farmers & Landowners – Eugene Liveley for the use of his field and cottage for a superb campsite in a stunning location. And a general word of thanks to the farmers and landowners of the Eastern Mournes for their continued indulgence of our event..
Harvey Mapping – for their support with use of the map in planning and their generous donation of 10 maps to the Earlybirds draw.
Consarc Design Group – We were very pleased to welcome a new sponsor this year. Consarc is a leading professional consultancy firm which offers services in the principal disciplines of Architecture, Historic Building Conservation, Quantity Surveying, Project Management. Consarc have a history of involvement in Mourne area projects such as the recent restoration of three Mourne Wall shelter towers and the rebuild of the Tollymore National Outdoor Centre. Consarc’s Dawson Stelfox is also a long time competitor in the Mourne Mountain Marathon and a renowned mountaineer. He is passionate about all aspects of outdoor pursuits and especially encouraging the development of mountain skills and respect for the environment both of which are core tenets of the Mourne MM
Jackson Sports – Once again Dion Jackson not only offered a generous prize pot but also joined us at 6am on Saturday morning in Tollymore in order to supply the pre-booked gas canisters and any other last minute necessities.
Forestry NI for accommodating access to Tollymore Forest Park and car parking space.
Timing Kit – The SPORTident timing system used in the event was generously loaned to us by NIMRA (Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association) and 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.
With thanks from the Committee – Jim Brown, Terry McQueen, Mark Pruzina, Kerry Hall, Frank Morgan, Gareth McKeown and Paddy Mallon.