The committee has decided to remove the Denis Rankin Round from ITRA. All future completions will not be submitted to award runner points. (Sometimes known as UTMB points).
Our objective in joining ITRA back in 2016 was to incentivise Irish runners as there were few ITRA points races in Ireland. This has certainly helped with the success of the round. We feel it has served its purpose and the round is now popular enough to sustain itself with runners simply looking to attempt the round in its true spirit; the spirit of a long-distance fell running challenge.
We know that many runners are planning attempts in the months ahead. We look forward to hearing your plans and wish you well in your training.
The committee has also met to discuss when rounds will be allowed post COVID-19 lockdown. Please expect a statement next Monday (8th June).