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The Donadea 50KM Ultramarathon Ireland 2013 | by Peter Mooney
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The Donadea 50KM Ultramarathon Ireland 2013

The 3rd Donadea 50KM Ultra Marathon and Irish 50KM Championships were held at Donadea Forest Park, Donadea, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland on Saturday, 16th February 2013 at 10:00. The race is an International Association of Ultrarunners Bronze Label Event. The course is ten loops of the outer loop of the beautiful Coilte managed Donadea Forest Park. Overall this was a fantastic event. There were 107 participants on the start list including 8 runners who have started all of the three Donadea 50KMs held so far. Several runners from the nearby club Donadea Running Club took part. The race was organised by race director Anthony Lee who must be commended on doing a wonderful, professional job on organising this race to the very highest standards. The recent forest thinning works that have been carried out created a little muddy stretch near the hills on the back part of the loop but otherwise the loop (see garmin trace below) is a forest path in very good conditions. The high standard of organisation, the great camaraderie and atmosphere amongst the runners will see this become one of the must-do ultra marathon events in Ireland in years to come. The race was won by Barry Minnock in 3-05 (new course record) and the ladies race was won by Crusaders' Olywn Dunne in 4:01


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I ran the race - but my photograph doesn't appear here in your Flickr set!


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 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!



You can email us petermooney78 AT gmail DOT com to enquire if we have a photograph of you which didn't make the final Flickr selection for the race.


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We do not charge for these images. We take these photographs as our contribution to the running community in Ireland. If you feel that they are good enough that you would ordinarily pay for their purchase we would suggest that you can provide a donation to any of the great charities in Ireland who do work for Cancer Care or Cancer Research in Ireland.


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Some links, related to this race, which you might find useful:

International Association of Ultrarunners Bronze Label Event

Our pictures from the 1st Donadea 50KM 2011 (

Paul Daly's photographs from the 2nd Donadea 50KM 2012 (

Donadea 50km facebook page ( You might need to have a Facebook account to see this. Athletics Thread Discussion on this race:

The Garmin Route Trace of the Donadea 50KM Main Loop

You are likely to find some great photographs of Donadea Ultra 2013 here on Flickr [] courtesy of James Shelley (Le Cheile AC)



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Taken on February 16, 2013